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    Be Careful Out There!!!

    I just wanted to share my experience with you guys and tell you what happened to me yesterday. I went out to test at my usual lake that i have been to 1000 times and didnt think anything of it and made my usual pass......... well at 86mph i looked in front of me and saw very shallow spots that are never there and i hit one before i could react and flew off, fortunately the damage to me was not terrible and i walked away with a busted up jaw, cut up mouth, black eye, tweaked neck and just overall very sore, but this could have been much, much worse. Anyways i walked away from this with a couple lessons, first always check the spots you are about to haul ass in as they can change from time to time, and try to ride with a buddy. This accident knocked my ass out and had i stayed out longer i may have never made it home, and a buddy could have helped me. The life jacket was definitely worth its weight in gold as well.


    I used to be that guy that said this shit wont happen to me, and it did so just be safe out there!!!


    on the bright side it went 86 before i hit the sand bar and i think it might have more in it.


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    Jesus Branden, glad you're basically OK !!!

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    Nice speed number! Glad you are basically ok, Brandon. Heal up quickly, bro!

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    Yea, that is scary chit and can quickly put things in perspective.

    Quote Originally Posted by Branden View Post
    The life jacket was definitely worth its weight in gold as well.
    I will only use the pull-over vests because they have much thicker padding in front so incase you get knocked out, it will (hopefully) float you facing up.

    BTW: Did you guys get lots of rain in the last few days? I ask because when we do, most of the locks open well in advance of the storm and cause the level of water to drop. They do this to prevent flooding.

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    Thanks for sharing. I agree about buddy riding but it is not always possible. I have resorted to wearing a helmet, neck brace, and 100 mph rated vest when I know I will be making speed runs. Definitely not the cure all but at these speeds we are running warrant more protection.

    Get well.


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    thanks guys! we have had basically no rain that i can think of in quite some time. a neighbor watched the entire accident and after i came too he proceeded to tell me lake is 2-3 lower than normal.

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    Glad you're "ok".

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    Jeeze. Get yourself a save phace. If you use a helmet a neck brace is a must since the water catching the helmet will break your neck. A save Phace will protect your noggin from a smack and rip off it you hit the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branden View Post
    on the bright side it went 86 before i hit the sand bar and i think it might have more in it.
    Boy, does this sound like a speed junky who can't stop themselves! I ride in the Fort Myers area only occasionally and I'm amazed at how fast the bottom topography changes down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branden View Post
    The life jacket was definitely worth its weight in gold as well.
    +100000

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