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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 10:39 PM
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man that second mask looks like fun.
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I'm sure most of those posts were jokes but don't smoke or drink, I hit the feature(happened to be a huge wide rainbow box) probably 50 or more times prior and I really don't know how I caught an edge and fell it happened so fast, and I'm already ugly, also I was thrown so fast foreward that I wouldn't even have had time to turn my head if I thought of it. I've seen other smash their head on rails and shit so I imagine this is of some concern to some people and personally I've only done it twice and I've ridden prob 30/40 days this season already and a little less last season.

I'm more concerned about it happening again only harder or worse, especially if it happens coming down hard from a hit.
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Last day of my first year riding about 5 years ago. Carving hard on my heal edge on a turn, wasn't possible to catch a toe side edge but I somehow slammed my face like I did and did a perfect frontside face grind. My face was literally the only thing on the snow as I slid and my neck was bending as my body was trying to flip over again.
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are you guys double amputees with no arms or something? I would rather break an arm than break my head.... Build an instant reflex for pulling your arms infront of your impact area, your head.... In the offseason take up some sort of striking martial art or boxing to help with these reflexs..... I am not a small guy but work out enough to have enough arm/upper body strength to push myself over in a fall so im not stuck on my head...... Work out a little, if you already do then work on that reflex like your clearing something off the top of your head with your arms/upper body.....

I like that second mask in that earlier post, that is hilarious.....
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are you guys double amputees with no arms or something? I would rather break an arm than break my head.... Build an instant reflex for pulling your arms infront of your impact area, your head.... In the offseason take up some sort of striking martial art or boxing to help with these reflexs..... I am not a small guy but work out enough to have enough arm/upper body strength to push myself over in a fall so im not stuck on my head...... Work out a little, if you already do then work on that reflex like your clearing something off the top of your head with your arms/upper body.....

I like that second mask in that earlier post, that is hilarious.....
I would have to disagree with this post, sometimes falls happen so fast that you do not have time to react to anything! I recently was proof of that when I thought it would be cool to see how fast I could link turns at mock 5 ! I caught an edge and fell so fast that I didn't have time to react to anything, landed on my shoulder/arm so hard that I cracked a rib!
Mind you I was going extremely fast, and after the initail Impact
Pact I got my arms out there to turn myself around, there was no stopping that first inmpact!

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I think you should take it Road Warrior style.
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If you are going 40 mph and you catch an edge, your head will hit the ground in about 0.08 second. Even automatic reflexes are not good enough to react to that. Dunno how fast the OP was going, but the point is that when you do an edge catch, how fast you hit the ground is determined more by how fast you were going than by gravity. It isn't a "fall", it's a rotation.


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Last day of my first year riding about 5 years ago. Carving hard on my heal edge on a turn, wasn't possible to catch a toe side edge but I somehow slammed my face like I did and did a perfect frontside face grind. My face was literally the only thing on the snow as I slid and my neck was bending as my body was trying to flip over again.
Bless you & it's lucky you didn't hurt your eyes
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You tried watching other riders to see what they are doing that you aren't that keeps them from catching an edge? Binding angles, better leg endurance, detuned edges?
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These should work well to protect your face..a bit pricey but not too bad consider you get the goggle, helmet and plastic facemask


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