Sometimes pads can’t help

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by mike, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    My young friend Jake took a silly little spill on his practice rail, and...

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    No surgery needed they said. Heal quickly, pal!

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    Here’s the normal left arm for comparison.
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yowza!! I'll bet that stung a bit. Youngsters tend to shake it off faster than us old farts, hope he heals up quick.
     
  3. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    OUCH :confused:
     
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  4. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Looks like a linkage fork.
    Heal fast and well...
     
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  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

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    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Eww, that’s hard to look at:sick: Poor kid!
    Hope he heals up super fast, you know like we used to when we were tweens!:confused:
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Heh, I remember... He’s from good stock. He’ll breeze it.

    Really hard to tell in the vid that he got so injured; looked like a normal small bif, just landed on his arm wrong. But he had to put the deformed limb in at the end of the vid. Total style points for not running straight for Mom & Dad :notworthy::thumbsup:
     
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  7. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Hope they set it straight!! I assume so.
     
  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You know someone is going to be fine when the first order of business is getting the photo right. Extra credit with the chicks and social media fame!
     
  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Haha, that’s awesome, tough kid:thumbsup:! When my youngest injured his wrist skateboarding we just told him to walk it off..a few days later we had it x ray’ed and found out it the bone was squished:oops:...how does that even happen!?
     
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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I think it's called "inertia." Irresistible force meets immovable object - something has to give. :p;)
     
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Vassago/Trek
    I can fix that! :whistling:;):D
     
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  12. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You’re a snake, you don’t have hands:gotnothing:
     
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  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Hmm, “inertia” never experienced that:whistling:o_O
     
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  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    This is what we fixed boo-boos with when I was a kid.

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  15. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Member

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    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Ouch!!! :gag: Healing vibes Jake!!! I was practicing the same thing this weekend, cept I used an old fashion curb. :D
     
  16. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    When I was a kid, this is how we set fractures :)

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    Seriously, this photo brings me almost to tears. I taught my daughter how to bike... and on her first day of biking on Aliso Creek trail, she ran off the trail, hit a rock, and broke her arm so that it looked exactly like the OP's photo. She did require surgery, several pins, and a night in the hospital because they had trouble with her anesthesia. She has never biked since :( Makes me feel like a fail dad.
     
  17. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    That's a painful story, Greg. I can understand how you feel, but biking is dangerous. Usually we get lucky, sometimes not – not dependent on your ability to parent. :)

    PS: A failing dad is one that does not allow a kid to make decisions and grow from experience. I see way more damage from that in kids.
     
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  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

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    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    IMHO you did the right thing Dad, too many parents are over cautious and downright fearful that their kids might get hurt ....they never get them out to do what we naturally did everyday as kids..things happen, she’ll have a cool scar and a good story to tell:thumbsup: When I was a kid I always had scrapes, bruises, a dirty face and a big smile...that’s how it should be!
     
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  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

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    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    THIS^^^^^^
     
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  20. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Member

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    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky

    Don't feel like that Bonsai. I know some of us had parents that didn't want to do ish with us. That's a fail. Have you tried talking her into trying again? She could feel like she failed you.
     
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  21. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

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    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    When I was a kid Paul Simon wrote a song about Mercurochrome. remember that one?
     
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  22. Rob G

    Rob G Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    349 miles north of Canada
    Name:
    Rob G
    Current Bike:
    Proflex Beast. Giant ATX
    Please don't take my mercurochrome away.

    Oh, and that o/p pic makes my stomach do somersaults.
    Ouch!
     
  23. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I thought including the photo might be borderline. Not as bad as the vid with sound, though. :sick::stop:
     
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  24. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Does that not describe you now? :p

    That looks nasty @mike. Hope Jake is back on his bike soon.
     
  25. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Psh...not even close to borderline, I’ve had worse than that in my eyeo_O:laugh:
    JK:whistling:
     
  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I think it describes us all!:D
     
  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Oh, man! I am so tempted to build on this!!!! :Roflmao
     
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  28. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Zip it!
     
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