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09-02-2011, 07:02 PM #1
Defective surfer sues Channel Islands
Surfer files product liability lawsuit against Channel Islands
That’s what makes a lawsuit that recreational surfer Tom Gregg filed against Channel Islands Surfboards a little unusual.
Gregg contends that a fin on his Channel Islands board cut a “deep gash” on his right leg when he wiped out off the coast of France in 2009. He said the fin severed muscles in his leg and caused injuries so severe that he will never regain full muscle strength in the injured leg.
“The surfboard, fins and their component parts were unsafe for their intended use,” Gregg said in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
09-03-2011, 03:04 PM #2
That fucker deserves a beat down. All sports have inherent risk.
Pre Blue Crush/ Surf School/ Dot com boom, that shit does not happen.
09-03-2011, 04:31 PM #3
People suing ski areas should be shot.
09-03-2011, 09:27 PM #4
09-03-2011, 10:01 PM #5
09-03-2011, 10:34 PM #6
Hmmm....it seems to me the intended use is riding the board, not falling off of it, he used the board improperly, and was injured due to his misuse of it.I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. -אלוהים אדירים
09-03-2011, 10:48 PM #7
I bought a used board from surfride in Oceanside back in 2005. They made me sign a waiver at the register while cashing out.
I asked what was up and they said they got sued buy some guy that got injured by a board while surfing, very similar to this story. Unfortunately we live amongst sue happy morons that are better off going back to being uncoordinated couch potatoes
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09-04-2011, 06:15 AM #8
09-04-2011, 12:29 PM #9Registered User
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"regg’s attorney, Jeffrey Karpel, said the fins are so sharp some surfers cover them with protective sleeves. Gregg was not aware of that before the injury, Karpel said."
when they're surfing? lol
this is like the mcdonalds suit - if you dont anticipate that your customers are too stupid to realize that hot things burn/sharp things cut, and put a warning label on, then you are liable?
ice ax manufacturers should be paying attention to this one...
09-04-2011, 12:58 PM #10
Their defense in court was that they assumed most customers bought coffe to take home and drink so it should be at optimum serving temp a half hour after being served or something stupid.
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09-04-2011, 01:07 PM #11
I don't think the idiot has a leg to stand on in his law suit, any surfing jong knows about fin cuts. Buy a new board with nice sharp glass fins, sand the leading edge down. Guys needs a hard kick to the nuts IMO.
09-04-2011, 01:47 PM #12
09-04-2011, 03:38 PM #13
CI / Merrick boards rule - this guy is a real piece of shit.
09-04-2011, 11:28 PM #14
^^Not a fan. His shapes are great, quality is not what it once was. I should rephrase that: Quality sucks now. I heard they were built better back in the day, but that was before I got into this sport)
Does anyone know which fins he was cut on? I own some AM2 futures, and they aren't near as sharp as my stretch quad sets. I've been cut several times with the stretch's."Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"
09-05-2011, 01:52 AM #15Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
09-05-2011, 10:18 AM #16
Now the guy who is suing CI needs a smack. That's just silly. We should send him to Swamis, bleeding, and let him hang with the Great Whites for a while.
09-05-2011, 06:30 PM #17
Or perhaps it will be found that CI is over sharpening fins, assuming in the two years it takes a kook to buy their over priced board and and get tot he water, the fins will dull appropriately. And there had been numerous occasion of boards being ridden right after purchase cutting sharply through waves. And while no one had their leg severally severed, there had been several close calls brought to their attention. What then?
09-05-2011, 10:46 PM #18
09-05-2011, 11:54 PM #19
This lawsuit should teach Channel Islands to sell boards to kooks.
09-06-2011, 02:25 AM #20Registered User
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news flash ,
speaking from experience , you don't need sharp fins to get cut, the dull ones will
do as good a job, the important part is riding the right side of the board.
09-06-2011, 10:00 AM #21Skiing powder worldwide
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You mean i could have gotten a sweet payday for this? My Thruster fin hammered my leg.
Fucking idiots. The last thing on my mind was that this was anyones fault but my own.
09-06-2011, 10:10 AM #22
09-06-2011, 10:48 AM #23
I had the pleasure of sticking a fin in the arch of my foot once and got 28 stitches. The only thing I could think was to tell the doctors there is no FN way you are cutting off my wetsuit.
Maybe if I had a vagina like Tom Gregg then I would have been thinking about a lawsuit instead of doctors not cutting my wettie. I wonder if he combined his hospital visit with his gyno visit?
09-07-2011, 10:12 AM #24
wearing chain saw chaps could have averted this tragedy..those manufacturers have liability to answer to as well!!
A tube of crazy glue and you would have been back on the board with out the copay...
Last edited by davygoat2; 09-07-2011 at 10:14 AM. Reason: stupid shit popped in my head
09-07-2011, 11:27 AM #25Be careful about buying snowboard goggles for skiing. Snowboard goggles come in right eye and left eye (for goofy-footers) dominant models. This can make it hard to see correctly when skiing because you are facing straight down the hill, not sideways.