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SuperNewb 03-05-2013 09:26 PM

Gauging jump speed is important...mmmkay?
 
No big injuries fortunately, but I completely misjudged the speed (WAAaaaay too fast) of a jump on Saturday and landed down HARD. Smacked my head against the ground, and for some reason landing down on the board that hard hurt my taint. :giggle: :dizzy:

I thought I may have had a very mild concussion based on the dizziness and the fact that my eye kept twitching uncontrollably, but after a few minutes, all symptoms went away, and the next day I felt fine...just a bit of whiplash still.

Very glad I was wearing my helmet.

crash77 03-05-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperNewb (Post 806345)
No big injuries fortunately, but I completely misjudged the speed (WAAaaaay too fast) of a jump on Saturday and landed down HARD. Smacked my head against the ground, and for some reason landing down on the board that hard hurt my taint. :giggle: :dizzy:

I thought I may have had a very mild concussion based on the dizziness and the fact that my eye kept twitching uncontrollably, but after a few minutes, all symptoms went away, and the next day I felt fine...just a bit of whiplash still.

Very glad I was wearing my helmet.

I wouldn't take this too lightly. Go get checked out, if possible. Especially because of this...(see bold)

Don't play games with your cabbage man!

SuperNewb 03-05-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by crash77 (Post 806369)
I wouldn't take this too lightly. Go get checked out, if possible. Especially because of this...(see bold)

Don't play games with your cabbage man!

I've had a concussion before, and since my eyes weren't dilated, I wasn't sensitive to light, and I wasn't tired or confused, I just figured I'd rung my bell pretty good. Seems to be the case. No resulting headache or whatnot. You're right though, not a good idea to take head trauma lightly.

SuperNewb 03-05-2013 09:37 PM

To make matters worse, last night I was bending over to look under my car and my foot slipped, resulting in my headbutting the concrete. :dizzy:

I have a nice moron mark on my forehead from that one.

conspiracy 03-06-2013 08:13 AM

you seem to like to hit yourself in the head dont you? :P

Soul06 03-06-2013 08:16 AM

Not to disrespect but the frequency in which you seem to hit your head leads me to believe thatyou are a bit of a clutz lolol :dizzy:

SuperNewb 03-06-2013 08:18 AM

Yeah, I whack my noggin a lot. Haha. Fortunately it hasn't affected my grades lol

Donutz 03-06-2013 09:47 AM

Overshooting the jump is one of my two biggest fears in snowboarding -- the other is doing a butt-plant on a rail.

SuperNewb 03-06-2013 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Donutz (Post 808290)
Overshooting the jump is one of my two biggest fears in snowboarding -- the other is doing a butt-plant on a rail.

Yeah, it didn't feel great haha. Fortunately instead of panicking and bailing, I just tried to stomp the landing anyway, and almost did...but slipped out and smacked my head.

sheepstealer 03-06-2013 03:27 PM

I always study the approach/takeoff/landing before I hit a big jump or watch someone else go first.

There's a gnarly step up on my local mountain that has a bunch of bowling ball sized chunder-death-cookies right in front of the the landing. Whats worse than overshooting a jump?

Undershooting a jump.

Right on for a helmet Newb. Never leave home without one.


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