Actually went to the ER today because my one and only fall yesterday gave me a hairline fracture on two of my ribs.
You can expect to be out of any
type of action for at least 2 months with that injury. I've had my share of rib injuries from playing soccer. BTW, I'm 39 and JUST started boarding and let me tell you, my ankles, calves, quads, back and shoulders and all pretty stiff
But it's good pain. I realize that my learning curve is going to be much steeper than my sons (11) and his slightly older friends but damn, I've wanted to ride for the past ten years but couldn't because we had young children to take care of. But now I'm out there taking spills and couldn't feel more liberated
I do, however, plan to be a modest boarder, I don't think I'll be doing much air, my back gives out with I do skateboard tricks.
I got a Morrow Lithium board on special and this thing seems to work just fine for the price so I'm psyched to get out there this weekend for another go at it. I live North of Montreal where we just got 2 feet of fresh powder, it made for awesome skiing.