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    HA! PS: apparently you are lucky as I notice...

    HA!

    PS: apparently you are lucky as I notice you did not mention limited endurance.

    :D
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    Wow, that is INSULTING! Titanium, while...

    Wow, that is INSULTING! Titanium, while lightweight and strong is insanely brittle in the alpha-phase with very low toughness relative to steels. It's fatigue life is variable, dependent upon...
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    Over the past 41 years, last count was in the...

    Over the past 41 years, last count was in the 400s for ridden (300 for more than 30 minutes more than once - hard core and single through my 30s) and around 70 competed in a variety of disciplines...
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    Not a personal comment, but a general observation...

    Not a personal comment, but a general observation and opinion.


    I think this is where the sport has been destroyed. I was taught, growing up, 15 was the max for training and below. 10 max for...
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    The polymer (polystyrene) will cross-link in the...

    The polymer (polystyrene) will cross-link in the presence of oxygen and become brittle, losing elasticity needed to deform and protect your head. All plastics oxidize over time, especially in...
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    My old Advanced horse, 16 hands (17.3 when...

    My old Advanced horse, 16 hands (17.3 when including his ego). My new one (prelim at the moment), 15.3 (16.2 with ego but expected to get bigger).
  7. As a researcher/scientist/professor in the Spine...

    As a researcher/scientist/professor in the Spine Division at CU School of Medicine, I hate to say that ANY and EVERY fusion requires instrumentation (publishing a book chapter in the medical texts on...
  8. It gets really freaky the day you are in the...

    It gets really freaky the day you are in the dressage ring after him, warm up with him for XC and follow him in SJ.
  9. I was seduced by a woman of dubious morals. ...

    I was seduced by a woman of dubious morals.

    Reed
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    The RideSafe bracelets are crap. Their...

    The RideSafe bracelets are crap. Their manufacturing is horrible. My second bracelet lasted 2 months of daily wear when I noticed the contact numbers and the med ID were completely worn to...
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    Just for references, the equations we want are: ...

    Just for references, the equations we want are:

    1/2mV^2=kinetic energy
    mV=momentum
    ma= force
    Fd= work
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    Look, the answer is NOT coming today or tomorrow...

    Look, the answer is NOT coming today or tomorrow or next year. We need about 10 years worth of valid accident data before any real answers will show up. That is the nature of accident investigation...
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    My apologies, but from what I read of your posts,...

    My apologies, but from what I read of your posts, putting the statistics here for you would do little as it appears you have no background nor desire to actually understand the meanings behind the...
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    For you advocating for slow speeds, again, here...

    For you advocating for slow speeds, again, here is evidence we found in the USEA Speed Study that has been acted upon by the USEA and USEF (lengthening the average gallop distance between fences -...
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    Here are a few from my literature: Equestrian...

    Here are a few from my literature:

    Equestrian injuries: incidence, injury patterns, and risk factors
    for 10 years of major traumatic injuries. The American Journal of Surgery 193 (2007) 636–640....
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    From an engineering point of view, his design is...

    From an engineering point of view, his design is expensive and limited. Gnep and I designed a table 5 of 6 years ago that collapsed almost completely flat and still allowed banking based on the angle...
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    She is spot on. You are thinking of absolute...

    I'd really like to see the statistics for that one. 40,000 people a year are killed by car. I don't think horseback riding compares.

    In addition, you can be a perfect driver and someone in the car...
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    The fences really were rider frighteners. I...

    The fences really were rider frighteners. I decided they weren't so bad when my dog jumped the one on the old Fox Equestrian Center prelim course. The fence is an optical illusion that tends to make...
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    I know the complex!!

    I know the complex!!
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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3165329762...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=31653297621&set=a.31651657621.39228.624807621&type=3&theater
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    Let's see: I run 2 fuel filters, a coolant...

    Let's see: I run 2 fuel filters, a coolant filter, two oil filters, free flow exhaust and intake, change the oil every 7500-10000 miles (full synthetic), rebuilt the injectors, oil cooler, brakes,...
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    Because I gotta die someday so I might as well...

    Because I gotta die someday so I might as well make how it happens more interesting.
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    And there are times and places where "black ice"...

    And there are times and places where "black ice" looks like dry pavement. You see that more in dry, very, very cold conditions, with ground blizzards such as what happened with me. 10 degrees, no...
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    Not always. I was in Kansas once. Parked my rig...

    Not always. I was in Kansas once. Parked my rig on what looked like dry dirt road, got out and slid across the road on this beautiful clear ice. Next day drove almost 200 miles in a blizzard to get...
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    It was the posted speed limit and, do you...

    It was the posted speed limit and, do you understand that black ice is where the pavement looks completely dry? Hence the term "black ice." Also, out this way you can go from wet road into a snow...
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