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Old 09-06-2005, 10:59 PM
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Waterski Jumping gone bad!

My brother skis for the Min-Aqua Bats waterski show in Northern Wi, and just to show how dangerous the jumping event can be here are a couple photos of his leg

He now has a 14 inch metal plate in his leg from just below the hip to just above the knee on his femur bone. 4 separate breaks in total!

OUCH!!!



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Old 09-06-2005, 11:00 PM
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:05 PM
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UH, that's gonna leave a mark!

Here's hoping for a speeding recovery for your brother Eric!
How did it happen?

Is that some of BigMac's handy work?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:09 PM
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Damn!! What was he trying to do? A gainer or a heli or something?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:12 PM
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UH, that's gonna leave a mark!

Here's hoping for a speeding recovery for your brother Eric!
How did it happen?

Is that some of BigMac's handy work?

He has been jumping for 2 or 3 years now, and this happened on the last jump of his set. He had already landed the first 7 and this happened on the 8th! Basically, from what I understand he was doing ride overs with alittle pop and cut prior to the ramp....
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:24 PM
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Sorry to hear the news Erk.
Give him our best.
We hope for a speedy recovery.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:25 PM
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He will be on cruches for another 8 weeks or so! This accident actually happened right at the end of June, but I haven't had time to put up the pics.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:28 PM
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here's to his speedy recovery erk, that looks nasty
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:33 PM
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I feel bad for your brother. I can imagine how bad he felt the rest of the summer as his team continued on without him. Wish him a speedy recovery!
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:37 AM
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Ouch!
How is he doing now?
Hope he is back at it in the spring.
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