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Video: FISE - Best Crashes of 2014

Jan 29, 2015
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  • 90 7
 I will never understand the no helmet wearing skateboard culture. Be macho that's great but it ain't easy being macho while you drool and slur your words for the rest of your life.
  • 37 10
 No helmet. No ride. Douche at 0:36 should be cut.
  • 44 56
flag Intoxication (Jan 30, 2015 at 8:26) (Below Threshold)
 I dont understand why do you care. They are not threating anybody but themselves by their own choice. There are young people driving cars (or superbikes) like idiots and killing other people, for example. If somebody wanna hazard with their lives, it is their choice as far as I m concerned ...
  • 17 2
 brought to you by TSG....
  • 29 8
 @Intoxication "threating" did you bump your head?
  • 12 5
 threatening
  • 15 5
 Intox, I hear you man. In America most of these dudes don't have health insurance so when they go to the hospital those of us who work hard to pay for our families healthcare end up picking up the tab for their hospital visits in our taxes. Maybe our system is lame but it certainly makes it more of a real issue and not a victimless one. God bless you my bro.
  • 11 0
 That all make sense, but imagine amount of accidents on skateboard compare to amount of people getting treatment for cancer (which is very often caused by smoking = by their own will) . On the other hand I can see that it is also influence youngster to not wear helmets simply because their "models" doesn't...
  • 14 0
 @Intoxication - you are right but the same rules just don't apply to pro-athletes like these. They are role models and set an example which impressionable kids follow. They get paid to represent a brand and paid to be in the public eye so it's not like they can say they didn't sign up for it - and it's not like there is a shortage of talented people who'd take their place if they weren't willing. Frankly, I wouldn't just cut them out of the video, I'd fire them.
  • 7 2
 @Intoxication - Head injuries in extreme sports are extremely easy to minimize the risk of - by wearing a helmet. Cancer is a completely different beast, and doesn't compare well to head injuries in sports.
  • 6 1
 Safety aside, I think helmets in my opinion look way sicker than riding without one. NOBODY is going to judge you for wearing one, in fact they should respect you more. There also should be no excuse to how they "feel", helmets are as comfortable as ever these days. But whatever, I guess that's just natural selection for ya...
  • 7 1
 All down to the organisers, just have a no helmet no ride policy, end of. I can't think of any other sport, or bike discipline where someone would be allowed compete without a helmet, or even want to compete without a helmet. Normally I'd be all for natural selection doing its thing but I have kids now who might be influenced by these madmen
  • 6 7
 Since when did parenting become obsolete and action sports athletes became responsible for every single kid out there? I grew up watching some messed up stuff but I never copied them because I had great parents. I'll never get why people think its everyone else's responsibility to raise their kids. Plus it gets old when every time there's a BMX or skate vid, there's always that kid who complains and has to be the helmet crusader.
  • 5 1
 But in the uk they don't pay for treatment so everyone else has to suffer. Plus the family when their loved one is a cabbage for not wearing a helmet!
  • 4 0
 Thats caped helmet crusader to you punk!
I'm not asking anybody to accept responsibility for raising my kids. Just saying kids are influenced by what they see and in my humble opinion, any sport that involves crashing should have a helmet as mandatory kit. I've written off a few helmets in my day and concussion is scary stuff. It only takes one bad hit. All the rest of the gear; neckbrace, vest, knee, shin, elbow pads, gloves, goggles etc is personal choice. Bones heal, brains don't.
I'm sure the athletes sign a waiver before competitions, but from the organisers point of view, why risk someone getting badly hurt at your comp by hitting their head with no lid on? I don't get it, damn kids these days..
  • 1 1
 @DMCM Neckbrace ain't that bad either. I mean one wrong fall when doing dirt jumps, downhill or other can either make you paralysed or dead.
  • 5 0
 @pcparkfreak - this argument is sooooo tired. Why can't parents and the community BOTH set good examples for children? Not like we're trying to take away your guns or anything crazy like that….
  • 3 0
 Helmets must be required in this kind of sports. No head protection NO RIDE! Event organizers must strickly impose this rules for youngsters sake.
  • 2 5
 robwhynot- then why is it brought up every time by the helmet crusaders whenever PB shows an edit of someone not using a helmet? Its absurd for people to insult or chastise someone over their personal choice of what protective gear to wear. It can easily be turned around on people who DH without any chest protection or don't opt for a LEATT brace. The bottom line is that they're paid to be good at their sport, not to be role models. If your kid's decisions are made only by an edit they watch online, then you've failed as a parent. In other words, quit pretending that they owe society or are more than just a sponsored skateboarder/biker and mind your own business. Its on the same level as parents bitching to TV execs because their shows are too risque and their kids are watching... you know instead of doing your job as a parent.
  • 2 3
 I think the mandatory-helmet-wearing-culture, especially in the USA...is a little absurd. Why is it frowned upon to not wear a helmet whilst tottering through the park on a sunny day....and yet these same frowners don't blink an eye when it comes to getting into a Fiat 500 or whatever to careen down the highway at 75 mph. It's stupid.
  • 2 5
 ^ Because in America (and in some other countries it seems), people think kids are 100% influenced by pro athletes and whatever a pro does, the kid will copy. Because they have this false notion, they believe that pro athletes are and should be considered role models (which they're not outside of their professional skill-set). I think its due in part because they don't believe in personal accountability or they had shitty parents. Either way, you're absolutely right, its incredibly stupid.
  • 3 2
 the logic and thoughtful rationale on these last few posts leaves much to be desired. we have no LAW for helmets, yet seat belts, smoking, drinking ages etc...are all in the same boat. They are things that are different for each participant and yet they have been legislated into law because the empirical evidence shows that they are harmful. Most of what yall are arguing is pure emotion and liberty without responsibility.
  • 2 1
 @Intoxication you lost that battle when your name was intoxication
  • 2 1
 @preach

much of the legislation you mentioned is based on studies. Evidence-based legislation.

However...the statistics on helmet use and attendant safety do not yield such conclusive evidence. A helmet may or may not make riding a bike safer.

Consider that you may be the one relying on dubious information and emotion!
  • 3 4
 ^ To clarify your second point, there are no studies that prove that wearing a helmet will make riding safer, however its common sense that a helmet will be very influential in saving your life or quality of living if something goes wrong.... which it will for everyone at one point. At that point its just a matter of how lucky you are and helmets greatly improve your chances.

The reason some athletes choose not to wear a helmet is because they grew up riding like that and wearing a helmet while technically doesn't affect movement, mentally it f*cks with them because it feels strange to them. The most important aspect in action sports is having the confidence and focus to land the trick. If you all of a sudden start doing something differently, like wearing a helmet, it will mess with your head which brings confidence down and pulls away from complete focus on the maneuver. So for some, wearing a helmet does increase their chances of getting injured.

That's one major point that all the helmet crusaders choose to ignore or are ignorant to and is a big reason why they should mind their own business/children. Let others ride how they're most comfortable and shut the f*ck up.
  • 1 0
 @preach

If someone is argueing liberty then surely they're argueing responsibility too? Freedom and responsibility are bedfellows.
  • 1 0
 wow..

so you're saying I'm going to have to raise my own kids?
  • 44 0
 I really love that trick, you know the one where the rider with no helmet hits the floor face first? Yeah those things are the best.
  • 11 1
 This comment made my Friday
  • 3 0
 Look at from 2:45 till the end, the last rider...
The hit was SO HARD that the poor bike has became devided in 2 parts just right at the headtube.
I can't understand: how this guy remain alive?! He is even not injured, he shows - all ok!
Helmet or lucky looser ?
  • 24 4
 I surely cant be the only one that thinks rollerblading is the lamest thing on the planet. I'd rather watch curling
  • 13 1
 I'm just terrified by the fact that you can't bail. It's like clips but 100000000x worse
  • 5 1
 Every time a roller blader ate it i was like YEAH!
  • 2 0
 say what you will about rollerblading... but curling is rad.
  • 18 0
 Inline skating is still a thing?
  • 4 0
 Had the same thought. I'm not hating, just had no idea it was still around.
  • 3 0
 it looks brutal...
  • 19 2
 I dont understand why skateboarders don't wear helmets?
  • 10 0
 Stupidity tends to be hard to understand.
  • 6 4
 I don't understand why skateboarders skate in the first place....
  • 1 0
 Because it's seriously difficult and takes massive dedication? Riding a bike is childplays by comparison, proven by the fact most people are taught by an amateur when they're a child. Yes I understand the 'best' will take anything to comparable human levels. Mx, snowboard, football, whatever. Even blading. But skateboarding will kick your ass, mentally. But yeah, @steezer, never got why skaters don't lid up. They're constantly around concrete and metal and sharp edges.
  • 9 0
 All I'm going to say on the topic is that a helmet is the only reason I'm alive right now... There have been multiple times that a helmet has either saved my skull or my life. It takes a first class idiot to not wear one.
  • 3 0
 Amen brother! I walked away with a broken orbital, concussion and fractured skull simply rolling off a jersey barrier without a helmet on. I put that lid on when I wake up and know I am going to the mountains now! I have taken some nasty digs that my full face has saved my teeth!
  • 4 0
 Agreed. 5 minute ride down the road to the shop, car runs me off the road and I headbutt the curb at about 25mph - couldn't be bothered to put my helmet on for such a short 'safe' ride, so that was me out for the count....I couldn't speak properly for a week, walk for 2, and it was a month before I could live safely on my own again. It took a year of check ups and scans before I got the all clear. I'm back on the bike now and riding harder than ever, but you'll never see me without a helmet now....I've broken my back before but nothing compares to a head injury. Each to their own but I'd hate for anyone else to have to go through that - wear helmets folks!
  • 1 0
 The defining moment for me was when I went OTB at my local dirt jumps, and landed straight on my head/shoulder. I got up, and had absolutely no idea where I was, or even what time of year it was. Thank goodness I had my friends there to drive me to the hospital. I cracked my helmet (not my skull) and was luckily coherent within the next 6 hours. Without a helmet, no doubt I wouldn't be writing this. Can't believe people would ever think otherwise about head protection!
  • 1 0
 This thread should be printed at the entrance to every bike facility. Whilst I sorta go 'you were jumping without a lid?' to kdstones, I understand how these things occur. And blahblahbikes, I do way too many 'safe' journeys without a lid. Food for thought.
  • 1 0
 Amen. Just reading around people's stories makes me want to wear a helmet wherever I go! Oh, and btw I actually was wearing a lid...
  • 1 0
 Woah, what a donut, I totally didn't read your comment properly. My bad.
  • 9 0
 concussions are really bad.
  • 9 0
 Mmm k
  • 4 1
 If you hit your head without helmet and need medicalatention the rest of your life that menas more tax-money out of my pocket. Ofc by that logic i should not do biking either becaus i could get hurt aswell. The difference is that i use every bit of kit the marked has to offer me to keep me out of the hospital and out on my bike(s), so whats up with skaters?
  • 6 0
 Skaters aren't the best on social responsibility...
  • 1 0
 @medievalbiking

classic comment.

and nice username.
  • 1 0
 got nothing on yours Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Me? Nah, I am good... Didn't even hurt. Any chance you can help me find my face on this 'ere ramp?
  • 10 3
 Rollerblading is still soooooooooo lame
  • 3 1
 If you want to argue that people should wear helmets to reduce tax payer medical costs.. then no one should be doing these sports at all as their are many, many other injuries that also incur medical costs. And then if you want to say that a long term mental disability is extremely expensive and something like a broken bone is less expensive.. well various physical disabilities like broken necks and broken backs can also cause long term expenses. I do think people should be wearing helmets, but it's just a poor way to argue for them.
  • 3 0
 The big topic here is that brain injuries tend to cost sooo much more to heal or treat. Yeah other injuries cost money but the difference between a broken arm and someone being on life support for the next 50 years is a big difference. I think that is why people use this as an argument. Ride on, bro!
  • 1 0
 I think you kind of ignored most of what I said lol. All good though.
  • 1 0
 Well actually I didnt. I addressed the topic you were discussing. But thats cool
  • 1 1
 You discussed the topic. But not the particulars.
  • 1 0
 OK you win
  • 2 0
 Too cool for a helmet homie! He must desire to eat from a straw one day and have help taking a shower for the rest of his life.. on a side note "BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADEEEEEESSSSS!"
  • 1 0
 Intoxication. It DOES affect other people besides them, what about their friggin family members , friends etc. I can't stand it when riders : bike, skate, roller blade etc. thinks it's NOT cool to wear protection , "it's always going to happen to the other guy" bullsh!!, come on wake up, we all do extreme sports , wear protection , I know if I'm going on a hot date , and the girl is unfamiliar I will have protection, don't feel like a STD all my life or an unexpected rug rat !! Get my drift....wear friggin protection all U manly so called men !! I want to walk upright as long as I can !!!
  • 5 1
 3 minutes of cringing and going "owww ya bastard"
  • 5 0
 The 2 Last are so NASTY
  • 2 0
 I like the guy who breaks his bmx in half (takes some doing) smashes his face into the ground and says 'yeah i'm ok' I dont think those medics believe him :-P
  • 5 4
 The dudes on rollerblades freaked me out for a minute as they just looked like they'd dropped out of the sky or something! Daft thing to do anyway if you ask me Wink
  • 4 1
 I wasn't aware roller blades were still a thing.
  • 5 2
 I lost all interest as soon as I saw fruitbooters (rollerbladers!!)
  • 3 0
 Exiting a full pipe at the top...:o
  • 2 0
 And that´s why I´m not good at any of these sports, FEAR, PURE AND SIMPLE FEAR....
  • 4 1
 Holy sh#t that was crazy
  • 5 2
 haha. rollerskates..
  • 2 0
 1:58 the pad guys were napping
  • 2 0
 What is the point of watching people get hurt again?
  • 2 0
 Was there an MTB in that whole mix?
  • 1 0
 Not a single wake boarding comment lol. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing yet lol
  • 2 0
 ...At least all the inlined skaters were wearing helmets.
  • 1 2
 I clicked on this one just to comment (not to watch).

I do not want to see videos like this.

Crashes are consequential and it sucks to see people hurt (and remind yourself of the inevitable).
  • 1 0
 They also let you learn from others' mistakes and see what 'could' happen. Keeping your head in the sand is cool too, i guess.
  • 1 0
 cool, any way, what about the music...?
  • 1 0
 kinda diggin that twang. who is that on the soundtrack/
  • 1 0
 Would like to know myself…!
  • 2 1
 Pucta, hasta a mi me dolio...
  • 1 1
 2:41 inline skate faceplant scorpion! Inline skating is the Stryper of the extreme sports world.
  • 1 0
 Their balls are bbigger than mine!!!!
  • 1 0
 Grab a kleenex, wipe it off and keep rollin!
  • 1 0
 I love at 2:00 how he falls then they push pads in around him.
  • 1 0
 Now I actually want to watch it. This sounds priceless.
  • 1 0
 Wild vid'. Anybody know the song?
  • 1 0
 Last guy was like, "I'm cool, bro. Pshaw, naw, man, it's nothing."
  • 1 0
 it made my day!!!
  • 1 0
 @ 1:20 is nutter.
  • 1 0
 Haha love it
  • 1 1
 I can't believe people still fruit boot haha
  • 1 1
 'inline skating' ..... Damn Fruit Boots
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