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03-22-2014 08:43 AM
t21 I feel ya... It took me a while to ride back into trees runs since i bruised my ribs badly couple of seasons ago. I did went back riding the following weekend but stayed on groomers mostly. Yours is more delicate but i'm sure you know your limits once you start riding again. Stay upright and have fun with the kids.
03-22-2014 08:41 AM
koi
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
I have gotten "gun shy" riding the park.
This is one of my problems also. Last year I got a concussion from hitting a rail. I didn't know what happened; my buddies had to help me get down to the lodge, and I sat there for an hour until my vision cleared. Since then I have been gun shy in the park
03-22-2014 08:06 AM
slyder I have gotten "gun shy" riding the park.
When I've been banged up hitting a feature in the terrain park I have been very reserved on hitting that or similar features. It takes me a little bit to rebuild my confidence to hit that feature again.

So in your case yes, I would be a bit reserved. To not ride "NO" I can always head over to some of the green & blue runs after a beating physically and emotionally from the park.

Take it easy though my friend. I want you at next years outing with us !!!
I'll text ya later.
03-22-2014 07:43 AM
Deacon I'm hoping to take the kids to the hill today, but I think I still can't ride. I'm worried I'll aggravate my pelvic pain. hopefully I'll be good to ride for real by next weekend! People keep asking me if I'm scared to ride again. I find that ridiculous, but has that happened to anbody else? Getting hurt scare ya off of riding for a while? I've been telling people one of the things somebody said here, "the best way to avoid concussions is to sit on the couch"
03-21-2014 08:39 PM
dsdavis Hey, Deacon, glad your noggin's still in one piece!

Thanks to all for reminding us of the importance of a good helmet!
03-13-2014 01:15 AM
lab49232
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
I think we all take the whole helmet thing far too lightly...most of us don't think twice throwing down 400-500 bucks + on a new deck but look for deals for helmets around $100 and under. Doesn't make sense. A lot of cheap helmets out there do nothing but protect your skull from getting banged up - what they don't do is protect your brain from getting banged around...and that's where the big risks are in head injuries. Always wear a helmet for sure, no brainer, but if you only have a certain amount of cash to spend on all your gear consider putting more into helmet tech than board tech...look for helmets with MIPS tech built in...it is designed to minimize brain rotation in head injuries and reduces the risks of concussions and brain trauma.

Helmet mnfrs should up their game - too many substandard products out there that do the bare minimum.

ps. change your helmet out every 2-3 years regardless of impacts. Foam degrades quite a lot over that period of time increasing risks of injury etc.
As a person with multiple concussions and a TBI that doctors told my mother I would likely be a vegetable after (on mothers day none the less, I know I'm a terrible son) I could not agree more. Sadly helmets with the tech to reduce or eliminate concussions are next to nonexistent. Buy a helmet, no matter the price, it probably wont protect you from a concussion (or save you from brain trauma see Michael Schumacher) but they do help and are way more comfortable and warm than a beanie. its just stupid not to own one.
03-13-2014 12:30 AM
scotty100 I think we all take the whole helmet thing far too lightly...most of us don't think twice throwing down 400-500 bucks + on a new deck but look for deals for helmets around $100 and under. Doesn't make sense. A lot of cheap helmets out there do nothing but protect your skull from getting banged up - what they don't do is protect your brain from getting banged around...and that's where the big risks are in head injuries. Always wear a helmet for sure, no brainer, but if you only have a certain amount of cash to spend on all your gear consider putting more into helmet tech than board tech...look for helmets with MIPS tech built in...it is designed to minimize brain rotation in head injuries and reduces the risks of concussions and brain trauma.

Helmet mnfrs should up their game - too many substandard products out there that do the bare minimum.

ps. change your helmet out every 2-3 years regardless of impacts. Foam degrades quite a lot over that period of time increasing risks of injury etc.
03-12-2014 05:20 AM
hardasacatshead Shit I missed this one. That would have felt fantastic. Glad to hear you're all good.
03-12-2014 12:53 AM
F1EA Wow, that was a good smack!

Glad to know you're fine. Friend from work got tanked from behind while unstrapping of all things, and got a concussion too (wearing a helmet). Would have been at least stitches and who knows what else, on top of the concussion without it. Things can get nasty real easy without a helmet. There really is no argument to not using one.......
03-11-2014 11:58 PM
Magnum626 Glad you're able to talk about it. Hope you heal up well. So many cracked helmets even during the Olympics.

I'm with killclimbz, I would skip out on the park until next season.

On that note, other than cracking a helmet or a very hard hit. How often are we supposed to change the helmet?
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