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So who gets hurt snowboarding? *Article*

So who gets hurt snowboarding?

Though it was generally accepted among snowboarders to never break the fall with hands/wrists.
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I read this article on Yahoo earlier today. It is generally accepted, but the point of the article I think was to point out that people with no training were most likely to get hurt. If you had instruction or some kind of boarding background ie; skate or long etc..- then you would know not to break your fall with your wrists and/or hands.

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I read this article on Yahoo earlier today. It is generally accepted, but the point of the article I think was to point out that people with no training were most likely to get hurt. If you had instruction or some kind of boarding background ie; skate or long etc..- then you would know not to break your fall with your wrists and/or hands.
Oh yeah, I definitely agree with that. I've taught many people and the first thing I teach them is how to fall.

If one is falling forward, making a X with the arms over the chest, and just let gravity do its thing.
If one is falling backward, let the booty take it.
If one's legs go out from under you, tuck in your chin try to let the upper back take most of the fall. Protect head/neck as much as possible.

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Gotta remember though, with all the practice and experience, people occasionally do reach out when they fall, it's a natural reaction, heck I never had a wrist injury in 15 years of riding but 2 seasons ago reached out like a moron and broke my wrist (was somewhat alcohol related). All it takes is that one time and you're broken. It seems like my friends and myself usually get injuries in the smaller wrecks, you know just freak accidents. Maybe it's the time in the air gives your brain a chance to go "wait, dont do that!", but I agree with NWBoarder28 that the beginners or people just learning a trick are more concerned with crashing and getting hurt and they react by stopping themselves with any means possible.

I do find it a bit funny that you go to a sled hill and see kids hauling balls, hitting jumps down the hill on sleds with no fear but you put them on a snowboard and they are nervous. Either way, the cool thing to do if you see someone reaching out when crashing is give them a quick heads up on what they are doing so hopefully they don't get hurt.

Personally, I have always tried to take it to the shoulder if possible.
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Injuries are going to happen that's the nature of the beast. This year I slammed a rock with my hand so as to avoid taking it to my face. After riding for half my life my wrists are fucked from mangling them doing hand plants, push offs, miller flips, catching edges, messing up on jibs, and my shoulders aren't any better. Shit is going to happen, would a lesson have helped me? Not in the slightest, sometimes you just get too gnarly for your own good.


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Yea, falling on a snowboard just isn't as natural as falling off something your not attached too, (compact and roll) so there deffinetly is a natural tendancy to throw the arms out. I've been lucky so far with crashes, I've mostly just hit my hips and lower body, which sucks but nothing breaks/fractures.

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i hurt myself a hell of a lot more on a snowboard than i ever have on a skateboard or any other sport hahahha. i think its because you cant kick it out like a skateboard, your attached to the damn thing.
never broke anything but i sprained my finger cause some kid cut me off and of course natural reactions kicked in and i threw my hand down and bent it all the way backwards, shit hurt.
But my worst fall so far was on an up down box and just messing around i did a basic 50-50 and just for some reason fell back on my heel edge and caught the box with the back of my legs and fell straight to my neck/upper back. Worst fall ever haha
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Sometimes the crash comes at you so quickly you just put your hands out in front of you...that's just a natural reaction.
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Sometimes the crash comes at you so quickly you just put your hands out in front of you...that's just a natural reaction.
yeah this is what i find. i always put my hands down. it just seems to happen so quickly. so far my wrists have stayed intact.
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yeah this is what i find. i always put my hands down. it just seems to happen so quickly. so far my wrists have stayed intact.

If you can, I'd break yourself of the habit. That's how I broke my arm snowboarding (simple run, wasn't going that fast, fell backwards and bam, trips done. two hours into a weeklong trip too...).

In the end though, sometimes falls just happen so fast you don't even have time to think.
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