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« on: August 03, 2007, 03:43:09 PM »

Jake Brown falls 50 feet off a ramp and somehow walks away from it

Mind-blowing stupidity or the biggest set of brass balls ever?  You decide...
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 03:54:14 PM »

Can I vote "Both"?  Jebus....
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 04:00:36 PM »

where's the 'dumb fluffy bunnies luck' option?
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 04:09:56 PM »

gives me butterflies in my stomach to watch that each time. im afraid of heights to start with and Ive fallen off a school roof before. That guy just hit so damn hard and the way he landed its a wonder it did'nt break his back in multiple places.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 04:30:23 PM »

I used to work in roofing when I was a young guy (never could get used to being up that high), and on one job a friend of mine fell two stories onto the lawn.  He was ok- I told him it was stupid to not go to a doctor, but he never went.

And on the other hand, you hear about people who die falling ten feet.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 04:52:24 PM »

we'll just vote him one incredibly lucky individual
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 04:53:41 PM »

maybe he actually died and is now immortal and can only be killed by cutting off his head....
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2007, 05:05:37 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2007, 04:53:41 PM

maybe he actually died and is now immortal and can only be killed by cutting off his head....

Very valid point.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2007, 05:09:21 PM »

Wow. I guess I should watch xtreme games.

Oh and if he didn't have that helmet on he'd proably have fractured his skull.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2007, 05:12:34 PM »

I had the X-Games on while we were waiting for guests to arrive to watch 300, and while we were chatting I saw the fall happen live.  The crowd went crazy when he landed the 720 off the first ramp, but then everyone went silent when he lost his board and started drifting away from the ramp.  He hit so hard that his shoes shot off his feet, and we were certain that he had to at least have broken his legs, feet, or ankles.  I was shocked when he walked off almost entirely on his own. 

The stunts in the X-Games increase in difficulty and danger every year as athletes push the envelope even further than ever before, and I'm just happy to see that he wasn't seriously hurt as I've seen some horrible injuries in extreme sports. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2007, 05:19:14 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on August 03, 2007, 05:05:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2007, 04:53:41 PM

maybe he actually died and is now immortal and can only be killed by cutting off his head....

Very valid point.

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2007, 05:40:55 PM »

He survived that? OMFG...
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2007, 05:48:47 PM »

There's an excerpt from Travis Pastrana's book in the most recent ESPN Mag.  It talks about his double backflip from last years Moto Best Trick.  He mentions frequently in there that he questioned his sanity even up until the moment he was going down the ramp to do the trick.

On the other hand though, these guys make killer money doing something they love and gives them a huge rush.  I gotta envy that.

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2007, 06:05:08 PM »

HA! I just got back from Hooters and they were showing the X-games and this guy came on. The entire restaurant gave a collective groan as soon as it happened. I can't believe its already on youtube.
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM »

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2007, 07:28:34 PM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

Whatchu talkin about, Willis?  Hooters has some damn fine greasy food.
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2007, 07:52:12 PM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

My boss (the CEO) likes it and he pays. Can't really argue with him slywink
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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2007, 07:53:15 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on August 03, 2007, 07:28:34 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

Whatchu talkin about, Willis?  Hooters has some damn fine greasy food.

Their food is fine... for me to poop on.
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2007, 07:54:05 PM »

Quote from: Jag on August 03, 2007, 07:52:12 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

My boss (the CEO) likes it and he pays. Can't really argue with him slywink

Did you tell him a personal secret recently?  Because that would be awesome.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2007, 08:26:45 PM »

Quote from: Austin on August 03, 2007, 07:53:15 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 03, 2007, 07:28:34 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

Whatchu talkin about, Willis?  Hooters has some damn fine greasy food.

Their food is fine... for me to poop on.

Indeed.

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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2007, 08:34:02 PM »

Quote from: gellar on August 03, 2007, 05:48:47 PM

There's an excerpt from Travis Pastrana's book in the most recent ESPN Mag.  It talks about his double backflip from last years Moto Best Trick.  He mentions frequently in there that he questioned his sanity even up until the moment he was going down the ramp to do the trick.

On the other hand though, these guys make killer money doing something they love and gives them a huge rush.  I gotta envy that.

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Someone tried to do the double backflip yesterday and basically got about 1.75 the way.  Guy slammed right down on his wrist and almost got attacked by his bike.  Also managed to walk away, but he was holding his arm close to his body.  I'm not sure if it was a bad injury, but it looked it.
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2007, 09:20:41 PM »

Quote from: gellar on August 03, 2007, 08:26:45 PM

Quote from: Austin on August 03, 2007, 07:53:15 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 03, 2007, 07:28:34 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

Whatchu talkin about, Willis?  Hooters has some damn fine greasy food.

Their food is fine... for me to poop on.

Indeed.

gellar

Oh no... the poop comes afterward.  When you get the huge plate of wings with the hottest sauce they have, you will later experience what is referred to as "the ring of fire".  And it's not the one Johnny Cash was talking about.
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2007, 11:54:21 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on August 03, 2007, 09:20:41 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 03, 2007, 08:26:45 PM

Quote from: Austin on August 03, 2007, 07:53:15 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 03, 2007, 07:28:34 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 03, 2007, 07:26:01 PM

Holy shit.

People actually go to Hooters? I can't believe it!

Whatchu talkin about, Willis?  Hooters has some damn fine greasy food.

Their food is fine... for me to poop on.

Indeed.

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Oh no... the poop comes afterward.  When you get the huge plate of wings with the hottest sauce they have, you will later experience what is referred to as "the ring of fire".  And it's not the one Johnny Cash was talking about.

Yeah, i stopped getting their wings since i got sick everytime. I now eat salads there.
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2007, 01:01:23 AM »

People go to Hooters and actually watch something other than the waitresses?  icon_eek
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2007, 01:27:54 AM »

I've never been to a hooters.  Nor do I forsee there ever being a time when I will go.
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2007, 03:23:40 PM »

Ahem, back on topic:

OK, so maybe he didn't quite "walk it off"

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Skateboarder Jake Brown, whose 45-foot free-fall Thursday night brought a hush to the crowd at Staples Center, remains hospitalized after suffering bruises of the liver and lung, stress fractures in his vertebrae and a small fracture on the top of one hand.

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Kanights was critical of X Games medical personnel for not immobilizing Brown immediately and placing him in a stretcher.

This struck me as bizzare as well.  You'd think that would be a standard precautionary measure, if nothing else.
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2007, 08:25:29 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on August 04, 2007, 03:23:40 PM

Ahem, back on topic:

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Kanights was critical of X Games medical personnel for not immobilizing Brown immediately and placing him in a stretcher.

This struck me as bizzare as well.  You'd think that would be a standard precautionary measure, if nothing else.

there is no way he should have been allowed to walk away from that accident.  he could easily have had a serious spinal injury and they're lucky that allowing him to stand up and walk didn't worsen an already bad situation.  anyone involved in a fall like that should be immediately stabilized on a backboard and have a C-collar prior to being transported to the hospital to undergo imaging of the spine.  but what to do i know, i'm just a doctor that sees spinal injuries on a pretty regular basis, not part of their "best medical staff in the business..."
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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2007, 08:26:58 PM »

Oh, you doctors who see spinal injuries on a regular basis!  Always overreacting!
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« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2007, 01:38:10 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 04, 2007, 08:26:58 PM

Oh, you doctors who see spinal injuries on a regular basis!  Always overreacting!

yeah!  what's next?  death is bad for your health????
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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2007, 03:30:17 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 05, 2007, 01:38:10 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 04, 2007, 08:26:58 PM

Oh, you doctors who see spinal injuries on a regular basis!  Always overreacting!

yeah!  what's next?  death is bad for your health????

It may, at the least, be bad for your sex life.
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« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2007, 04:18:32 AM »

Quote from: unbreakable on August 05, 2007, 03:30:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 05, 2007, 01:38:10 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 04, 2007, 08:26:58 PM

Oh, you doctors who see spinal injuries on a regular basis!  Always overreacting!

yeah!  what's next?  death is bad for your health????

It may, at the least, be bad for your sex life.

not if you're a (or know a) necrophiliac  slywink
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