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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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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:
 

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

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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.
 

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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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When hitting jumps always use the buddy system!

Always let a buddy hit it first and guage the speed off them. :giggle:

If you have no buddies then wait a minute and when someone comes and gives you that "you going" look just say, no buddy, you go ahead.
 

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When hitting jumps always use the buddy system!

Always let a buddy hit it first and guage the speed off them. :giggle:

If you have no buddies then wait a minute and when someone comes and gives you that "you going" look just say, no buddy, you go ahead.
Hahaha that's awesome.
 

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i have a really good freestyle skiir friend and he was hitting a 40 ft jump and he needed more time for one of his corks... well he took it 80 ft and went completely flat and got super bad shinbang and he was shivering. he was fine though.
 
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