I moved to CO from CA last year and decided to get back on mountain. I took a break in CA while the kids were babies. It was great being back on a board. I started going so much I decided to buy a new board after demo-ing a few. On my 8th trip, 2nd with my new board, I took a horrific tumble. The whole season I was getting better and better, hitting natural terrain jumps, this was no different. I was freakin slaying it!!! Then my buddy says let's video tape some of it...
I end up speed checking to much and end up cathcing toe edge on a slant, tumbling forward, feet over head, landing on my head and shoulder with my arm behind me. Had to take the stretcher down. Today I find out just from a preliminary review of my MRI, that I tore two sections of my rotator cuff, and that's just the prelim, the way it feels, I am sure there is more.
Anyway as I type here with one hand and the snow continues to pile here in CO I keep replaying the POSER move. If I had more speed I know I would have landed that jump or atleast cleared teh slant part of the hill. I also think I should have went with the size board I demo-ed 154, I ended up buying a 157 based on multiple recommendations. My board is for sale or trade, look for it on this sale-forum. Keep you posted on the final outcome. Enjoy the rest of the season, stay safe and remenber speed isn't always a bad thing.