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Old 10-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
...most important advice I can give you to prevent injuries is take a lesson, or two. One or two private or semi-private lessons should give you a solid enough foundation to develop your skills and will help keep your falling down to a minimum; and there's plenty of data out there that suggests you're at greater risk of injury if you've never taken a lesson.
Definitely Good Advice!

Originally Posted by mrjimyjohn View Post
Maybe find some low profile knee braces to ride in?
If not a brace, maybe consider some of the knee pads available for boarders. Especially if it's icy! I took a few falls on the ice my first season and spent a few days with swollen knee caps! (...although I understand that with most 1st time boarders, It's the Ass that usually takes the worst of it!)
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