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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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A friend learned the hard way, keep your hands inside

On October 2nd a friend of mine learned the hard way to keep your hands inside. He was riding with his wife when he hit a rut and grabbed his roof to hang on and then hit a tree. It pretty much exploded his finger, they amputated part of it and is going to be off work another 4-6 weeks. They sent me photos but don't know if anyone would want to see them here.

I did send him a little reminder
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 08:30 AM
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Yeouch!

Figure 8 need to hook up hand grabs for the passenger! I do wish they had a removable "T" grip like my brothers RZR! I feel safe no matter how he is driving. Then again he also upgraded to 5 point belts!
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My wife had that nasty habit! Lucky that we never had a injury! I welded up a spreader bar with a Tee Handle on it. She loves it! Keeps both hands well within the cage, and is very comfortable!

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I did that once. Once.

Didn't fare as badly as your buddy did. Sorry to hear about that. Sometimes you just can't help yourself. I guess that's why they make wrist straps.
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Ouch!!! That had to hurt!

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Ouch!!! That had to hurt!
Yeah, it bled something fierce. Had to cut off my wedding ring in order to do some of the fancy stitch work in between my fingers. I had just started a new job within the company, and I'm on the keyboard a lot, so you can imagine that didn't go over well. Then, while it's healing, you lose function of the fingers, so 8 weeks of physical therapy after that. It was a learning experience for sure. I wear my seatbelt now anytime we're into any kind of riding that might get into trouble.

Years ago my buddy was putting his buggy away and was just about to drive it into the shed. And, of course, he wailed on the throttle, rolled over in gravel and messed his hand up really bad. They called it a "de-gloving". Do a visual on that. Basically cut his hand open and pulled the skin off up to his fingers. I wasn't there, but he showed some pics of the aftermath. Pretty nasty. Had to clean all the debris out before putting the skin back in place and stitching it up.

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I've seen de-gloving most of the time it's fingers getting stripped because a ring got caught on something and rips everything off, but not a whole hand would be nasty.

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Ahhh stop! *passes out and hits floor*

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Rough looking stuff. I did not enlarge your photos! Could see that it was bad, though. Poor feller.

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Makes me wince just thinking about it!

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