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Old September 8th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default 10' crash to flat (aka headbanger)

My little girl was sure glad I was wearing my bucket.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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Ouch!!!!! Helmets do a good job when properly used.

Is your helmet a one shot deal or can the Protec take multiple hits? Every helmet I own are good for one good smack. The styafoam liner compresses and adsorbs the energy. Once compressed, it can't take another hit in the same area and still be effective. Just a thought.


Your daughter is pretty good on the camera.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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damn that was a hard arse smack! you can hear your the helmet crack into the ground. at least you'll be able to skate tomorrow eh! but it sure is damn good to see the protec doing it's job!
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Old September 8th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #4
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This one is a kayak type helmet. No styrofoam. It's a rubberized material on the inside. The best part about it is it doesn't hold any odor AT ALL. And its re-usable. No degradation at all.

Yeah, that was saturday about an hour into the session. I finished out two more hours after that, and then conducted SkateChurch sunday morning out there for another 3 hours. I just got back from skatelunch. (2 hours.) LOL

I popped back up after that fall and kept on skating. No injuries at all. My right elbow would have been as bad off as the back of my head, were it not for the smith scabs elbow pads.

I've said it before: Full pads + helmet = skate tomorrow!

YRMV.

@Kennedy: Thanks, she's getting better! Still a bit shaky and dizzying, but I'm working with her. Got her a tripod and that helped a lot!
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #5
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That is so awesome! I love the instant smack down replay over and over. You are getting some good air on those too. We should start a new show called "Almost Scarred".
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Old September 9th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #6
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And now for the most almost f#$*ed up clip of the day!
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Old September 9th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #7
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We should start a new show called "Almost Scarred".
nah, it should be 'scarred (on the helmet)' haha.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #8
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And now for the most almost f#$*ed up clip of the day!
That has a certain ring to it.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #9
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nah, it should be 'scarred (on the helmet)' haha.
You could put a Monty Python spin to it:
Not quite scarred
...and now for something completely...kind of...a little bit...maybe...oh bugger, no scar at all!
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Old September 12th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #10
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OMG!!! That hurt just watching!!! I'll definitely stick with my helmet!!!
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Old September 12th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #11
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Default I lost a finger Monday skating an indoor wooden park.

Another thing to consider. When skating, DO NOT wear jewelry.

I did a slide over a fun box ledge Monday, and slid out. No biggie, right? Just slide out using your butt and/or pads, and use your hands for balance; to push off of obstacles. However, my wedding ring caught on a loose screw sticking up from the top of the ledge (the small deck area) and .......well....you can figure out the rest.

I'll never wear a watch or any jewelry while skating EVER again.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #12
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Owww dang! Something to consider for sure!

I wear 4 rings (sometime 5) on both hands. They have actually saved my knuckles on more than one occasion. They are more square than round, and when coming up to a wall (indoor) I put my extended fists out and absorb the energy with my fists (instead of my wrists, which used to be injured and weak)

We don't have any protruding screws at the outdoor park I frequent, but there are at the indoor.

I once heard of a guy who lost a finger due to a ring hanging up in a door.
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If you want to protect your hand indoors, then I suggest NOT the 4 rings, but gloves instead.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #14
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I always wear my K2 Exo's.

My wrists are stronger than ever due to a 18lb padded bar (4' long) that I twirl like a crazy karate guy for 10 minutes each day. I'll probably heed your advice, cause my fingers mean a lot to me. (guitar, nose picking, middle finger salutes etc...)

How bad did your finger get it man?
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I jammed my ring finger this spring at the rink. I had to cut the ring off because I thought it was going to cut off the circulation. Even if it doesn't hang up it can have issues.

On the glove thing you could attach UHMW on the palm and use them as slide pads. I saw a tutorial on bowl boarding where this guy did that. It could open up a whole new avenue of inline skating. Imagine sliding on your hands on the coping!
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What finger?

Yep. It is now gone.
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I jammed my ring finger this spring at the rink. I had to cut the ring off because I thought it was going to cut off the circulation. Even if it doesn't hang up it can have issues.

On the glove thing you could attach UHMW on the palm and use them as slide pads. I saw a tutorial on bowl boarding where this guy did that. It could open up a whole new avenue of inline skating. Imagine sliding on your hands on the coping!

This is really good, and commonly done, for downhill skating.
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I saw pictures of a guy who got his ring shorted from the positive terminal of the battery to the chassis of his car. It made the ring get really hot and burn the crap out of his hand.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 01:16 AM   #19
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What finger?

Yep. It is now gone.
Your finger is freaking gone?!? Holy shi7!
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Slide Gloves

You can buy them or make them. I am not sure what that curring board is made out of. If it is UHMW then it will slide the best.
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