Video: Martin Soderstrom Finds Renewed Strength in Recovery

The Swedish Slopestyle Phenom Talks About Coming Back from his Horrific Crankworx Crash

Video by Rupert Walker and Ross Measures
Photos by Anthony Smith

It’s been eight months since Swedish slopestyle standout Martin Soderstrom crashed on the last jump of his last run at the 2013 Crankworx Joyride finals, badly breaking his tibia and fibula near the ankle and putting him off his bike at the height of his meteoric rise to slopestyle prominence. In this video, Soderstrom reflects on his long road to recovery and how it has shown him what riding actually means to his life.

Even after almost eight months off the bike, Martin Soderstrom showed us he is still up to his old tricks.

Even after almost eight months off the bike, Martin Soderstrom showed us he is still up to his old tricks.

For Soderstrom, the long stretch of time off the bike showed him just how much he really loves to ride.

For Soderstrom, the long stretch of time off the bike showed him just how much he really loves to ride.

Though Soderstrom admits he's still a bit gunshy after such a horrific crash, you wouldn't know it by watching him ride.

Though Soderstrom admits he’s still a bit gunshy after such a horrific crash, you wouldn’t know it by watching him ride.

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