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|02-06-2013 11:12 PM|
just an accident
For the record...He did have a helmet on and just caught off balance...possibly because the combo of fresh snow and homemade jump. Park and urban riding is really big right now and there is a risk every time you learn a new trick. The same thing could happen diving, gymnastics, football, hockey etc...
|01-24-2013 08:41 AM|
|XxSnowbunnyxX||I'll check for more updates. I def couldn't believe it when I saw the videos of him doing jumps etc. He was so good.|
|01-24-2013 06:50 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
On the rumor of the backflip, a side story, long story short:
One season at mount snow, I was on diablo, hit a bigger jump going for a simple grab, things got way screwy last second and I end up coming straight down on my shoulder, shattering my humorous(lucky somehow i tucked my head at the last second and missed that)
For about a year, I told people i was trying a backflip. Then i realized that was just silly, and that sometimes shit does just happen.
whether he was trying a backflip or not, it doesnt really matter is my point. It still is unfortunate.
|01-24-2013 06:42 AM|
to write this off as "things stupid kids will do", seems unfair to me. Im 23, and as surprised as I am I maybe it to 20, look at the world of snowboarding were in today. Urban park riding is big right now. Backyard features are not new. I feel like most snowboards at one point did them. The only difference at a park is theyre bigger, generally have a better landing, and ski patrol is right there(but 911s always pretty close). Assuming you take the time to plan right and do it right, Theres not THAT much more of a risk.
if you watch some of his 3's, i was pretty sure he was gunna land on his head everytime :/ which a diy jump that launched you an unexpected angle could do pretty easily.
He looks like a fairly expieriemced rider, not some first-day-on-snow noob, and one I'd believe did backyard stuff.
Nonetheless, this is no joke, and just a sad situation. Weird bad shit can happen to anyone, so next time your on the snow take a second to be thankful, I know i will.
My thoughts and prayers go out to a smooth recovery.
|01-23-2013 09:33 AM|
Originally Posted by david_z View Post
|01-23-2013 09:26 AM|
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
|01-23-2013 09:18 AM|
Word is that he was trying a backflip, landed on his head and is currently paralyzed from the chest down. I agree he should've been wearing a helmet but it wouldn't have helped. Real sad that he's so young.
Family is seeking assistance to get him top notch treatment so that hopefully he can walk again someday. The Greg Hill Foundation is matching the first $5k worth of donations.
The Greg Hill Foundation
|01-23-2013 08:54 AM|
|Donutz||Given his age though, there's a very good chance that he'll be walking again. Medical advances are moving so fast these days, we might be less than a decade away from total spinal repairs.|
|01-23-2013 08:52 AM|
Originally Posted by XxSnowbunnyxX View Post
|01-23-2013 08:17 AM|
Originally Posted by Mark85 View Post
I also heard some more news about it last night on tv... he was a snowboard instructor at Nashoba Valley in Westford, MA. They showed videos of him at Nashoba hitting the jumps and he flew high! They don't have a video of when the accident happened thankfully, these were just random footages they had to show how great of a snowboarder he was. I couldn't believe it. Foot in my mouth. I thought he was some noob where he was outside his house doing tricks. I'm surprised he didn't go to the mountain on his day off of school, unless he was planning to later on. Him and a few friends had made a jump at home and that's where he fell. Someone was asking for more details, so that's all I've got so far.
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