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The news tonight (NTV) showed a young fellow in Newfoundland that lost his leg when a track broke. He was holding the back of the sled in the air while his buddy turned it over. The track snapped and severed his leg below the knee. A good warning to all to use a stand with a shield when running the track with the sled raised.
 

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Damn. That track must have been moving.
 

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The news tonight (NTV) showed a young fellow in Newfoundland that lost his leg when a track broke. He was holding the back of the sled in the air while his buddy turned it over. The track snapped and severed his leg below the knee. A good warning to all to use a stand with a shield when running the track with the sled raised.[/b]

That's just terrible....here's hoping everyone can use this to learn what not to do.
 

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Nith we witnessed the same thing happen at the Calabogie Hill climbs a few years back. The guy came within an inch of losing his leg. It was absolutely nasty. We posted the story and there were others who had heard of the same thing. We ALWAYS use a track stand now.

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There is no reason to spin your track at a very high rate of speed when you're holding it up. No reason at all. Hard way to learn a lesson.
 

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Yup if you have no stand spin the track SLOWLY

We have always spun the track that way

unfortunetaly you get idiots that hammer the throttle

I am bit more leary about it now that I have studs

I usually pick the bumper up with one hand and the other hand on the throttle IF I do not have a stand
 

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2 years ago a buddy of mine pciked up the back of the sled, while the owner of the sled worked the throttle, well the track broke and the track, studs and all, walked right up my buddys legs, He is fine now, just a some scars from the studs, but it taught a lot of us around here a lesson!!
 

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Don't think a track stand with a shield makes the practice safe either. I witnessed a track blow off a drag sled in North bay. Destroyed the stand because it tossed it 50 feet thru the rear door of a cube van.
 

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... My brother and I were going to life our sleds to inspect the tracks... It's alright we didn't. Though we wouldn't have been touching the gas, you don't know when and accident might occur. I do have custom made stands, for my previous sled. Doesn't work for this sled. Guess I'll have to get another one made, or just buy one that's good enough.
 

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us little guys have problems doing that[/b]
Tough on a heavy sled like mine,I don't even think I can reach the throttle from back there, but i use a stand and don't let anyone within 100 ft of the back
 

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Yup if you have no stand spin the track SLOWLY

We have always spun the track that way

unfortunetaly you get idiots that hammer the throttle

I am bit more leary about it now that I have studs

I usually pick the bumper up with one hand and the other hand on the throttle IF I do not have a stand[/b]
Do you guys drive Mini Z's or are you extremely strong with very long arms?
 

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Looks like he is going to have to get a job at the IHOP....[/b]
:lmao: :lmao:

I always have to hold the back end up when my hubby spins the track... NOT ANYMORE... My legs are so short it would get me at the upper thigh..
 

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Yup if you have no stand spin the track SLOWLY

We have always spun the track that way

unfortunetaly you get idiots that hammer the throttle

I am bit more leary about it now that I have studs

I usually pick the bumper up with one hand and the other hand on the throttle IF I do not have a stand[/b]
I would pay to see someone do this....Being six feet tall weighing 285 pounds and bench pressing over 400 lbs and I can't do it :blush: I just tried my wifes 07 SS 500 MXZ. You have no leverage unless you are about 12 feet tall :huh:
 

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I have seen pics of freezerburnt. I believe him ! He's a strong looking guy !

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