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skurdeycat


Jun 4, 2012, 5:06 AM
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Dangnabbit, a friends kid just fell off our slackline and broke his arm. My kids have taken massive ugly spills without even a bruise.
Be careful out there.


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At 5am on a Monday morning? Isn't a little early/late to be slacklining?


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Yeah, slackline falls can be nasty and uncontrolled. Hope he heals up quick and not squinty.


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hope you have good insurance!


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gblauer wrote:
hope you have good insurance!
Me too...
Anyway he's doing fine, he had surgery but he'll only be in a cast for three weeks, which is a huge relief coming into the summer.
Maybe we'll just go climbing next time, much safer.


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skurdeycat wrote:
Dangnabbit, a friends kid just fell off our slackline and broke his arm. My kids have taken massive ugly spills without even a bruise.
Be careful out there.
(my bolding)

no offence intended, but kids will be kids, especially boys. They climb onto things, they fall off things. If it isn't a slackline, it would be a tree, or a playground set, or a porch. Anytime you're off the ground you take some amount of risk.

I work with kids, and WAY too many would rather sit in front of a screen than be out in real life. I think that's just tragic. This kid was doing the right thing getting off the couch and onto a slackline; I hope that one fall is going to scare him or his parents away from pursuing a rewarding, active hobby.


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