Last Year practicing switch I hit my tailbone every time I went snowboarding, and I had to go home after that because of the pain. Part of reason that kept happening to me is because I was afraid of falling. This year, I wear this butt protector thingy, and it took away my fear of falling.
I'm still learning switch but I'ver improved because I felt safe. Wear extra protection, and don't worry how you look, you're still learning.
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