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Santa Cruz takes care of one of their own.

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Jeremy R, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Jeremy R

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    Man, that is great to hear. That is an amazing story.
     
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    Santa Cruz went up in my book when they kept him on the team after the accident. That would of been some bad PR for sure, but I'm doubtful alot of companies would of done that.
     
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    Looks like they are going to have a nice wrecking crew in 2006
     
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    JRogers talks too much

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    A similar, if more extreme, example would be Armstrong being dropped by Cofidis. Not sure it hurt the team that much, but it certainly didn't help them in the long run...
     
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    thats awesome... i m stoked for ya johnny...
     
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    It's nice to see a company taking care of their riders. Waddell is a true fighter, and it's nice to see that he never really left the scene--despite his serious injury.
     
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    Companies which take good care of their riders or of the enviroment are awesome......but not too many of them unfortunately.
     
  9. jimmydean

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    Dude, the companies owned by Rob Roskopp! You couldn't ask for a more stand up guy in any industry. He rocks as a person, rocked as a skater, now he rocks as an owner. I would expect nothing less from the guy.

    That is a great story none the less.
     
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    That is really impressive of SC. A slight derailment, but is the footage of his crash in any videos or on the internet somewhere, I've never seen it.
     
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    "Two thumbs WAY up for Santa Cruz!"
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    I always knew that Johnny would make the recovery.
     
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    When the accident happened, and SC stated they'd cover all medical bills, I vowed that if I could afford it, my next bike would be a SC.

    Like Patagonia, SC seems to put value on something other than just $.

    If you have not seen it, the wipe out is horrific. Waddell just launches over the bars mid flight on a giant jump (50 foot, I'd guess) and lands on his head. Some speculated that his front brake locked up.

    Who knows, but I am glad to see him riding. Although it's interesting that he is not riding DH. I wonder if he has had a full recovery.
     
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    http://media.putfile.com/Jonny-Wadell
    thats the video, wait till minute 3:30 to watch his crash.
    Roberts, i dind't know SC made such thing, im happy the did and now I'm thinking on doing the same thing, buying SC bikes...
     
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    Oh my god. That crash was horrible. It's good SC signed him again, not many companies would do the same.
     
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    It's good to see them still supporting Johnny, and it's even better that they've never left him since his accident. I'd agree that Santa Cruz is one of the most stand-up companies in the way they treat customers, racers, and produce kick-ass products. That footage almost makes me sick to watch...
     
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    Ehh, does anybody else have it, that was completely blurry and my comp dies trying to buffer it. Any way you could make it downloadable?
     
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    Cannondale has treated me the same way. After my wreck (broken neck,back,jaw and tooth) they tottally supported me and even re-listed me to the team before they even knew I would recover. The entire staff and MTB team sent me cards for encouragement, laughter, and support. I have been embraced like a family member and I am just an expert rider dong my own thing. It is great to see companies that really live out the dream and love on their peeps. Community=come-unity. Keepin' it real in 2006.