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My brother and a friend and their wives came over today to ride my trails and view the dogwoods that are in full bloom in East Texas. Everyone rode my Ace and my friend rolled it in front of everyone just as he was finishing his ride. He made a slow speed turn and gunned it and it flipped. The most important thing is that my friend was not hurt. He has a split thumb that was slightly bleeding and that was the extent of the damage. It was a slow speed roll over and the Ace was almost undamaged. It rolled onto its side with the engine still running. Chuck killed the engine and undid the safety belt and crawled out. Three of us righted the Ace and it was unscathed. There were no broken fenders and no scratches. There was a small piece of plastic about 1/4" by 3" laying on the ground. We could not find where it came from. We rode the Ace for another hour and it ran great.

My daughter is a doctor and has done a study on deaths in East Texas from ATV accidents. We live in an eight county area that has the highest incidence of ATV deaths in Texas. The most common thread to the deaths is that the owner is seldom involved. It is almost always someone other than the owner that is killed or injured. My friend is an experienced motorcyclist and owns a big motorcycle. He also is an experienced ATV rider. I think he was showing off for his wife and the result was a rollover. Everyone please be careful out there. This ended OK because Chuck had on the seat belt and the cab netting. Please be careful.
 

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Glad to hear all ended well. I think that's exactly why Polaris didn't put a larger motor in the ACE to begin with. Even the small motor is enough to get someone in trouble when playing around.
 

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Funny, I rode that same Ace last weekend, pretty hard at times, and never came close to turning over. Chuck must have really goosed it.
 

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Chuck was about 15 feet from his wife, my brother's wife and me when it happened. Fortunately he was in some soft sand so the Ace was not damaged. As disastrous as it could have been, it was actually quite humorous. My brother was occupied in some bushes with his back turned and he heard the two women scream. He knew something had happened but could not turn around till he zipped up. After we got Chuck out and the Ace righted, we all had a good laugh. Old friends are good friends.
 

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I can think of some things to say about his delay in turning around but this is a kid friendly site I think. One cannot be too careful. :wink-new:
 
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