Well it was a while ago but figured I'd write about it being fairly new to the forum!
Was on my first snowboarding holiday in Borovetz, Bulgaria after 2 months worth of lessons etc was just getting the hang of the steeper slopes compared to the gentle indoor slopes here in the UK.
Early Wednesday morning, half way through my holiday coming down a red run and there was a green coming across it, which left about a 2ft drop onto the green. Being fairly new to the sport I didn't know how to deal with it so tried to just slow down on the heel edge but didn't stop in time, fell down it and landed HARD on my ass!
Luckily I had some Demon crash pants on but my back cracked, I was winded and just quickly shuffled to the side of the slope before getting taken out by anyone, and sat there for a good 20mins just catching my breathe back. Felt pretty sick too!
So took a break for a while but it had destroyed my confidence for the next 2 days, and hurt like hell to fall on for the rest of the week.
Luckily I was on holiday with a group of 4 phyiso-therapists so got them to check me out, they said I'd pulled some muscles in my shoulders.
but 2 months later it's stil giving me a bit of grief when I pull in certain directions. Although I have to really move in an odd way now, so it's healing. I visited the Doctor in the UK a week after I got back who confirmed what my phyiso's had said but they said it may take some time to heal.
May be I'm just a wimp, but having never had a serious injury this was quite a shock! As close as I'd like to come for a while I think!
Probably the worst injury on here but thought I'd share! I'm glad I had my crash pants on otherwise hate to think what would have happened to my coccyx!
Still hasn't put me off anyway! I still love this sport! I'll just try stay upright from now on! haha