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Bad News for Ric Reiter!! Heal Fast!!

post #1 of 81
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:While skiing with Bears today at Copper Ric Reiter broke his leg. I don't have all the details because somehow I missed the group when it happened.

Bummer Ric!!! Heal fast and strong!!

bong
post #2 of 81
That terrible news Ric. I hope you recover quickly.

BTW, You're sorely missed here, especially in the instructional forum.
post #3 of 81
As the former King of All Broken Legs... sorry to hear about it.
post #4 of 81
Terrible news VSP, it's not been a good year eh? Things will get better - hang in there!
post #5 of 81
Hope you heal quickly Ric,
post #6 of 81
Mend quickly Ric.
I first met Ric at ESA I where he was one of the coaches. He was kind enough to offer me a ride to and from the hill from the local Extended Stay each day.
post #7 of 81
Ric,

Sorry to hear the bad news. I hope it's not too serious a break, and that it heals well and quickly.
post #8 of 81
Wow, hope it's not too bad a break.

Heal fast Ric!
post #9 of 81
Get well soon is very cliche, but heartfelt here as being a fellow bear!
post #10 of 81
You are missed...heal quickly Ric
post #11 of 81
Darnit Ric! Not to be a Pollyana, but a broken leg will heal faster and better than a torn ligament. Nonetheless, heal fast! You are missed!
post #12 of 81
Sorry to hear it. Get better soon.
post #13 of 81
Tib/fib; three places. He's getting surgery at Vail Medical this afternoon. Freak accident: his tip caught, it stopped, he didn't. Leg snapped just above the boot.
post #14 of 81
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Originally Posted by mike_m
Tib/fib; three places. He's getting surgery at Vail Medical this afternoon. Freak accident: his tip caught, it stopped, he didn't. Leg snapped just above the boot.
yeeps, that sucks.
post #15 of 81
Sorry to hear this, Ric. I sympathise with you since the same thing happened to me in 1970 in Davos, Switzerland. Flat light, the left tip dug in and I skied right past it, broke the tibia in two places with a free floating bone from under the knee to the boot top and also the fibula, luckily mine was the last run of a spring ski vacation.

You'll be OK by the start of next season....and you will get a lot of reading done. My advice is in order to avoid pain, stay away from the ski resorts.

.....Ott
post #16 of 81
Get well soon Ric!

Mike, if you're speaking to him, make sure you pass on our thoughts!
post #17 of 81
Ric was skiing with a troop of Bears, and knows that our hearts are with him. Do keep him in your thoughts/prayers.

Ric, we miss you already. Take it a day at a time and come back stronger than ever!
post #18 of 81
Jeez, that absolutely sucks. What rotten luck. And what a loss to his MANY clients, also. Ric's a master teacher, and I like many here miss his involvement. I hope they can fix the leg well, but it couldn't have happened at a worse time.
post #19 of 81
Right about now Vail SnoPro is going into surgery at the Vail Medical Center. He will be there until Sunday most likely.

He is going to get is leg put back together and a rod will hold it all in place.

Well wishes of chocolate and aviation magazines would be most appreciated, I'm sure.

Tsavo will post tomorrow as she plans to go visit.

Ski safely!
kiersten
post #20 of 81
I am so sorry! Be strong and try to "turn lemons to lemonade". As hard as it may seem at times, you can do it!

Recover quickly & enjoy the pain meds!
post #21 of 81
Damn, VSP! What a tough break (literally). Mend quickly, and get a good nurse to help you along.
post #22 of 81
Ric,

Sorry to hear about the injury. Best of luck with your recovery.
I'm gonna miss skiing with you this year...
post #23 of 81
Which bindings? DIN Setting? Ric's Weight & Boot sole length? what skis?
post #24 of 81
Heal quickly and come back stronger. Take care..
post #25 of 81
Ric is strong like bull. He's had worse. Heal fast Ric!
post #26 of 81
That was a harsh break for him. He was really stoic and full of good humor when they were strapping him up to take him down, but you could see the pain.

It was a sad ending to a really good time with a bunch of fun skiers.

Get well, Ric.
post #27 of 81
Ric, I really feel terrible about this. I have fond memories of your instruction from my first ETU and still credit you for much of my current ability. I really hope you heal quickly and painlessly.
Rich

P.S. I hope when it happened you were doing something REALLY STUPID, if not, then I'm scared...

Get well soon and I hope to ski with you again someday.
post #28 of 81
See if you can get a heel and toe piece built into your cast.
post #29 of 81
Classic line from Weems just before the patroller headed downhill:

"Ric...




...can I have your locker?"

Ric laughed. It was a good thing.
post #30 of 81
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
Which bindings? DIN Setting? Ric's Weight & Boot sole length? what skis?
He was skiing on his K2s, and his binding did release clean. Just not soon enough. He was on his new Dobies.
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