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04-03-2014 05:42 PM
F1EA 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 05:29 PM
td.1000
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Originally Posted by AntipodeanSam 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 are absolutely 100% correct. that bs about them breaking your arm is a really dumb argument that has never been backed up by anything other than pure uneducated speculation. most wrist-guards are actually too soft to be able to break anything

helmet + wrist-guard + padded shorts = in the snow
04-03-2014 05:15 PM
AntipodeanSam
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Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
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.)
Absolutely, nothing is gonna ruin your learning experience more than several weeks with a stupid very easy to do wrist break, most common snowboarding injury!!

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.

Enjoy!!!
04-03-2014 01:30 AM
natalie 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
-snowboard bag
04-02-2014 08:09 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 07:53 PM
Ashcampbell helmet
crash pads for your tailbone
wrist guards

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 07:35 PM
Varza
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Originally Posted by Wombat23 View Post
A butt pad? Is that a legit item? Haha
It is, although I suppose the "legit" name for it is "impact shorts". Basically padded shorts, especially important is tailbone protection. The long pants version also has knee pads, but might be overkill (and way too warm). A lot of beginners fall on their butt getting off the lift, and I don't think and mma class will help with that...

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 04:57 AM
wrathfuldeity 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 04:09 AM
Wombat23 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
03-09-2014 11:27 PM
Varza
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Originally Posted by suchislife View Post
A pillow for your arse....and make sure you pack a can of patience and your sense of humour your going to need it. Other than that I think everything you need you have.
Yeah, a butt pad, it will serve you well And a helmet for sure. Maybe wrist guards too.

And now that you got all that expensive gear, I really hope you stick with it!
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