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Raul

Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 246
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Got to ride the Hana skatepark on Maui. It was built by Grindline and has only been open for a month. Great design and I had fun for the little time I was there. I decided not to wear my helmet and that was a big mistake. On my fourth run my wheels slid out and I cracked my head on the concrete. This resulted in lots of blood and eight stitches from the Hana Health Clinic. After a two hour drive through the rainforest on a very narrow road, this is definitely the most remote skatepark I've ever been to.  

Before the impact.
DSC_0685 by a.almada, on Flickr

One of the few runs I had.
DSC_0693 by a.almada, on Flickr
DSC_0688 by a.almada, on Flickr
DSC_0694 by a.almada, on Flickr

Blood on the pavement.
DSC_0695 by a.almada, on Flickr

Eight stitches later.
DSC_0698 by a.almada, on Flickr
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I'm not skating much without a helmet these days, at least not at skateparks. Glad you're OK and smiling...
NAHmeNOree

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Glad you are safe and stitched up. Wear the helmet.
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SPinVB

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Glad you weren't hurt too badly.

Get up with Marshall.

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lox

Registered: 10/04/10
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probably not a brother here that won't say "glad you're okay"

and the 'after' pic is priceless

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Damn bro, glad you're OK, could have been alot worse. Helmets Rule...fun looking little park though.
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ISLANDSK8R

Registered: 05/07/05
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Pau Hana time?............. sorry, bad joke.

Glad you're ok, and hope you heal up soon.

I'l see if I can find some nurses for ya to help you feel better.



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Dude...glad yur OK and please wear your lid from now on.
Didn't know you were a shriner.

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ISLANDSK8R

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Here ya go, found a couple......





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lox

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i don't know about Raul, but i feel great
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I guess I don't have to suggest what you should do from now on.....
Glad you are good.

If Joel is gonna post up "get well" stuff, maybe we all should hurt ourselves some more.....Just kidding!

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Raul

Registered: 12/30/06
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Thanks guys.  SPinVB I do have a Flyaway but I didn't want to travel with it because of the ways that airlines handle things.  I wish I did have it with me and that I had it on because I could have given it a good test.  In all my years I can only remember hitting my head about 3 or 4 times but this was the hardest hit.  I had a helmet on all those other times.  I brought my old Protec but it was stupid of me to leave it in the car.
SPinVB

Registered: 01/31/05
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Who da guy wit da Flores ??? Or is dat anudda deck wit Flores grip ???


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That's Rauls son Alexi.
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Alexi must follow the "do as I say, not as I do" rule, cause he has HIS lid on!

And Raul was probably just giving him the, "and this is WHY you wear a helmet, son" routine!

Though Alexi looks like a BIG BOY, that one would NOT want to piss off!


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