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Old 03-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It seems like this is becoming much too frequent. Anyone rethinking their approach to the mountain lately?

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what's to rethink?...as long as you are being as safe as you can with protective equipment and not being dumb its just an inherit and unfortunate risk of doing what we love to do

...just my opinion though I guess
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When you're pushing your limits and pushing the limits of the sport, tragic accidents are gonna occur. It's inevitable.
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When you're pushing your limits and pushing the limits of the sport, tragic accidents are gonna occur. It's inevitable.
exactly...all we can do is hope the helmet companies continue to research making better and safer helmets like football helmet companies have been doing
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I don't know. What I love most about snowboarding is challenging myself. I'm always pushing my own limits and trying to progress. I think I'd be bored with it if I didn't. This stuff lately just has me rethinking my aproach. I was just wondering if anyone else was feeling the same way.
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I don't know. What I love most about snowboarding is challenging myself. I'm always pushing my own limits and trying to progress. I think I'd be bored with it if I didn't. This stuff lately just has me rethinking my aproach. I was just wondering if anyone else was feeling the same way.
dont let it get to you man...keep pushing it within reason and remember the chances of dying when you are protecting yourself is still extremely low when you put it in perspective
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Eh, the pros are so far beyond me that I really don't let them impact me. The only thing it reinforces to me is that anyone can fuck up and it only takes one mistake to take you out. If those guys can do it, then I most certainly can.
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Nope. No different thinking at all. People die. It's part of life. If you put yourself in a situation where the chances of it are greatly increased, that's your choice. The sport we do is inherently dangerous. You've known it from the first day you ever strapped on a snowboard. Why think differently just cause of some accidents? Accidents happen all of the time. Unfortunately, some of them are tragic. Nothing you can do about it except try to reduce the risk of it happening to you by riding in control and using proper safety equipment if you so choose. If you worry about dying while snowboarding, then you're already half way there IMO. If you don't want to risk it, then don't ride a snowboard.
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Agree completely that i don't have to be pushing the envelope to enjoy myself, and I'm sure you don't have to be on a knifes edge either extreme but i do understand by pushing it you improve and enjoy it a lot as well. What i will say though is while you are rethinking how you approach your snowboarding you could also just dial it down for a few days to get back into your comfortable no consequence zone! then hopefully all this leaves your mind.
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but pushing your limits differs from me to you. i push myself to be able to enjoy myself boarding in different terrains and see if i can do it.but i set my limit when i feel its not worth trying knowing i can hurt myself then have to worry about driving home,going to work the next day,hosptal bills,enjoy time with my family in days to come,etc. don't be mistaken though, i ski/snowboard agressively but i think my age has me dialing back down too reading all about these deaths(pros and regular joe's and jane) lately saddens me and for their family but it is part of our sport and hope that is doesn't get any worse than it is now
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