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Old 01-04-2010, 10:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Just read that he is still in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital. Sounds like he is stable, but messed up. Sure hope the dude has his medical bills covered.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just read that he is still in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital. Sounds like he is stable, but messed up. Sure hope the dude has his medical bills covered.
I bet he's making plenty of money, so the bills probably won't be an issue.

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Seriously Sam I am, Have some goddamn sympathy. Actually whatever,Fuck You. The rest of us do. Thoughts and prayers to Kevin Pearce, the Frend with the sickest Frontside Lean Air I've ever seen in competition ; Get Better Kev, we wanna see you back on the top of the podium!
STFU. Trying to lighten the mood, have a sense of humor. OF COURSE, I do not wish ill upon him, don't be an idiot.

And to the family: I hope this kid recovers. He's been good to/for the snowboard community. He's too young to have his "career" cut short.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I bet he's making plenty of money, so the bills probably won't be an issue.

STFU. Trying to lighten the mood, have a sense of humor. OF COURSE, I do not wish ill upon him, don't be an idiot.

And to the family: I hope this kid recovers. He's been good to/for the snowboard community. He's too young to have his "career" cut short.
Wow, you're a laugh riot, do you tell holocaust jokes at synagogues too? "Plenty" of money is fairly relative, and understand that having brain surgery like he is reportedly having (even the more standard procedures) can run into the tens of thousands of dollars if not more, so you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. I don't think the bills are at the top of anyone's list of concerns right now though(they probably consider him waking up and not dying slightly higher.)

Your knowledge and sense of humor = 1 Big Douchebag FAIL
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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"He has paralysis on the right aide of his body for the time being. This is due to the brain swelling. He is still in an induced coma as of this am. He is responding well to treatment, whatever that means. He had a really bad concussion less than two weeks prior when we were at copper.y heart goes out to him
and his family. They are hoping he's "normal"
after all this nevermind riding again."

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"He has paralysis on the right aide of his body for the time being. This is due to the brain swelling. He is still in an induced coma as of this am. He is responding well to treatment, whatever that means. He had a really bad concussion less than two weeks prior when we were at copper.y heart goes out to him
and his family. They are hoping he's "normal"
after all this nevermind riding again."

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Wow. I hate to hear that last part , what forum is this from?
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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double cork practice? Hope he pulls through.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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tragic...... shows that even wearing a helmet wont protect you from everything. I dont pray as im not religious but I got hope for this kid & his family. One good thing going for KP is the fact hes in good shape physically. It ups the odds of his recovery ever soo slightly, but thats better than not upping it at all
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Let's hope it turns out, it sucks to lose a rising star in the sport.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Terrible situation for this kid and his family, forget about the career, let's hope for a full and speedy recovery. This incident shows how fast and dangerously this sport is progressing (without your own private halfpipe and foam pit, that is).
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Terrible situation for this kid and his family, forget about the career, let's hope for a full and speedy recovery. This incident shows how fast and dangerously this sport is progressing (without your own private halfpipe and foam pit, that is).
Snowboarding has always been inherently dangerous, it's not a progression. Something about flying down a mountain at over 30km/h on a fibreglass and wood board thats strapped to your feet with a few bolts then proceeding to throw yourself 30ft in the air. yeahhh sounds real safe. And the truth of the matter is, as Snowolf mentioned, helmets do little to prevent trauma at speeds over 15km/h which is actually a relatively slow speed in this sport.

I don't want this to turn into a helmet debate but I found it interesting that I recently had a conversation with an ER Surgeon at a party and I asked him about helmets and head trauma. He told me that once the head impacts something at very high velocity (motorcycles, high speed sports, drops from height) the only difference a helmet makes is that it's easier for the paramedics to pick up pieces of your brain. I asked him why so pessimistic and he replied that although a helmet is better than nothing it still isn't good enough.

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