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Risk of injury is just a part of life. I mean, it can happen to anyone at any given time, doesn't have to be going down a slope.

A serious crash could dampen anyone's spirit of the sport, I think it's your body's natural reaction to let you know eh, you hurt me. It comes down to how badly do you want it? Do you want to grow old wishing you had done something? Or grow old saying that you tried?

Best you can do in my opinion is learn from your mistakes, assess the situation and perform it to the best of your abilities. Respect the mountain and the hazards it poses and don't get out of line.
Understanding your ability is another thing also, knowing what your capable of and developing ride confidence; As well as being knowledgeable of the conditions, and how they change your riding style accordingly.
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Well said danzo, +1
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I got a concussion the last day of my first year out. I considered not doing it anymore, but then I got re-stoked, got to the top the next year, and was I scared. I feared going fast, I pretty much was always speed checking, going slow so I wouldn't hurt myself. Consider the fact I was only about 13 when I got the concussion. It was just this year I threw three sheets to the wind, and let the speed carry me, and I finally got over the fear, now the only way I'll ever stop snowboarding is if someone imprisons or kills me.
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ironically the more i tend to hurt myself, the more positive i am that i want to get better and be gnarlier at it.. so the next time my collarbone breaks its doing a cork 720 instead of a frontside 180 lol

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Never had a bad fall/injury while snowboarding, but several while horseriding. Fell off a bucking horse once, directly on my neck, ruptured two spine discs and had one arm partially paralyzed fore some time, weird electrical buzzes when reclining the head for years. Had to sit down and rethink my activities. Quit klimbing and windsurfing for these years, not worth the pain for me. But never eventing and snowboarding. The first season after the accident I was riding slower and more carefully and I looked a bit silly with my stabilizing collar but it never stopped me from riding (boards and horses). Had many discussions with husband then, he first wanted me to quit horsriding or at least eventing. I understood his wish, but it's too much a part of me. As long as I'm able to walk, I'll be riding horses and I say that in full awareness of the risks and consequences, at the latest since this accident. The possibility of loosing the job etc. weights less than loosing part of my nature in reality . Thought it might be different if one has kids...

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Yeah last year... but to understand the story you need to know, Im in the Army national guard so maintaining a good state of health its critical.. Im not a useful soldier if im broken... Anyways, It was my first time out all season, people had been dodging me to go so i said fuck it ill go by myself. Normally when its my first time out for the season ill ride some green trails just to kinda refresh my body and get warmed up. I had been snowboarding for about 2 hours and decided to go to the top and hit one of the gnarly diamonds on the way down. Im not good enough to totally bomb one of them but good enough to go down fairly quick, I hit the little jump just before it but i hit it at a bad angle, i landed and immediately i was totally off balance so i was swerving back and forth trying to get my balance, I should have just bailed but hingsight is 20/20, while all this is going on im going way too fast even if i was in control. after what felt like forever of trying wrestle my board back to undercontrol i caught and edge, or hit a rock or something idk, but i got into this summersault, backflip, corkscrew, crazy spinnin crash and at one point my board stopped turning but my body didnt and i felt the worst pain of my life in my back then smashed my head and i was out for a moment. when i came to i was totally alone on the trail and in more pain than ive ever been in. I thought to myself "I think its about time for lunch" and tried to stand but it wasnt happening, i could barely breath much less try to not only finish this trail but then go down the rest of the mountain. luckily someone came by and grabbed the ski patrol and they took me.. found out what happened is i torn S1 in my back, which is the disc where the nerves that goto your leg cross. My season was over the day it started and i hurt so much all the time that just getting out of bed was a difficult task. The sergeant in charge of me was pissed, beyond pissed. I had a training event coming up and i couldnt go if i was hurt. I was in trouble and in a ton of pain and for a while i said i was done, no more of this for me... But with season almost here, all the shops getting ready, the weather starting to change... how can i say no because of one miscalculation?
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You can break an ankle walking off the sidewalk. I dont know, Im older now and my philosophy is that injury is a reality in any sport. That said, ego trippin is only asking for it.
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Originally Posted by mr_____awesome View Post
10 years is a long time man. What kind of surgery did you have?
I know this post is very late.

See my post above, I've had back surgery and ankle surgery.

Looking forward to riding again this year!

I quit for so long mostly because, I had a fear of getting hurt again, and this time I would have no one to help.
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Got snaked approaching a kinked rail at the mid-end of last year, BAD ENDING!!!! fractured a vertebrae, 3 broken ribs 2 bulging and one herniated disk. thought my life would never be the same. No surgery lots of physical therapy "I FEEL" ready to ride again
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