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I've had one crash which I did stop riding for. It's been years and years and I'm going to try to get back on my board this season but take it easy. This first year was because I physically could not get back on my board. This rest has been a mental block.

After spending weeks in a hospital and having symptoms for about a year, it just wasn't worth it. Don't get me wrong, I loved snowboarding and still love it very, very much. However, being a firefighter is much more important to me. Getting severely hurt snowboarding again would be absolutely devastating to me and my goals at this point in my life.

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What was the injury alaric?

I broke my leg in Jan and had surgery the same day. I could not wait to gets on the board again. 9 weeks later I got back on it. I didn't want to wait, just to get over that mental block before the season ended. I got 10 more days in before the season finished. I have been injured multiple times and have had a few good high speed wipe outs. I keep a short term and long term disability policy as well as life insurance. That STd policy sure did help in Jan.....

I ride a litle more in control and am more calculating with my rides and I will no longer ride if I'm not feeling 95% physically and mentally.... I coule have 50 days this year but I have held myself off the mountain if I'm tired or feel slightly ill. Still have 35 days of riding in.

Play it safe for a while, tone down your riding. Push yourself to get over that mental block. Remember you can die doing what you love or getting hit by a drunk driver tonight.... When it's your time, it's your time
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What was the injury alaric?

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Play it safe for a while, tone down your riding. Push yourself to get over that mental block. Remember you can die doing what you love or getting hit by a drunk driver tonight.... When it's your time, it's your time
So true, it took me years to realize that (and some big time growing up). I definitely won't be doing the stupid shit I used to do once I get back on the board. It's not so much getting hurt that bothers me anymore, it's the fact that I don't want to not be able to fight fire because I got hurt doing something else, y'know?

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I would worry more about the drive to the hill than riding it.
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Double shoulder dislocation, kept going. Broken wrist, kept going. Broken hand, kept going. Broken leg, kept going. Broken feet, kept going. Ruptured spleen, kept going. Heart restarted, kept going.

Lifestyle>recreationalist. I will literally do this shit till I am fucking dead. Jobs come and go, as do people in your life, personal happiness is all that matters.


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Double shoulder dislocation, kept going. Broken wrist, kept going. Broken hand, kept going. Broken leg, kept going. Broken feet, kept going. Ruptured spleen, kept going. Heart restarted, kept going.

Lifestyle>recreationalist. I will literally do this shit till I am fucking dead. Jobs come and go, as do people in your life, personal happiness is all that matters.
Very true! Heart restarted? Wtf? This was a snowboarding injury or too much McDonald's?
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I broke my ankle years ago and was so sad I could not snowboard. I could not wait to ride again. I have had some other nasty falls where I got concussions. Those falls scared the crap out of me. I thought I was going to die a couple of years ago because I cartwheeled down a double black at Breckenridge. I was so lucky, but I had a concussion. I actually closed my eyes because i did not think I was going to stop cartwheeling. I did not ride for a week after that because my neck and back were very sore. I took a week off this season to due to a scary fall.

I don't think about quitting, but my cocky 3rd season gnar dissipated. I became more cautious and slower.


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Very true! Heart restarted? Wtf? This was a snowboarding injury or too much McDonald's?
Snowboard injury. That getting too gnarly for my own good caught up to me.


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Double shoulder dislocation, kept going. Broken wrist, kept going. Broken hand, kept going. Broken leg, kept going. Broken feet, kept going. Ruptured spleen, kept going. Heart restarted, kept going.

Lifestyle>recreationalist. I will literally do this shit till I am fucking dead. Jobs come and go, as do people in your life, personal happiness is all that matters.
Can you expound on the heart restarted...call me sick, but I'm guessing there is a good story behind this one...


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Very true! Heart restarted? Wtf? This was a snowboarding injury or too much McDonald's?
He finally looked at her face....


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