PSA - stay safe out there
PeauxB last edited by
Hey guys, I know all of you have moms that try overly hard to keep you safe everyday, but I just wanted to share that I lost a dear friend on a one wheel last month. He was at a park having fun on a level surface, and all we know is that he sustained head injuries that he could not overcome.
I joined this forum I guess to help me understand how this could be possible, and it seems more plausible given what I have read about nosedive. Anyways, keep my buddy E in mind when you’re out there. Stay safe.
skyman88 last edited by skyman88
@PeauxB Super sorry to hear this news. That’s really sad to know someone has lost their life to this sport.
Was your friend in Houston?
BrentNice last edited by
@PeauxB I'm so sorry this happened to your friend. Unfortunately, I think any activity where you're traveling more than a few miles an hour (biking, skateboarding, roller skating, etc) then there is a potential for severe head injuries. I can only assume that if he died of head injuries he was either not wearing a helmet or something truly unlucky happened to him. True a nosedive can be a source of sudden and severe falls as the rider isn't expecting it, but falls can happy for a variety of reasons other than nosedives. Whatever happened, I'm very sorry to hear about it.
LidPhones last edited by
So sorry for your loss. Appreciate the post / reminder to gear up before rides.
Kielanders last edited by Kielanders
Sorry for your loss.
I'm not sure if your friend was wearing a helmet, but here's a vid of a guy that captured his wipeout, 'accidentally' showing how hard his head slammed the pavement.
He was wearing a helmet and was able to get-up and walk away, but it clearly reveals just how bad the head injury would have been had he not had his safety gear.
Enterusername last edited by
I'm really sorry about your friend. I lost 2 friends to kite boarding due to head injuries (no helmets) and a lot of friends involved in paraglider tragedies. I busted my on stupid head on rocks 20 years ago in a kite boarding in an accident and it was a miracle I survived. Since then, I always wear helmets when I do stuff like this. Thanks I got a second chance. Listen y'all, the helmet isn't just for you, but to help prevent tragedies that hurt all those who care for you. It kills me to think I almost orphaned my son due to being too reckless. I agree, ride safe .
DreamTour last edited by
@Enterusername If I'm near cars, or riding faster than 10 on pavement, I'm wearing a helmet. Even if I feel like a kook. I want my son to think helmets are cool, so I never ride without one in front of him. Before I REALLY push the limits, I'm going to get motorcycle gear.
These are the kind of things you do when you are 40 and have tasted dirt a few too many times, knowing at this age the next time might be a life altering injury. All that said- if I die on my OneWheel, at least I will have lived!