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02-10-2013 11:57 AM
sabatoa Sounds like my first day, hah

Learn to fall without trying to catch yourself. You're going to break your wrists if you keep that up. Fall on your forearms with your elbows down, it's so much better on your body.
02-10-2013 11:26 AM
Kayeby Thankfully I never went through the sore butt phase - there was so much fresh snow my first day that it was like falling into clouds.

One ache that did surprise me was in one side of my neck. I couldn't turn my head for 2-3 days because my neck wasn't used to facing in one direction for that long. Something to look forward to when I start trying switch.
02-10-2013 12:13 AM
tigre First time I ever went out, many moons ago, the best thing I learned was that it was better to fall backwards than forward. Falling downhill on your face feels like your brain's getting rattled around. I guess it is, really.

Worst fall I've had since I picked it back up last year was a tomahawk in heavy spring corn that at first I thought had dislocated my shoulder. Took a minute to gather my brain back up and realize that I hadn't lost or busted anything in the crash. Last run of the season, too.
02-09-2013 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by Argo View Post
You sure you were just snowboarding? This sounds suspicious....
Originally Posted by Ridergirl07 View Post
lol yeah I'm sure I was just snowboarding. I'm a bit too young to be doing what I think you think i was doing:P
THANK GOD Argo said something before I did! Forum creeper I'm fine with, forum perv is going a little far!

Yeah sore wrists, bruised bum and sore knees are typical of days 1-5 or so. Protective gear helps! Lets you concentrate on learning to board instead of bracing for impact!

Enjoy the sport, I started when I was 11 and have never looked back.
02-09-2013 11:15 PM
Varza My first time, I took lessons (very recommended), and on the first day it had/was snowing a lot, so I didn't really feel the falls. But it was pretty hard to learn when I kept getting stuck in powder.

Then the second day they had groomed the slopes. I fell a lot more and a lot harder, since I was actually trying to do stuff. Didn't hurt myself too badly, but man, was I ever sore that evening!

So in conclusion, I didn't really get hurt, just got sore muscles in places I didn't even know I had. But a friend of mine walked away with a bruised tailbone. No fun! Lift unloading is annoying!
02-09-2013 11:04 PM
MafHoney Our first time out was the day after Christmas this year. It had been dumping so the million and one times I fell it was pretty much on a pillow. The next week we went back and it hadn't snowed since the first time out. I was bruised all over. I sprained my thumb on the third trip, but nothing a little sport tape can't handle.
02-09-2013 08:46 PM
Originally Posted by Ridergirl07 View Post
Yes, falling backwards on the slope isn't the most pleasant feeling...
You fell uphill (washed out) or downhill (caught an edge)? The former is more tolerable.
Catching an edge and falling downhill can be anything from minor to getting something fixed at the hospital.
02-09-2013 08:06 PM
scottb7 Broke wrists are # 1 injury...I strongly recommend wrist guards.
02-09-2013 08:03 PM
Stinky Ninja First day snowboarding.... Well, after falling on my butt all day I did it one more time, but on ice. Next,I told my family I was going to quit snowboarding and going back to skiing. After a week of skiing I went back to snowboarding and had a blast! success
02-09-2013 07:49 PM
Argo I have been riding 7 years and have definatly bruised my ass and hips. Hurt my wrists. Broken 3 ribs and my right leg.... I'm sure there are more injuries but I can't think of them now.....
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