It’s hard to preface the documentation of Jad getting bRoKe-OfF because it happened so fast, and without witness. Within seconds of arriving at Bristol skatepark in CT, Jad is in Jad pose. You all know the pose, lying down with hat over face. Being that he was so psyched to skate and that we had just arrived, I thought this was a little peculiar so I decided to check him out. He had told me that he had fallen on his elbow because someone had waxed the top of a manual pad. (This is why you don’t fucking wax shit, DEATH TO ALL PUSSY FOOTERS!!!) He had been doing a nose-manual when all of a sudden the board slipped-out, sending him straight to his elbow. His demeanor didn’t seem all that phased, but the protrusion sticking out of his elbow was a definite cause of concern. Our uneducated diagnosis, he had dislocated his elbow. So Jad being the animal that he is went over to a bike rack and started pulling on it as hard as he could, to try and “set” it back in place. When nothing seemed to resolve the protrusion still sticking out, we decided the Hospital was a safe bet. At this point I should draw attention that the entire time, Jad is composed, laughing and having a good time. We arrive at the hospital, get an x-ray; the diagnosis is way worse than we imagined, sheared off elbow that requires surgery! Jad gets a temporary cast and then we meet up with the rest of the skate crew. Proving that Jad is the gnarliest trooper, he volunteers to film and hang out. After visiting 3 parks, we arrive back in Boston 12 hours after breaking his elbow off! The entire time Jad is the least bit phased, and for that, he without question deserves Trooper Of The Year!