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X-Games Snowmobiler Caleb Moore Passes Away From Injuries - January 31, 2013, 11:58 AM

He didn't pull through. Passed away this morning from injuries sustained after a bad landing where the front end planted and then endo him, and then tumbled on top of him.



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January 31, 2013, 12:02 PM

Damn that is sad to hear.


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January 31, 2013, 12:06 PM

Damn.....RIP. prayers for his family and brother who watched it happen
It didn't look too bad at first and he walked away. At least he went out pushing himself and doing what he loved.
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January 31, 2013, 12:52 PM

Man that sucks. I know the old saying "well he died doing what he loved" but dam.

I wonder what kind of body protection do they wear?

Here is the link to the video. Don't watch it if you don't want to see someone broke in 2.

Winter X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies after Colorado crash (with video) | Other Sports | Detroit Free Press | freep.com


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January 31, 2013, 01:01 PM

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Man that sucks. I know the old saying "well he died doing what he loved" but dam.

I wonder what kind of body protection do they wear?

Here is the link to the video. Don't watch it if you don't want to see someone broke in 2.

Winter X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies after Colorado crash (with video) | Other Sports | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
For the most part it is the same as moto...pressure suit body armor and some dont where any as it can impair movement a bit.
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For the most part it is the same as moto...pressure suit body armor and some dont where any as it can impair movement a bit.
A snowmobile has to weigh 200 pounds more than an MX bike. I don't think that any protection could really be enough.
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For the most part it is the same as moto...pressure suit body armor and some dont where any as it can impair movement a bit.
I am not sure much would help with a 450 pound sled landing on you but something is better than nothing.


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January 31, 2013, 01:03 PM

RIP

Sad thing was he walked off and his heart supposedly quit later.
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I am not sure much would help with a 450 pound sled landing on you but something is better than nothing.
True.
I remember one of the suit makers, I believe Dianese, had developed an airbag suit of some sort. I wonder if this concept, strengthened and made more robust could help stave off injuries for these guys. Granted, the would probably be a weight penalty but how much realistically? 20lbs? Less, more?



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I thought the air suits used gyros and accelerometers to detect when to deploy. How would you keep it from going off while doing flips and landing violently but not wrecking?
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January 31, 2013, 01:37 PM

Meh it was a freak crash. First death at X.
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Sad thing was he walked off and his heart supposedly quit later.
Yep. Reminds me of that death Sportbike Track Time had a few years ago at Barber. Guy lost it crossing the top of the clocktower turn and went for a cruise along the armco at the top of the track. The EMT's wanted to take him in because of the bruising he had across his chest but he refused because he belonged to a religion that doesn't believe in modern medicine. He died on the way home when the small tear in his aorta ruptured.


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January 31, 2013, 02:09 PM

Really sad to hear... I was watching that when he crashed.. looked really bad, but then he got up and walked away.. You figure all good. Then they said he had some bleeding around his heart.. then an issue with his brain relating to the heart issue.. my guess is he had a blood clot, or a stroke.. either way, it sucks big time. His brother and him were so much fun to watch because they thought outside the box.. tandem backflip anyone? RIP Rider..


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I thought the air suits used gyros and accelerometers to detect when to deploy. How would you keep it from going off while doing flips and landing violently but not wrecking?
My understanding is that it was activated via a tether connected to the bike and rider's body. When the pin was pulled enough force it would deploy the bags.



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