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01-21-2014 06:03 PM
Fewdfreak LOL We have a ton of those church types at my hill that wear the long dresses over the ski pants. Not sure how they pizza but there are a few of the teenage girls that manage to kill it on the skis in those and hit like the 40 footer and everything...
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Originally Posted by ThisIsSnow View Post
they're just doing a tail press with tail grab!


also, slightly different issue but i've seen some women wear those long down coat things while skiing.
like this:
[SPOILER] [/SPOILER]

how the hell are you supposed to pizza well in that?!
01-21-2014 01:06 PM
Jessev2x I just started to snowboard and like others have mentioned, you want to just go with the fall. Do not try to fight it because it seems like you could get an arm/wrist/ knee/leg caught up and bamm that is where injury happens.
I fell a lot the first time around, and my main concern was learning how to fall. I do not want to break anything!
I fell a couple times where I just sorta glided down the mountain without feeling hurt.
01-20-2014 10:36 PM
ThisIsSnow they're just doing a tail press with tail grab!


also, slightly different issue but i've seen some women wear those long down coat things while skiing.
like this:
[SPOILER] [/SPOILER]

how the hell are you supposed to pizza well in that?!
01-20-2014 09:50 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by ThisIsSnow View Post
It's pretty easy to predict when they will fall, too - you can tell when the back of the board is going to kick out within the next second, or that they're going to catch an edge and do a faceplant



but yes, buttpads and wrist guards (or knowing how to fall).
I didn't have this wisdom to go on when I started, but whenever i fell backwards I would sort of dig into the snow with my heel edge and push hard so that instead of landing straight down on my tailbone I sort of slid on the snow. Seemed to help with the pain.
my favorite part is just watch some noobs riding perfectly straight and then they lean more and more and more back to a point they just sit down with their board pointing straight down. they just slide all the way down like that lol.
01-20-2014 06:26 PM
ThisIsSnow
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Originally Posted by Fewdfreak View Post
Lol. I think beginners learn this lesson pretty quick. When I am riding the lift I always play spot the newbs and call who will crash and while it's an easy task looking for the rotated body, leant back on straight legs, wobby bobbily posture accented by the unzipped jacket and pants tucked inside boots, you get to see some epic slams..
It's pretty easy to predict when they will fall, too - you can tell when the back of the board is going to kick out within the next second, or that they're going to catch an edge and do a faceplant



but yes, buttpads and wrist guards (or knowing how to fall).
I didn't have this wisdom to go on when I started, but whenever i fell backwards I would sort of dig into the snow with my heel edge and push hard so that instead of landing straight down on my tailbone I sort of slid on the snow. Seemed to help with the pain.
01-20-2014 05:56 PM
caribchakita I started snowboarding this weekend. Used to ski and have been windsurfing since 97. I have never ever experienced such pain from multiple intense falls. Day 2 was way better. I did not learn how to fall. I suppose that will be in lesson 3. Everyone said get butt pads. I wish I headed their advice. I cannot even sit properly, but am hooked.
01-11-2014 11:32 PM
Fewdfreak
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Originally Posted by Magnum626 View Post
What if my fear is not being able to fall down correctly? lol
Lol. I think beginners learn this lesson pretty quick. When I am riding the lift I always play spot the newbs and call who will crash and while it's an easy task looking for the rotated body, leant back on straight legs, wobby bobbily posture accented by the unzipped jacket and pants tucked inside boots, you get to see some epic slams...


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01-11-2014 10:55 PM
Magnum626
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
LOL! That would do it!

... Has anyone else ever had any trouble with whiplash type issues afterward?

I've noticed on a few occasions after some fairly hard slams, that for the next few days I can sometimes experience a fair amount of pain in the muscles in and around my neck. Specifically the sides of my neck or even down into/around my collar bone and the upper part of my sternum. Both with, or without having hit my my head.

I attributed this to tensing up and trying to keep my helmeted melon from smacking the hardpack. Anyone else had this problem? (....or am I just likely carrying around a big assed pumkin' perched on a "bendy straw?") lol!

I was wondering about this because when falling properly, with extremities tucked in close. I would think the head and neck have a higher probability of being whipped/snapped one way or t'uther as the upper body hits the ground! I assume it's probably worse/more likely to occur like this while wearing a helmet due to the extra weight my neck is trying to support/steady in a fall?

Any thoughts?
Whiplash. No matter how hard you try to hold your head still there'll always be some movement in the muscles in your neck. And yes you can get muscle strain from tensing up as well. So the answer is both..

What if my fear is not being able to fall down correctly? lol
01-11-2014 10:42 PM
Fewdfreak I had whiplash-type pain for weeks after slamming on my back and hitting my head hard after riding switch fast on a flattish icy hill. Sucked the next day when it set in but I am fairly certain I would have been knocked out cold or worse if I didn't have the helmet on. Helmets may be restrictive but worth it.

Otherwise like others have said fall smart. I try to bail on my butt if I can but even that can get painful. I also try to ride with my fists balled if possible bc I always seem to jam my fingers or thumbs back if I go down with an extended hand.



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01-11-2014 07:58 PM
chomps1211
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+1
Know this from snowboarding, horseriding and kitesurfing - all with helmet. If it would be less severe without, I don't wanna find out - helmet saved my life several times while crashing horseriding.
Oh yeah! Don't mistake my intention. I wasn't suggesting getting rid of a helmet just because it adds some weight or might contribute to the whiplash pain. I was just curious if anyone else had experienced this issue.
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