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10-14-2014 10:51 AM
Kevin137 I don't for one second believe any of the shit that comes out of the mouths of anyone associated with this accident...

Lets look at the facts, no one outside of this accident has seen anything, except maybe the police, and they have neither confirmed nor denied anything, no video has been seen of anything happening, either, which is a little shocking remembering that this was a holiday week and the slopes where busy, yet there is no footage of Michael from anyone else either, since when did he ever ride with a GoPro in anyway shape or form...???

I ask these questions because i don't think he was in fact wearing a helmet, if you do a googol search for him skiing and then look at the images, he almost NEVER wears a helmet... Why would this "family holiday" be any different to any other time he skied...???

Also, it was reported that the ski failed to release adding to the accident cause, hire skis i might add, not his own, which i also don't get, one of the richest sportsmen on the planet, who skis regularly, who drove to the resort, and he didn't take his own skis and boots...??? Which also begs the question, if he didn't take his own boots and skis, did he take his own helmet or did he wear a helmet supplied by the resort, in which case, we know what state that would be in, added into the fact that the "area" the accident happened was off piste, but was not marked so, leads me to believe they are gonna go after the resort as well...

I can see a very big claim coming, against anyone they can even slightly tarnish as a result, and this is simply ridiculous, he fell over and banged his head, end of story...!!!
10-13-2014 07:59 PM
Fewdfreak I saw that when it first came out (doing research on my first GoPro buy ) and wondered if there would be backlash... There was a lot of talk about the mount that was/was not used did he screw it in and compromise the construction of helmet or use sticky mount which shoulda popped right off etc... Family and media want to find a reason why something like this happened and want someone to blame to make sense of it all. Shit happens... y'all probably saw the women's slopestyle in Sochi where Sarka Pankachova (sp?) split that helmet on one crash. It was reported that MS hit hella rocks...

As for GoPro and losing money due to this "finding" I dunno, probably not as it isn't so clear cut where its GM ignitions in cars killing people or Firestone tires exploding, and it isn't like people didn't know the risks of a sport like skiing. I *do* think GoPro will have to stay relevant with technology as time goes on and not just keep offering the same cam year after year with updated specs... Maybe license the tech to smartphone makers or come out with aftermarket cases for third-party devices because single-use devices are like outpaced now days. Shit you can't even buy an iPod any more but honestly, why would you? Just save that $ for a sick ass new phone, you know?
10-13-2014 07:24 PM
larrytbull so if he was wearing a combyn helmet, would the foam have stopped the crack?
Perhaps gopro should give one out with every camera
(couldnt resist)
10-13-2014 06:53 PM
CassMT ...another reason to not be a teletubby
10-13-2014 06:00 PM
f00bar Hardly slammed. Just causing a bit of trouble out of boredom. Though the stock was slammed today much moreso than the market oddly enough, and I still say its way overpriced.
10-13-2014 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
It's from The Post, are emoticons really needed? (just in case ... )

Almost as much backlash as when I posted on the cnn forum that I thought the Walking Dead premiere sucked. Which I do, but man, did the fanboys come out on that one.
No backlash at you,..! However,.. It was not obvious that you were posting this information to be facetious! We just commented honestly on the piss poor example of journalism!

Didn't intend to slam you, just wondered since you posted it, if you had dug any deeper into the links provided?
10-13-2014 05:46 PM
f00bar It's from The Post, are emoticons really needed? (just in case ... )

Almost as much backlash as when I posted on the cnn forum that I thought the Walking Dead premiere sucked. Which I do, but man, did the fanboys come out on that one.
10-13-2014 04:04 PM
linvillegorge I can fully accept that in certain type of impacts having a camera mounted on your helmet could impact the functionality of the helmet.

BUT, in those circumstances, you're getting fucked up anyway. Helmets help, but they in no way make you invincible. Kevin Pearce was wearing a helmet and still damn near died and is going to be dealing with the impacts of that crash for the rest of his life. Back when I was 16, I had a very bad mountain bike crash that knocked me the fuck out and left me with a pretty good concussion. I bit my tongue in half and chipped several teeth. Other than a decent dent in the top and a small crack in the brow of the helmet, it looked fine. I would've probably been a lot worse off without it. A helmet is like a seatbelt, it betters your odds but it doesn't guarantee your safety.
10-13-2014 03:52 PM
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
There is a lot of poor journalism going around these days, but damn if that's not one of the poorest examples I've ever seen.
You can say that again! Even the linked referenced articles include only the same piss poor speculation without any evidence!

Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
“The helmet completely broke. It was in at least two parts. ENSA analyzed the piece of the helmet to check the material, and all was OK,” a source close to the investigation told The Telegraph.
Yeah,.. the helmet material was "All OK!" As long as you overlook the fact that it's in 2 pieces!!

If either the mount physically affected the material at the point of impact, or the adhesive somehow weakened or altered the helmet at all,..? There should be obvious evidence of that at the point where the separation occurred! Right?

Lawyers and deep pockets!
10-13-2014 03:42 PM
chomps1211 f00bar,.. did you read any of the accompanying articles? Nothing but speculation! "they're checking to see if GP caused,..!" "It's under investigation,..!" Etc. etc!!! Not one bit of actual evidence given to support that the GP, camera, or mount caused anything! Just lawyers looking for deep pockets at this point!

(…not that the speculation and rumor couldn't wind up being more than enough to sink the company!!)
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