Send Your Positive Vibes To Amir Kabbani

Mar 22, 2014 at 1:58
by Fabio Schäfer  
photo by Jannik Hammes

Amir Kabbani needs your positive vibes. The slopestyle rider from Germany broke his 12th vertebra during a training session near his home. He's spent the last month digging and practicing for his up-coming movie "In The Woods 3." He's been in great shape and was learning new tricks but sometimes things turn out differently than planned. Amir has a positive attitude but he needs your support during this hard time. Send him your positive vibes via Facebook

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  • 58 0
 YEAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw AMIR GET WELL SHREDDER! Big Grin watch loads of riding vids, jam with friends and family !! stay strong Smile
  • 2 0
 It appears as if the man likes to go fast.
  • 2 0
 such an awesome vid; style, trails, rider.... DID HE FUC·$$NG JUST BAR SPIN/TAILWHIP A TRAIL BIKE WITH A DROPPER POST?
  • 32 1
 I would need double full face helmet for the stuff he's pulling there! THat's just insane.
  • 9 16
flag leomax89 (Mar 22, 2014 at 4:12) (Below Threshold)
 you mean a twoface helmet?
  • 20 0
 Harvey Dent. Can we trust him?
  • 9 0
 great rider, huge talent and so varied in discipline with so much style. I was expecting so much from him this year. 2014 would be huge. now make it huge in a different way by recovering, Amir. best wishes
  • 12 1
 Get well soon! and all the best! Smile
  • 6 0
 i hate to hear someones hurt bad from cycling ,pro or novice getting hurt is just a shitty part of something we love to do .i really hope you heal right soon amir,well wishes fella!!!
  • 5 0
 Its a very odd feeling watching a mega talented rider obviously having a blast on his bike. Pushing the envelope.
The movie is sweet. Gets me stoked to ride.....................I hope you heal 100% Amir. You give a 100% of your effort when riding.
Sending out healin vibes. Get well brotha.
  • 6 0
 Great video and one of the best i've seen in a while. Awesome trails. Get well soon!
  • 5 0
 Are they hinting he maybe paralysed? I wish they told us what is going on wiht him other than this vagueness. My thoughts are going out to him. get well buddy.
  • 4 0
 No, looks like he is fine. Cracked vertebrae, no surgery needed. Source: www.facebook.com/FREERIDE.Magazin?fref=ts
  • 6 0
 I am so glad to hear this and thanks for the update. I hadn't got to checking yet. Im not sure why PB would post something so vague.
  • 2 0
 sheesh. good luck amir. glad it's not worse =/
  • 5 0
 Hey Amir...do what ever the doctor says...modern medicine is fantastic for helping people heal...best wishes and God bless.
  • 5 3
 Ok, so I just left the article before this one saying that "body armor" is a good trend to forget! f*ck, how much money do you want to bet that Amir wishes he had a Dainese body armor suit on. Now he's F'd. I really hope he gets well soon, but you (Mike Kazimer of Pink Bike) or anyone else can't look at me straight in the eye and say that body armor would have made no difference to the severity of his injuries!! Like I said before, all the Moto GP racers riding at 200 miles per hour must be wasting their time with body armor right?! I think not. You hear of more broken backs and serious injuries at these MTB races than at Moto GP races. Get well soon Amir, and please wear some armor.
  • 6 1
 Armor is not always the answer. If for example he fell a considerable distance/height onto his neck/shoulders, or his butt, armor would do nothing to prevent the compression on the spine (just ask Bender...). I agree that certain types of armor, i.e. knee pads, elbow pads have their place, but those full suits can be more dangerous for some of the new school riders who NEED to be able to move around with little resistance in the air. Consider that many of the injuries we see in mountain biking, specifically in the gravity scene, are fall induced (often from considerable heights), whereas Moto GP injuries occur mostly on the lateral plane, and as such, much of the visible armor Moto riders have is to keep them sliding or protect them from impacts occurring at lower impact angles, not the immense force of compression associated with falling from heights higher than a bike.
  • 3 3
 You aren't making an argument. I didn't say it was always the answer. What I am saying is that out the majority of times you crash hard, body armor will save you. And you walk away. Flying off a forty foot cliff like stupid Bender, well that's a different story. He would just huck shit and hope he landed it. Not try smaller versions first. Armor won't save him. I know what you say about lesser impact angle for GP riders but I bet if measure the G forces of impact when they get high sided 10 feet into the air 180 miles per hour, that's not some little impact.

Have you worn Dainese body armor? Not really restrictive. Cumbersome but you have full range. I remember crashing in them and thinking, man I should ry be hurt right now. Just dusted my self off.

Read the article from last year. I copied and pasted so you can learn something about impacts in general and specifically what you call lesser impacts on GP bikes. 25 G Forces were recorded. Not that hard huh?!?! I was wrong about the air bag suit. Alpinestar, not Dainese.

Marc Marquez crashed at 209.9 mph during practice for last weekend’s Italian GP at Mugello, but the Repsol Honda rider was medically cleared to ride the event, which he did. The system includes a data logger, which reported eight separate g spikes—the highest of which was 25 gs—during Marquez’s 4.25-second crash.
  • 3 0
 I'm by no means trying to downplay the severity seen in many Moto GP crashes, nor am I suggesting that because body armor didn't always work for Bender, it won't work for anyone else. What I do know is this, body armor will not save you from crushing vertebrae if you take a large fall with your spine perpendicular to the ground. Is this the way Kabbani fell, I don't know; however, if it is, I was suggesting body armor, especially your beloved Dainese pressure suits, will not have done much for him. I know from personal experience that they are great for taking spills into toothy terrain, or for large impacts perpendicular to the face of the plates/pads, but they offer about as much protection to your spine as your pants do when you fall hard onto your ass (if you can imagine jumping off a roof in a sitting position, this is the type of impact I'm referring to).

For the record, I have used (Sixsixone) body armor, especially when I first was getting into the gravity game, you can check my BuySell if you'd like to pick up a suit that's in good shape. I quit using it because I found it cumbersome. Sure I can still move my arms, but for spin tricks, like for example 360's, they aren't especially welcome. As an aspiring big mountain rider, I certainly see the benefit in protective gear, but pressure suits are a bit dated.
  • 2 0
 Armor can help with jagged boulders and stumps. Throwing your spine into a pointed rock at high speed turns out a lot better with armor. Going over the bars onto a dirt trail, not so much. But really I would like to wish Amir a speedy recovery! Awesome riding and I hope you're back at it soon.
  • 4 1
 Amir Kabbani at this
moment -->http://www.quickmeme.com/img/1e/1ed37604c4edad71e126c1c0382bfec9517d6639ec094d1968be80528f2e6b0e.jpg
  • 1 0
 Watched it with 'The Trapeze Swinger' by Iron and Wine on in the background and i gotta say it was wonderful! Sick fucking edit! and the best of luck with the recovery man.
  • 1 0
 I saw your riding for the first time this week Amir and it completely blew my mind! So bummed to hear about the crash! Heal up as fast as you ride
  • 1 0
 Every discipline on one bike, that's the ultimate dream and the most positive vibe I've seen in a long time! Back at you Amir, get well soon.
  • 1 0
 What a great vid. Amir obviously has a blast on a bike. Healing vibes for sure! You can't keep a guy like that down for long...
  • 3 1
 What happened to him in his crash?
  • 2 0
 Oh shit! hope he can heal up, I have a mate who broke his back a few weeks ago, but he had his operation and is going to make a full recovery, hopefully Amir gets the same luck!
  • 2 0
 hey bud, heal up soon! you have nice name btw ;-)))
  • 1 0
 Savage riding!! Get well soon. Modern medicine will have ya back to shredding in no time
  • 1 0
 I guess the difficult times make us the people we are, stay strong and heal quick!
  • 1 0
 I know some of those trails, some of them are infested with poison ivy. Once i fell on them and it took days to heal
  • 1 0
 Get well soon dude. Great vid, had a totally different vibe to it but can't put my finger on why.
  • 1 0
 The whole bike community is behind a speedy recovery! Get well soon and keep positive thoughts!!
  • 1 0
 A video I saw of Amir a few months ago was what first inspired me to start Downhill! Fantastic rider, get well soon!
  • 1 0
 Pos. healing vibes from the native Indian here, unbelievable riding too!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Sending positive vibes your way Amir, rest up,heel up, and get back to having fun on your bike.
  • 1 0
 Wow, can he shred or what. You will be back and riding harder. Remember, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.
  • 1 0
 Speedy recovery mate. Your a total shredder! And will we be seeing endure slopestyle soon?
  • 1 0
 Enjoy the rest as much as you can, recover and kill it when you come back! We shall be waiting haha. Feel better mang
  • 1 0
 Da man your insparing a lot of us ride it like there s no tommorow get well soon man
  • 1 0
 Awesome video Amir, hope you get well soonest!
  • 1 0
 healing wibes out! In the woods 1 and 2 are great projects, props!
  • 2 0
 heal quick mate
  • 1 0
 Wünsch dir ne gute und schnelle Besserung!! Positiv bleiben Smile
  • 1 0
 Alles gute für deinen Rücken !
  • 2 0
 here have some protons
  • 1 0
 Yea dude get well soon #1
  • 1 0
 youre awesome Amir! heal up so can make more incredible edits!
  • 1 0
 positive vibes from Chile !!!
  • 1 0
 Great rider,get well soon.
  • 1 0
 Amir, let me say a prayer for you, heal up quick!
  • 1 0
 Now THATS an enduro ride !!!! Get well soon man.
  • 1 0
 Heal well and may the force be with you....
  • 1 0
 Be strong Amir and you will walk very soon . All the best.
  • 1 0
 Pooostivie~~~~~vibes. Get well soon!~~~~~
  • 1 0
 YEAH AMIR STAY STRONG N POSITIVE!!!
  • 1 0
 Get well and rested up bro!
  • 1 0
 i wish he would do more contests
  • 1 0
 get well soon man staystrong
  • 1 0
 Crashes suck! Get well soon Amir.
  • 1 0
 wish you all the best, get well soon!
  • 1 0
 Get well soon Amir, fmb world tour await you!
  • 1 0
 Yeah that hand plant 180. Yeah. 3 can? f*ck yeah! f*ckin' beast!!!
  • 1 0
 sending positive vibes from Hawai'i
  • 1 0
 get well soon man. keep your head up.
  • 1 0
 GET WELL SOON AMIR!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Rad edit! Get well brotha
  • 1 0
 Get well soon mate,
Can someone tell me if that was Boppard bike park?
  • 1 0
 Probably because he was riding a mongoose...just kidding, get well.
  • 1 0
 Alles Gute auch aus dem Cariboo! Ride On!
  • 1 0
 Alles Gute ,Amir, werde schnell gesund!
  • 1 0
 Shit happens. Just stay positive and you will be back soon.
  • 1 0
 Get well and get back, man!
  • 1 0
 get well soon. Courage to you, your family and friends.
  • 1 0
 Heal up Amir!
  • 1 0
 Just enormeous
  • 1 0
 get well soon dude
  • 1 0
 Heilungswellen!!!
  • 1 0
 get better buddy Smile
  • 1 0
 Heal fast
  • 1 1
 Get well soon buddy, can't wait to see you out shredding again Smile
  • 1 0
 Get well Amir...
  • 1 0
 yeezus! get well.
  • 1 0
 get well soon!
  • 1 0
 Heal well man
  • 1 0
 get well soon !! Smile
  • 1 0
 Healing vibes dude
  • 1 0
 get well capo!(boss)
  • 1 0
 Heal up soon Amir
  • 1 0
 Get Well soon!
  • 1 0
 Get well soon
  • 1 0
 Get well soon!!
  • 1 0
 So SICK
  • 1 0
 Get well yo!!
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