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02-16-2014 05:17 AM
Crankthat
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Originally Posted by Steezus Christ View Post
i love snowboarding like the rest of us here, it's pretty much the basis of my lifestyle. i've always been one to tell my friends and family that if i do die snowboarding, no matter how horrific or brutal the death may be, just have trust in me that i died doing something i love. no regrets. if i were to take a serious injury i dont think there would be much to stop me getting back on a board or even sit-ski if i have to, even if it has to come to just cruising groomers at low speeds.
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My family and friends know also.
Though they make me laugh so hard it hurts.
They know when I am happiest.
And when I am most Content.
02-16-2014 03:32 AM
Crankthat Such a love for boarding, cannot think of any reason to give up.
Busted my arm in a border cross.
Both bones in left with surgery and plates to fix.
Within a week I just could not take it anymore.
Back on the slopes.
I would hold my cast covered arm up in the air to lessen the throbbing.
My friends all started holding a arm up in the air every time we would get in the lift line.
Made me laugh so hard the first time they did it.
20 plus people at the bottom of lift with a arm in the air so I would not feel awkward.

Been down hard on my motorcycles also.
Hit a deer at 85 plus mph.
Made it home on 3 of 4 cylinders as the deer folded then whipped around the right side of bike taking out faring, spark plug, and leg.
Dropped the bike in the driveway and crawled in the house.
Nothing broken but could not walk for a month.
Another thing I would never give up.

Some people may think I am a idiot for continuing.
They are just too scared to really live.
They are the same people who will blog on the net that life sucks and never find any self satisfaction and lasting happiness.
You know, the whiners who get knocked off the old friends list as you just get sick of all the self pity.
To live you must be willing to live.
02-15-2014 06:29 PM
tflock82 Im still young but ive taken my fair share of falls! Last year I broke my scaphoid after arguing with my mom about not wearing wrist splints as I heard they acted as a lever and break your arm at even the smallest fall. So I was out for the season and came back stronger than ever. Im a very experienced park rider doing it since I was 8 (im 16 now), I was participating in a transworld contest(transam) and feel wrong off a double board slide to tail slide 270 out and felt my arm go limp. In denial I stood up rode down and said please please please tell me its not broken. I could obviouslyfeel it was broken and see the deformity it was nasty. So we rode to the hospital as I was in the worst pain in my life.they took x-rays wich were sooo painful. My mom came over to me and said remember how u didnt want to wear wrist guards? Well you broke your arm and wrist.... I ended up breaking the radius and ulna towards the hand. Broke the one in 2 places. They put me under anastesha and placed the bones back. After a night of close monitoring the doctor decided I dont need surgery as of yet. Got a full arm cast, x rays weekly( its been 5 weeks now) so far no surgery. Suposivly im getting a short arm cast next week! Then 2 weeks after ill be good. These 2 big injuries plus allof the other head banging scorpions ive had! Banging offrails my tailbone being destroyed and never have I forgot about quiting but what do I know im a kid no kids,lol,no job so I dont aqueate to all of your circumstances, best of luck to evreyone!
10-25-2013 02:02 PM
Steezus Christ i love snowboarding like the rest of us here, it's pretty much the basis of my lifestyle. i've always been one to tell my friends and family that if i do die snowboarding, no matter how horrific or brutal the death may be, just have trust in me that i died doing something i love. no regrets. if i were to take a serious injury i dont think there would be much to stop me getting back on a board or even sit-ski if i have to, even if it has to come to just cruising groomers at low speeds.
10-25-2013 12:56 PM
LuckyRVA
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Originally Posted by j.gnar View Post
i remember my first scorpion....
I remember mine like it was yesterday. My heelside edge hit the back of my helmet. I didn't get up for about 10 minutes.

I've several day enders...not coincidentally all of them have been at the end of the the day when I was probably too tired to still be riding. Never have I thought about giving up riding.
10-25-2013 09:34 AM
9won4 Got snaked approaching a kinked rail at the mid-end of last year, BAD ENDING!!!! fractured a vertebrae, 3 broken ribs 2 bulging and one herniated disk. thought my life would never be the same. No surgery lots of physical therapy "I FEEL" ready to ride again
10-23-2013 08:24 PM
Zolemite
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Originally Posted by mr_____awesome View Post
10 years is a long time man. What kind of surgery did you have?
I know this post is very late.

See my post above, I've had back surgery and ankle surgery.

Looking forward to riding again this year!

I quit for so long mostly because, I had a fear of getting hurt again, and this time I would have no one to help.
10-23-2013 04:32 PM
Hasbeen You can break an ankle walking off the sidewalk. I dont know, Im older now and my philosophy is that injury is a reality in any sport. That said, ego trippin is only asking for it.
10-11-2013 02:26 PM
Krazymexikn Yeah last year... but to understand the story you need to know, Im in the Army national guard so maintaining a good state of health its critical.. Im not a useful soldier if im broken... Anyways, It was my first time out all season, people had been dodging me to go so i said fuck it ill go by myself. Normally when its my first time out for the season ill ride some green trails just to kinda refresh my body and get warmed up. I had been snowboarding for about 2 hours and decided to go to the top and hit one of the gnarly diamonds on the way down. Im not good enough to totally bomb one of them but good enough to go down fairly quick, I hit the little jump just before it but i hit it at a bad angle, i landed and immediately i was totally off balance so i was swerving back and forth trying to get my balance, I should have just bailed but hingsight is 20/20, while all this is going on im going way too fast even if i was in control. after what felt like forever of trying wrestle my board back to undercontrol i caught and edge, or hit a rock or something idk, but i got into this summersault, backflip, corkscrew, crazy spinnin crash and at one point my board stopped turning but my body didnt and i felt the worst pain of my life in my back then smashed my head and i was out for a moment. when i came to i was totally alone on the trail and in more pain than ive ever been in. I thought to myself "I think its about time for lunch" and tried to stand but it wasnt happening, i could barely breath much less try to not only finish this trail but then go down the rest of the mountain. luckily someone came by and grabbed the ski patrol and they took me.. found out what happened is i torn S1 in my back, which is the disc where the nerves that goto your leg cross. My season was over the day it started and i hurt so much all the time that just getting out of bed was a difficult task. The sergeant in charge of me was pissed, beyond pissed. I had a training event coming up and i couldnt go if i was hurt. I was in trouble and in a ton of pain and for a while i said i was done, no more of this for me... But with season almost here, all the shops getting ready, the weather starting to change... how can i say no because of one miscalculation?
08-14-2013 01:21 PM
j.gnar i remember my first scorpion....
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