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02-06-2013 11:12 PM
oldskool
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
liner
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Dont worry Snowbunny, you didnt sound mean at at all. The fact of the matter is, while the human body seems at times incredible in its ability to take abuse, it is also incredibly fragile if something happens just wrong. The neck is especially vulnerable and while someone can take insane crashes, even a fall from regular riding on the neck can lead to this kind of injury.

It makes us all realize how precious life and our health really are. Everyday you go riding, there is a small risk of ending up in this situation so if anything always be thankful for each day you get. As for him, heartfelt condolences go out and hoping for a medical breakthrough that will allow him a full recovery.

So sad to hear about things like this.
Didnt even see this. but +1


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
liner 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.

That said,

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
XxSnowbunnyxX
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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
figured it must have been some sort of flip. that really sucks imagine? youre all excited and then that happens and now all you can do is have regret. hopefully he doesnt get too hard on himself. I knew the family was seeking donations to send him to the medical facility in GA. I am sending a donation. I didn't know the Greg Hill Foundation is matching. That's good to hear
01-23-2013 09:26 AM
XxSnowbunnyxX
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It's an eye-rolling moment. Like that old Bill Cosby routine about walking down dark alleys with twenty-dollar bills hanging out of your pockets. We can feel bad for you getting beat up and robbed, but really what were you thinking?
haha exactly. on one hand... what was he thinking?! but then its like ahhhh the poor kid! so young.
01-23-2013 09:18 AM
david_z 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
Donutz
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Thank you Mark I donno why I got so harsh about it.
It's an eye-rolling moment. Like that old Bill Cosby routine about walking down dark alleys with twenty-dollar bills hanging out of your pockets. We can feel bad for you getting beat up and robbed, but really what were you thinking?
01-23-2013 08:17 AM
XxSnowbunnyxX
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I don't think you should delete. We know what you're saying.
It's a bad thing to happen but mainly sounds like bad luck and we should be glad that we managed to survive our teens. We've all done stupid things and this is the kind of thing that could have happened just sledging, poor kid was unlucky.
Thank you Mark I donno why I got so harsh about it. I think it's cuz I thought of my nephews doing something like that (cuz I immediately sent it to my 14 yr old snowboarder nephew) and it's upsetting to see that happen. Also PMS? I AM a woman after all lol. Anywho, the more i keep hearing about it the worse I feel.

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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