knowing how to fall and having good air awareness to keep your feet under you is very important, but that can only help you to an extent, overshooting and breaking your back seems to be inevitable. not much prevention, besides checking the jump more effectively and not overshooting.
or actually hitting the jump multiple times straight airing it to get familiar to the distance and amount of air. thats what i do and when i do fall its always like on hip and thigh so it doesnt hurt that much
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The safest thing to do is sit in the chair in front of your computer and just tell everyone how good you are instead of risking injury. Alot easier on the body, and the refridgerator is always very close.
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sometimes we pay for the risks we take. when we are "defying gravity" gravity sometimes bites back. overshooting sucks--it can happen to anybody. so its kinda like craps. if I overshoot which I am pretty careful not to (busted acl once already) but if i do i try to make sure I match my skkis up to the ground and land centered. getting stronger would help too but Im lazy....
getting strong AND flexible will help alot with serious injuries,
as for bruies breaks and what not,
be relaxed when you fall,
and try to picture before hand how to avoid the worst kinds of falls.
this relaly helps on urban kinds of stuff,
like if there is something after the rail,
make sure you have think about it so you can dodge it afterwords.
and practice, the long you ski, and the more you fall,
the better you will get at it.
i dont fall off jumps much, so i suck at it so i tend to eat shit when i fall.
rails on the other hand i dont get hurt too much on.
prolly cause i rollerblade too, and know how to avoid eating shit on rails from that
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Just know your boundaries and respect them. Be smart, know your limits, and then push them.
But you have to take it one step at a time. There are many pros out there who haven't had any bad injuries and it's not because they are pussying out or not trying hard enough, but because they progress. One step at a time.
As you come into a jump, understand it. Understand that there is risk and what could happen if you screw up. So then take it seriously and do whatever it takes not to screw up.
I think if you really visualize everything in your head beforehand you are going to be just fine.
Drink lots of milk every day and stretch before you ride park. On your first run do a straight air to get the feel of speed. If you do this any injuries you get will be for genuine reasons rather than for dumb shit like overshooting or knuckling