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Old 02-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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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Old 02-16-2009, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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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Old 02-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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damn i wasnt quick enough lol. you read my mind!
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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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Old 02-17-2009, 08:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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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