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    Anybody See That Skater Drop 50 Ft?
    Just saw this on ESPN:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBvCrSjpx9I

    and walks away. At the end of the clip when they show it in slow motion, you can really see the impact, his shoes even fly off, crazy.

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    all I can say is "wow". He did know what to do to avoid hitting his head first. He controlled the fall. That had to be part of what saved him from serious injury. Hope there aren't complications later from delayed swelling.
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    speed wobble sucks dude.....insane

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    Cant believe he walked away from that! Now that's going Phat to Flat! Ha.

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    He'll feel that one in the morning for sure. Ouch!

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    That'll leave a mark !!

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    He suffered only a slight concussion. Unbelievable.

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    I just HATE it when that happens...

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    That was a wicked fall. My wife could hardly stand to watch it. Man that was crazy - I'm glad he was able to walk away!
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    holy smokes..

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    This might sound kind of stupid... but does anyone happen to have a rough idea of how fast he was going when he hit. I mean, there is a maximum velocity that things can fall right? What I mean is once you get passed a certain point, you might as well be jumping out of an airplane. I would think you would have to fall pretty far for that, but I'm just bored and pondering this.

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    The terminal velocity for a human is typically 120-200 mph, although in 50 feet you don't have enough time to get over about 25-30 mph. It takes about 6 seconds to get to terminal velocity, and you'll fall 500-600 feet in that amount of time.
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    Thanks for posting that... I felt kind of stupid for asking it, but it was something I was wondering about. 25-30 mph is still really fast. It's a miracle he is alive.

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    He was actually pretty badly hurt. He spent 2-3 days in the hospital due to bruised lungs and liver, and a fractured vertebra, as well as the concussion. Apparantly bleeding from his liver was the worst injury. But they do say he's recovering ok now.
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    I'm surprised they didn't strap him down and secure the neck etc. and carry him off instead of walking off. Don't want to take those kind of chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    I'm surprised they didn't strap him down and secure the neck etc. and carry him off instead of walking off. Don't want to take those kind of chances.
    Good point. That's what is usually done whenever someone gets hurt like that. In fact, I was at a college basketball game five years or so ago, when a cheerleader suffered a "slight" injury and they stopped the game for 20-30 minutes while they immobilized her and took her off on a gurney. (she was fine.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    I'm surprised they didn't strap him down and secure the neck etc. and carry him off instead of walking off. Don't want to take those kind of chances.
    Ouch! this must've been some fall... The video is no longer available on Youtube, so I wasn't able to watch it.

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    I am obviously late to this thread. However, I was watching it live on television and I think my friend and I at the time just sat there in disbelief at how his shoes popped off.

    I mean, when Tony Hawk said, "I truly thought when he hit, he wasn't going to make it." I knew for sure it was a miracle because he has seen it all.

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    OK this is not related to skateboarding, but for those entertained by this skater check out three of the biggest cliff drops ever from extreme skiers.

    it'll make your skin crawl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX564wM05SY

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    This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by ESPN, Inc.

    Awww spoilsports

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    Here's another version of it. It's posted so many times, I don't know how they are going to keep it from being up there. The skater's name is Jake Brown.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSxqt0tEhe8

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    that second guy missed the rocks by a foot damn!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    The terminal velocity for a human is typically 120-200 mph, although in 50 feet you don't have enough time to get over about 25-30 mph. It takes about 6 seconds to get to terminal velocity, and you'll fall 500-600 feet in that amount of time.
    Mike, As a former paratrooper, I'm surprised by the 500-600 feet in 6 seconds. I'm, not saying your wrong, because I don't actually know, but we would count to 4 seconds before pulling our reserve, and we were jumping from 800 feet. Of course my chute always opened by the count of 2, so I never got to test the reserve.

    Mark my word, someone will die on these SUPER jumps at the X games.

    Like my momma always used to say "stupid is as stupid does"

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    Is this like me doing 175 on my 1100 Kawasaki motorbike? I epxect so... mad rush of excitement that you just cant explain to anyone... you have to do it to understand it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stAngel
    Is this like me doing 175 on my 1100 Kawasaki motorbike? I epxect so... mad rush of excitement that you just cant explain to anyone... you have to do it to understand it
    I hope you are not on the roads when you do that. I would probably forget which side to drive on over there, and that would be disastourous!

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