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Old 01-04-2010, 10:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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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.)

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Whoa pup. Calm down, you're foaming at the mouth.

How would you know that I don't know how much a brain surgery would cost? Do you stalk me?

Bills may not be at the top of their list, of course not, but it is one that is pretty high up there right now. Have you ever broken a bone, then gone to the hospital, and in the time that they were fixing you up you thought “how the hell am I going to pay for this?”. Don't try to refute that one, his family is bound to think about this problem also.

Yes, I do believe he has enough money to cover the cost of whatever procedure, especially with these sponsors: Volcom, Burton, Oakly, Sobe, Frends, &GO211.COM. And, being a professional snowboarder , I do believe he had enough sense to get himself health insurance........and maybe now life insurance.

There wasn't a slight bit of humor in my last post. And I don't blame you for mistaking it as so, because it's the internet and you just can't tell on the internet what is and what isn't. So I'll give you that one.

Sit back down, and wait 'til the red fades from your face. We're both here (on this specific thread) because we're here to show our support for a fallen snowboarder.......in our own weird ways.





It'll be a sad day indeed if Kevin can't get back on the slopes.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Snowboarding has always been inherently dangerous, it's not a progression.
Yes and no, yes it has always been dangerous, but even more so now. Look at halfpipe riding 15 years ago compared to now, it absolutly has progressed to a much more dangerous level.

Dano is right, it's not about snowboarding at this point its about a human life, career comes second, right now we just want him to pull through.

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Bills may not be at the top of their list, of course not, but it is one that is pretty high up there right now. Have you ever broken a bone, then gone to the hospital, and in the time that they were fixing you up you thought “how the hell am I going to pay for this?”. Don't try to refute that one, his family is bound to think about this problem also.
That is something they will think of after he recovers. If you or a family member has ever been in a life or death struggle, bills dont mean a darn thing, hoping and praying someone survives is the most important, money doesnt mean anything. If it gets to the point where his family needs help I'm sure there will be fundraisers or companies stepping up to help out with that.

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Old 01-04-2010, 11:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yes and no, yes it has always been dangerous, but even more so now. Look at halfpipe riding 15 years ago compared to now, it absolutly has progressed to a much more dangerous level.
This is where I come back and say that yeah sure it's more dangerous in some ways but safer in others. Halfpipe riding back in the day (yeah I'm old enough to remember) stuff riders do these days was not possible, we were limited by our gear, limited by our knowledge, and limited by our ability. These types of limitations were dangerous ones, you could've easily gotten fucked up on a halfpipe doing a Cab 5 or a basic 1080. These days we have nice equipment thats very well designed, we know wtf we're doing, and we know how to do it. Those moves like a 1080 or a big backside rodeo are standard and seen as not a big deal unless you pull them off nice and high. These days what will kill you is the infamous double cork, which was unheard of back in 95 or whatever.

In 1990 the level of riding could result in death
In 2010 the level of riding could result in death

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Old 01-04-2010, 11:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I can choke on a piece of meat, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop eating chicken.

I can drown, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop swimming.

I can fall into a crevasse, hit a tree at high speeds, or get a concussion, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop snowboarding.

You can only take so many precautions, then you've gotta start livin' life.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I can choke on a piece of meat, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop eating chicken.

I can drown, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop swimming.

I can't fall into a crevasse, hit a tree at high speeds, or get a concussion, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop snowboarding.

You can only take so many precautions, then you've gotta start livin' life.
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You can only take so many precautions, then you've gotta start livin' life.
I completely agree. What I was saying is that with pipes growing from a ditch to an 18' wall, then to a 22', with riders going bigger, faster, and higher than ever before, and with guys trying to learn the back-to-back double cork to the level of Olympic perfection in under a year, the level of Risk vs Reward, is starting to grow. Sure, the household name guys get foam pits, personal coaches, and professional film crews to help with the critiquing of riding. But the up and comers along with the pros that don't receive the same level of "support" from sponsors, are out there making just enough money for rent, a seasons pass, and some good weed. And they're still sending it. And that's dangerous progression.

Don't get me wrong. As someone who fights fires to pay for his snowboarding and downhill MTB, I fully understand pushing your physical and mental abilities for the gnar.

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I hope the guy pulls through. He is fierce competition for Shaun White and I love watching those two go at it.

Sam I Am: I really don't understand the people who keep talking about Pierce being robbed at the X-Games last year. Just because the announcer was being a d-bag you all follow along? He did one less trick on the final run and even the announcers were saying he had room to put one more in. Other than that, those two had identical runs.
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Pearce was robbed. His airs were bigger and he had the same degree of difficulty. That is my opinion though and obviously the judges didn't see it that way. Shaun White does have that halo but he is pretty damn good. On any other day he'd probably have completely owned it and there would be no argument over it.

As far as Pearce's paralysis issues and such. He just had a traumatic injury. This sort of thing is not uncommon, and it's not uncommon for people exhibiting this traits to have a full recovery. He's young and as long as he pulls through, I'd say there is a great chance he'll be competing again. It's going to probably be a year or longer, but I would say there is a great chance he'll be back. Right now, dude just needs to heal.

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progression of the sport or more crippling injuries to come?...

Snowboard glory lies in dangerous double cork - Vancouver 2010 Olympics - thestar.com
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If you don't have that trick from now on, you probably shouldn't bother showing up. Unless your gameplan includes having every other rider mess up.

I don't like that article you posted because it's showing me that some general public is already calling to ban the move. Garbage.
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