Red Bull Gives You Wings.. and a Helmet (Trolley GP 2011 crash)

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    So on the weekend I went to the Red Bull Trolley GP in Auckland with 100,000 other people. It was terrific fun, lots of atmosphere, great karts and designs and some serious speed. I had some friends entering the down hill slalom so it was pucker! :)

    HOWEVER!! One event stood out.. a HUGE crash in a downhill sledge/trolley affair and I thought I had to share it with you guys..

    These guys are ok.. they walked away! :) [2:17] [0:48]


    Ned Flanders

    Wow… that looks so much fun, and so suicidal.



    How tough was she!! So, how many aussies croak it every year on that course then?



    @lolaf1 I dunno.. we’re in NZ :D



    Even if she was hurt that was still funny. I’m a firm believer if you do anything that stupid and get hurt people reserve the right to laugh.

    Makes me want a go though. I’m of to modify a Tesco trolley.



    The driver got the brunt of it. She got a spectacular launch, especially on the TV footage.

    The driver got a nasty gash ON the eyelid just above the eye, so I imagine his visor must have broke. He hit his head so hard on the ground, no helmet doesn’t bear thinking about.

    @riise A number of teams turned up without helmets, Red Bull gave them a freebie for safety reasons. The more I think about the above crash, they more I think they should give them full face ones.

    But yeah, you enter something like that, you buy a ticket in the lottery of fate.

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