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Liberty Lake skateboarder sets world record

Cohl Orebaugh, 14, practices  skateboarding on the half-pipe at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake  Sept. 8, before he went on to set a world record.

Cohl Orebaugh, a 14-year-old skateboarder from Liberty Lake, set a world record Saturday for blunts and fakies accomplished in an hour.

“I thought I did pretty good,” he said.

Orebaugh said he exceeded his expectations when he completed 794 blunts and fakies in an hour at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake. He expected to do around 500 of them. Read more. Lisa Leinberger,SR

Any world record you’d like to attempt?

Otis G: Saying Goodbye To Skateboarding

I’m still not sure why, but my board flipped out from under me. When I hit the transition, I felt something slide in my knee. As I lay there assessing the situation, Brent asked what I thought was wrong. At that point, all I knew was that it felt really weird… and my foot was pointing in the wrong direction. “I think my knee came out of joint. Maybe I can twist it back.” “Dude… if you can get yourself out of this pool, then I could get you to the hospital… and you won’t have to pay for an ambulance.” I was immediately feeling the weight of hospital bills. Skipping the ambulance sounded good, so I did probably the worst possible thing - and tried twisting my leg back into joint. After feeling a couple snap crackle pops, I decided that probably wasn’t a good idea. “I’m not going to make it out. Call 911”/Otis G Experience. More here.

Question: Did an injury force you to give up a sport or activity that you enjoyed as a youngster? And/Or: What’s the worst sports injury you’ve suffered?

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