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Craig Rygaard finally gets what he has coming

Discussion in 'AxMen Fan Forum' started by Dee Greene, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Dee Greene

    Dee Greene New Member

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    I am so happy to see that old man get it up side his head. What a jerk. And to think that he is always yelling at Dave for being stupid. Serves that old man right. I hope he goes into a coma
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    Now now, it's probably just an actor playing the part of Craig Rygard.
     
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    You know it is fake but how do they make it look so real
     
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    I have not watched that part of the show yet but in the previews it was priceless that of all places he gets thumped it was there, and further priceless that he did not have his hardhat on. How many times has he screamed at Dave over not wearing safety gear? :laugh:
     
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    XJPete87 ArboristSite Operative

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    they had to end the drama between Dave and the old man somehow.. how much you wanna bet Dave comes to his rescue and they somehow make friends!! I hate this crap!! Ruins the show.. Just show some logging!!!
     
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    I am no logger but who the hell stands behind the tail swing of a loader like that :msp_confused:
     
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    If you noticed that was going on the whole show...:msp_confused:
     
  8. slowp

    slowp Tree Freak

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    Landings can be tight. I think they only require 3 feet of room (away from the back of the loader)

    Here's an example. View attachment 180561

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    It didn't hit him in the head. It hit him right in the middle of the back. You could see he positioned himself and paused there, anticipating the impact. It was clearly staged -- I just don't see how to fake that one and not get hurt ... that's a heck of a smack. Where do you find a stunt double that looks like Craig Rygaard?
     
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    I thought I saw his head snap back and get hit also...

    I don't care if it was staged...that friggen hurt...

    And you might be able to find a stunt double at a cemetery someplace....
     
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    Nobody who knows anything. It's kind of a "no fly zone". You don't go in there unless you've made eye contact with the guy on the loader and he knows you're there. Things can get fast paced on a landing and those shovels have a lot of blind spots....it's up to the guy on the ground to stay safe.

    Rygaard getting hit was a staged accident. The camera was probably sped up enough to make it look more violent than it was. If he'd been hit that hard that high up on his body he'd be dead. Period.
     
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    Yep, I watched a hoe turn once where the operator forgot there was a 8" poplar in the path. He swung around and broke the tree right off about 5' above the ground. The top went flying sideways and vertical for about 6' before it started to tip over.
     
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    Yup. Getting crushed by machinery is one of the leading causes of fatalities on the landing. The shovels now are fast and they have to be. The force that one of them generates when they're turning and hits something with a corner is huge.
     
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    regardles if he's actin or not. nobody likes to see some one get hurt on the job.
     
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    Osha would have a field day with that accident. No helmit and no chaps. He had a saw in his hands
     
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    You're right there. It looked like he took a shot but I didn't think about speeding up the shot to look worse than it was.
     
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    It was done well enough to cause my stomach to feel bad. Even though I figured it must be fake. I'm sure there would have been something in the news if it was real.
     
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    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    It was clearly BS and the audio was all messed up too. Just like the rest of the show. Shocking.
     
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    I worked for a hill jack like Craig. He passed away bout 12 years ago. I still have and always will have respect for that man"""""""""" If you worked hard you was treated good. Now like most of you, I think the show is made up" How many times have you went to work, slept in your truck for a hour, then started your job???
     
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    the whole thing is a movie studio set. otherwise osha (tv show or not)would have shut them down long ago.
     

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