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Old 03-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #101 (permalink)
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You don't have to be going that fast to get a concussion. I was getting off the lift one time and rammed into a person that was just standing on the off ramp. She saw me come and pushed me back. We both fell but I fell while flipped back and landed on the back of my head with a resounding thud. I was dizzy for a good 20 seconds.

Good thing I was wearing my helmet. It was only later that I realized the fall broke the suspension straps/frame inside my helmet. If I were not wearing a helmet I would have gotten a minor concussion, if not worse.
Speed has nothing to do with it, it's the impact. I didn't assume speed was involved, especially since he said his friend was new to riding. I'm really just curious what happened that caused his friend to hit his head. I often feel that I unconsciously do everything possible to protect my head (and ride with more caution) since I don't own a helmet. It's #1 on my list of snow gear to get though...
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I was at mt high two weeks ago, about to go off a jump and some fuckface cut me off and fell on top of the jump. I had to quickly cut out of the way and I hit another jump and the nose of my board hit a rail and sent me flying backward. I hit the back of my head on some hard ass ice. That was a ringer. Then later on I fell on a jump on my own and hit the back of my head again.

I bought a helmet on the way home.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #103 (permalink)
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On a brighter note... Is anyone going to take advantage of the free lift ticket deal tomorrow from Scion & Bear Mountain? I'm on the fence if I should sneak away for the day when I really shouldn't...
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that. Hope your friend is alright!!! What was he doing that he hit his head that hard? I guess the upside is that it happened early enough in the day that you both could have gotten your ticket refunded/rain-checked for another day this season. Next time your friend gets up on the mountain, tell him to wear his helmet! Stories like this make me want to buy a helmet, real bad...
He's alright just gets dizzy when he leans his head back.
I stopped riding and took him home from the hospital. it only took about an hour.


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You don't have to be going that fast to get a concussion. I was getting off the lift one time and rammed into a person that was just standing on the off ramp. She saw me come and pushed me back. We both fell but I fell while flipped back and landed on the back of my head with a resounding thud. I was dizzy for a good 20 seconds.

Good thing I was wearing my helmet. It was only later that I realized the fall broke the suspension straps/frame inside my helmet. If I were not wearing a helmet I would have gotten a minor concussion, if not worse.
Yeah. Im a firm believer in the helmet especially after wacking my head a few months ago.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #105 (permalink)
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On a brighter note... Is anyone going to take advantage of the free lift ticket deal tomorrow from Scion & Bear Mountain? I'm on the fence if I should sneak away for the day when I really shouldn't...
UGHHHHHHH I WISH!!!! Next week is my last week of work before I get cut back to part time employment. If not, I'd be there in a second!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:21 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Helmets are a plus in my book too. I've had some hard head shots while wearing mine. Scary to think what could of happened if I wasn't. Although I've still concussed myself once while wearing it earlier this season. Went off a jump a Mammoth (I knew on approach I didn't have the speed but went for it anyway), landed on the knuckle and bounced backwards straight onto the back of my head. I was dazed for a minute or two then rode the rest of the day. The next five days I had headaches. Got a dent in my helmet from it too. Probably going to replace it for next season.


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I should get a helmet too....I wacked my head decently at Bear on Tuesday
How's that coming along? Any lingering effects?


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On a brighter note... Is anyone going to take advantage of the free lift ticket deal tomorrow from Scion & Bear Mountain? I'm on the fence if I should sneak away for the day when I really shouldn't...
I wish I could get up there for that great deal, but looks like a no for me. Not sure if I'll make it up anywhere before the end of the month- gonna cash in that bday ride free ticket!
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Anyone hear anything about a storm coming in next week?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #108 (permalink)
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How's that coming along? Any lingering effects?

I had a slight headache that afternoon but I was ok, I have a pretty hard head I guess. My left ass cheek on the other hand was sore until yesterday but no bruise!

I keep thinking I want one of those cute Bern helmets with a little brim but I'd feel like a poser. That's what all the punk park rats wear, Im too old for that I'll probably still get one anyway, I just need to try one on. According to their size chart I wear a small but I want to try one on to be sure.



Im still thinking about High on Tuesday.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Looks like I might have a gig that will be taking me to Mammoth Thursday & Friday. Anyone else going to be up there? I'm seeing conflicting weather reports, some saying rain others saying snow. Hoping for the latter, cuz I hate riding in the rain... This isn't the PNW
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Looks like I might have a gig that will be taking me to Mammoth Thursday & Friday. Anyone else going to be up there? I'm seeing conflicting weather reports, some saying rain others saying snow. Hoping for the latter, cuz I hate riding in the rain... This isn't the PNW
I am heading up friday night. Will be there all weekend!

Not going to high tomorrow. I tried to get out of work. Fail
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