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Old    Taylor H (maliburider456)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-05-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
has anyone had their arm go through the handle on a spin when wakeboarding? i did it for my first time and it sucks!Upload
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-05-2008, 3:45 PM Reply   
What does your arm look like? I have seen some close calls from my mirror, and I have heard of some pretty nasty shoulder injury from an arm through the handle.
Old    ManFox (h20jnky)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-05-2008, 4:00 PM Reply   
torn rotator cuff for me 3 yrs ago.. took forever to heel too! that handle looks pretty worked was that your arm that did that or the lawnmower?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-05-2008, 4:06 PM Reply   
Ouch,that's going to leave a mark!!
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-05-2008, 4:10 PM Reply   
I remember a thread like this, some gruesome stuff. Looks like your murray handle took a beating aswell.
Old    Taylor H (maliburider456)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-05-2008, 4:11 PM Reply   
that was my arm! i did a 360 on the transfer box and my arm went through the handle. i thought it was broken but i just bruised my muscle and may have torn some stuff. my arm pit is blue from bruising. im hoping it will be fine in 2 weeks for the pro tour
Old    Justin Chase (veritas)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-05-2008, 8:00 PM Reply   
My cousin fell and had the same thing happen a few years ago when we were boarding at the same time...He bent the handle so far it wasn't even funny...and it kicked his ass too!

Tore off his $300 watch and almost ripped his wrist off while taking the watch.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-05-2008, 9:45 PM Reply   
Taylor. Yea that sounds accurate. I wouldn't be suprised if your entire arm turns blue/black. thats why you have two arms anyway.
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-05-2008, 9:47 PM Reply   
osmosis spins from now on?
Old    rick (justcoz5)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-05-2008, 11:36 PM Reply   
holy smokes you didn't break your arm? How much do u curl, 750lbs???

Hang that thing on your wall and thank God every night you have 2 arms still
Old    Taylor H (maliburider456)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-06-2008, 5:15 AM Reply   
haha i thought my arm was broken. my friends mom did that when trick skiing and it ripper her bicep around so i am lucky that didnt happen to me! i actually curl 850. i am pulling my friend wakeboarding and i just have to watch him ride. it is torture!
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-06-2008, 5:37 AM Reply   
I saw Nick Davies doing roll to blinds all day long with the handle clinched in the bend of his elbow. I bet it hurt if he fell like that.
Old     matt c (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-06-2008, 5:41 AM Reply   
done that before major tears in the shoulder took a year to fully recover.
Old    Brett Van Hemmen (bvanhemmen)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-06-2008, 7:30 AM Reply   
My brother did that last year. Now he has a large indent in his arm where the doctor said it was fine, but in all reality looks like it tore something in his bicep. Anyways, anyone know of a handle that reduces putting your arm through it? He's a little gun shy now since it happened twice in 2 weeks but only the last one did him in.
Old    gotwake123            05-06-2008, 11:06 AM Reply   
I was with Taylor at Gravity Research Compound this weekend when he did it and i was filming and when he fell I paddled over in the conoe and thought the handle looked weird so I picked it up and I couldn't beleave it. the rope snapped and it was hard to belive that the handle bent in half like that. I couldn't even bend it back. Me and taylor are making a video with the footage of the whole weekend today so i will post it if i have the fall on one of the tapes.
Old    KEVIN (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-06-2008, 6:11 PM Reply   
yeah saw a guy get is arm caught through the hanlde this weekend it wasnt pretty!! be careful!
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-06-2008, 6:18 PM Reply   
Isn't Taylor a "she" Steven you sure you got that right Taylor.
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2008, 6:22 PM Reply   
wonder if that handle is covered by warranty?
Old    Taylor H (maliburider456)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-06-2008, 6:56 PM Reply   
what are you talking about? im a guy. yah i think it is covered by warranty. it wasnt my handle and the rope snapped too
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2008, 10:12 PM Reply   
how the hell do you break a spectra rope? it had to be frayed somewhere. those have a breaking stregnth of 3000 pounds and up. your arm is more likely to come off then break that!
Old    Tim Kunz (innerlaced)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-06-2008, 10:28 PM Reply   
no but i have had my head go through it, don't ask me how it happened. i still feel lucky to come away from it without breaking my neck Upload
Old    C.Gonzales (05buvlx)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-08-2008, 7:29 AM Reply   
When I WAS a three event skier, I saw a girl go off the jump head first and her head went through the handle and dragged her. If it was'nt for the driver being very well trained she could have died. I believe all she got out of it was a broken jaw. That is part of the reason jump handles are small now (if any of you have seen a jump handle).
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-08-2008, 11:59 AM Reply   
Taylor my bad, sorry, there is a young girl ripper that posts on here that uses Taylor M. I must have been dislexic that day.
Old    Luke Power (powercorps)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-08-2008, 12:07 PM Reply   
Darin Shapiro crashed once on a railey and his head went through the handle and broke the line...

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