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    how not to ride teeter totters

    a short funny clip shot last week in whistler on river runs through it. this is a classic example how not to ride skinnies and teeter totters. and yer another classic example on why helmets should always be worn when cycling. this is quite brutal and not for the faint hearted, luckily col wasnt badly hurt just a few bruises and a damaged ego. hope you enjoy it, ( i know colin didnt )
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    looks like colin should invest in a neck brace and full face.

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    I've seen that exact scenario result in a broken neck. Colin's very lucky.

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    was he clipped in or did he just refuse to take his right foot off the pedal?

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    wow that sucks...

    two words for him...

    wheelie drop

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    wait... people still ride skinnies and teeter totters? Glad he wasn't hurt.

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    Looks like he tucked his head in and landed on his backpack/shoulder, a wheelie drop atempt there would probably have still been a crash, but less risk of piledriving your head.

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    Looks like he tried to pp the front his left leg went down to push off and the teeter went down so he lost any push off...


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    ugh my back hurts watching that
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    was he clipped in or did he just refuse to take his right foot off the pedal?
    same question...

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    Dayem! We rode that teeter several times last year and never really thought about the height. Just goes to show how quickly things can go really bad....
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    flats and bail
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    I had to dismount that stunt at roughly the same point last summer. Out of shear self preservation, I was able to lift the front end just enough to stay on two wheels, it still hurt though. That is high enough of to give a nice jarring sensation to the body at low speeds. I ended up hitting a very senstive part of the body off my seat, so the rider in the video may have actually faired better than I.

    On a side note, the cross-country or all-mountain trails in that area are grueling in my opinion.

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    OUCH! "Bail" next time man.

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    Ouch, why didn't he take his hands off the handlebars.

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    was he clipped in or did he just refuse to take his right foot off the pedal?
    Ouch, why didn't he take his hands off the handlebars.
    lol he did sorta look like all 4 limbs were duct taped to the bike.

    also why didnt he just keep goingg?? he looked balanced enough to finish it with speed but he just locked everything up lol
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    no he was on flats, (he ditched his spd's last year on our 3rd visit to whistler)
    he does have a fullface lid. he was wearing the tld open face as we were on a xc ride
    i hate to think what would have happend if he had been wearing a normal xc lid.
    as for neck braces, we keep toying with the idea, but thats as far as it goes. i guess this is a classic example of why you should wear one eh.

    as for the bail if you look closley you can see him try to. the story in cols own words after watching the vid back several times.
    he was in to high a gear to pedal so as he got so far up he just stalled. when he realised it was going tits up, he tried to huck off it, as he lunged the momentum made the teeter start to drop. so he tried to push of it with his foot, but this just made the teeter drop even more. at this point it's way to late to bail. as he is still trying to push off the back wheel hangs up and he piledrivers his head into the floor.
    if you look very closley you can just see him tuck his head at the very last second before impact. he is a very lucky man.
    i thought he was a gonner. i thought he had done his neck.collarbone.back.skull ect.
    i cant believe he walked away with just a slightly strained abdominal muscle.

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    In the moto world, we would say "twist that throttle". Seriously, 3 miles an hour faster and he would have been fine. Today's lesson: momentum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolson450
    In the moto world, we would say "twist that throttle". Seriously, 3 miles an hour faster and he would have been fine. Today's lesson: momentum.
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