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Didn't see the crash live, but I heard he actually walked away?
Really sad. May be the end of snowmobile tricks? At least backflips.
Snowmobiler Caleb Moore remains in critical condition after a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen. Winter X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore in critical condition after crash
This post was edited by JMSparty08 18 months ago
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Any idea what sled to this accident?
I watched it. "Walked away" isn't entirely accurate. He laid on the ground for several minutes unconscious, ESPN cut to snowboarding, then cut back to show him being helped off. The guy looked like he had no idea where he was or what happened.
About a half hour later, some other dude under rotated a backflip and landed nose down, and the sled landed on top of him. At that point, I started wondering if I was going to watch someone die on live TV.
LA times has video of the crash and a bit more info. Not looking good for him.
Snowmobiler Caleb Moore remains in critical condition in a Colorado hospital after his snowmobile crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen.
This post was edited by Phil McCrackin 18 months ago
Every time I look at that stuff it amazes what they're doing with those things. Seems like if they're off by even a little bit they're completely fucked. The GF was a nurse and has talked about how someone who is seemingly "ok" can have a bleed which many times leads to really bad shit. Bleeding around the heart is a little weird. Wonder where it is/was. If you tear an aorta, you won't make it two feet. Video at the link.
This post was edited by Chitown_Badger 18 months ago
so it turns out that trying flips on snowmobiles is a bad idea. who knew.
tig ol bitties is my real name. probably banned for something stupid. F t R
Almost as dumb a sport as MMA.
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
bingo. Don't know WTF they're thinking. BTW: Had to cancel my trip up to Cadillac this weekend to snowmobile: kinda bummed. We rent a 2 seater and it still goes almost 60. Seems lame until you get on it. WIth nothing around you it seems like you're going 80-90, not 60ish. Fun as hell, but can still be dangerous.
...as for this kid, what can I say but it's a free country. They know what they're getting into. No different than football, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, skydiving, etc....we've all done one or the other but every once in a while you get FUCKED up......which gets me to thinking:WHAT'S THE WORST WIPEOUT YOU EVER HAD?
....I've crashed bikes, motorcylces, snowmobiles and cars but I have to say my worst was probably a bike. Was riding down a HUGE hill in Saugatuck with a friend at about age 12 and got going so fast my feet couldn't crank fast enough....ended up riding for a short distance on the middle FRAME bar of the bike....just crushed my raisins. (which is all they were at that age anyway)........ended up wiping out spectacularly at bottom of hill and crashing into a curb which catapalted me into a stop sign. A few adults across the street thought I was dead: Once I landed all I heard was: "SHIT!!!!!!!!!!" They ran over and administered some first aid as I vaguely recall. Once concussion and two crushed nuts later I lived to tell the tale .....arms and legs were bloodied too but no broken limbs. WHAT SAY YOU?
This post was edited by SPARTICUSS 18 months ago
"A separate accident on Sunday left Moore's younger brother, Colten, with a separated pelvis.
The safety of the snowmobile events at Winter X came has fallen under scrutiny with several recent accidents and mishaps. In addition to the crashes by the Moore brothers, there also was a scary scene when a runaway sled veered into the crowd Sunday night after the rider fell off during a jump gone wrong.
The spills at Winter X weren't just limited to snowmobiles. Rose Battersby suffered a lumbar spine fracture in a wipeout on a practice run before the skiing slopestyle competition. She was transported to Denver on Sunday and had feeling in all extremities, according to X Games officials.
Soon after her crash, Ashley Battersby, who's not related to Rose, wiped out on the course and slid into the fencing. Battersby was down for at least 30 minutes before being carted off on a sled and taken to a local hospital with a knee injury.
There also was a bad wipeout in the snowboard big air competition, when Halldor Helgason of Iceland suffered a concussion when he over-rotated on a flip. He raised his hand to salute the crowd as he was being taken off the icy course.
Moore's crash came just over a year after one of the most high-profile deaths in the extreme sports community.
Canadian freestyle icon Sarah Burke died Jan. 19, 2012, after sustaining irreversible brain damage in a training accident in Park City, Utah. The 29-year-old was a pioneer in the sport and a driving force behind the inclusion of slopestyle and halfpipe skiing at next year's Winter Games in Sochi."
Name change proposal: Winter X-ray Games.
Some dork also crashed and the fail-safe on the throttle malfunctioned sending his sled straight into the crowd(some lady comes real close to eating sled):
Accident at the Winter X Games Sends Rider Flying and a Snowmobile Careening Into the Crowd. Snowmobiler Jackson Strong was performing his best trick during GoPro's Winter X Games Sunday when things went awry and he fell mid-trick out of the air, sending his snowmobile with the throttle stuck into a crowd of fans.
One fan at the Aspen, Colo., event was treated for an injury, but the Associated Press noted that it's not clear if the injury was incurred by the snowmobile itself or when the person jumped out of the way.
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
The weed, coke, meth, and drinking is part of it too.
I'm amazed that as of right now, nobody has died during X Games competition. Especially considering the street luge races they had in the early days of the summer X Games.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
It is only a matter of time as I have stopped using X Games competitors as picks in the dead pool. Now that they are not on my list they should start kicking off at a pretty good rate.
Probably a good strategy on your part. How could you possibly narrow down that field to 2-3 likely every year?
I was leaning on Travis Pastrana hard....He did all the crazy stuff on a motorbike PLUS he did stupid shit like world record car jumps, jumping out of an airplane with no parachute, got into rally car racing, etc. He had a number of bad crashes and injuries but never flirted with the reaper.
What an absolutely ridiculous "sport". To make ONE of those jumps is amazing, but having to do multiple jumps like that in one run is insane and just begging for serious injury.
Investigators suspect gravity was a contributing factor.
Winter X-ray/MRI Games presented by GE Molecular Imaging
Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore remains in critical condition after a crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen and is being closely monitored.
Time for X Games to lose the motors.
Colten Moore flies 120ft into the air... and then hits the snow HARD in Snowmobile Freestyle Finals... only to win Winter X Games Gold later!
Check three massive Ski Slopestyle backflips: http://bit.ly/xr0tiD
I have to wonder if ESPN is re-evaluating this "sport" that they've invented.
I'm guessing no. It's dangerous, but no more so than several other sports that are frequently televised.
There have been 3 deaths in practice and/or competition in alpine downhill ski racing since 1994.
Indy Car racing has claimed 4 drivers since 1996.
And so on...
Oh, he flirted with the Reaper, just couldn't close the deal.
If it was his aorta there's no was he was walking that off. Sounds more like a cardiac tamponade in this situation.
Did they say it was his heart? I was thinking a slow brain bleed or something neurological.
I really cannot imagine why someone would compete in that "sport".
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