Jake Brown Horrific Crash at X GAMES 13

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Didn't wanna bury this in sports..


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


LOS ANGELES – Already leading last night's X Games 13 Skateboard Big Air event going into his fifth and final jump, Encinitas' Jake Brown went for broke. The Australian native rolled down the 80-foot ramp, then spun two revolutions across a 70-foot gap.
Soaring up the 27-foot quarterpipe after landing, Brown attempted what's called a 540 McTwist, a twisting, turning trick with 1½ revolutions.

What followed was one of the most frightening falls in X Games history. The 5-foot-6 Brown lost his board, his momentum carrying him away from the quarterpipe ramp. Flailing and kicking his arms and legs like a tumbling cat, Brown dropped an estimated 45 feet to the flat wooden deck, landing so violently on his legs that one of his shoes flew across the floor.

For two minutes, Brown lay motionless on the deck.

“I seriously thought he was dead, broke his back or broke both legs,” said fellow skater Pierre-Luc Gagnon of Carlsbad. “That was the gnarliest slam I've ever seen in my life.”
 
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Holy shit. I knew what was coming from the story and still cringed when I saw it. He was damn lucky to wack away from that one.
 

Fruit Monkey

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OMG HE LOST HIS SHOES (sol rosenberg voice)

Im fucking laughing so fucking hard. Jesus christ its funny cause he walked away but the effort to get there
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

I have to leave this thread and never come back i got frugals sound in the background and im fucking crying literally
 
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A bar I was in last night had the X-Games on and saw it happen live. The entire bar pulled a whoa after they showed the crash in Slo-mo...
 

Capt.Hilarious

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The last angle is the best - you can really see the impact and how he bounces. He is one lucky bastard.
 
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BreeZyBaBii187

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wow. it almost looked animated
 

hjpt

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I love the flailing legs. Feets don't fail me now!
The hamster in a wheel w/o the wheel move was priceless. I loffed so hard that the person next to me in the airport bar gave me a dirty look. That'll teach him to buy Acme skateboards.
 

Chino Kapone

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that shit sucks. he had to have had a concussion or internal blleding or something. that is one of the sickest crashes i have ever seen. ive been launched in the middle of an 8' halfpipe on my fruit boots before. i was done that day


45 feet is just an insane height to fall from and still be ok.
 

MyKneeGrows

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Just a matter of time before one of these guys gets paralyzed or dies....I'm guess before this weekend is over.
 

Sparkstalker

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Holy shit. How he walked away from that, I'll never understand.
 

jackjack

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Holy shit. How he walked away from that, I'll never understand.
Me either. A fall from a four story building onto concrete is only marginally survivable, and guaranteed to fuck you up. That board surface was probably pretty springy, so that and a lot of luck helped.
It almost seemed like he knew how he needed to land, and was trying to get into a specific position. Guess it worked.
Still, quick rough math, it's a 50 or so MPH hit.
 

BJQueen

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"WOOHOO X-GAMES!!!! I ROCK!!!!"

Was that his response immediately following? Isn't that what makes the x-games fun to watch?

Lucky F-ER
 

dodisman

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Shoes popping off was fucked....you always hear about in car accidents people getting literally knocked out of their shoes...that was basically the same thing
 

Beeman99

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was that Joe Rogan I heard in the background???
 

Mommadeez4u

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Holy shit-- you evuh see a paira shoes come apart like dat?
 

Smokezilla

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I saw that shit on the local news broadcast last night. . . WOW!:icon_eek:
 

Sparkstalker

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I caught some of the X-Games stuff last night and they showed it again...seeing it on a big TV screen really makes your guts twist.
 

LBF

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Shoes popping off was fucked....you always hear about in car accidents people getting literally knocked out of their shoes...that was basically the same thing



Weirdest shit ever. I had a car wreck when I was 16. A pair of fully laced and tied high tops got knocked off my feet. Didn't even come untied. I have no idea how the hell it happened.


That dude is lucky to be alive, let alone walking away fairly unharmed.