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Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       08-19-2008, 5:09 AM Reply   
This is a good one

http://www.dumpalink.com/videos/Nasty_wakeboarding_accident-gihg.html
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-19-2008, 5:33 AM Reply   
Looked like he was okay, the board was another story.
Old    walt            08-19-2008, 5:38 AM Reply   
Was that a old LF trip ?
Old    MCXSTAR (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-19-2008, 6:21 AM Reply   
one less life. How many lives left?
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       08-19-2008, 6:58 AM Reply   
Looks like a 2000 LF Trip 138
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-19-2008, 7:28 AM Reply   
what a dumba@# driver why would he be that close to the rocks in the fist place. that could've easily been avoided
Old    Erik Jernberg (juniorhawk)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-19-2008, 7:50 AM Reply   
Oh my god...

I have always wondered about those narrow (yet always calm) riding locations. Now I know that my nightmares can come true. Thank goodness he is ok.
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-19-2008, 8:15 AM Reply   
What a dumb arse! Easily could have been killed. When will people learn that the earth doesn't flinch! I learned that real fast while skydiving.
Old    Erik Jernberg (juniorhawk)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-19-2008, 8:20 AM Reply   
Ugh. I just noticed that the riding location wasn't narrow.

Bad decision on the part of the driver, and the rider ....sort of.

The driver is basically in charge of operations on my boat - even if I'm riding, the driver is still in charge. In this case the driver was too close to the rocks - and that fella could have had his head smashed. Kind of gives me chills. I am glad he's ok.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-19-2008, 10:34 AM Reply   
I'll admit that I too have put a board into rocks along a bank carying a little too much speed after a TS180 in a tight spot. Just a few nicks on the board but my back was bruised pretty good. The rocks were submerged but I knew they were there. I do not fault the driver because I knew it was tight but did the jump anyway.

If the rider is experienced, I think most of the culpability lies with the rider....you know "look before you leap". In the video, the rider would be able to clearly see that huge pile of rocks. Yeah the driver shouldn't put the rider in danger but we don't know if he had to take that path to avoid another boat or something else.
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-19-2008, 10:42 AM Reply   
Was that Shmitty???
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-19-2008, 12:12 PM Reply   
That reminds me of Josh Sanders down at OWC for the 2005 or 6 PWT when he did a 313 and slid into the rock divider. Wasn't that gnarly though
Old    Tony (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-19-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
Maybe this was a setup approach for something? Maybe there was a pile of rocks he was gonna olley or a buoy up ahead. Could be lots of stuff. The rider has to notice that he was on top of the jagged shore line, my guess is it was a pre planned approach and a submerged rock just came up and bit him.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-19-2008, 1:45 PM Reply   
Kinda did look like Shmitty. Only thing missing is the bottle of Jack.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-19-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
I'm with 'atthelake'. If it is an experienced rider and/or they know the surroundings. I grew up riding in bayous that sometimes had very tight turn arounds, tight enough that the rider could not cut out an inch. I know that I'm in control of where I go behind the boat and that if the boat is doing something I don't like... I let go.
Old    Jesse Lee (ldp_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2008       08-19-2008, 5:01 PM Reply   
Was that move called... front roll of the rock kicker?!
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-19-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
i think that was a land tanny

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