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Old 12-04-2010, 09:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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They say skiiers generally have knees injuries and snowboarders wrist injuries - for me wearing wrist gaurds was just cheap easy insurance against injury. I've always worn wrist gaurds under large mitts while snowboarding. I do use my hands at times to catch falls - and it seems the wrist gaurds really help.

The only injury I've had is I've developed "runners knee".

Also - I got much more beat up skating - dislocated finger, busted face, huge pieces of skin ripped off my knees and elbows. For me snowboarding is safer, faster, and more fun that street skating.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Don't fuck up like I just did... wasn't wearing my helmet when I was flying down a pretty icy slope.. I have no idea how fast I was just going but I can tell you the ice I landed on was a sure way to fuck some shit up. My head hit and made body go numb and can't turn my neck without pain... stuck in the lodge right now writing this... wear a God damn helmet. Note to self.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ouch..hope you didn't get a concussion. I took a pretty big slam the other day too and had to take a little break after. I hit a big hole where someone had been stuck that made me catch my heel edge and I landed directly on the back of my head. Luckily had my helmet on and my neck was just a bit stiff the next day.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:05 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Ouch..hope you didn't get a concussion. I took a pretty big slam the other day too and had to take a little break after. I hit a big hole where someone had been stuck that made me catch my heel edge and I landed directly on the back of my head. Luckily had my helmet on and my neck was just a bit stiff the next day.
I did the same thing last year at high speed...my helmet probably saved my brain
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:21 AM   #25 (permalink)
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OK so I've been falling wrong...I did start to close my fists to reduce the leverage when I do put my arms out. Yesterday, I don't know why, yes I do, to save my butt from hurting. But, I started to land on side/shoulders more.

Is there a sticky or instruction on falling properly. I apologize, I did not use search.

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Forgot to mention, for me, helmet always

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:14 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Letting your side and shoulder take the impact is not a bad way to fall. It disperses the energy over a wider area and while it will probably still hurt, there is less chance of injury.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:30 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Yup, even though it hurts, you want to try and take the impact with your core body rather then your arms, since it's a much bigger,denser, and muscular part of your body it will distribute the impact better and reduce the chance of breaking/fracturing anything.

The key to falling really in really any sport is to try and keep your bodies inertia moving for as long as possible. The times when you get badly hurt are when your body does a full stop, and then a slam.
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