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post Jul 8 2010, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (speedkelly @ Jul 8 2010, 12:21 PM) *
Hey there. Sorry for your injury, heal up soon.


Gates!

I have always been a little amazed that here in the USA lawsuit capital of the world. That we still use the type of gates that we do. I love the sport of BMX, but really this type of injury would be a slam dunk for any Law firm. That gate looks awesome, super safe, I wonder what the cost is? My fear would be that once a Law firm sues and wins this type of case you would have many others. I understand that BMX racing has it's danger, but come a bad gate malfunction and someones little kid loses an arm? tell me that parent is not going to sue the Track the ABA and the city that allowed the Bmx track to operate. Hmmmmm!


I understand where your coming from, but....

It was my choice to get in the gate.
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post Jul 8 2010, 01:46 PM
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QUOTE (cjbmx/hex @ Jul 8 2010, 12:39 PM) *
I understand where your coming from, but....

It was my choice to get in the gate.


I understand you completely, and as stated I love Bmx racing. Just concerned for the sport, that once some greedy ass lawyer gets his mitts into Bmx racing?
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post Jul 8 2010, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (speedkelly @ Jul 8 2010, 12:46 PM) *
I understand you completely, and as stated I love Bmx racing. Just concerned for the sport, that once some greedy ass lawyer gets his mitts into Bmx racing?



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post Jul 8 2010, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (utmost @ Jul 7 2010, 11:02 PM) *
UHH what?


He's talking about the Bensink gate.

http://www.bensinkbmxgates.com/8pgate_en.html

The gate actually drops into its own dedicated concrete pit. i think I heard somewhere that an 8-Man installation at a Euro-based track was like US $37,000 (I'd imagine shipping that whole assembly to the states would add another $5k easily, plus crane rentals and the expenses of prepping the area). It is all self contained, so you do not have any above-ground air or electrical to tangle with, which is kinda cool. There is a video of an installation at the above link.

For far less (around $25K) you could get your track a Pro-Gate "Safety Gate" this is where each position is a separate gate, and is set up in such a way that you could put your foot under it on a drop and not be injured.

http://www.progate.net/14.html

I think I heard that the Worlds is using this type of gate this year.

So sorry to hear about your injury. When I think of a fully loaded steel gate falling on someone's arm, it makes me cringe as if someone said "I got kicked in the nuts by a lead boot."

Heal fast and straight.

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post Jul 8 2010, 04:11 PM
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Haven't talked to you in ages Carson. So sorry to hear about the accident. Heal up soon. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jul 8 2010, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (Deanna @ Jul 8 2010, 03:11 PM) *
Haven't talked to you in ages Carson. So sorry to hear about the accident. Heal up soon. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)



Thanks Deanna,

These types of things always puts everyone back in touch! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)

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