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    WARNING: Handle Bar Placement

    Yesterday I had been at the lake with a group of people and had just ran a 07 GPR. Smoked him over and over

    Anyways, after I tried to catch up to my friends to load up for the evening. There was some chop and you couldn't see the waves are good as earlier but it was mostly smooth. I ending up hitting a huge wave and banging my head against the aftermarket handle bar bracket. I didn't have my bars tilted forward very much so the pad didn't protect me.

    Result is I have a nice cut on my forehead, shouldn't scar from what I was told, and a non recessed skull fracture.

    Be careful out there folks! Make sure the cover is over the bracket! I was cruising around 66-70 mph at the time.


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    Nothin' runs like a Deere IowanGPR's Avatar
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    sorry to hear about your head. is the ski ok? ?


    i'm assuming you didn't let go of the bars? tough to hang on at that speed after a skull fracture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowanGPR View Post
    sorry to hear about your head. is the ski ok? ?


    i'm assuming you didn't let go of the bars? tough to hang on at that speed after a skull fracture!
    Lol, the ski is ok. It was covered in blood but is now washed and handle bars repositioned. I'm not sure how I held on but I did.

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    I put stock bars on my ski that had aftermarket bars on it for that reason. My forhead kissed the aftermarket bars but not as hard as you.

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    glad your ok Chris .....good information

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    chris sorry this happened man...

    but i did get a picture of him, seems to be alright!



    remember to re-wrap it before you go to bed

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    I honestly dont see the point in aftermarket handlebars for the sole reason that they are a nuisance if you hit a wave that makes you hit the damn bar. Last season I hit a 12 foot wave at 70+...lets just say I was bruised up however I was happy that I didn't have aftermarket bars. What do they add btw asides from cosmetics and possible bar shape for added comfort??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJE View Post
    I honestly dont see the point in aftermarket handlebars for the sole reason that they are a nuisance if you hit a wave that makes you hit the damn bar. Last season I hit a 12 foot wave at 70+...lets just say I was bruised up however I was happy that I didn't have aftermarket bars. What do they add btw asides from cosmetics and possible bar shape for added comfort??
    12 foot wave at 70+ in Boston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkaddict View Post
    12 foot wave at 70+ in Boston?
    Hey man I hit a 30ft swell at my lake... in kansas..

    that was just before damn jellyfish stung me in my foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJE View Post
    I Last season I hit a 12 foot wave at 70+...


    Last edited by izz0; 07-07-2008 at 03:08 AM.

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