S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Quad Roller Skating Forum
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Quad Roller Skating Forum Discussions about quad roller skates and any other quad skating discussions that do not seem appropriate for one of our other forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 20th, 2019, 05:43 AM   #1
CrazeeDave
Geriatric Quad Class
 
CrazeeDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Old folks home
Posts: 396
Thumbs down I finally broke something

After decades of quad vert without a skid lid or safety anything...I know, I've heard it all before...I finally ended up in the Hospital for doing something totally stupid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYJgY2PJ_vk

No, I didn't land head 1st on the concrete. However, a few years back I did dislocate an index finger in a bowl...yes that was the entire extent of bodily damage till now. I broke my arm but NOT in a skateboard bowl as everyone expected.

I was carrying a 3/4 HP submersible pump on my shoulder and slipped on a piece of plastic. On the way down, my knee-jerk reaction was to stick out my damn arm and catch the 60 lb+ pump. I saved the pump....what an idiot!!! It hit just above my wrist and must have crunched my arm pretty damn good as all the Nurses were pointing at my X-rays and commenting, "Have you ever seen one like this?". Oh Great! Anyway, they put me under and I woke up with a brand new Titanium plate. I guess I won't be rollin' anywhere in the near future. That doesn't stop any of you from having loads of fun so give it some for me too !!!!
CrazeeDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2019, 11:26 AM   #2
Dec8rSk8r
Senior Member
 
Dec8rSk8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,577
Default

Sorry to hear that. I have also broken an arm in a stupid way. It really hurts.
Dec8rSk8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2019, 09:38 PM   #3
rufusprime99
Ninja Naked Mole Rat
 
rufusprime99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Antonio Tx
Posts: 7,814
Default

Go figure. A pump does you in. Ah well, a little rest and you'll be back at it. I haven't fallen skating in a long time. I have taken some bike falls. Luckily, no damage. Just sore for a bit.
__________________
Don't let people live in your head rent free. ~princessfluffhead~ BontQRL/InvaderDA45: Seba-FRX: Alkali CA9
rufusprime99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2019, 01:45 PM   #4
ursle
Street Skater
 
ursle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 3,888
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rufusprime99 View Post
Go figure. A pump does you in. Ah well, a little rest and you'll be back at it. I haven't fallen skating in a long time. I have taken some bike falls. Luckily, no damage. Just sore for a bit.

Not balancing on a bicycle is a sign of Parkinson's, you should have that checked.
__________________
Liberal authority comes from rational assessment of true facts followed by correct implementation of useful measures that result in a better outcome.
ursle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2019, 01:51 PM   #5
ursle
Street Skater
 
ursle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 3,888
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazeeDave View Post
After decades of quad vert without a skid lid or safety anything...I know, I've heard it all before...I finally ended up in the Hospital for doing something totally stupid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYJgY2PJ_vk

No, I didn't land head 1st on the concrete. However, a few years back I did dislocate an index finger in a bowl...yes that was the entire extent of bodily damage till now. I broke my arm but NOT in a skateboard bowl as everyone expected.

I was carrying a 3/4 HP submersible pump on my shoulder and slipped on a piece of plastic. On the way down, my knee-jerk reaction was to stick out my damn arm and catch the 60 lb+ pump. I saved the pump....what an idiot!!! It hit just above my wrist and must have crunched my arm pretty damn good as all the Nurses were pointing at my X-rays and commenting, "Have you ever seen one like this?". Oh Great! Anyway, they put me under and I woke up with a brand new Titanium plate. I guess I won't be rollin' anywhere in the near future. That doesn't stop any of you from having loads of fun so give it some for me too !!!!
Some years ago I went to a 60meter ski jump event in Brattleboro Vt, a guy I worked with was jumping, great skier, 60meter jumps are scary, it faced east, the wind was strong from the North, watching the jumpers get blown off the course and fly back on was, was....
Anyway, my friend landed and as he was stopping, instead of slding the skis sideways and on edge, he jumped, turned them sideways and edged, skis are 250-270cm long, a lot of ski, he landed going sideways at a slow speed and...blew both acl's.
Two years later he was crossing a work site with his metal tool box on his shoulder, fell, broke his neck, lived.
Be careful out there.
__________________
Liberal authority comes from rational assessment of true facts followed by correct implementation of useful measures that result in a better outcome.
ursle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2019, 12:12 AM   #6
BigFoot
Senior Member
 
BigFoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 126
Default

Dave, Dave, Dave. The pump story sucks. Too boring. Remember, youíre the death-defying bowl flip guy. Jeez, spice up the story, dude. Say that you were attempting a double gainer while carrying a 60 lbs. case of Grey Goose. More sexy, yes? And that way the chicks with throw themselves at you and ask to sign your arm cast. Think about it. That was a missed opportunity.

Hope itís a quick recovery.
BigFoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2019, 04:13 AM   #7
rufusprime99
Ninja Naked Mole Rat
 
rufusprime99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Antonio Tx
Posts: 7,814
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFoot View Post
Dave, Dave, Dave. The pump story sucks. Too boring. Remember, youíre the death-defying bowl flip guy. Jeez, spice up the story, dude. Say that you were attempting a double gainer while carrying a 60 lbs. case of Grey Goose. More sexy, yes? And that way the chicks with throw themselves at you and ask to sign your arm cast. Think about it. That was a missed opportunity.

Hope itís a quick recovery.
Hmmm...... He does have a point.
__________________
Don't let people live in your head rent free. ~princessfluffhead~ BontQRL/InvaderDA45: Seba-FRX: Alkali CA9
rufusprime99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.