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    Exclamation John Abbott's accident thread....



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    yeah, i'm in no big hurry to go any faster now. thats for darn sure. we cant afford to lose anybody, we are all like family here.

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    If it means I wait on any big projects until that SSt grate is done, then so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    If it means I wait on any big projects until that SSt grate is done, then so be it.
    Is there any news on the SSt grate

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    The fact is that Johns accident is just a reminder of what can happen out there when testing, racing or just out for what you think is a nice ride. There is not one person that is exempt from the unthinkable happening at any given moment. All of us especially those running at high speed need to constantly pay attention to the areas and surroundings we ride in and the equipment we use. I am sure that John is very diligent about checking the equipment on his boat and look what happened to him. Thank goodness that Amy was out there with him when this happened it could have been much worse I never ride alone for that reason. I said it before and I will say it again the faster we go the more need we have for high speed and high impact safety gear. Nobody wants to get injured or killed doing something we like so much but now we have reached speeds that will allow things like this to happen. We all need to be safe first and fast second.

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    HOW MUST WAS THE VEST YOU HAVE AGAIN JERRY???
    i'm sure alot of the more severe injuries john has may be from being ejected while holding on for dear life, that alone could dislocate shoulders, break colorbones etc. then combine that with the impact. very lucky man indeed.

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    It's around $500. It's custom fitted, and has flank and back protection and a neck roll designed for the type of helmet that you wear. Combine this jacket with a helmet that is made to cover the ears/eyes/nose area and you have a little more protection from such injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IEGPR View Post
    Is there any news on the SSt grate
    We are working hard on trying to move this thing into production. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.

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    has john put up the video yet?

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    yes it is just a short bit that you see the ski.. but you can hear it bouncing just before the speed gun drops out of view

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