As we all are very aware of, the past two seasons have resulted in many tragic incidents/deaths of very talented and very unlikely people. As we all have asked ourselves, "why skiing?" or, "is progression worth it?" I have come to inform you that this is starting to occur in another sport that is also progressing. The sport I'm talking about is that of quads (fourwheelers). Just this season and just in the New England racing scene, there has been one death (Todd Vescovi RIP) and two very close calls. One occured when our good friend had another quad land on top of him during his first ESPN race appearance. The other just happened and to make a long story short, "he way it was explained is Jose was thrown off and faceplanted on the dirt , when the quad flipped the rear grab bar came through the eye openeing of his helmet and the full weight of the quad came down on Jose's face/head...he is very lucky to be alive."
" ...the seat grab bar crushed through the helmet and crushed the right side of his face. All the bones on that side are broken and we're concerned about vision in his right eye."
Skiing is not the only sport experiencing tragedys as a result of pushing the limits of how fast or how big you can go. We cannot say to stop it, we have to stop progessing because injuries are going to be a factor no matter what is going on. To be honest I don't know where I'm going with this post, it's just that with all these incidents happening it just reminded me of what happened with skiing in the past two seasons. Well I'll just end it with what one person said,
"Its times like these I say to you guys remember this is a sport for FUN. Dont make such a big deal and sweat the little things and take a step back and realize how lucky we all are just to be able to enjoy what we are doing."