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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Baja Dad, Aug 23, 2012.
and he's like 80 ! Congrats Mark, Joe and freinds!
That much is self evident.
Pros normally wear braces to protect bone.
Point is he either had a massive get off or was not wearing braces. For a pro that would be weird as they are cheap insurance.
Smart ass. :)
Anybody have any info on the accident at GN?
He had a big lowside and caught the kerb. A femur is a hard bone to break.
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I beg to differ...Knee braces are for protecting the KNEE JOINT ONLY! They do not protect the upper and lower leg bones.You can still break a femur or lower leg bones while wearing a brace.I know-I wear them.As a matter of fact ,If Quinn was wearing a brace, it could have conceivably contributed to a broken femur I've had this very lenghty discussion with several orthopods..
I've hear they move stress away from one area at the possible expense of another, as you say.
Yes they do !!
Been there done that !!!
But I still wear them !!!
Kawi rider 284x standing on the gas at RM167
Why doesn't he just get taller handlebars if he likes riding in that position?
Made it to bay of LA, called it after face plant in the canyon.Learned a lot I'll be back.271x
All of you racers are heroes: gritty exemplars of fortitude and courage. It's been huge fun following your struggles and achievements. Thank you.
I agree with woodzrider. If Quinn was wearing knee braces, the braces more than likely contributed to the broken femur. I have had a few friends break there femurs while wearing knee braces and all 3 of the fractures occurred right where the top of the braces sit over the femur bone.
At the 2010 Baja 500 I blew out my ACL during my section. I was wearing knee braces and did not even crash. My foot caught a rock while in a turn and the tank pushed into my knee. It was actually uneventful but I knew I had just blown my knee. The next guy on my team went down and broke his femur. At the time I felt my injury was no where near as severe as his.
My friend with the broken femur ended up back at work 3 weeks after his surgery and made a full recovery in about 7 months. I went in 2 weeks after my injury and had my ACL replaced. It took me 7 months to get back to riding a bicycle and 10 months to start riding Moto. Even though I am fully recovered I can always tell that my injured knee is not the same as it was before the injury. In hindsight even though I am sure it is way more traumatic to break a femur I would rather deal with that then a soft tissue injury.
Sorry for the long winded rant and the slight de rail of the thread but I am a huge fan of Knee braces and I blame my injury on a lack of knowledge on how to properly fit them and set them up.
My point re Quinn was normally when a knee brace causes a fracture the get off is massive. That's because the upper and lower legs are much stronger. So I was saying more about his type of get off really. Most if not all pros probably are using knee braces. The same sort of forces are faced by extreme Dh skiing.
You were wearing knee braces and blew your knee out in an uneventful crash?
I'd hate to hear an eventful crash!!
Knee braces improve resistance to injury overall. If you don't wear them at all then of course you'll blow your knee more often. They are knee braces. They transfer load to larger stronger parts of the body.
I wear k700s for the knees and also cti carbon wrist guards.
No wrists or knees or broken bones.
Knee braces will transfer the load to the tib fib or the femur, in serious eventful crash usually breaking the femur with the risk of severing an artery and bleeding out IMHO, for the record I wear CTI knee braces
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Man that looks like a ball, great shots!
Pretty much every night now I walk in the door from work and my 5 year old starts hounding me to watch "Dakar videos". Every night (about 10 times) I have to tell him "Man it's not Dakar time yet! What do you want to watch??" and he says "BAJA VIDEOS".
(Well tonight it was actually Romaniacs and Erzberg... )
Great shots as usual Brian!
And the comedy you added... funny stuff!
I see a few of my guys in some of the pics (red or green shirt with round logo on back). One is funny of Scott walking away after just giving up the forks off his personal bike to the goofy looking white 450x race bike
That caption should read, "Great, first Tim takes my new FMF exhaust and now Mark takes my forks. My bike gets raped and I didn't even get to race.."
Pics # 6x? Was the 5th bike into that pit.
You call our bikes 549 goofy looking
This coming from the man that had fur on his race bike and tassels hanging from his handlebar!!!
Do I need to dig up pictures and remind you Mr. Tim
And as far as Scott goes his new name is the Baja BUM
He comes through in a pinch thank you Mr. Birch