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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Broke my arm :/

Heya guys. I broke my arm for the first time today while I was boarding. Tried to 180 out of a divet, caught my front edge, and landed right on it when it was at an angle. It didnt actually hurt that bad. Well not as bad as I thought it would. So I took a sec, rode down to the chalet area, went to ski patrol, and waited for my dad while the ski patrol guy bombarded me with questions and a survey Anyways I wanted to ask, are you going to get hurt pretty bad at some point most days you go boarding, or am I just doing more than I can yet and hurting myself? Should I just try to learn things slow and carefully?

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Usually you get hurt when you least expect it.... And typically doing something that you've done a million times before.

Fact is any of us can get hurt at any given time while snowboarding. It's an extreme sport afterall ( =

Good luck with your arm man, do what the docs tell you to do so you don't feel that break as much when you get old.

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I dislocated by elbow about 10 years ago just going down a black diamond. Granted it was on icy Windham Mountain here on the ice coast. Simple turns coming down and slightly icy, no big deal....then one turn into a divit, my nose caught and catapaulted me. I put my arm out and hit the ground way way quicker than I thought. A friend of mine said it looked like I tackled the snow...

My friends were like "you ok?" I said yea sure, I stood up and realized I couldn't pick up or bend my left forearm. I was like uh oh.

Shit happens. I was doing more speed on icier terrain that day and tree runs that had a lot less snow in there than I thought. Figures it happens on that 'last run' before going home. Like Milo said, you usually get hurt when you least expect it. The worst part of that day was the freakin ride down the mountain with snow blowers hitting me and all the bumps on the way down.

Don't forget to get some good physical therapy time in once it's healed.
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well i've gotten hurt each year so far so.... but i'm old, 27 and counting.
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Yesterday I hit a 25' booter, overshot the landing, landed tail heavy, smacked my head and the first thing I though is whats the condition of my arms. I got lucky as hell with just a minor minor concussion, just some ringing in the ears and a little dizzy. The whole side of my head under my hair is ice burned but its not bad. I just got up and road away.

What did the ski patrol guys say to you. Were they surprised, or just acted like they see it every ten minutes? Its something I've always wondered.


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Bummer, I had a fracture in my Radial Tuberosity on my right arm when I was 14, that was a pain in the ass. I slipped out on a patch of ice and broke my fall with my arm. It didn't really hurt until the Doc set the bone for a cast. The cast was the worst part, fucking itchy as all hell.

But i've had a whole host of injuries from snowboarding:

Broken arm (as mentioned)
Cracked ribs 2 of em
dislocated my left shoulder twice. the second time I did it it was really fucked up. The physio therapist said I had years of scar tissue built up in my shoulder from the previous dislocation. My Subscapularis was fucked up bigtime and the tendons around it called Latissimus dorsi was rough
sprained my left ankle a few times
and my right knee is pretty fucked up from high impact sports, running, tennis, snowboarding, skateboarding. If I spend all day in the park my knee is guaranteed to give me grief.

haha fuck, i'm an old man.
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SMD - Yeah they acted like it was no big deal

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SMD - Yeah they acted like it was no big deal
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i can make you feel bad. two of my buddies here on the forum went with me and my school to okemo today. one bruised his ribs and has a concussion, another broke his wrist, and another guy did a double flip in the park and landed on his head. he is in critical care right now.

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I just got back from Breck.

My first time ever in a terrain park I decided to "go big or go home" on the biggest jump in the park. Full speed (meaning no cuts) over the first jump. Didn't realize that UNLIKE inline skating you're supposed to lean forward (and not back) to maintain correct attitude. Long story short.... I sailed over the lip, and landed mostly on my right arm/elbow after almost clearing the entire landing ramp.

I rode (albeit not as hard) the rest of the day, took the next day off, but was back for the last day of the trip.

I am pretty sure that I stretched a lot of tendons and ligaments in the shoulder, I am lucky because I could have easily dislocated it badly. I ice it twice a day an am hoping to be fully healed in time for my second trip to Breck in a few weeks.

I could ride on it right now if I wanted, but too many falls would make it hurt to bad to keep riding.
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