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11-07-2013 12:51 AM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by CheesemonkE View Post
Not trying to add to the "Concussions aren't that serious" mentality but if we all have to eventually die I can't think of a better way to go than on a snowboard. Now I know the chance of everything coming together and you actually being killed while riding is pretty damn low but that's how I want it to go down. Dying on a snowboard > dying in a bed, with tubes down your throat, unable to move, ect... Take a look at Shane Mcconkey. Probably one of the most tragic deaths for a beloved actions sports enthusiast. The guy dies sending it off a cliff in skis hucking a double back flip. He was going to detach his skis and open a parachute but I believe he couldn't get one of his skis off and didn't get his chute open in time. That is what the guy did he liked to send it off the biggest cliffs he could find. If he had to go at least he got to experience the one thing that made him feel the most alive as his last moment. RIP shane
This is only speculation, but I would guess that had he thought or known he was going to die that day, he probably would have chose living with his family over dying doing what he loves. People are living regularly into their eighties and now nineties. Having dementia from too many concussions later in life is a horrible way to exist. Just tone it down and enjoy life now.
11-07-2013 12:45 AM
RagJuice Crew
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Agreed, You should of bolded the next two words! They help but it's not enough to say one brand is better than the other… whatever is comfy!
Why would I bold "they help"? That's not in doubt and not what I took issue with - they help with a lot more than the very limited set of stuff you listed (which is).
11-07-2013 12:44 AM
jtg ^That's terrible, dangerous advice.

And if I hear one more "we're all gonna die anyway, I could get struck by lightning tomorrow" justification, man...

I have no intention of trying to convince people otherwise if they've already made up their mind, but that is brain damaged logic. Just say you don't want to and leave it at that :P

Seriously though, if someone has actual info on which offer the best protection or how to tell them apart, that would be good to know. I haven't seen anything.
11-07-2013 12:41 AM
MarshallV82
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Originally Posted by RagJuice Crew View Post
That is very disingenuous, that is not all they help prevent or alleviate.
Agreed, You should of bolded the next two words! They help but it's not enough to say one brand is better than the other… whatever is comfy!
11-07-2013 12:24 AM
CheesemonkE Not trying to add to the "Concussions aren't that serious" mentality but if we all have to eventually die I can't think of a better way to go than on a snowboard. Now I know the chance of everything coming together and you actually being killed while riding is pretty damn low but that's how I want it to go down. Dying on a snowboard > dying in a bed, with tubes down your throat, unable to move, ect... Take a look at Shane Mcconkey. Probably one of the most tragic deaths for a beloved actions sports enthusiast. The guy dies sending it off a cliff in skis hucking a double back flip. He was going to detach his skis and open a parachute but I believe he couldn't get one of his skis off and didn't get his chute open in time. That is what the guy did he liked to send it off the biggest cliffs he could find. If he had to go at least he got to experience the one thing that made him feel the most alive as his last moment. RIP shane
11-07-2013 12:19 AM
RagJuice Crew
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Originally Posted by MarshallV82 View Post
Helmets will not protect your head from a 20ft drop on ice or crashing into a tree at 50 mph. They help on glancing blows and save your head from getting cut up, they help but it's not enough to really compare stats on.
That is very disingenuous, that is not all they help prevent or alleviate.
11-07-2013 12:16 AM
MarshallV82
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Stumbling on this thread again after recently watching The Crash Reel really makes it unsettling. It seriously makes me wonder if some of the unprovoked hostility shown by some people on the forum has to do with mild brain damage. I'm reminded of the part where Kevin is talking to the brain damaged rider who runs his brother over with a golf cart and is a dick to his mom and thinks it's funny.

Also, why does no helmet on the market contain any indication of how much protection it offers? It's all about if it has vents, or supports headphones or whatever. Seems dumb. Is there a good way to tell which ones actually protect your head?
Helmets will not protect your head from a 20ft drop on ice or crashing into a tree at 50 mph. They help on glancing blows and save your head from getting cut up, they help but it's not enough to really compare stats on.
11-07-2013 12:15 AM
ridinbend Watch The Crash Reel (2013) Online for Free - Viooz
11-06-2013 11:54 PM
jtg Stumbling on this thread again after recently watching The Crash Reel really makes it unsettling. It seriously makes me wonder if some of the unprovoked hostility shown by some people on the forum has to do with mild brain damage. I'm reminded of the part where Kevin is talking to the brain damaged rider who runs his brother over with a golf cart and is a dick to his mom and thinks it's funny.

Also, why does no helmet on the market contain any indication of how much protection it offers? It's all about if it has vents, or supports headphones or whatever. Seems dumb. Is there a good way to tell which ones actually protect your head?
05-15-2013 03:46 AM
MarshallV82
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
That was up in Estes Park and a boulder didn't "fall" on her. Some dipshit tourist was up on a bluff throwing rocks down a bluff. For anyone familiar with Estes, it was that bluff right by the creek on the back side of the library parking lot.
Crazy, never really followed up on that. Looks like charges were dismissed because he was a 15 year old basically. Ofcourse it was a tourist from Texas..
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