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I've had a couple, but none that made me want to quit. They did change how I treat my days. I'm more cautious about warming up and I really listen to my body. When I start getting sloppy from being tired, I call it a day.

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Never had a crash so bad that it made me want to quit riding altogether, but I've had a couple of day enders and a few more that made me dial it back considerably for the rest of that day.
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I broke my back riding this past season. I had a few days in the hospital with time to think about how much I almost lost in my life and how badly it could have been.

It made me think about the kind of reckless riding I'd been doing and the poor shape I'd let myself get in.

I didn't consider quitting but I did re-evaluate my priorities within snowboarding. Basically I want to ride until I die so I needed to get myself in physical shape again and get a fresh start with riding; focusing on correct progression rather than hucking myself over everything in order to progress super fast.

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I caught an edge today going REALLY fast and landed very awkwardly on my face with my spine taking the force of the fall and making a huge cracking sound. I did not move for 10 minutes after the fall.

I remember the excruciating pain shooting up my spine and not feeling anything beneath my waist for a split second. I laid there praying that I wasn't paralyzed and tried to wiggle my toes( just like kill bill, yes i know) and luckily they moved. After ten minutes I made my way down slowly and went home.

During those ten minutes of not being able to get up, I thought about my job, which requires me to me mobile and physical, and having to quit and spending my life with a cane or something. Then when I was able to get up I thought about maybe quitting. The chance of getting permanently injured just isn't worth it. Losing job, quality of life, and whatnot.


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Uhhhh... please tell me you at LEAST got an x-ray of your back... Ever heard of the guy that took a fall, heard some cracks but never thought anything of it? Totally fine except for a minor sore neck for the next week or so. One day, he is taking a dump, turns to the side to get the TP and a small fragment of bone from his unknown neck fracture sticks in his spinal cord, ending his life on the porcelain throne with a nasty shit in the pot.

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Basically I want to ride until I die of something else so I needed to get myself in physical shape again and get a fresh start with riding;
Fixed that for ya


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I've had quite a few that ended my day or sidelined me for 2-3 weeks, two that have ended my season. Worst was breaking ribs/nose and knee injury, all from a edge slam off a side hit on a cat track.

I've never even thought about giving it up, I love it to much.. I'd rather risk losing my career (Electrician/Lineman). I'd rather be defined by my personal life rather than my work, on my deathbed I'd like to reflect on fun times on the hill, not that time I worked in Bumfuck, Texas setting poles and stringing line.

My uncle recently had a life threatening injury at work, a pipe exploded during a pressure test and shot him 45 ft through the air. A 12'' end cap blew off and hit him in the pelvis.. he's full of metal rods and can barely walk 6 months later. he looked like he was shot with a 12 gage and thrown off cliff.

Shit happens...you're just as safe on hill as you are in your car.

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I've had quite a few that ended my day or sidelined me for 2-3 weeks, two that have ended my season. Worst was breaking ribs/nose and knee injury, all from a edge slam off a side hit on a cat track.

I've never even thought about giving it up, I love it to much.. I'd rather risk losing my career (Electrician/Lineman). I'd rather be defined by my personal life rather than my work, on my deathbed I'd like to reflect on fun times on the hill, not that time I worked in Bumfuck, Texas setting poles and stringing line.

My uncle recently had a life threatening injury at work, a pipe exploded during a pressure test and shot him 45 ft through the air. A 12'' end cap blew off and hit him in the pelvis.. he's full of metal rods and can barely walk 6 months later. he looked like he was shot with a 12 gage and thrown off cliff.

Shit happens...
No judgement, but do you have kids? I know for myself, and I'd bet for some of the other guys here, risking losing your job to an injury can cause pain to a lot of other people besides your self. So we don't give up, but we get smarter about our riding choices.

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as a father of two I feel it is my duty to ride hard, because if I don't I am not happy, and if Papa is not happy, no one in the house is.

only actual injury was a broken wrist in probably '89, rode with the cast

had the wind knocked out of me a couple times this season, clacked a few trees and rocks, slid on my face once that i recall...all par for the course
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No judgement, but do you have kids? I know for myself, and I'd bet for some of the other guys here, risking losing your job to an injury can cause pain to a lot of other people besides your self. So we don't give up, but we get smarter about our riding choices.
No, Kids are terrible. I'm not willing to pass on my genes, or step on Legos in the A.M. I do help support my parents and sister though, they're going through some pretty rough times due to medical bills.
I agree with you there, It's not like I huck my body off things I'm not ready for! I progress in control and try my best to avoid injuries, but I'm not going to worry about it!
I guess with my career I'm in a place that I can find work just running jobs at a desk, but I prefer being in the field. I'm not to worried about it.

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