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Old July 13th 03, 06:32 AM
XWonka
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I have a lot of planks and milk crates and stuff like that. I just set
them up in my back yard and uni around on them. So I have some trouble
with some setups, i fall off when i don't want to and I can't get up a
certain slope but then i came to a conclusion that made me ride twice as
better as before, I'M INVINSIBLE!

My safety gear is as follows:
Helmet (skate helmet not a bike helmet those are a bit spickey for my
taste)
Elbow pads
(fingerless)Riding gloves
661 knee shin guards

Not a lot of gear but more than what some people wear.

Anyway so I think that I am totally A #1 with my impenetrable gear so I
ride with little fear and intimidation. So I ride pretty well and Iím
quite pleased with myself. NowÖ onto the crash.

The set up was a long plank going up to two milk crates stacked on each
other with another milk crate half way up for support. You follow me so
far? I hope so. Anyway, so I ride up with the goal to stop at the top
and hop off. When I get up there, however, the milk crates come out from
under me and I fall.

The back of my head smacks into the plank and the lip of my helmet stops
the board, jamming it into the back of my head even worse. That and my
back was scraped up on a milk crate. And now the aftermathÖ

I was pretty much done unicycling that day. I didnít bleed at all and I
wasnít concussed. But I couldnít turn my head to the right without being
in a great deal of pain. Left was ok but the right.. not a chance.
Anyway, this morning the pain was less, I have a huge bump on my head
and my head canít turn all the way to the right. Absolutely NONE of the
gear I had saved me, and Iím willing to bet that my helmet made it
worse.

Still Iím not dumb enough to stop wearing gear but I think that I got a
little over confident and cocky. Even maybe a little dependent... I
dunno. Anyway I just thought Iíd share.


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Old July 13th 03, 09:21 AM
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Somewhat related.
Two B.C. Canada physicians are doing studies on mountain biking and rock
climbing injuries. Here are two links to the article (two links in case
one of them goes dead):
'PDF at testofmetal.com' (http://tinyurl.com/gs7e)
'Original article at medicalpost.com' (http://tinyurl.com/gs7f)

Here's a quote from the article that sticks out:
Miller notes most free-riders wear body armour, yet he finds, those
are the ones with the most injuries.



Maybe the answer is to wear no armor because the people with less armor
are getting fewer injuries.


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Old July 13th 03, 02:12 PM
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[image: http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smil...n/atabove.gif]
*trials poser wears helmet to no avail*
XWonka wrote:
*I'M INVINSIBLE!

... I think that I am totally A #1 with my impenetrable gear so I ride
with little fear and intimidation.

Absolutely NONE of the gear I had saved me, and Iím willing to bet
that my helmet made it worse.*


Interesting observations. Did you mean invisible or invincible? Does
wearing a helmet impede your spelling?
XWonka wrote:
*I think that I got a little over confident and cocky.*


Another interesting observation, albeit an understatement.
-Originally posted by XWonka in the "'Head Injuries'
(http://tinyurl.com/gshe)" discussion-
ROWAN HAS A MUNI? AND HE DOESN'T WEAR A HELMET? THIS GUY IS JUST
BEGGING FOR ABUSE

quote:
----------------------------------------------------------

merrill wrote:
FOSS AND ROWAN ARGUE BACK AND FORTH A FEW TIMES. IT'S ENTERTAINING AND
BOTH SIDES HAVE A POINT. WE COME AWAY FEELING LIKE WE'VE LEARNED
SOMETHING AND THE DISCUSSION HAS MOVED FORWARD A NOTCH.

I LEAVE IT TO THE FOLKS IN THE LISTENING AUDIENCE TO DECIDE FOR
THEMSELVES WHO \"SOUNDS\" AND LOOKS LIKE AN IDIOT.
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*I've for one learned something, Rowan is the one who sounds like an
idiot. I mean, if i went out not wearing a helmet i wouldn't be so
damn proud of it. MAN what a dingus. *

I think Dingus would be an apt name for someone being injured while
wearing safety gear and under the false pretense that they are
invincible. The money you spend on head protection does not make you
think any more clearly in a dangerous situation than someone with no
helmet. To be safe, being aware of potential safety hazards is equally
important to wearing safety equipment, if not more so. Investing some
time to think before you act (or speak or post) could be more productive
than impulsively buying safety gear that you don't know how or when to
use.


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Old July 13th 03, 06:06 PM
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XWonka wrote:
*
The back of my head smacks into the plank and the lip of my helmet
stops the board, jamming it into the back of my head even worse. *


So your theory is that a static object affixed to your head, somehow
increased the impact force? Amazing!

I can imagine if you had a nail or rock fixed to your head and you fell
on that you might get that effect, but not something shaped like a
helmet.

The main lesson in this story is 'be sure of your support', the helmet
is to protect the brain, not replace it.


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Old July 13th 03, 06:21 PM
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Rowan wrote:
*Interesting observations. Did you mean invisible or invincible? Does
wearing a helmet impede your spelling?

*snip*

Investing some time to think before you act (or speak or post) could
be more productive than impulsively buying safety gear that you don't
know how or when to use. *



Dude, were you traumatized by a childhood tutor who was a bit too free
with the ruler on your knuckles, or what? You can stop, anytime, Man-
when you feel that special need to suck the joy out of other people,
just go for a ride on the wheel instead.... you might even feel
better...

Rock on, XWonka; keep us up-to-date on you're trials and triumphs- I
enjoy hearing both.

-Christopher


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passover me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the
inner eye to see it's path. Where the fear has gone there will be
nothing. Only I will remain." -- The Bene Gesserit Litany of Fear

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Old July 13th 03, 10:21 PM
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iunicycle wrote:
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So your theory is that a static object affixed to your head, somehow
increased the impact force? Amazing!*



Perhaps you should see figure a. I really didn't explain this well so i
made a crappy diagram to make it more clear. Like a science textbook.


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Old July 13th 03, 10:45 PM
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XWonka wrote:
iunicycle wrote:
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So your theory is that a static object affixed to your head, somehow
increased the impact force? Amazing!*


Chisels amaze you?


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Old July 14th 03, 02:49 AM
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Scott Kurland wrote:
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Chisels amaze you?
*


iunicycle wrote:
*
I can imagine if you had a nail or rock fixed to your head and you
fell on that you might get that effect, but not something shaped like
a helmet.
*



I think a chisel resembles a nail more than it does a helmet.

XWonka -- great drawing! I see your point, ouch that hurts.

Hey, I'm afraid to go off a 1' curb, trials stuff is cool, I just wish
is were a little safer than it is. Wouldn't it be nice if someone came
up with a giant tinker-toy like set of pieces you could securely connect
togeather?


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Old July 14th 03, 05:04 AM
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Man, you need to get yourself some good saftey gear like me, here's a
link to my upper body safety gear 'this is the link'
(http://www.rageofmages.com/img/armor/armor_suit_1.gif) Well, sux4U
about your boo boo's, hope you feel better, HAH! Take it like a man and
drink some coffee!!! GWAHAHAHAH!!!!


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Old July 14th 03, 06:27 AM
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iunicycle wrote:
*Wouldn't it be nice if someone came up with a giant tinker-toy like
set of pieces you could securely connect togeather? *



That's really not a bad idea. I really need to develop a way to
interlock stuff without nailing anything down.

Perhaps C-Clamps? Just an idea.


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