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Old 01-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I broke my back yesterday riding with a bunch of guys from the forum.

A few mistakes made on a stupid small 10 ft kicker spelled disaster for me.

I can walk though, I should have a full recovery. I'm just done for the year.

Doc said I was incredibly lucky the breaks happened where they did.

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dave told me about this. Posi vibes man back injuries suck.
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Wow man, consider yourself lucky!
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Get well. Thankfully it wasn't worse
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Dave told me about this. Posi vibes man back injuries suck.
Thanks bro. I was really looking forward to our trip to CO this spring. Sucks so hard.
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Sorry to hear that man. So glad to hear you will recover. When you are feeling better, and feel like talking about it, please let us know what went wrong. All the best.
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Sorry to hear the bad news. Hope you have a full recovery!
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Sorry to hear that man. So glad to hear you will recover. When you are feeling better, and feel like talking about it, please let us know what went wrong. All the best.
I'm still in the hospital, fresh dose of Dilaudid for this is a good time. haha

It was warm, 55 degrees or something. The snow wasn't bad though, faster than I expected so we were happy about that.

Dave, Leo and I go though the park once to kind of scope things out. Everything looked like shit and we didn't hit anything on that lap. We came back around on the next lift and for some reason I decided to hit the first jump.

The first mistake was that I seriously misjudged the drop in zone and started off too high. Secondly, I forgot the snow was faster even though it was soft so I doubled down on my stupidity.

So one of my bad habits is coming in on the jumps favoring my heel edge. Sometimes I catch myself, correct it and land the jump. Other times I end up washing out the landing.

Well since the snow was so soft, when I came in hot on my heel edge and ended up kicking my board out from under me and flying parallel to the ground. Since I was going to fast I overshot the transition and landed flat, on my ass/lower back and boom, broke back mountain.

I knew I had to get out of the way but all I could manage to do was roll over on my knees as I groaned in serious agony. I managed to crawl to the edge of the run. Ski patrol gave me the ride of shame on a board and sled down the hill and the ambulance took me right to the hospital.

The thing that really bothered me was that I was afraid of ruining everyone else's day and I kept telling them to go ride off without me. haha
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That sucks for sure man. Here's to a speedy recovery for you! Remember, at least you lived to ride another day.....even if it will be next season.
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