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Old 02-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Help out an injured rider!

This last weekend at Timberline my friend Ben got too gnarly in the park for his own good and ended up basically exploding his leg. This resulted in a very expensive helicopter ride from Mt Hood to the hospital, where he is still currently awaiting surgery. Crack Grease Snowboarding is raising money to help pay some of the costs by selling his signature wax scent and stickers.

To buy his wax follow this link! > Snowboard Wax | Buy Snowboard Wax | All-Temp Snowboard Wax | Choad Cheese Snowboard Wax

To buy a sticker follow this one! Only $2 > Sticker Store: "I RIDE FOR BEN"

If you want the wax, hurry up, as they are almost out of stock.

Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated!


Here's the x-ray!


From Crack Grease Snowboarding:

"In case you haven't heard, our Team Manager Ben Beavon broke his leg in the Paintbrush Park on Sunday and was Life-Flighted to OHSU where he is in stable condition. All profits from the sale of Ben's signature wax- Pretty Boy Beavon, will be donated to help pay for a very expensive helicopter ride."





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Old 02-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy fuck! That's a bad break. Why life flight as opposed to the Ambo? Was there artery damage and bad bleeding?

I will buy some wax to help out and I will pass this on to ski school at Meadows and see if we can get some instructors to buy some to raise a little more money.
Life flight was definitely overkill. The only reason they might have done it was if he was somewhat resistant they will opt for the faster route, we get probably 10-12 breaks of this type a week here from the surrounding mountains.... Painful break for sure. I'll buy some wax.
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Not sure why the opted for Life Flight, but I am also not sure what his condition was when they made the decision. They may have been worried about artery damage or other possible injuries. He cased a jump in Paintbrush park which are 50-60ft so it was a pretty big impact.

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Also, if you are in the area, donations will be accepted at the "Govy Love" event in Government Camp this Saturday
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Damn, that's a nasty break for sure. I've been meaning to buy some wax, and now I have a good reason. I hope it smells as good as they claim. Positive vibes to your friend!
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Holy crap you guys have to pay for that??!?!?! Glad I get the $8 trip insurance every time I head to the states... hope he gets better soon!
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Holy crap you guys have to pay for that??!?!?! Glad I get the $8 trip insurance every time I head to the states... hope he gets better soon!

Land of the FEE home of the...pay and shut up.
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Wouldn't insurance cover that kind of stuff? Man I live in a bubble up here...
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Wouldn't insurance cover that kind of stuff? Man I live in a bubble up here...

Stay in your bubble. You want nothing to do with our fucked up health care system.
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Insurance would cover it depending on the plan you buy. I pay $400 a month, very small percentage of my income, for my plan through my employer, My plan covers it. I have paid $4 out of pocket so far for a prescription with my latest broken leg and surgery to repair it..... Cheaper insurance = poor coverage... No insurance = debt for life......

Insurance may not cover a heli ride if they find it was not needed and an over the top luxury for a given situation.... An ambulance ride would cost $50 on my plan. Dunno about air ambulance.....

Either way his didn't cover it and this is a good way to help get it paid for him....
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