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

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    Hare
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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! :)

    http://t.co/97OR3iP [2:17]

    http://t.co/rlyExhj [0:48]

    #166575
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    Ned Flanders
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    Wow… that looks so much fun, and so suicidal.

    #166576
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    LolaF1
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    How tough was she!! So, how many aussies croak it every year on that course then?

    #166577
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    Hare
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    @LolaF1 I dunno.. we’re in NZ :D

    #166578
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    RIISE
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    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.

    #166579
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    Hare
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    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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