"Learning" how to fall...part of it being an accident is that it is an accident that you didnt expect to happen. Anyways, probably some merit in trying to at least learn how to control a tomahawk. I feel like an idiot in a time bubble cause eventually there must be a safe way out of bindings that doesnt get your board going crazy out of control or slicing you - feel like we are still in the early years of boarding where we look like those stupid people from the 1920s doing dumb shit for fun. Anyways, if you are over 35, you need protection or if you have a family or decent job or worse, no health insurance. I am a downhiller, rare in the park and go at speed. I have the crashpad bottoms and dragon pro flex and regular demo flex and flexmeter docmeter gloves ---> Given icy east coast hardpack and my speeds I wear it down and feel no pain if I catch a small clip that puts me into a tumble. I dust off and go back at it. At some point one day in Utah, I'll ride free in tit deep powder but on the icy east and with a brain and body to protect, some armour is better than nothing to keep you coming back all season. Check out extremeprotection sports on the net.
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