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|04-03-2014 06:42 PM|
My wife almost broke her wrists last yr.
I was teaching her to link turns and caught a heel edge (toeside turn).... I saw the fall and FOR SURE both wrists would have been broken had she not been wearing wrist guards.
Unless in pow: use wrist guards when learning. Even more imporant than a helmet.
After you learn not to fall on your hands, it's ok. But that wrist injury is super common. Specially on an icy track. Basic ones are like $10! super cheap. Get em.
|04-03-2014 06:29 PM|
Originally Posted by AntipodeanSam View Post
helmet + wrist-guard + padded shorts = in the snow
|04-03-2014 06:15 PM|
Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
There are two schools of thought with wrist guards, one is they are good protection for a common weak spot and the other they pass the force up into your arm which may lead to higher breaks. I am of the first school of thought, much easier to break your wrist than your arm and healing can actually be a lot slower.
You can get gloves with them built in which makes them easy.
|04-03-2014 02:30 AM|
Iv been riding since i was 10 so i didnt learn on it but I have the TRS now and love it. But it is a little harder to initiate turns on than a rockered board, maybe thats just because im a smaller girl though. but id probably stick with the skate banana, still an awesome board. And the magnetraction holds a really strong edge so I think that'd be a great board for you
Also if you don't already have this stuff these would be good to pick up too
-couple pairs of good snowboarding socks you'll need those or you'll have wet feet and blisters like crazy
-either a night lens or a goggle with a versatile tint like persimmon
-good quality headphones with a warranty, iv broken so many in the cold
|04-02-2014 09:09 PM|
|ThredJack||You may want to think about wrist guards, just in case you do wind up falling on your wrist.(It's not always avoidable, you may do it without meaning to.)|
|04-02-2014 08:53 PM|
crash pads for your tailbone
I also got some cheap knee pads.
It feels funny putting all the gear on but its better than being too sore or hurt to ride.
|03-10-2014 08:35 PM|
Originally Posted by Wombat23 View Post
Lock - either keep your board in sight at all times or get a cheap bike cable lock to secure it to the rack. I wouldn't bother with snowboard locks, since they tend to be crap.
|03-10-2014 05:57 AM|
lock up your board when you are not riding it...like at lunch
butt pads...perhaps...but do you know how to fall?...go now to a mma = mixed martial arts place and learn how to fall without using your arms/hands.
get the trs c2btx...return the banana its ok for specific ground tricks...but crap for all mtn and bs for learning on. It would be better to learn on a full cambered deck...how ever not as easy.
Most importantly, save yourself...time and money...get lessons from a good instructor...besides good fitting boots...lessons are the better money spent...(better than buying a board).
|03-10-2014 05:09 AM|
Okay so grab a helmet, probably good advice.
Also how do the locks work and when exactly will I need it?
A butt pad? Is that a legit item? Haha
|03-10-2014 12:27 AM|
Originally Posted by suchislife View Post
And now that you got all that expensive gear, I really hope you stick with it!
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