Just checking to see if anyone has any word on Park's recovery. I know back in Sept or so he said in that ronix vid about how he just did his first wake jump
anyone have any hear say on how he is now? workin on his board/bindings?
if he will be competing by this season?
I really hope he makes it into an event before the end of the year
|There is a picture of him in the new WB Mag. Its on one of the table of contents pages. I think the second one. I dont know if it's a current pic or not, but I didnt recall seeing a knee brace or anything.|
|I kicked it with him a about a month ago, He is a cool @$$ dude! He said its gettin better and if I remember right (I was drunk) He should be good come summer.|
|What happened to him?|
|Ben. An Alligator bit him last april, if it was'nt for his brother Shane jumping in and poking the alligator in the eye he would have been dead.|
RE: Your profile pic
How in the hell were you up that early to take that pic?
|hadnt been to bed yet.|
|Are you freaking serious??? An alligator??? Unbelievable.|
|This is going to hurt I can't be first|
|Yep that's right! An Alligator, right after the attack they called the crockadile hunter to have him catch the beast! Steve Erwin and Shane set out in a canoe to capture the beast! Shane caught it on 5 lb test line with night-crawlers! Right afterwards they both waxed their wakeboards up so they were fast and slippery, then used the Alligator as a slider! |
Now it lives at the Orlando Zoo, in a Cage Marked Parks' Ronix Alligator! Its like 24 feet long and 5 tons!
(Message edited by andy nintzel on February 02, 2007)
|Actually, the real problem was that alligators' teeth are coated with bacteria, so it was not the actual lacerations from the bite that caused so much trouble, it was his body's reaction to the bacteria leading to staph infection, which is serious because these bacteria have become resistant to the antibiotics that we use. It's a big problem, consumer reports just did a report on it. Still lucky Shane or nobody else got more badly hurt in the altercation, I've heard a solid whack from al alligator tail can snap a person's spine like a toothpick.|
|I don't recall an alligator biting him. I thought he got mauled by a manatee?|
|a naked manatee!|
|manatee have bacteria, too|
|I think Shane was pretty upset for quite a while. |
I know they havent been back in the lake that it happened in since the attack. Doc your right the infection he had was horrible.
|I don't know what to believe on this thread... |
|yea that shiz was crazy. he couldn't walk for like 6 months or something like that. damn!|
|So torn ACL???|
from the alligator's teeth
Google "MRSA" if you don't believe me!
|By Byrd (byrd) on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 12:53 pm:
|Yeah, during the incident, the alligator smacked him in the knee with its tail and dislocated it and messed up all his knee guts...|
|knee guts! |
Is that like deez?
|It was bad, he could of lost his leg. I talked to his mom Betty right after the attack and she was a wreck!! (understandable though) I never understood why they never mentioned his name in the article in the newspaper. Maybe he witheld it cuz of contracts or something?|
|Actually, I believe they were trying purposely to keep the Bonifay name out of it in case of any PETA involvement, considering what eventually happened to the gator.|
|Yeah I didnt think about that. PETA is bad here in Polk County. They even tried to close a tourist place here for selling goats milk fudge. |
PETA (people eating tasty animals)
Thats pretty damn talented to be able to catch that gator on 5lb test line with night crawlers!!!!
|He had the drag set super loose.|
|Nice try on the naked manatee story! Do u think i'm stupid or something? I dont think its very funny to joke about such a serious accident, but it was only a matter of time till someone was bite by an alligator boarding. RIP Parks|
|I had the same thing happen after puffing on some Kona Gold and downing a few beers before riding one morning @ Lake Elsinore. The fresh water crocs are really aggresive and pack a bite. Sounds like they like that Kona stuff. Or maybe the beer smell acts like some kind of chum. |
|I heard Harf came to his rescue, and it was lucky for Parks his lips are so big. Harf actually sucked out much of the harmful algae prior to the paramedics arrival, preventing the infection from getting to his vital arteries.|
|Nice to see such a creative group of people. This is great. |
|sorry i didnt know i made this post on wakeboarder.com |
|Gators love chicken, so they should of thrown Philip Soven in to get the gators attention.|
|I swear to God, Wakeworld gets better everyday! the best part is all the "I heard" statements because there is so much of that crap in wakeboarding from people trying to act like they are part of the game. Therefore... |
I heard that after he got mauled by the gator he let a Pluvianus aegyptius (those birds that eat the mung out of a gators mouth) eat the bacteria out of his gaping wound to make sure it didn't get infected. Only the stupid thing was cross-eyed and missed 5/12ths of the bacteria particles. Birds suck!
|By Billy (woreout) on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 7:31 pm: |
Gators love chicken, so they should of thrown Philip Soven in to get the gators attention.
|First of all, the gator only attacked him because he'd been wearing the same smelling shorts for over 6 months. The rotten smell coming from his crotch attracted the predator. It smelled like rotten chicken a Florida Gator delicacy!|
|I thought I heard that the Ronix alligator was the lightest alligator ever, by at least 5 pounds.|
|Talked to Parks all day yesterday at our booth at the Dallas Boat Show and he says his leg is finally better, he will be riding this year, and he is done shaping his board for 2008 and they are working on putting it into the computer now.|
|Actually, the gator is the one that ended up with the horrible infection and died. The gators last words on record was, |
" Damn that tasted like Sh#*"
and moments later he took his last breath.
|By Byrd (byrd) on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:58 am:
|I agree, a chicken named Froggy wont last too long around a hungry gator...|
|As a side note, that canoe that shane and steve erwin were in, put out a better wake than cc, mastercraft, and malibu...... |
Of course, none of this would have happened if the gator owned a diesel, or would have demoed how other riders tasted, or if Bling would have just put some LED's on the gator....