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Old 02-10-2011, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default slammed face first....again. what can I do for protection?

So i recently slammed face first when I caught a toe side edge when I wasn't balanced coming off a feature and went down hard. I Thought I broke my nose but luckily I didn't. This is the second time this happened and second pair of cracked oakleys still in great condition though.

Anyway, I already wear a regular helmet and goggles all the time and the two times I took a toe-edge catch were easily the hardest falls I've taken and both times it happened too fast to even brace for impact. I was seriously considering getting a full face type helmet much like motocross or boarder cross use but was wondering if they are effective.

Anything to do about it short of never falling again?
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If you are falling forward turn your head.
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snowmobile helmet?
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If you get a full face be sure to get one of these. Neck Protection That front of the helmet will increase the chance of bending your neck too far back and killing you.
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stop smokin' the ganja while riding - slows your reflexes
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^haha

also maybe you're hitting features you aren't ready to hit.
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Cover your boards edges with silly putty so they don't catch!
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