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    Default Can you say.........OUCH!

    Jake Brown, X-Games skateboarder, crashes and burns and ends up walking away but he had to have broken something.


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    I just watched that on ESPN. Absolutely incredible he isn't dead, that is a real long drop. He said he had a few moments to think about the best way to land and he thinks he chose the right one. He has a bruised liver, a hair line fracture to a vertabrae and something else. He said he hopes to be boarding again next week.

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    I was watching this live with a few buddies at lunch and everyone in the bar was talking about the best way to land for the next 15 min.
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    Yeahhhhhhhhhh that looks like it hurt a bit. They are all nuts in my mind but most are tough SOB's
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    Stuff like that baffles me. I know as FF, you all have seen it before. A horrible accident, and they walk away. Then there are some that just trip and fall and manage to get killed. If it's not your time to go, I suppose no matter what, you're not going. And if it is, it doesn't matter if it's a paper cut, you're outta here

    Anyways, that's scary right there. I hope he had on a clean pair of underwear. but I guess it doesn't matter, because I'm sure that he said it, then did it

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    after watching the video,all i can say:risks of the sport.but this guy is lucky!
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    Thumbs up X Games............

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    I seen this video late last night... never thought to post it, though. It's jaw-dropping and flat out amazing.
    No I want to know if he broke anything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Any of you X Game fans know my neighbor, a kid by the name of Travis Pastrana??
    I've heard that name once or twice Harve. He's nothin special. j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    I've heard that name once or twice Harve. He's nothin special. j/k
    I figured someone would. And before anyone asks, yes, we've run a few Ambulance calls at his Training area.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I figured someone would. And before anyone asks, yes, we've run a few Ambulance calls at his Training area.......
    No doubt. I know of a few Moto riders in my area who have home tracks and the FD's and Ambo's are there a fair bit.
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    When he started the "run" he was 6'4'" tall when he walked off he was 3'10''!
    To enable the audience to participate in this sport, when they go high like he did ,a whole terrace should be armed with shotguns--the word "Pull" is broadcast --and voila"Quail shooting on wheels"


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    Default "Can You Say Ouch"

    yes i can, and yes i will... OUCH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Any of you X Game fans know my neighbor, a kid by the name of Travis Pastrana??
    Yup, he rides motocross, and x-game stuff. Just saw tonight he got a gold in rally cars.

    Found this picture of him
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    HOLY ***** He one tough SOB
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    News Article- http://www.latimes.com/sports/printe...ines-pe-sports

    JAKE BROWN: The Aftermath
    From his hospital bed, skateboarder talks about his harrowing plunge to the ground from 45 feet after losing control.
    August 5, 2007

    Jake Brown was groggy from all the medication, but he knew where he hurt.

    "My wrist is pretty sore and my back and neck feel like I've been through a car accident," he said Saturday morning during a phone interview. "I guess I've got a fracture in one of my vertebras, but it's pretty minor supposedly, so I came out all right."

    Brown, 32, is fortunate to be alive after crash landing from more than 45 feet during Thursday night's skateboarding big air competition.

    He also sustained bruises to his liver and lung, and a mild concussion. The liver injury is what's keeping him under watch at California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles.

    "I'm going to check out today," said the Carlsbad athlete, whose wrist injury is a small bone fracture. "I'm just waiting on an X-ray, and they want to make sure my liver's not still bleeding. I just want to get out of here, dude."

    Brown, who finished second to Bob Burnquist based on a high-scoring previous run, said he has watched his ill-fated attempt to perform a 720-degree spin across the 70-foot gap and a 540 above the 27-foot-tall quarterpipe wall.

    He nailed the 720, a first during a competition, but was too far to the left as he approached the quarterpipe at 40-plus mph.

    "I was too far to the left of the ramp, so I started carving across toward the right and I tried to straighten up when I was going up the transition," he said. "And I started sliding a little bit and the only way to get out of that was to compress, and once I compressed I just shot myself out to the flat."

    Brown, who was about 19 feet above the quarterpipe, said he was in "pure survival mode" as he fell toward the flat part of the ramp, and in mid-air he recalled that a similar thing happened to Pat Duffy, last December on Burnquist's backyard mega-ramp.

    "I already knew my friend Pat Duffy had been in the same situation, and he didn't come out so hot -- he broke his legs," Brown said.

    Duffy, who did not fall nearly as far as Brown, required extensive surgery -- including the use of screws and a plate -- to repair a broken leg.

    "I was just trying to work out how the best way to fall would be," added Brown, who at the last instant, as he was flailing, turned and feet and back end first.

    Eight minutes later he was helped to his feet, raising an arm for the crowd, and escorted to a wheelchair in the hallway.

    Asked why he did not ask for a stretcher, he replied, "I knew what happened and I just wanted to test my body and see how wrecked I was, you know?"

    Brown showed up Saturday at the Home Depot Center with skateboarders Danny Way and Pierre-Luc Gagnon.

    "I'm doing great, I'm still walking so what more can I ask for," he told the crowd.

    The fall was shown on the big screen and he remarked as he hit the floor, "Shoes everywhere, lights out."

    He walked to the top of one of the jumps and acknowledged the crowd again. "I cant wait to come back."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFxplr326 View Post
    I seen this video late last night... never thought to post it, though. It's jaw-dropping and flat out amazing.
    No I want to know if he broke anything...
    According to the ESPN news ticker, he was released from the hospital with a bruised lung and a broken wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooanfrom View Post
    When he started the "run" he was 6'4'" tall when he walked off he was 3'10''!
    To enable the audience to participate in this sport, when they go high like he did ,a whole terrace should be armed with shotguns--the word "Pull" is broadcast --and voila"Quail shooting on wheels"


    Yes I know, sick Fire Service Humour-I'm allowed.
    FF or not, that's just funny right there Right now he's standing at 4'2". It's called the "Accordion Reflex". It'll take him a few days, but he'll get his height back. He can look on the bright side, though. For the time being, he gets loads of children 9 and under discounts. Not to mention free stickers at Wal-Mart

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    I can't believe that they let him stand let alone walk away from that.
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    ya, I saw that either live or on the ESPN's recap...

    I think the medics on scene immediatly knew what the MOI was!

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    I remember seeing this and nearly crapping myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleWickman View Post
    I can't believe that they let him stand let alone walk away from that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleWickman View Post
    I can't believe that they let him stand let alone walk away from that.
    It dosnt matter if he broke his neck, he wouldnt be cool if he was carried out...duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfdeng3 View Post
    I just watched that on ESPN. Absolutely incredible he isn't dead, that is a real long drop. He said he had a few moments to think about the best way to land and he thinks he chose the right one. He has a bruised liver, a hair line fracture to a vertabrae and something else. He said he hopes to be boarding again next week.
    LOL. If you're high enough that you have time to strategize your landing on the way down, you're too damn high.

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