Snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies after X Games crash

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T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 1, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/31/us/x-games-moore-death
ruppell

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
RIP

I'm almost speechless here after watching the video of it.
WTF

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Sad and the guy got up and walked away.

Having been at the first X in Crested Butte when they intro'd snow mobile its hard to believe he is the first given the size and power of the machine.

Thoughts N prayers for the family.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
This has to be one of the lamest sports ever. I'm sorry for the loss but what's next,convertable car jumping? as long as they can keep selling the sports drinks to the armchair athletes this will keep happening.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 1, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
Poor guy.

What happened is best seen at the end of this vid:

ruppell

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
This has to be one of the lamest sports ever

The arrogance of supertaco never ceases to amaze me.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:00pm PT

The arrogance of supertaco never ceases to amaze me.

Just an opinion.

How many Rockstars did you consume today?
ruppell

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Just an opinion.

Yes. An arrogant one.

Arrogance

Just a definition. lol
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Still don't see the connection. How's your snowmobile runnin?lol
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 1, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
Ruppel....i think it's more of a cultural thing than arrogance. The vast majority of climbers are into self propelled sports that they feel are more environmentally sensitive. This country has developed a huge cultural devide......reminiscent of the late 60's early 70's.

Wouldn't surprise me to see ATV'ers and Snowmobiler's that have there own disdain for climbers et al that could easily be construed as arrogance.

Regardless....the passing of a 25 year old, in the prime of his life, is grounds for all to pause and reflect on the fragility of life and the pain that such an event visits on loved ones.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Thank's donini, I meant no disrespect to the athlete, just that as long as these companys keep paying young guy's to perform this crazy sh#t we'll probably just keep seeing more of the same. hell his own brother got effed up at the same event.
ruppell

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
You still don't see it do you. Coming into a thread about someone dying from participating in sport then saying:

This has to be one of the lamest sports ever

is arrogant. You made your self look an ass by posting it.

If you don't like companies sponsoring athletes to push themselves then your entitled to that opinion. Don't belittle another sport to make your point though. SO, if that's really what you where trying to say, sell all your climbing gear and move on. All top end climbers these days are sponsored. So if a top end climber punts it soloing are you still gonna say it's the companies fault???
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Don't belittle another sport to make your point though.
Yer right I'm an ass. But I'll say whatever I want. LOL
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Thank's donini, I meant no disrespect to the athlete, just that as long as these companys keep paying young guy's to perform this crazy sh#t we'll probably just keep seeing more of the same. hell his own brother got effed up at the same event.

kenny t you are an as#@&%e.

i can say the same thing you did about all those fine climbers who fell, died of exposure or got killed in avvies... but it would be extremely classless to do so.

fuktard
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
i whole-heartedly agree with kenny.

dumb sport.

relies on petroleum combustion,
and hanging on.

way outta control
more shite happens when
you sell your control.

hawkeye you're a tweety bird in a skirt.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
kenny t you are an as#@&%e.
I already agreed with that...I just stated that I thought it was a lame sport not worth dying for. not everything has to be turned into an extreme sport fuktard.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Hawkeye posted
kenny t you are an as#@&%e.

fuktard
but it would be extremely classless to do so.



Classy
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Kennyt has a good point Hawkeye,

Please slow down and read the meaning of his post.

There's a whole topic in discussing the role commerce has played in death by sponsorship expectations. This is not new but it has reached the attention of people at large through media like the youtube I posted.

I'm a bit grossed out by my own interest in seeing the moment of this guy's turning point.

Why I'm thinking about it, is the instant availability of video to any moment and how matter of fact it is to access situations that hold only a passing interest to me.

It is really tragic for those who love this individual and I have trouble with being able to access what should be private .
ruppell

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
kenny, nor

I don't have a problem with your views of the sport. I don't care either way. The problem lies in the post that you choose to express them. Not classy. It's called respect. Learn it.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:42pm PT

The vast majority of climbers are into self propelled sports that they feel are more environmentally sensitive. This country has developed a huge cultural devide......reminiscent of the late 60's early 70's.


I agree, its to bad that as a climber Im expected to be pigeon holed into a certain identity. I know climbers who own sleds and others who are gear heads. I drive a 911 and am unapologetic for my love of fast cars and racing.

Warren Harding drove a Jag , a Vette and dabbled in racing.

To quote Hemingway There are but three true sports--bullfighting, mountain climbing, and motor-racing.

2 out of 3 for me, unless you count fighting bull on internet forums. (No disrespect meant for anyone here.)
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