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James Taylor breaks leg and keeps skiing

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James Taylor breaks leg while skiing in Utah

 

The report says Taylor had doctors fashion a splint that would allow him to keep skiing.

 

H'mm is it possible JT is more hard core than Bob Peters? 

post #2 of 24

Hard to believe he'd keep skiing. He is a very cautious skier.

post #3 of 24

"I always thought I'd SKI you again"..

post #4 of 24

Maybe he was going for G.N.A.R. points.

post #5 of 24

That's from "Snow and Pain", right?  wink.gif

post #6 of 24

worthless.gif

 

We need a video of this for MA..

post #7 of 24

I cracked my femur once, in the greater trochanter, and skied two more runs. It hurt like hell.  Then I drove myself an hour and a half to the hospital while my wife skied the rest of the day with our friends.

 

I'm not badass, I'm just stupid.

 

And I"m a hack of a skier, which is why I cracked my femur in the first place.

 

 

post #8 of 24

someone made up a story. really.

 

There is no reason why James Taylor would keep skiing. He is basically a cautious L6 skier who actually XC skis more than alpine. Also why risk worse injury.....

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 24
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H'mm is it possible JT is more hard core than Bob Peters? 


No.

 

post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

someone made up a story. really.

 

There is no reason why James Taylor would keep skiing. He is basically a cautious L6 skier who actually XC skis more than alpine. Also why risk worse injury.....

 

 

 

 


I didn't realize that JT had so many ski buds here on epic.

 

post #11 of 24

Apparently it happened at Park City.  Not sure about the feasibility of continuing to ski with the injury, but this report also indicates that is JT's intention:  http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=13143088

post #12 of 24

I broke my Fib once.  Skied a few more runs, decided it hurt, quit for the day.  Skied again a few days later and several days a week for the rest of the season.

 

Only reason I know I broke my fib was because I got xrayed a few years later when I broke my ankle and they showed me where the healed break was.

 

post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by aschick View Post

Maybe he was going for G.N.A.R. points.



 

Wonder if he called his mom and skied BN 
 

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I broke my Fib once.  Skied a few more runs, decided it hurt, quit for the day.  Skied again a few days later and several days a week for the rest of the season.

 

Only reason I know I broke my fib was because I got xrayed a few years later when I broke my ankle and they showed me where the healed break was.

 

I was going to say this.  The Fib is not the worst brake and can often be overlooked.  I'd wonder more about the shoulder injury than the fractured fib.
 

 

post #14 of 24

in WEC (Winter Emergency Care) we learned the Fibula was also called ---(remember Woodstock and Country Joe McDonald?? ___give me an F....and then....what are we fighting for? .Next stop is Viet Nam...)  well we called it the FU__IT  bone cuz it really didn't do much.....

 

Might hurt some.

post #15 of 24
Perhaps he has so much heroin stored up in his cells from his years of being an addict (he quit at age 35, 28 years ago) that he has a built in immunity to pain.

I know this is possible because I have so much LSD stored in my cells, that I have a built in immunity to reality.

His birthday was March 12th (he was 63); perhaps he was doing something crazy in the days following, to act as if he's still young. Taking chances, to feel young again, is fairly common among us geezers.

My birthday is also March 12th, and one year I broke the greater tuberosity of my humerous doing a jump, at Hunter Mtn, on my birthday. I did that by falling on my shoulder. Falling will do that to you. Don't fall.

Good advice for James, too.
post #16 of 24



A few years ago his wife toyed with the idea of taking  our first aid course and becoming a Bousquet patroller.  Nothing, to my knowledge, ever actually happened.

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I didn't realize that JT had so many ski buds here on epic.

 



 

post #17 of 24

Publicists..... we should all have one (as a pet)?

post #18 of 24


lol.  Reality is a crutch.

 

 

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I know this is possible because I have so much LSD stored in my cells, that I have a built in immunity to reality.
post #19 of 24
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lol.  Reality is a crutch.

 

 


Reality is for people who can't handle drugs, or tragically, can't afford drugs.
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lol.  Reality is a crutch.

 

 




Reality is for people who can't handle drugs, or tragically, can't afford drugs.

Easy Charlierolleyes.gif
 

 

post #21 of 24

Then there's Dan Gill, our Huddler partner, who skied Big Sky with us a couple of weeks ago with an avulsion fracture of his greater trochanter (broken hip). He moved up about two levels in ability that weekend too. His coachability is off the charts, only exceeded by his pain tolerance.


Edited by nolo - 3/18/11 at 2:40pm
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post

I broke my Fib once.  Skied a few more runs, decided it hurt, quit for the day.  Skied again a few days later and several days a week for the rest of the season.

 

Only reason I know I broke my fib was because I got xrayed a few years later when I broke my ankle and they showed me where the healed break was.

 


Your fibula is a nonweight bearing bone...you need the part that forms your ankle and you need the part that anchors your lat collateral/iliotibial band. The middle part gets harvested to reconstruct jaws all the time...

 

I broke my talus snowboarding in Park City-I rode the rest of the day and walked around PC that night.....

 

post #23 of 24
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Then there's Dan Gill, our Huddler partner, who skied Big Sky with us a couple of weeks ago with an avulsion fracture of his greater trochanter (broken hip). He moved up about two levels in ability that weekend too. His coachability is off the charts, only exceeded by his pain tolerance.



We've discussed this before.......Dan's sort of a freak of nature, eh?

Go Dan!

post #24 of 24
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Your fibula is a nonweight bearing bone...you need the part that forms your ankle and you need the part that anchors your lat collateral/iliotibial band. The middle part gets harvested to reconstruct jaws all the time...

 

I broke my talus snowboarding in Park City-I rode the rest of the day and walked around PC that night.....

 


Yeah, it was a bit throbbing sore but I could still ski.  In fact, I wanted to go home but some kid came in for a lesson at 7:45PM so I ended up giving him a lesson for an hour and fifteen minute lessons

 

 

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