I stand behind the mentality that you do whatever you want. If you want to do it, then do it! if you dont, then fine with me as long as you are having fun, but dont put the blame of your insecurities on your freinds...
the point isnt that I dont get hurt, the point is that in that period of time, the one thing that has gotten me hurt was out of my control. If your priority is hockey, then dont put yourself in a snowboard boot, because its not always about what you do. you sign up for the possibility and using that excuse when you are already there is whack.
JUST HAVE FUN WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING. YOU DONT HAVE TO MAKE EXCUSES TO ANYBODY. you put yourself in the position for it...
first of all, i never ever blamed my insecurities in my friends. i admitted i had a hard time getting up the guts to do some of the stuff in the park and that i tend to sike myself out. that has nothing to do with hockey. i also said that the reason i dont wanna try stuff that seems out of my ability is because i dont want to put myself at risk any more than i already am from snowboarding.
second of all, i realize that i can get hurt. however, i also love to snowboard. it just so happens that two things i love to do occur in the same season and that sucks for me. but that doesnt mean i have to give both up, it just means i dont want to take any unnesesary risks in my opinion. i go out there and do what i want to do, but make sure i am smart when im doing it.
i realize i may have overreacted a bit when it comes to my friend, but i was only a little frustrated, thats all. i wasnt blaming my insecurities on him or hockey. it was just annoying cuz when i did exactly what your saying i should do (ie go at my own rate and just have fun) i was getting pressured by my other friends to do some of the things i wasnt comfortable doing, and that he was wrecking himself on. i wasnt trying to argue with anyone, i was just blowing off a little steam, so back off.