Originally Posted by NWBoarder28
I read this article on Yahoo earlier today. It is generally accepted, but the point of the article I think was to point out that people with no training were most likely to get hurt. If you had instruction or some kind of boarding background ie; skate or long etc..- then you would know not to break your fall with your wrists and/or hands.
Oh yeah, I definitely agree with that. I've taught many people and the first thing I teach them is how to fall.
If one is falling forward, making a X with the arms over the chest, and just let gravity do its thing.
If one is falling backward, let the booty take it.
If one's legs go out from under you, tuck in your chin try to let the upper back take most of the fall. Protect head/neck as much as possible.