Landing off balance
I broke my collar bone two weeks ago and I'm having surgery tomorrow to realign it and fuse a titanium plate to it.
I have some time to think about what happened now and I'm wondering if there was anything I could have done to A) land and ride off, or B) fall without breaking anything.
I broke it after landing a reasonably sized step down. BTW, how do I figure out what size the jump is? I got it on video so I was able to figure out what I did wrong on takeoff. I wasn't completely flat when I hit the jump, I was partially on my toes. I was going for a straight air with a grab since it was my first time hitting this jump, and I started to get my grab in, but when I felt that my balance was off I straightened up and my back arm started spinning. I didn't even know I was rolling the windows down until I saw the video. I landed leaning over my toe-side and went into the snow. I put my hands down and then my right shoulder (I'm goofy) went into the snow causing a compression break.
How do advanced riders recover from a bad landing position?
Last edited by wavez; 02-06-2008 at 04:20 PM.