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    Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:41am
I ran across this blog yesterday and thought I'd share. Good reminder to bring it down a notch on crowded days.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:46am
he must have really been cruising thru there...that's a fairly flat area in Breck
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:57am
Omg...that made me a bit squeamish esp since I was eating something.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:58am
Wow... those are some intense pics. Crazy story, crazy dude. Glad to hear he's okay and recovering Sleepy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:01am
I hit a small  tree last year in February and I wasn't going fast. At first, I thought I broke my femur. I still have a bump on my thigh from it. It looks like one of my hips is super wide.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:14am
That dude must have been doing something else cuz thats rough but i hit a roots to a tree and thought i was done for but i was actually goin fast enough to not really throw me off 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:19am
Originally posted by ABrad25

That dude must have been doing something else cuz thats rough but i hit a roots to a tree and thought i was done for but i was actually goin fast enough to not really throw me off 

Yeah, but you bouncing off a root is completely different than hitting a tree and coming to a complete stop.  If you're really hauling ass and a tree brings you to a dead stop instantly, there's a hell of a lot of energy that's dissipated over a short distance.  And since that distance isn't composed of the flex of the tree (it's a big tree, it aint moving) it's gonna be your body doing the compression.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:21am
damnnn, he f'ed up his ankle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:38am
That was an intense story, sorry to hear about his accident and hope he continues his recovery.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:53am
i wonder how are his skis. hehe. they probly died
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 8:10am
Ouch, that looks like it hurt a little bit.    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 8:24am
Damn and that was on a green run, surprised he was able to muster up enough speed on a green, he must not of had a chance to put the brakes on at all before he hit the tree.

His ankle was just plain nasty!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 9:06am
I always wondered how an advanced rider could hit a tree and be severly injured.. or die..

its not like they just pop out.. and when you are in the trees, isn't hard to get enough speed?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 9:57am
Ouch, that is very bad and his ankle especially is pretty bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:00am
damn that sucks. looks painful as hell. safety first. at least it was just his ankle though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:03am
moral of the story: big F'n tree wins every time...duh!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:09am
Gross.  A big reminder to take it easy, and that we need to appreciate the mountain and not take it for granted... as it can own us, and not the other way around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:10am
I'm surprised he was going 40 mph on green run. But it sucks about his ankle though. I hope he has a speedy recovery. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:11am
Yes, ouch.
Wonder if he'll be able to make a full recovery.  Makes you think twice about how dangerous the sport can really be.  All we see is the glory of it and forget about the happenings between.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:26am
Wow that's some crazy ass story dude
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 1:25pm
what the crap damn, that looks horrendous
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 1:51pm
Usually when i see the title with snowboarder/skier and tree in it usually somebody died. Fortunately for him, he is okay and not dead.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 2:21pm
Smart of him to throw his feet forward. The reason why most people die is they go straight into it. If the nose of your board hits the tree, your head will be the first part of the body to hit the tree. Really sucks, hope to hear he gets back on the slopes soon.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 3:44pm
I winced a little at the pictures of the wound...I hope he recovers fast and returns to do what he loves. I just can't help but feeling like giving the skier a good smack on the left side of his head. Maybe it's because he's a skier lmao I tend to have a negative attitude towards skiers :P "the person in front has the right of way" blahblah...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 3:46pm
Owen Wilson died recently by snowboarding into a tree!  Hope this guy is ok!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:01pm
damn, I hate seeing pictures like that, but I am stoked he wants to continue riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:09pm
holy crap. those pics with those metal stakes sticking out of his legs. ugh. i would be sick if that happened to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:13pm
Good Lord! I absolutely love riding through the trees, but I'm afraid this may happen to me someday...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:19pm
Some really nasty snaps there but it's also a good reminder that we aren't invincible. 46MPH, though - really?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 6:59pm
Sucks they didn't get it right the first time..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:04pm
Jesus... practicing riding switch and going 40 mph?  Wow good dedication on his part to get back snowboarding.  Insane story.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:24pm
Wow, that is some crazy stuff!  I wonder what his medical bill looks like.  I love how a doctor just so happens to be there skiing and his doctor just so happens to be a boarder.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:32pm
Wow... what a story... Maybe practice riding switch slower??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 7:37pm
riding into trees is no joke... I know someone who died doing that....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 8:06pm
OUCH, that's really fast to hit a tree and after reading that blog I feel really bad how much bad luck he has had trying to recover. Hopefully he can get back to full strength someday and ride again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 8:37pm
Wow, that is a pretty amazing story. Be careful out there kids!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 8:59pm
Nature really kicked his butt!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by VTBear

I always wondered how an advanced rider could hit a tree and be severly injured.. or die..

its not like they just pop out.. and when you are in the trees, isn't hard to get enough speed?

Really Pro hit tree pretty often. 

I have been really lucky, I have got really close a few time, I stubbed my toe on a tree while riding.  It wasn't anything bad b/c I made the turn but almost didn't. I think that is downing to be my in snowboarding. I love getting close to them b/c there is powder there still a lot. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2011 at 10:04pm
A couple years ago an expert skiier at our local hill died when she hit a tree on a double diamond run.
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