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When things don't go right ! -- The crash thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by splat, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. AfroJack

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    Just went down in a corner, nothing major but i guess i caught a rock the wrong way. 12 stitches and two weeks off the bike its all healed up.
     

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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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  3. scrublover

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    He tried taking off from a point a bit further back than where most do, and ended up tapping his rear wheel just a bit on the edge.
     
  4. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    oh man ... :eek:
     
  5. scrublover

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    yep. only banged his knee though; one of his pad straps came undone somehow and he banged it up pretty good. launched off the rock you can see to the right (his right) of his rear wheel, planning to clear the whole thing. it's doable, but needs more speed than he had. his back wheel juuuuust kissed the rock a bit further out.

    obviously that was enough. :)
     
  6. TrekBro

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    wraaap
     
  7. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I maybe one of the lucky few that has never crashed on one of splat's rides.
     
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    You just jinxed yourself...
     
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    "Hey daddy, what's that man doing?"

    "That, son, is what's technically known as a digger"
     
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    Thanks for sharing, Braggi. :busted: :dead:
     
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    NP bro
     
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  14. Wadsworth

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    For those of you familiar with Detroit Rock City in Whistler. This is about 1 second before my lateral fracture of C6 two years ago.

    :poster_oops:
     
  15. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Does the effects of having a crash count?

     
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    This is me from a little while ago.... it kinda hurt.....:poster_oops:
     
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    OUCH! That had to hurt!!
     
  19. cheetaprowlerDH

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    haha, it was so fun!

    its such a tech line even with the landing moved like 5' back... its a blind dusty lefthander that empties into the lip with literally no space between the corner and the lip... super fun!
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    haha... crash photos never cease to crack me up
     
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    Glad I had elbow pads on























     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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  27. CraShRyDer7

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    thats a lot of crashing. suck for the guy who broke his finger, i wonder wut happened with that especialy with the ring on there and all. its all good as long as the riding is fun though. hhaha
     
  28. bobushka king

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    took a nasty fall about 3 weeks ago, for those who have been to Diablo Freeride Park it was on the last of the lower Dominions, for those who haven't its a tabletop about 6 feet tall. My guess (as I was knocked out and don't remember the crash) is I thought I was going to land on the transition so I angled the bike down, but overshot it and landed to flat nose first and went OTB. Besides getting knocked out I:

    on my left hand- broke a piece on the thumb bone, pushed the entire thumb back about 1/4 of an inch, and destroyed the little wrist bone behind the thumb.

    on my right: sheered off the bump on the inner forarm bone, flattened and cracked the round bone that goes in the elbow join and jammed my shoulder in the socket (nothing broke there)

    had to get surgery on both arms; three pins to hold my left thmb in place, six screws and a L bracket to connet the sheered off bone, and a screw and reshapinf of my elbow bone.

    I don't have any pictures of the crash itself but here are some aftermath shots. Out for the rest of the season though :(







    edit: i have a sweet picture of me on a backboard getting hauled off the mountain, I'll post that once i load it off my friends camera
     
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  29. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Man... I gotta believe health insurance companies are going to start adding special language JUST for DH biking. :D
     
  30. clockwork

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    Here's one of mine ....I forgot to air my fork back up to the proper pressure after messing with it at home. First drop wasn't so fun .But I was laughing my ass off because of the dumb mistake.

     
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  31. manimal

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    wow...i went searching through the archives and found some really funny crash vids and pics. enjoy!

    i can't believe he's been riding for 4 years now. one of his early crashes when he was 4.
    http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/sempertubby2/old stuff/?action=view&current=MOV00533.flv

    and another at 5 years old
    http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/sempertubby2/old stuff/?action=view&current=MOV01355.flv

    how not to hit a wall ride


    share the road


    manual off bench gone wrong


    a little short


    noah's face after taking 20+mph digger on the lower slope at sugar mtn during practice for the national. and that was with a full face on!


    and for good measure, the original, episode 1 of noah and it's FULL of good crashes :D
     
  32. berkshire_rider

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    Small mishap climbing a section on the old Bow Ridge trail - Lynn Woods,MA. Just a little black and blue that could have been way worse.

    Where's Donny?
     

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    Wow... like 4 or 5 years ago.... it was kindda preety fast 7 or 8m long road gap and I landed the rear tire first... that´s the result!
    Detail.... what was I doing there with a single speed, rear brake only hardtail??

     
  34. Total Heckler

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    Here is what a leg looks like after a brake lever goes into it about 3-4 inches deep. Ouch. Healing up good now.

     
  35. scrublover

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    Not good to nail a bunch of stuff under some wet leaves. I nailed the tree, the bike slid all the way down.


    Somehow managed to get myself a little too sideways towards the end of the log...
     
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    studed tires don't always hold



     
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    omg i bet he was crying that would horrible
     
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  40. Total Heckler

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    I haven't been on this thread since my leg caught the brake lever. ^^^

    Here is one of my arm after a stack at the Sea Otter this year when I dislocated my shoulder and did this to my other arm in practice the day before the race on Sunday... Yummy.






    Lets see some more carnage!