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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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I've been wondering about this one for a while... who has it better during a crash, a fat man or a skinny guy? You'd think a fat guy has more cushioning, I mean that's like an extra layer of armor in your jacket right there from all that Haagen-Dazs you shouldn't have been eating, but then again, the bigger you are, the harder you fall so... I dunno

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I would say skinny guy at high speed.

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physics - my money is on the skinny guy to fare better, less mass, less enertia, better chance of making it through. Not to mention complications from just being an unhealthy fat bastard when being treated and recovering after the fact.

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Why are fat people bastards? I dont get it
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Why are fat people bastards? I dont get it
It was a phrase made famous from the Austin Powers movie.
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Really doesnt matter either way. Just in the luck of the fall.
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The fat guy. Theres more cushion to slow down the impact which creates less G forces on internal organs.
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Technical analysis says that;

I crashed
You crashed....

Result = neither one of us got hurt...

THEREFORE the result is the same for either crash dummy.

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Really doesnt matter either way. Just in the luck of the fall.
I don't know about that, but it definetely comes into play. I would say if your in shape (neither skinny or fat are "in shape") your chances of being hurt are reduced at bit. I wonder if anyone has done a study?

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The skinny/fit guy. The fat bastard couldn't move fast enough to get out of the way. The skinny guy dodged the hit.

OK a little more seriously. A lifetime ago I spent years working in an ER. I saw lots of crash vics. Generally the fat ones were more messed up. You can buy the farm either way, but the level of injuries were greater, there were more complications and the recoop times were longer for the fat ones.

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I don't know about that, but it definetely comes into play. I would say if your in shape (neither skinny or fat are "in shape") your chances of being hurt are reduced at bit. I wonder if anyone has done a study?
+1

I was part of a research team while attending Oxford that studied the effects of weight and physical conditioning and how it effected motorcycle racers in a crash. Through years of data collected from Donington Park as well as Brands Hatch, we've come to a conclusion that it is not good to be a fat bastard.
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Luck of the draw..... and hard to study as no accident is created equal.


Now we could build a fling or catapult and create a standard for throwing people to the ground....
then all we need to do is get a dozen fat / skinny guys who want to be crash test dummies and go from there....


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Big guys impact harder.... simple physics at work here


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After the crash, the fat guy = fat guy with ugly rashed up skin.
After the crash, the skinny guy = not fat guy with rashed up skin.

I'd say I'd be more likely to not puke on the skinny guy.
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I was part of a research team while attending Oxford that studied the effects of weight and physical conditioning and how it effected motorcycle racers in a crash. Through years of data collected from Donington Park as well as Brands Hatch, we've come to a conclusion that it is not good to be a fat bastard.
Interesting... well damn, now I don't have any excuse at all to not hit the gym and STOP EATING this winter

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Technical analysis says that;

I crashed
You crashed....

Result = neither one of us got hurt...

THEREFORE the result is the same for either crash dummy.

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I pondered this very thing myself. I'm skinny at 5'8" tall and 135lbs. Crashed at 15mph, hit my shoulder and broke my clavical. Maybe if I had more meat on me, it would not have fractured.

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I pondered this very thing myself. I'm skinny at 5'8" tall and 135lbs. Crashed at 15mph, hit my shoulder and broke my clavical. Maybe if I had more meat on me, it would not have fractured.
more weight wouldnt have helped. Although some really cool football shoulder pads would have.




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You are probably right. Besides the clavicle is just under the skin so it gets very little padding.

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I pondered this very thing myself. I'm skinny at 5'8" tall and 135lbs.
Holy f*ck batman I'm a total fat ass! I am 135 and 5'3".



way to bring me down today.
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Holy f*ck batman I'm a total fat ass! I am 135 and 5'3".

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Holy f*ck batman I'm a total fat ass! I am 135 and 5'3".



way to bring me down today.
I'm sure it's all in your boobs. Either way I'm going to require pics to judge the severity of the situation.

Damn one night with EMR and I'm already E-pimping.

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The skinny/fit guy. The fat bastard couldn't move fast enough to get out of the way. The skinny guy dodged the hit.

I've sparred against a bunch of skinny guys who had that same idea. Funny as hell after they got hit by a "fat guy" with a punch and 2 kicks before they knew what happened. Woo hoo 4 points in one combo.


BTW wanna know the BEST 2 ways not to get hurt?

1. Dont crash.

2. Go limp and dont resist the fall and go with it.(learned from bicycle road racing)
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Bottom line is, whether you're fat or skinny, If you hit something stationary you're gonna get fucked up no matter what your wearing.

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Hmmmm .... I thought this was going to be a wine thread. I like Fat Bastard Shiraz .... if it matters
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IMO, if the accident only involves coming to a stop while slidin, the skinny person has better chance of coming out with less injuries. When ya take into consideration the impact of fallin onto the ground, and possibly making contact with objects (not stationary) i'd vote for the fat guy, having more cushion... but that's a total speculation that i might no agree on 5 minutes from now
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