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Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-26-2005, 6:17 PM Reply   
i hope this isn't someone we know.

sorry for the link to the other site. i wasn't sure if this is a rider that frequents ww or not.
Old     (wakehype)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-26-2005, 6:28 PM Reply   
That is crappy. At least he threw up a peace sign. How might I ask did he cut his hand off? Something tells me the prop MAY have been involved?
Old    walt            05-26-2005, 6:33 PM Reply   
The story was pretty vague.
Old     (wakehype)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-26-2005, 6:36 PM Reply   
Exactly. I shouldnt be jumping to conclusions, it starts wars lol. Dang, that has to suck, poor guy.
Old    drewsky24            05-26-2005, 6:54 PM Reply   
How do you do that?
Old     (leykis1o1)      Join Date: May 2005       05-26-2005, 7:38 PM Reply   
you mean he like cut half his hand off?...i had to take my Girlfriend to the ER last weekend cause the wakeboard struck her in the head and she had to have like 8 stiches
Old    wickedwake            05-26-2005, 7:46 PM Reply   
He was probably trying a grab on a Byerly
Old     (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-26-2005, 8:50 PM Reply   
rope was probably wraped around his hand and then the boat took off. Yank, no more hand
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       05-26-2005, 9:01 PM Reply   
Man that sucks. Really curious on how it really happened.
Old     (h20jnky)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-26-2005, 9:09 PM Reply   
lame... everyone be careful this weekend!
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-26-2005, 9:32 PM Reply   
Old    ridehyperlite            05-26-2005, 11:07 PM Reply   
Clay, the Byerlys are sharp, my buddy cut his arm in a crash on his byerly the other day when we when out.
Old     (wakehound)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-27-2005, 8:47 AM Reply   
Wow that sucks. I wonder if it was the rope, or an I/O surfing incident.

Watch your riders out there...
Old    wickedwake            05-27-2005, 8:50 AM Reply   
Jeff: One of my riding buddies rides an 04 Byerly. If you grab that thing Tindy you run the risk of stitches. I dont even like taking it out of the tower racks LOL.

Old     (gmarkham1)      Join Date: Sep 2003       05-27-2005, 9:30 AM Reply   
props on inboards cut too!

Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-27-2005, 9:37 AM Reply   
Seriously sad. Never cool to hurt yourself doing something you love. Everyone once in a while we have to remember that our hobby of choice can be dangerous. Its easy to get really comfortable out there and get lax with safety.

Everyone have a good weekend. Watch for the drunk guys, try not to be one yourself. Don't need any tragic stories on tuesday.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-27-2005, 1:39 PM Reply   
Where is the story? How do we know that guy was even wakeboarding? Am I missing something obvious?
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-27-2005, 2:01 PM Reply
Old     (jeffr)      Join Date: May 2002       05-31-2005, 2:05 PM Reply   

Just a reminder on being safe on the water.

Why yes it is a small world… it turns out a friend at work knows this guy from his home -town high school…. And was telling me about this today at lunch.

The story I heard is that the guy was shooting video of a friend wakeboarding while sitting on the edge of the boat and holding on to the tower…. The rider fell while some other boat or pwc was in the area and the driver made a fast turn around to protect his fallen rider. It appears the guy lost his balance and reached for the tower and rope as he fell over backwards from the boat. Not exactly sure on the details of speed… but short story seems to be that he got hung up on the rope and severed his hand. Ouch! Another friend in the boat was able to dive in and retrieve the hand…. But they were unable to reattach it at Harbor View Hospital.

Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-31-2005, 2:16 PM Reply   
This is why drivers get very expensive tickets when someone sits up on the rail while the boat is under way. This really sucks. I hope he keeps riding.


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