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Actually, that guy on the Cliff Hangers game knows he'll get a bruise sometime emoticon !



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No surprise they do get a few aches and pains, but quite surprised at what they suggest are the most painful. Spiked Fenders and the Triangles on the Slippery Wall - really!

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Some people got injured badly:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1208351/Cleo-Rocos-talks-Total-Wipeout.html
(Take notice of her opinion about "everything padded")
http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/joe-swash-injured-on-celebrity-total-wipeout/.
Therefore we already can't say: bruises only, nobody had broken bones -- somebody had.
I also heard several people got injured by nasty poorly padded supporting rings of the "red balls" before they finally had enhanced it.
Ouch. As more information becomes available the Wipeout looks crueler.

I like in this game:
+++ a lot of varied and funny obstacles;
+++ spectacular falls (watching great falls is main fun!);
+++ water.
But I dislike:
--- cruel image of the game;
--- faceplants (I don't like when someone breaks his/her face even it's just scenic effect);
--- sound effects and some commentaries;
--- mud (why not clear water – it’s difficult enough without this cheap effect);
--- pain and injures.
Some discrepancy here: what is it?
1) Competitive game with funny and painless wipeouts (they lose points or get eliminated -- no reasons to hurt them physically). Some injure rate is inevitable -- but it's accidents, not for camera.
2) Show with scenic pain for public, mud, broken faces (artificial blood, broken glass and other WWE style effects may be added emoticon). Spectators (most likely other) still laugh, but at least we know it's fake.
How we have some mixture and what is very bad sometimes laugh on real pain. I had enough injures to understand -- when you in pain several weeks later (see answer from Chilli below) there were seconds (or maybe minutes) when the world was black in your eyes and you couldn’t do anything, even breathe or moan. I don't want to laugh on someone in such moment even if he is getting nothing more than a bruise!
If they can't make it more safe (it looks like they can, only several obstacles hurt -- why don't replace or enhance it?), they should cut off the scenes when someone gets seriously hurt or explain it's was a really bad wipeout (Someone will still laugh, I know emoticon).

About the sweeper. I like this event partially because it sometimes produces very spectacular falls. But my friend said such falls is the result of two factors: 1) they get hit very hard 2) they fall like ragdolls being in big pain from the hit. I feel too badly if it’s really true.
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Are you just here to cause trouble then and complain about things? You seem to want it watered down so much you might just get a job as a Washout producer!


People volunteer to do the show and know exactly what they're getting themselves into (unless they're Z-list celebs who say yes as soon as the cheque book is out!).

People do it for the same reason they might go bungee jumping or even just play football - for the thrill. Yes, occassionally people get hurt and sometimes injuries might be more than just a bit of bruising - but that's all part of life.

If everyone had your attitude we might as well close down every aqua park, theme park and playing field in the world - and we'd probably need to to make space for all those cotton wool factories.

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As Brekkie says, everyone knows what they're getting themselves into. I'm still dubious about those "celebrity" injuries. We'd NEVER heard of anyone getting hurt like that before, yet along come these Z-listers and half of them go home in ambulances? emoticon

I think the worst I've ever seen on the show is Jessi Duran ripping one her (false) nails off back in the first ep. Ouch. Or that man who has his face bruised in the pilot episode. So those injuries were in the very first two episodes EVER filmed, yet it's still going today. I think it's safe to say it's safe. Safe to say it's safe. It's like a palindrome. Except not at all.

Besides, if it was secretly so painful, then I'm sure we'd never have had an "All Stars" episode. Who going to want to go back and get bashed up again!?

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And after all, it's filmed in America (well, the US version). If it wasn't safe they'd be suing left, right and centre. (though sadly, I think the UK may have overtaken the States in the suing and being afraid of being sued stakes!).




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They even have a special stunt team that runs the course several times. They try everything out to make sure that nobody breaks their bones.

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Besides, if it was secretly so painful, then I'm sure we'd never have had an "All Stars" episode. Who going to want to go back and get bashed up again!?



Remember they said not everyone re-did the course?

I agree with Brekkie. They could either have a really safe but boring show, or an extremly painful show that's really funny and will get lots of lawsuits, people feeling sick etc.

i think they've got the mix perfectly.

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Besides, if it was secretly so painful, then I'm sure we'd never have had an "All Stars" episode. Who going to want to go back and get bashed up again!?



Remember they said not everyone re-did the course?

A lot did though. The ones that pulled out must have done it at the last minute, as they didn't fill their spaces on the show with anyone else. I remember them saying that there weren't actually 24 contestants.
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Ariel Tweeto said on the All Stars special she got some bruises but nothing serious and said even though it hurt it was a load of fun.

There's always gonna be injuries on any physical game show e.g:
Fort Boyard: Person dislocated their shoulder.
Ninja Warrior: Person dislocated their shoulder, person got heat stroke, various cuts and bruises from bad falls.
Unbeatable Banzuke: Minor injuries, 2 people severely injured their backs.
Takeshi's Castle: Many minor injuries, nothing serious.

But then look at a show like big brother. It's a show about living in a house, not extreme at all, but someone managed to trip, flip upside down and break their leg and go to hospital. Yes the chances are higher of getting injured on Wipeout, but you can get injured at home aswell emoticon

With wipeout, yes the celebrities got injured but I think that was unlucky and also because the argentinean course isn't as well made.

To be honest, even though it can look ridiculously painful, most of it is sound effects, try not to worry too much.

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