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Boarded today and was linking turns!! AND then I CRASHED

So it was my 6th time out and I was linking turns on my bataleon evil twin - no problem. Or so I thought as I slammed my butt on the rock hard slope and pulled my hip out.

Have any of you had a hip pull? I ride regular and it's only the back or right hip that got pulled today. I had a minor issue of that last weekend but today was excruciating.

How can I avoid that in the future? Is it just a matter of strengthening my legs and hip muscles and remembering to keep my weight forward to minimize catching an edge?

I love this sport but it's beating the sh*t out of me.

Anyhow suggestions welcomed - even the smart ass ones!
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Think I'll invest in those hidden hip and butt protectors - damn I hate to give in but I don't want to have it be a choice between boarding and walking.
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stop being a wuss and hit the gym!! lol jk they make padded shorts too ya know. maybe worth lookin in to them if your conditions are always hard slopes.

Take yourself to higher places.
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damn i wasnt quick enough lol. you read my mind!

Take yourself to higher places.
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Padded shorts FTW! Given my time again, I would invest in a pair. My son and I ended up with bruises that extended from bum to calf from heavy falls on Whistler ice-sheets early in the season. No pulled hips, but we walked like grannies for a few days. I'd do anything to avoid that again.
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Dudes!

Yep - I expected some abuse. I'm gonna step up my workouts and get some of those fruity padded pants.

Thanks!
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If you pulled a muscle, padding isn't going to help.
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If you pulled a muscle, padding isn't going to help.
True, I need to strengthen the muscles and figure out how to not do it again. Padding may lessen the shock and some or the butt pain though...
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The key may be to warm up first: like any excercise, stretch the muscles first before your first run. Warmed up muscles/tendons/ligaments will be able to stretch a little more when you fall ackwardly compared to cold/tense muscles.

Also, you might want to consider staying on some slower slopes until you get carving down. I'm assuming you're going at a quick clip which is why you said you "slammed" your butt.
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The key may be to warm up first: like any excercise, stretch the muscles first before your first run. Warmed up muscles/tendons/ligaments will be able to stretch a little more when you fall ackwardly compared to cold/tense muscles.

Also, you might want to consider staying on some slower slopes until you get carving down. I'm assuming you're going at a quick clip which is why you said you "slammed" your butt.
Excellent advise! I should warm up and will do that next time. It was a green slope - not too bad but I'll back down a level until I can be comfortable with balance and transitions.

Much appreciated!
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