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Old 12-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today I was bombing the steeps at my local hill at full speed and caught my toe side edge going like 50. Lucky to walk away with only a broken nose. Laughed it off all the way to the main lodge with blood all over my outerwhere face and the snow.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Today I was bombing the steeps at my local hill at full speed and caught my toe side edge going like 50. Lucky to walk away with only a broken nose. Laughed it off all the way to the main lodge with blood all over my outerwhere face and the snow.
glad to see helmet on. i did same thing 3 years ago no helmet. stage 2 concussion. couldn't see out one eye for 4 days
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sucks man but it could have been a lot worse. You have a helmet on?
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, broken front tooth last year, and bitten lip that was bleeding like a motherfucker... Glad you're ok, and are laughing about it... Good memories
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Reminds me of this one time, guy (skier about 6'4") rear ended me HARD (insert your joke here). Knocked me so hard, head whipped back, strained my neck muscles (causing numbness down the arm for months) and launched me forward into the hard pack snow. My first reaction (once I gathered my senses) was to look for the guy - I saw him regaining his balance (he didnt fall) and skiing fast down the hill away from me, not looking back. No "sorry" no checking to see if i was ok (despite a VERY hard hit from behind) I told myself "MEMORIZE HIS OUTFIT"

I wasn't angry, I was in a BLIND FUCKING RAGE......

I hobbled/boarded down to the lift where he was with a group of friends. My neck felt broken, My left arm was numb (from my neck injury) and my head was pounding. I approached him. We chatted. I kindly expressed my disdain for his actions and his lack of regard. His friends decided to pipe up. That didn't last long either. They understood me loud and clear. My only regret is that I said some words in the presence of children that I shouldn't have. I think the guy might have pissed his pants.

Bottom line. If you bump someone, make sure they are OK. especially if it's HARD and YOUR FAULT.

.....shit - sorry about the thread jacking. Had to vent....
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A wipe at 50 would yield much more than a broken nose

But seriously, glad you're alright...... When I'm going mach speeds like that and all I can hear is wind and my thoughts, I think of situations like yours.

I actually havn't gone top speed in a couple seasons though
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I actually havn't gone top speed in a couple seasons though
Same here. Main reason is I live out east, so the "pow" is more like "sheetrock". top speed on variable snow (with mostly ice) could spell disaster. I have a job that requires I be healthy and unbroken. I have a family to feed. I Enjoy ripping it down just not at mach 5. I'd rather butter the hill, hit some jumps off the natural features, work on my presses and - basically- finess the slopes like she was a sexy lady in need of some lovin'........
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A wipe at 50 would yield much more than a broken nose
I feel lucky to be as okay as I am. Ive fallen going 47 before and walked away from it unscathed(gps speedometer let me know how fast I was going and today I was goin faster) I just feel lucky that I am okay and will be riding again tomorrow.
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glad your ok,have fun tomorrow
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Shit man, I ball out on the regular.

I've bailed a couple of times at 45+. Never caught an edge at speed though. The key if you bail at high speed on a groomer is to get that board up. The last thing you wanna do if you're sliding is to catch an edge and tomahawk yourself.

The fastest I've ever bailed at was probably last year dropping a powder line off the ridge into Porcupine Saddle at Loveland. There's an abrupt dip at the bottom of the bowl there that I forgot about in the midst of powder fever. It was filled in and it was a DEEP day. I was balling down through there carrying a ton of speed because there's a pretty good size roll that you have to make it over if you don't want to unstrap and boot it. You gotta carry a good amount of speed on a deep day. All was going well until I hit the dip I'd forgotten about. I hit it, kneed myself in the chin and did about 3 cartwheels.
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