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|01-29-2014 01:24 AM|
Originally Posted by Crono139 View Post
|01-29-2014 01:05 AM|
I feel like it's awfully hard to slam your head on a front edge catch, at least IME..
The three bad front edge slams I had were all rib injuries on my board. Once when I was learning and 2 from trying shit on rails.
The only head injuries I've had came from Downhill Mtn Biking.
|01-29-2014 12:05 AM|
|tonicusa||Interesting..... the original link made it sound like a head injury to his face. Now that article is down.|
|01-28-2014 11:54 PM|
|01-28-2014 02:05 AM|
hey everyone, I was browsing the site looking for other info and came across this thread, and had to join to weigh in...
This is a terrible situation, I feel so sorry for the family involved!
on the topic of helmets and head injuries, my honest opinion now is that it's totally reckless to not wear one, and irresponsible for any parent to allow their child to board/ski without one (not directed at any posters, nor the subject of post 1)
warning, long story, no MAJOR injuries after it
my bad story... early into my first season I had ever boarded, with less than a half dozen days under my belt, I was at a local ski hill, small hill inside town, and was where the 88 olympics were held, conditions are typically ice with a small layer of snow on top, I was probably going about 30-40km/h (20-25mph ish), I had just learned to carve, and was carving hard to my toe edge to turn back, and just as I finish burning off lots of speed, I catch a bad heel edge, flip over backwards, and land directly on my head. Luckly I was wearing a rock climbing helmet I had grabbed for if I decided to go to the park. When I landed I remember feeling the pain, and closing my eyes, I laid there for a minute, waiting for the pain to go away a bit, after about a minute, I sat up, undid my bindings as I was doing so, a man skied up to me, and said that I saw that happen as he was getting on the chairlift (was almost at the bottom of the hill) so he had time to get to the top, and back down to me. I looked at where the gouge in the snow was, that I had caught the edge, and realized it was a good 20 feet from me, but had no recollection of flying through the air, nor sliding once I hit the ground. The hill was closing in about 20 minutes, so I packed up and drove home, I got home, around 4pm, popped a movie on, and promptly passed out, woke up around 11pm, got up, and went to bed, slept till 8am, when I woke up to go to work, (note, this is close to 16 hours of sleep) when I got up, I could not move my neck at all, couldn't turn it even a little bit. Everyone at work was freaking out, telling me I needed to go to the hospital, which I ended up doing after work. Unfortunately, because it was st patricks day, the hospital was packed with stupid drunks, and because my injury happened prior to 24 hours earlier, I was low on the list of urgency, so off to the pub I went, had a few beers, showed back at the hospital, spoke to the triage nurse again, who happened to mention it to a passing doctor, which is when the mood changed. I was immediately put in a neck brace and in a bed, I spend the next 4-6 hours in the ER, having tests done, x-rays and such, finally coming back with a severe case of whiplash, and a moderate-severe concussion, followed by about a 20 minute lecture from the doctor about not coming into the hospital right away, and instead going home to sleep, where I could have died because I went to sleep... and a small lecture on not bringing my helmet to the hospital, so they could see the damage and where I hit my head.
The rock climbing helmet, which didn't have any foam in it, had the suspension system inside, like a hard hat (old model black diamond half dome) was cracked up the back, by about 6" and of course had to be put out of service.
Since then, I have bought multiple different helmets, made sure I have always worn one while boarding, the odd time i'll take it off for a few minutes, but that's it! I was 22 at the time.
|01-28-2014 01:21 AM|
RIP to the lad, and condolences to his family.
After hearing the Schumacher story (I'm a big fan of his), I ordered a helmet ASAP. Now after hearing this, I'm glad I bought one. I wear helmets for Trackdays, Karting and Cycling, and when you think about it logically, the risk of falling over and hitting your head is much higher on a snowboard.
Anyway people, ride safe!
|01-27-2014 10:12 PM|
Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
I didn't even have a concussion. I was just shocked and totally disbelieved.
man, I was luck or I just make from special material?
|01-27-2014 10:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Varza View Post
Note: All my edge catches happened on the NS Legacy directional deck while transitioning or switching. Since I changed to the Pro Hdx full twin I have much more edge control. Another point is that my GNU Mutant high backs were poorly adjusted as they were not pressing against my calves. This caused balance problems with the heel side. I adjusted the cable on the high back and control on the heel side and edge sensitivity became excellent. Before adjustment my heel side was very sloppy, which trended me toward edge catches.
|01-27-2014 09:24 PM|
Originally Posted by BearPaw View Post
I feel really bad for this kid, condolences to the family.
|01-27-2014 06:24 PM|
That's horrible. Condolences to the family.
Hope they get over this loss one day, and won't ask themselves forever, if a helmet might have prevented that misery (what not necessarily has to be the case!). So sorry.
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