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Unbelievable equipment malfunction

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This is unbelievable. This gymnast hits the spring board on his vault and in launches him into the judges table. Thankfully, he doesn't appear to be hurt. Also unbelivable is that after he crashes on top of the judges table, smashing it to pieces, he gets up and salutes the judges.:eek:

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bogwoppit

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Don't you wish you could get that much of a boost from the spring board. Imagine the stuff you could do! Besides landing on the judges that is!!!
 
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good to know that can't really happen:D

No kidding:)! There is no doubt if it could, it would probably happen to my daughter:eek:! She has been known for a few accidental airborne antics:eek:!
 
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Since it's a prank and we're off topic a little....perhaps the mods will tolerate one of the best pranks to come out in years featuring a girl 'ballboy' for a AAA baseball team

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Geoffrey Taucer

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Since it's a prank and we're off topic a little....perhaps the mods will tolerate one of the best pranks to come out in years featuring a girl 'ballboy' for a AAA baseball team

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Um.... wow. This one's fake too, right? Or did it actually happen?
 

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I thought there was a clip like that from an insurance commercial that aired a long time ago during the Olympics (maybe 2000). It could be that one but I don't know. That's been making the rounds on the internet for awhile.

However, I have seen a couple scary equipment malfunctions that were real. Bar crash at Stanford meet (I believe) comes to mind - no one was hurt as far as I know, as you can see she stands right up and walks away. Still scary, could have been worse if it happened at another point in the routine: YouTube - Crazy uneven bar crash!
 
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