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You can say the same about any motorized sport.
They all have insanely high risks and have seen fatalities in the last decade or so.
that didn't look that bad.
Except for the part where he lands directly on his neck
i thought he tucked his head at the last moment. maybe i missed it.
No. Did not get "thrown clear" (the reason why i don't wear a seat belt...I want to get thrown clear), nor did he not get crushed by the sled.
The Russian judges are going to kill him on that dismount.
Also confirmed: he is not stoked.
His brother still alive?
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
OP....if I may suggest.
Caleb Moore - Condition downgraded to "not stoked"
Who was the freestyle skier that died in a training run last year? Sarah Burke? Was she training for Xgames? While this is the only official death due to Xgames, I would count that one last year as an Xgames death as well.
Yes there are deaths in Indy Car racing, NASCAR, and so on, but it seems like there is much more risk than is necessary in the XGames. 22 foot halfpipes so people can get 20-25 feet in the air? 100 foot ramps for snowmobiles to do backflips? There's an awful lot of unreasonable risks being taken all in the name of entertainment.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Yes, Sarah Burke. She died in a training accident in Utah.
Burke competed in lots of different events and was filming movies as well, so I'm not sure it's fair to label her death as an "X-games death", although the accident did occur just a few weeks before the 2012 X games.
Do you drive with the doors open too?
Pretty much all the good skiers are dying. As evidenced by Powder magazine's December cover.
Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.
Lets be clear here, the issue with the X games is not freestyle skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. Those sports have been going on for decades with varying degrees of danger, some are even Olympic sports now, and X-games has simply jumped on the bandwagon with them.
The circus-like nature of snowmobile and motorcycle flipping and tricks that X games basically invented should be reconsidered. The inclusion of motorsports at all (the Summer X games even includes rally car racing in a stadium format) has always seems odd to me. The entire nature of doing "tricks" on motorcycles or snowmobiles seems kind of dumb. I mean... it's cool that guys can do backflips off of these huge purpose-built ramps, but I don't really see how someone can get into the judging aspect or call it a competition. It's basically Monster Trucks or Evel Knievel style jumping in a slightly different format.
May as well ban football next then.
It's basically WWE wrestling on grass, real or fake.
Man this sucks for this young man and his family, but they do stuff with a snow mobile that a snow mobile is not meant to do.
Tough day for the Moores. His bro wiped out shortly after Calebs run and seperated pelvis. I think I rather die
Possibly the worst, most insensitive post, in the long and storied history of RCMB insensitive posts.
Find a dumbass badger board and post there, please.
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
That title is a little misleading. It never actually made it into the crowd as it was stopped by the safety fence. I was a little disappointed the other day when I saw that on the news after the sports guy led into the video by describing it "crashing into the crowd."
Well considering that if the crowd that was standing against said fence didn't move out of the way they would have been fucked up...I would still consider it "going into the crowd."
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
I think you might be mistaken. There were two sleds that went into the crowd. One stopped in the netting, the other went through and hit a spectator.
This is the one I'm talking about. Do you have a link to the one where the sled actually went into the crowd? I want to see that.
Jackson Strong attempts a trick when things go wrong.
No, you're right that's the one that goes into the crowd and it looks like no one is actually hit by the sled. There's another one that where the machine just hits the fence and no one comes close to getting hurt.
Then they should say "nearly hits a person standing next to the safety fence" instead of "goes into the crowd." But of course, they'll get more views and attention if they say "goes into the crowd" than saying what it actually did.
Yeah, I know...I'm splitting hairs...but that's a bit misleading for people like me who want to see some gore, damn it.
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