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post #41 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 02:23 AM
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Pretty sure he wasn't going close to 50mph down this thing, 30 ft from the top of a blue groomer:

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Update 11:00hr CET

The condition of the former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has improved slightly after doctors carried out a second operation to reduce the swelling on his brain following an off piste skiing accident in the French Alps.
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From the research ive done with money no object this would be it.

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Holy whatever, that is expensive! Still, if I had a real job that paid real money, I'd probably save up and invest in something like that. I like my noggin that much. I'm also hoping helmet tech will improve AND become more affordable. I wear a Smith Variant for now and go sloooowly.

I hope he pulls through, since I wouldn't wish that sort of stuff upon anyone. But as for F1, I stopped following it in 1994... anyone know why? :P
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anyone know why? :P


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Turns out he had a helmet cam running. They probably won't release the footage but it would be a good reminder of how easy stuff like this can happen if they did.
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Turns out he had a helmet cam running. They probably won't release the footage but it would be a good reminder of how easy stuff like this can happen if they did.
Yes. Basically he hit a rock, fell and landed on a rock. Apparently was only ~8m off piste, but he was off piste (which is what the resort/authorities were probably trying to prove). It seems he is stable now and should make it; it must have been a very simple accident, but that's exactly why i always wear a helmet.

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Apparently he was only going about 12mph. Pretty surprised that even with a helmet on he nearly died at such a low speed. Innovations in helmet tech should focus less on skull candy and boa and more on actually protecting heads. Seems like they aren't helping much.
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The speed his head was going will be faster than his initial momentum since his head likely slingshoted over
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any updates on this guy?
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