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03-15-2013 05:29 PM
JetFalcon Everyone is just gonna side with the parents because they're older. Just tell them you'll try base jumping and maybe they'll let you continue snowboarding.
03-15-2013 05:00 PM
East§ide you could always do what a majority of teenagers do and just lie to them..LOL.."hey mom, going to hang out at X's house..see ya later!"

In reality, your best bet is to calmly sit down with them and explain that you'll go easy, that you'll stay out of the park for the rest of the season (which you may or may not do) and that you understand their concern and thank them for it, but this is something you're passionate about and feel really strongly about.
03-15-2013 03:22 PM
kaner3sixteen
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
Concussions, back/spine injuries, and the Wu-Tang Clan. All things you should not fuck with.

Says the guy who's been nursing a phantom back injury for the better part of a month.... ahh well do as I say not as I do.
gotta be careful with that. i bruised my tailbone a couple of months back, and that ended up after a month or so morphing into a bout of acute sciatica that kept me out of work for 2 weeks and, at this stage in the game, has pretty much put an end to my first season of snowboarding.

to the OP, with injuries like concussions and back injuries, as many have already pointed out, they can build into something much worse, so just take care.
03-15-2013 02:49 PM
Clayton Bigsby baby steps my friend, not sure how long you've riding, but most of the injuries I see are newbie playing one too many video games or watching the X-games and trying those trick far to soon. I've been riding for 27 years, 4 years competitively and have only had one injury in that time. Just slow down a little, constraint on being smooth and not just landing, but stomping your landings.
03-15-2013 01:45 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Yea its a fine line with gals...ime you got to start early, the reaction to pain is learned. I tried to model and teach my daughter even as a baby...pain...ehh no big deal..."ehh yer not going to die today...its far from you heart". Anyway she turned out to be a tuffy and has a high pain tolerance...if she cries...you know something is wrong...now trying to tell her to back off and take it easy can be a whole nother matter...cause she'll get pissed and just become a bulldog and not let go til she is done...and I cringe...going fuck you are going to do more damage. Eventually she'll listen to a doc and then faithfully do any and all therapy to somewhat an extreme so that she can get back out there as soon and hard as possible.
Hahaha... my dad had a similar method. If I came running/crying he said "oh? You've got a little cut at the thumb...? Lets cut off the entire thumb so you wont feel the little scratch anymore"
03-15-2013 01:16 PM
readimag All good points so far plus I am sure you might have said some things to your parents in the heat of the moment also. Before I left home I had fights with my dad where I said stuff I did not mean and got in more trouble at the time.

Back in 2010 I had two concussions with in 4 months both with loss of conciseness. I had really bad vertigo and would forget where my car was park all the time along with other stuff. Listen to the doctor and have your parents ask all the questions they want also. Once you are cleared by the doctor talk to your parents again about how you going to stay safe when snowboarding again.

Parents are always going to freak when they have no control and something goes wrong it is normal. Plus how shitty would it feel if they did not care at all and just told you to stop bugging them with your shit.
03-15-2013 12:40 PM
boarderaholic
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Originally Posted by melliemouse View Post
So on Sunday I landed badly off a jump and ended up getting a concussion (I was wearing a helmet too...) and I sprained my back. Now my parents won't let me snowboard anymore this season because they don't want me risking injuring myself and not being able to play volleyball (I'm on a club team). They also told me I'm an idiotic reckless teen who doesn't care about her health. Yikes
But I really really really don't wanna stop and I'm trying to find ways to convince them to let me go. Help? I can't think of any good arguments besides saying I'll take it easy/not try park anymore.
As someone who has had both multiple back injuries and concussions, it's not worth pushing it. My back has never been the same after the first car accident I was involved in and I am usually in a good deal of pain for no good reason. Likewise with concussions, the head aches can get pretty brutal and having problems with short term memory problems sucks. I also have a myriad of other memory problems related to the couple of concussions I have.

As for your parents telling you you're an idiot reckless teen, they are scared and are worried about you. That's just what parents do. It's their job to be worried about you, as annoying and sucky as it is.

Take the time to do the right thing and let your body heal. There is always next year to go snowboarding.
03-15-2013 12:37 PM
BoardWalk
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Originally Posted by melliemouse View Post
I would just like to take a moment to tell you that you are a god at advice giving.
You must have really hit your head hard.
03-15-2013 12:34 PM
kristinajura
Re: Parents Won't Let Me Snowboard

I agree with just listening to what your parents say and being done for the season. It's not like they said you're not allowed to snowboard ever again! Now, that would be something to try to change their minds on.

Injuries really do need to heal. I haven't yet gotten a major snowboarding injury (and hopefully never will) other than a bruised & swollen knee that is now healing up well.
I once sprained my ankle twice within a month because I refused to sit out of dance rehearsal to let it heal fully. Well guess what... it comes back to annoy me every so often to the point where my ankle hurts so much I can barely walk, even with one of those intense lace-up, velcro braces on... and this was about 9 years ago. Whereas the ankle I actually sprained badly and within the last 1 or 2 years, I actually sat out of my ultimate frisbee games, let it heal, and it rarely ever hurts now, if anything its a faint pain while running on a treadmill or something.
03-15-2013 12:19 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by BoardWalk View Post
I know it's sexist and my wife gives me crap all the time but when I see my son burn in while riding I tell him to suck it up and try harder. When my daughter catches a heal side and does the slam I want to cry. Of course this doesn't help the OP but I just had to get my feelings out. Does anyone have some Midol?
Yea its a fine line with gals...ime you got to start early, the reaction to pain is learned. I tried to model and teach my daughter even as a baby...pain...ehh no big deal..."ehh yer not going to die today...its far from you heart". Anyway she turned out to be a tuffy and has a high pain tolerance...if she cries...you know something is wrong...now trying to tell her to back off and take it easy can be a whole nother matter...cause she'll get pissed and just become a bulldog and not let go til she is done...and I cringe...going fuck you are going to do more damage. Eventually she'll listen to a doc and then faithfully do any and all therapy to somewhat an extreme so that she can get back out there as soon and hard as possible.
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