People + Culture Moments of Regret: Casing the Lip If speed is your friend, isn’t it logical that a lack of speed is therefore your enemy? A young scientist By Steve Casimiro April 01, 2013 0 10 If speed is your friend, isn’t it logical that a lack of speed is therefore your enemy? A young scientist puts this hypothesis to the test. If you’re a typical North American kid, this will probably bring back memories, painful memories. Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Tags: Moments of Regret Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal. Recommended PostsWhen a Polar Bear Raids Your FoodA Terrifying Fall, and Then: ‘I’m Okay’The Ignominy of Not Sticking the Stairs Landing Showing 10 comments Justin April 1, 2013 Reply As a parent, I loathe the reaction of the “mom” in that clip. Kids are going to get hurt, they will break bones, its time we start embracing that fact. Pick your kids up when they fall… don’t roll roll them down the street in a protective bubble… Jay Canode April 1, 2013 Reply As a 40 year old kid who still BMX’s…I love the giggling reaction of the kids after the incident. Murph April 1, 2013 Reply Protective bubble? Man, she’s there watching everything and it looks like she was even setting the ramps up again. Yes, she went over and checked the kid out, but hey, that was a pretty good crash. I like the fact that the kid got right up, grabbed his bike, and looked like he was all set for another shot at it. bryan April 1, 2013 Reply yip, the “mom” is shouting “that’s it. that’s it. everybody go. we’re done” at least that’s what i heard? but the kids are pretty amped. Jackson will one day again feature on AJ.. one day Justin April 1, 2013 Reply To amend my previous statement – at least she was involved and allowed this to occur in the first place… Props for that. But if you are going to condone the activity – be prepared for the consequences. She did overreact by a wide margin. That kid was good to go, I’m bummed he didn’t get a chance at redemption. Matt April 1, 2013 Reply Memories of last Fall, more like. MarkG2 April 1, 2013 Reply Been there done that. I knocked myself out and my grandma called the ambulance. They tell me I would ot for a minute. No long term harm done. John April 1, 2013 Reply whats with kids these days and the pre fab jumps. I remember scrap wood propped on hay bales, dirt from an empty lot hauled in a wagon and other rickety attempts at engineering Chris April 2, 2013 Reply Here’s a big thanks to my mom for NEVER reacting like that to all the things I crashed as a kid. She never told me I couldn’t push myself and risk consequences, and it’s probably a big part of why I haven’t stopped yet. Richard Lamb April 2, 2013 Reply For some of us who never “grow up” it still happens! I busted my right arm in 4 places a couple years ago doing a free ride trail on my mtn bike that had 3 table top jumps. It was my first time doing table tops and the run prior I had finally gotten the speed perfect and that felt DAMN RIPPIN GOOD! So of course I HAD to go do it again! one last time before I call it a day… Down the trail I went and after the initial quick jump to build up speed I veered to the left (still not sure WHY????) and blew the fist table top, really BAD! I rolled off the left side and cartwheeled a few times and ended up face first in the dirt! Ya dat hurt!!! It REALLY hurt!! All this at the spritely age of 51!! Folks who saw my “fail” still talk about it! LOL! I’d rather bust up my arm than sit nice n safe surfin the channels in a lazy boy! Props to the kid who had to learn the power of speed the hard way! I have NO regrets and still love my trail riding! Leave a Comment Cancel reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.