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Ice needs to be respected.

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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I was out looking for photos, when I found a boat ramp leading to a river. The boat ramp was minus ice, so I walked the inclined ramp feeling confident. And then I fell backward in less than a second onto concrete having encountered a small patch of ice. My left arm held my camera, and my right arm broke the very quick fall on to concrete. I fell very quickly.

My right arm has 2 bone bruises, and very sore muscles on my shoulder and hip. But not fractures. I initially thought it might be worse as I lay on the concrete.

Respect the ice.

15 years from now (I'm 65), I might be dead, or at least many bones broken.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: droid56

Ice is harder then stone or concrete when you fall on it...

That's why I don't ice skate... and im Canadian, figure that one out

The only ice I like is in a cool drink on a hot day




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:39 AM
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I live in Florida, so I love to Ice Skate when they set it up downtown every winter. But, I have worked in the freezers at my former super market employer, and man that ice sure can be dangerous. The smallest patch of ice can even be really slippery, especially if there is condensation still dripping on it. My wife has had experience with black ice in her home state. I am just grateful I never have to deal with that.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:47 AM
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Don't want to sound racist but they say black ice is the worst...



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: MrMaybeNot

Black ice is the worst. This doesn't apply to people.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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Elbow versus ice in the gravity octagon.
Ice-1. Elbow-End of career.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: MrMaybeNot

You can say the word black. It's ok. It's not "racist" to mention a color.

ffs.

We're having a lovely time in western new york- freeze/thaw, repeat x forever. With hope it won't be so bad I can't get out on my bicycle with my dogs.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 01:02 AM
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I work in a minus 25 degrees enviroment for 10 years now , if i got a dollar for each time i slipped over the frozen floor I could give a party for all ATS members every weekend




Respect the ice.


You said it man!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 01:07 AM
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We recently moved from Florida to a northern state. Overall, I'm absolutely thrilled -- after a lifetime in the tropics, I finally have seasons and actual cold weather (not the 50's wimpy Floridians cry over) I've taken every opportunity to play in the snow with the kids or lob a snowball at the husband (whom is not amused thus far)

However, there is obviously also ice. I'm a klutz. Ice & klutzes don't mix. I'm that person who gingerly walks the shimmering concrete while everyone else passes me with confidence. I'm also the person slipping & sliding all over the place looking like an obvious winter noob trying to fight against nature strong-arming me into doing the splits.
I fully expect to break something at some point this winter. I just know it's going to happen at some point because that's about my luck.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: MrMaybeNot

Guess I'm the only one that the key & peele reference.
Man some people get offended so easy



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 01:33 AM
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Don't underestimate it. I'm not one to speak though, I've been going barefoot in ice and snow, zero degrees for years and I use my heels to bust the ice on my gravel/stone driveway.

I use plenty of salt on the stoop also. and I have a habit of sweeping it sideways off the steps and surfaces with my feet. Several times it's frozen my door handles shut on my old Jeep, I used to bust it up with my fists


Driving on icy surfaces is another story, hurrying isn't a wise thing to do, I've seen plenty of people glide because they're rushing. And the ice that blends in with the roadway, can be very dangerous on the highway entrance/exit curves.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 02:29 AM
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Ice is slippery stuff. Takes you down real fast.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:42 AM
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Many years ago, when I was still an East Coaster (NY), there was an ice storm in the middle of the night. I looked out the window & saw that everything, trees, porch railings, shrubs, cars, all looked like they had been coated with a smooth, shiny coat of glass several inches thick. The light from the streetlight shone back at me from a million tiny brilliant points of light. I called my brother to the window, & after several moments we decided we just had to get out & look around.

It was after 2 AM, dead quiet, the air was cold & crisp, & it was like being in another world. The ground was also covered in slick ice; we were in the middle of the street sliding along & having a great time, when we heard a slow C-R-R-R-A-C-K-K sound from above. With a sudden loud, explosive CREAK-POP, a huge tree branch came falling down, landing on a neighbor's car & crushing the roof level with the body! The increasing amount of ice on the branch had apparently gotten heavy enough to snap the huge thing like a matchstick.

The trees on the block were old growth trees; the houses were all 3 stories tall, the trees at least 5, & some of the branches were almost as big around as my waist. As we stood there with our mouths hanging open, there was another cracking sound beginning down the block someplace. Suddenly it seemed like a great idea to get back in the house. We must have looked funny trying to hurry without falling on the ice, sorta like one of those dreams where you're scared, you want to run, & can't move faster than a slow crawl.

We got some sleep & went back out later that morning. A few more humungous branches had come down, though none of them did major damage like the first one. Respect the ice? Oh, yeah! Even when it's most beautiful, it can still be deadly.
edit on 12/4/2014 by BuzzCory because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:46 AM
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I respect Ice so much
That I let it bath in 15+ year old Scotch

Even myself doesn't have that treat
i just use normal water.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:53 AM
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It most certainly needs to be respected!
Years ago, I fell & landed on the back of my head.
Got a concussion & major neck spasms.

Scared the dickens out of me. Concussions suck, out loud.

So, I take ice very seriously now. Go slow & easy on ice - always.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:11 AM
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I'm sorry you slipped. It's not funny at all when it happens to an adult... I have no idea whats wrong with me, but I find it rather amusing when little toddlers fall over. This will send me to hell I'm sure, but damn this toddler tumble is a cute one!




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: TheGreazel

Do you wear special shoes for that?



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: BuzzCory

You do make me jealous we don't have ice storms though



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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I love to ice fish.

Gotta have "Ice Cleats" . They attach to the bottoms of your shoe's or boots.

They are easy to put on and take off. I would recommend them for anyone who lives in a cold climate.

They are not expensive. I think the last pair I purchased ran me around $12.00. I get mine at Bass Pro. But I would think you could get them at Ace Hardware or anywhere that sells clothing for folks who work or play outside in the winter.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: crappiekat
I love to ice fish.

Gotta have "Ice Cleats" . They attach to the bottoms of your shoe's or boots.

They are easy to put on and take off. I would recommend them for anyone who lives in a cold climate.

They are not expensive. I think the last pair I purchased ran me around $12.00. I get mine at Bass Pro. But I would think you could get them at Ace Hardware or anywhere that sells clothing for folks who work or play outside in the winter.


My husband threatened to get me those for Christmas as a joke. I just looked at him and said "Oh, would you?! That would be wonderful to have traction on ice!" Spousal joke FAIL, it's something I actually want, lol.



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