New Article Posted!

As you may have heard, some suspension performers had a slight mishap at a Florida tattoo convention last weekend, resulting in one broken leg and, potentially, a whole lot of lost credibility for the suspension community. Ron Garza gives us his perspective, with a little help from Allen Falkner and Emrys Yetz. Click the grisly (albeit unrelated) knee tear-out below to read Ron’s piece:

24 thoughts on “New Article Posted!

  1. OMG?!?!?!?! I feel so bad. I’m not a bitch when it comes to pain, but for something like that, I’d need some heavy pain killers or something in the same nature.

  2. The wound looks almost like it has maggots in it. OK, really gross thought. That has to hurt like hell.

  3. Yeah I thought maggots too. Poor guy. Just watched the video and I really feel for him, it must have been a horrific plunge from the height he was at.

  4. Oh. So the scab is from hitting the ground. Not from a hook tearing his flesh.
    I’d like to see the holes in his back.

  5. That knee tear has NOTHING to do with the events this weekend. That is just showing the weakness of the skin, which should be the weakest link . Click on the picture to read the article.

  6. Multiple comment forums seems a bit cumbersome – is there an easy / feasible way to have news articles only have one forum. So much easier to keep track of things that way

  7. 1. I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV. Seriously, though, the ‘maggots’ that a couple of people refer to appear to be the subcutaneous fat layer underneath the skin which was exposed when the skin ripped.
    2. Once again, it’s a real pleasure to read a well-written, well thought out article here. I’ve never suspended ()not do I plan on doing so) but in a real way it’s just like any other ‘cutting edge’ modification – the professionals involved really have to BE professionals, know what they’re doing and who they’re doing it with, and not get in over their head or above their skill level. I suspect that whatever public backlash occurs will largely be due to the perceived ‘freak’ nature of those involved with suspension, not with the fact that it’s dangerous. If the latter was the case, then elective recreational activities with an element of risk (skydiving for instance) would probably be in for the same sort of disapproval and scrutiny.

    I”ll shut up now, I haven’t had caffeine and probably what I’m saying isn’t making a whole lot of sense.

  8. People have fallen before, this one just happened to be more public and from higher up.

  9. @15 This one was also completely avoidable. A fall that happens due to knowingly experimenting with the fall as a risk and minimized for or a fall that happens due to unforseeable cirumstances are completely different from this sort of mistake.

  10. I’d just like to say thanks for the time and effort that was put into this article.
    Usually we take the good with the bad, but don’t talk about the bad. We’ve seen a few postings on modblog that question the ethics and decision making in our industries.
    Personally, I welcome it. :)

  11. I didn’t know there were pictures of that. Very well spoken piece on the Florida incident.

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