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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:57 am 
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saw this on kevins face book and its all over the internet, so figured id share it here :shock: scares the shit out of me, hope he recovers well, and outta make anyone think about strenghtening up your buggy where it matters :idea: who cares about weight when your head could look like that :idea: Image

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 Post subject: Re: MUST SEE
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:52 am 
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:shock: I just about lost my breakfast on that one. That's nasty!

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Luck it didn't break his freakin neck

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 Post subject: Re: MUST SEE
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:07 am 
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The Artic Cat 'cages' are complete shite anyway.
Bars going to nowhere, bends for no reason, and no triangulation - which is why I bitch at some of you guys for yours too :lol:

Seriously, the ones over here aren't even allowed to enter a competition site until the cage has been chopped off and a proper one fitted:

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Wow! that's nasty! I wish I had this pic last summer. we did a job for this guy and he had a razor an which his son chopped the top off and made his own due to the fact of it not being strong enough. so the guy showed me the buggy and right away I told him it wasn't safe and I kinda upset the guy but I ws being honest. The pipe they used was pipe NOT tubing and they didn't even use a bender so all bends were kinked and the pipe was rusty and thin as hell. When he started being a jackoff I wish I could of showed him this ! Maybe it would of changed his outlook on how things work

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 Post subject: Re: MUST SEE
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holy shit!!! whats the story behind that pic

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 Post subject: Re: MUST SEE
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That makes me evaluate Helments again! :shock:

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Odyknuck wrote:
That makes me evaluate Helments again!

The helmet would have prevented the soft tissue injury but that energy needs to go somewhere. Your neck is next in line and I would rather have 86 staples then a broken neck.
This guy is just plane lucky to be alive and I can see Arctic Cat and the rest of them getting sued for not having cages that can hold up to a high speed roll over crash.

It goes back to using the vehicle within it's design parameters. Very few of our buggy cages are designed to withstand a 50 or 60 mph roll over. More of us have been lucky in not having something like this happen but then again most of us don't run around at top speed everywhere we go.

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That energy goes into deforming the padding inside the helmet after the shell flexes if you're wearing any halfway decent helmet.


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I have pulled helmets off of dead guys before so I kinda have first hand experience with head injury's. Your head looks like his does inside the helmet no matter how good the helmet is. Working in Emergency Medical Services for 20+ years you get to see some pretty messed up stuff. I worked as a rescue tech at a dirt track for a bunch of years. I have extricated several guys with broken necks out of their race cars. Each one lived and a couple returned to racing. The point is their cages are built to with stand the speed they operate at. The cages of these side by sides are NOT. I have ridden with Ody in his Commander, belted in without a helmet on and felt safe because he knows the limitations of the car. Not driving around like a 12 year old has a lot to do with it.
If I ever ride in one again I will have a helmet on.

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 Post subject: Re: MUST SEE
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I don't dispute the cages are shocking, I do dispute that him having a helmet on wouldn't have reduced his head trauma, I've seen many smashed helmet casings from cage contact that resulted in nothing but some bruising on the head after a big roll or flip. I've also seen a few friends die even with a helmet on because there's only so much they will mitigate.

There's plenty of times I run without a helmet when we're just running the car up and down a trail to bed things in, or giving sedate passenger trips, but that's a convenience thing rather than a safety one.

Having said that, I'm still a bit suspicious about that head picture after looking at it a few times, it doesn't look right at all for what's supposed to have happened.


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thats why i drive a convertable buggy....nothin but a little road rash to worry about

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plumberbill wrote:
holy shit!!! whats the story behind that pic

dont really know! but look how the 2 center bars are all in the center on that thing :shock: either way his head is FUKT :shock: them razor & sxs companys need to do something about those cages before someone dies, if that hasnt happend yet :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: MUST SEE
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And that is why i DO NOT like side by sides.. Hope he has a speedy recovery with no complications he is lucky to be alive!!

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