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Old 05-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #31 (permalink)
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This last weekend a father and his daughter went on an overnight camping/skiing trip up Blackcomb mountain. They got killed in their tent when a one-ton rock fell on them.

Yeah, shit happens no matter what.
That's fucking terrible. I think a girl died here in Colorado at Estates Park a few years back in the same manner. A fucking boulder fell on her while visiting there from Michigan, church group or some shit.

Anyway, agreed! I've seen people's lives dramatically change just because they made a simple mistake at work or ran a stop sign. Just do what's fun and try to lessen the risks. No good reason to miss out!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That's fucking terrible. I think a girl died here in Colorado at Estates Park a few years back in the same manner. A fucking boulder fell on her while visiting there from Michigan, church group or some shit.

Anyway, agreed! I've seen people's lives dramatically change just because they made a simple mistake at work or ran a stop sign. Just do what's fun and try to lessen the risks. No good reason to miss out!
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.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I've had 3 concussions from football and rugby. Shit happens. Don't live life being worried about what might happen. I still play rugby to this day and absolutely love it.

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Exactly. Hell, the most dangerous thing most people do in their daily lives is hop in their car and drive down the road and we don't even think twice about it. Statistically speaking, I'd be willing to be that you're far more likely to die in a car crash than a snowboarding accident.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Anyway, agreed! I've seen people's lives dramatically change just because they made a simple mistake at work or ran a stop sign. Just do what's fun and try to lessen the risks. No good reason to miss out!
alright that did it for me, totally right. im probably going to get a concussion from jaywalking and getting hit by a car before snowboarding. well, you get the point. carry on
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:46 AM   #35 (permalink)
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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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Old 11-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #36 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #38 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:24 PM   #40 (permalink)
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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
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