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Old 01-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I was coming a little fast and went to jump a cat track, did a little 180, lander in a very hard tail press type position that I wasn't ready for and penetrated down to the ground so it was a very hard catch, instant snaps were felt. I would have speed checked but the fresh snow kinda hid the cat track and I didn't see it soon enough to slow down enough. Just glad it wasn't more serious as I flew a long way but not in the direction of trees.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ive cracked my ribs a ton of times, bruised heels/strained tendons in my foot, did something to my knee a couple years ago where i couldnt walk on it for like a month but didnt have insurance at the time so never figured out exactly what happened there, that still bothers me from time to time. a bunch of other stuff but never anything really major, mainly bumps and bruises from rails and things of the sort.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just curious, were the bulk of these injuries "Terrain Park" related, or were they sustained thru average everyday free riding type activity? (...you know, catch a little "wrong" air, little too fast thru the glades, too much speed & catchin' an edge, dipshit skier {...or boarder} not watchin' were they're going? Etc. etc.?)

Just wonderin' exactly what it is I have to look forward to as my skills progress! (...don't really see myself ever doing any "Park" stuff. Maybe some pipe if my skills allow! but no rails or boxes I don't think)

...that immature deal only works for the "Mind"! The "Body" is still OLD!! (I swear, Gravity sucks you into the earth a lot harder, and with a Lot less "bounce" after 40!!)

One BAD hip pointer injury, end of 1st day, 1st lesson! Knew enough to rent a helmet for the lesson, but then fell back on my elbows & shoved my shoulder up under my ear below the helmet!!!! Grayed out a bit from that!

Re-Injured Hip pointer, 1 week later! (Thank god I was wearing some padding for that one!! Would have needed a stretcher otherwise!)

So far though, mostly just strains, sprains, bruises as well as some plain old run of the mill "Monkey Butt"!!! Of course this last weekend I was clocking a few runs at over 30 & 35 mph. All my runs for the day had top speeds over 20-25 mph! So NOW,.. things could start to get a little hairy in a crash or fall!


(...Just as a little side note!

I think It's REALLY Strange that I've repeatedly crashed my L hip, HARD! Twice on the board, once on my MTB as it caught a pedal doin' 20 mph and the bike stopped! I of course DIDN'T! Bruise showed up three days later as my toes turned dark purple! Got a really neat shark tooth scar on my L ankle from the chain ring also,.. I've landed on my wrists and arms and shoulders, back, hips, knee's, butt!! dozens of times since I started boarding last year, and my arthritis hasn't kicked up over ANY of it! But once again, last night I reach into the back seat to get something while driving home, and this morning, I can't raise my arm high enough to hold a cup of coffee!!! R arm is useless from the shoulder down) One of God's little practical Jokes, No doubt!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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broken ribs and torn MCL
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just curious, were the bulk of these injuries "Terrain Park" related, or were they sustained thru average everyday free riding type activity? (...you know, catch a little "wrong" air, little too fast thru the glades, too much speed & catchin' an edge, dipshit skier {...or boarder} not watchin' were they're going? Etc. etc.?)

Just wonderin' exactly what it is I have to look forward to as my skills progress! (...don't really see myself ever doing any "Park" stuff. Maybe some pipe if my skills allow! but no rails or boxes I don't think)

...that immature deal only works for the "Mind"! The "Body" is still OLD!! (I swear, Gravity sucks you into the earth a lot harder, and with a Lot less "bounce" after 40!!)
My injuries have been everything and anything in between. Speared myself on a tree that's what chipped my hip, improperly cut half pipe took out my spleen, elbow was me just getting too gnarly for my own good in the terrain park on a jump, caught edges, rock slams in powder, etc. etc. etc. Risk vs Reward.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Besides the few sprains and tailbone bruises, a couple of concussions and a broken wrist. Went up to a hip stall feature, and slid out on my heel edge, land hit first and the board/bindings landed on top of it. Hurt a lot, drove home because I assumed it was just sprained and then went to the ER.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I'd rather have injuries doing something I love doing than getting in a car accident on the way to work in the city... My wife and I both feel the same way, if we are gonna have aches and pains when we are old we would rather it be from something fun....
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Sprains and bruises. Pretty lucky so far.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Same injuries as I had when I played other sports: shoulder sprains, rotator cuff, pulled muscles, sprained knees and ankles, and a broken thumb. Very lucky to have no serious stuff. Seems like anytime you injure something, even with proper rehab, it becomes a weak link. And with age I'm accumulating a nice set of weak links. Still, I agree with the Argo "I'd rather go down doing something fun" theory.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Mine were all in the park, worst I've done freeriding is catch an edge, land on my chest and be unable to breathe for a minute.
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