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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 10:18 AM
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Snowboarder dies at Killington....

So sad..

Cheshire man, 20, dies at Killington- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut


They said he either hit a pole or a tree on Cascade...crazy to think I was just on that run, and about a year ago me and one of my friends raced down it
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 11:12 AM
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My condolences to his family and friends. Really sad indeed. Seems as though the fatality rate with this sport is higher than I thought
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So sad..

Cheshire man, 20, dies at Killington- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut


They said he either hit a pole or a tree on Cascade...crazy to think I was just on that run, and about a year ago me and one of my friends raced down it
oh....the irony
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You're traveling at a decent to high rate of speed with objects that won't move if you hit them on the slopes. Make a mistake and it'll knock the life out of you for sure. Colorado averages something like 12-14 collision deaths a year. Compare that to the 11 million skier visits we have in the state per year, and that really isn't that many. All other states have a much lower skier visit number and I am pretty sure the number of fatalities per year are much lower too. Regardless, it is always sad when this happens and I am sure it is little comfort to his family and friends.

RIP.
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My condolences to his family and friends. Really sad indeed. Seems as though the fatality rate with this sport is higher than I thought
Even though it's the most accessible extreme sport, it's still an extreme sport and can have fatal consequences. But shit, over 100 people die per day in the US from car crashes...
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May he RIP.
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