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Old 05-12-04, 11:00 PM   #1
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Do you like crashes? This one is a classic!!

Here is a sequence shot of my friend Alan at Camp Fortune... He also made a wonder 404 page for my website... You can see the 404 page here

Now, on to the crash!















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Old 05-12-04, 11:02 PM   #2
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I hate crashing like that, one it once and I vowed never to do it again ...

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Darn the bad luck. You were looking good there, too. Hope you weren't injured too bad.
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Darn the bad luck. You were looking good there, too. Hope you weren't injured too bad.
fractured my collar bone and spilt a good bit of blood in a wreck that looked quite similar to that one.
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Nothing broken on this fall... only a punctured lung..
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how fast was he going?
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looks like fun. Reminds me of when i broke my collarbone.
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why didn't he pull up? is it hard? (i've never jumped)
sometimes if you nosedive...you just nosedive. No stopping it. Also sometime eve the best riders panic and just can't do anything in that situation. Definately the scariest way to crash imo. I have seen a lot of injuries occur because of that crash. Its the only one I am scared of.
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What generally happens is your takeoff is mistimed, and your body weight is too far forward. Scary stuff, did the same thing this past weekend, but was able to pull it off. Wasn't too far forward. When this happens you literally can do little to save it. You can't throw your weight back, you're kinda stuck. You just have to ride it out and hope the suspension will save you.

The really scary part is if you decide to bail early, you can tuck and roll. If you wait too long and can't pull it, you might do a Christopher Reeve and plant your skull into the ground!

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Man, I hate that... Is the bike OK?


He must crash often, with all that armor. Maybe it weighed him down & actually contributed to the wipe-out!
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my worst crashes from jumps come from not having enough speed at "liftoff time" so the body weight never gets to go up as it should then as A2 said your too far forward and wham your doin a Terry Bradshaw and eatin dirt,and fussin.hopefully his recovery will be swift.
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Three words: ride road bike.
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LMAO! THATS BLOODY PRICELESS! nice crash!!
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i crashed like that on a step up i cleared the landing ramp and landed on my front wheel and then onto my head i hurts
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Damn, that sucks. That's definitely my least favorite way to crash. Endos are responsible for the majority of serious mountain biking injuries. That usually happens to me when I panic and freeze up mid-air, or take off wrong with my body weight distributed improperly. Scary as hell.
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so how should one plan to fall in such a crash?
Tuck and ROLL brutha, Tuck and Roll!
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I was afraid of doing something simular this past weekend. Coming down single track into a steep ravine there was a rock out cropping that I didn't see. The trail curved at the bottom for the steep climb back up. I've not even started to try small jumps, much less one that is over a meter high.

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I dunno... 50km/h, no armour.. if only one person makes a mistake, it's lights out for everyone!

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Reminds me of my snowboarding and taking huge hits. Man, one time I over shot the landing by so very much, landed in the flats... it's the only time I have ever screamed out of terror. I hadn't done a speed check, as the times before I wasn't quite making the full distance to make it to the other side of the jump. I just floored off of it, was probably a good ten feet in the air, or around there, knew immediatly I was going to bail and just started swinging my arms around trying to fly. It was quite scary.

I ended up landing on the flat, goggles, hat everythign just went flying off my body, and I just layed there for a few minutes aching. My head hurt so much I didn't want to move. Luckily it was around 3 o'clock already, and my friends were ready to take off as well (resorts close around four here). So we just left. There was no way I was snowboarding more that day.

Have never broke anything snowboarding though, luckily, not even a wrist.
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I dunno... 50km/h, no armour.. if only one person makes a mistake, it's lights out for everyone!

I remember reading a quote in a mag about a road racer that could never figure out the smell during a crash in a criterium or road race. He finally figured out it was the smell of burning flesh! Ewwww!
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