Hahah what a bullshit pole. How can snowboarding be #3 and skiing be last? they are the same "toughness"
All action sports are gnarly, so I'm not exactly going to make a list, but i'd say skateboarding is probably the gnarliest closely followed by FMX. Skiing/snowboarding PARK is lower than most, but urban settings is almost as gnarly sometimes. Its a tough thing to rate. Ive never surfed so i cant really say how gnar it is, but i can say it gets hairy as fuck sometimes.
and skateboarding, sure, they get more bumps and bruises than pretty much any other sport and theyre gnarly as fuck, but how often do people get really serious injuries like broken femurs etc or DIE? that's right, almost never. how many people have died skiing in the past 6 years? too many. i'd love to see any of the poll takers tomahawk down a 65* slope with exposure and tell me skateboarding is gnarlier
They mention in it that there is scarce info on skiing injuries. Still meh at best for an article though. They focused a little too much on BMX and Motocross imo, Tanner isn't the only pro that had serious injuries from crashes. Mike Wilson and Dumont also had some pretty gnarly falls.
I think BMX would be higher. At least more than skateboarding because if you fuck up you fuck up with a bike falling on you.
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Guys this is just some random website that has no industry presence what so ever. I, along with probably most of you, have never heard of this site, and I'm pretty involved in action sports as a whole with photography. There is a reason why you don't trust everything you read online,
Okay, that is idiotic, they took the info from the nsaa, the national ski areas association, and the figures represent injury rates for all skiers, including people that never get off the greens. So yes, perhaps there are 2.63 injuries per thousand for that group, definitely not for freeskiers. That shit is about as honest as a romney commercial (yes I went there).
the size and speed of stuff skiers do way offsets that (not to mention rocks/exposure, hard landings, rails etc). sure, snow is relatively soft, but that's why everything involved in skiing/snowboarding is huge compared to skateboarding and most other sports. people regularly hit 100+ foot jumps and go more than 60 mph easily
not trying to be a shithead im just not a surfer. but apart from animal encounters and somehow drowning, can someone give me any examples of surfing injuries?
you clip into your bindings and it doesn't matter that you didn't get the girl, that you failed that test, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for those next couple hours-CRJ
"Skiing is a lifestyle and I would never want to be judged." mike hornbeck on freeskiing in the olympics
Page 2? I think we are just very under represented because a lot of our injuries happen not while we're competing (where injuries are tracked) but when we're hitting urban or shredding with friends. I think we're as tough as they come but that motocross is super gnarly!
the breaks super pros surf are gnarly as fuck. drowning, huge waves, jagged reefs under a few inches of water, etc. the normal beach breaks the average joe surfs? only real danger is other surfers/boards/fins really