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Breaking bones and other injuries
So im a beginner in skiing park (still learning to hit rails) and im really looking forward to this coming winter, but to make the grind during the winter a little easier on me, im looking in to setting up a rail with some m snow in my yard. I know that its just as easy to get injured in the winter as it is the summer, but im a little paranoid that im going to injure myself over the summer or fall, especially since i dont really know how to fall correctly, which could get in the way of my winter season. I know that it isnt exactly a cake walk and im expecting to hurt myself at least a few times during my learning process. But with that said, is it common for beginners to be injured to the point of being forced off of skiing for several months?
I think your overthinking the summer. Getting injured is based on luck usually, and how sendy/stupid you are. If you setup a summer rail and fall to the side your gonna just tip over in the grass. Your better off falling on your hip on the rail in the summer because your falling on pvc going slower versus hit a metal rail a bit faster anyway. You won't ever progress if you have this mindset forever.
Injuries are just part of the sport man. They happen and it sucks but you shouldn't let them hold you back.
I haven't injured myself yet.... Don't know how tho, I'm pretty bad at skiing lol. You can hurt yourself doing basically anything so just wear a helmet and have fun (and hope for the best)
Don't crank your dins too high, strengthen and tone yourself in the summer, don't drink pop, and don't ski past your limits. I've never broken a bone in my life
Injuries can happen any where, but it's going to be pretty difficult to seriously hurt yourself on a summer setup unless it's a seriously burly set up. You should be super slow speed and therefore falls won't be that much different from if you slipped while standing still. Try not to fall directly on the rail and if aim for the most fleshy parts of your body when you do fall. Don't extend your arms to break your fall (easiest way to break a wrist or arm). Let your momentum take you when you fall - roll away from it so the impact is spread out. Hips can take a beating learning rails but usually slipping out on a rail isn't enough to break a bone. Expect to accumulate plenty of bruises in any kind of park skiing - I recommend hip and butt pads for learning and even then you'll still get bruises.
It sounds like you have the right attitude. In my experience, I'd say it's more common for beginner skiers to be seriously injured to the point of being unable to ski again than it for beginning park skiers. Expect to take some falls and bruises but don't worry yourself about serious injuries - as long as you're not being a total idiot, they are unlikely to occur and if they do it can generally be considered bad luck. Push yourself to progress but do it in a logical manner - for example, don't try to learn twos on when you don't even know how to do a two off.
Good luck, send it.
eat healthy and work out during these months, great productive way to spend the time that will decrease your chances of injury
and make your summer rail low consequence, the entire point after all is to have good practice
Focus on the moment all the time not just when you are on skis. In my opinion you just as likely to get injured falling down your own stairs or tripping on the curb or something.
I think that you have pretty high chances of surviving the summer.
If you're a beginner, don't focus so much on learning new tricks on your summer set up. Use the summer months and your set up as a way to get comfortable hitting a rail (something you said you're still learning). Practice popping onto it, centering your weight and sliding the rail until the end. Work on keeping your arms by your side and your overall style. Just get comfortable sliding on a rail.
If that is what you do, your chances of getting hurt are slim and you'll be ready to learn some true rail tricks one the winter arrives.
If you're really concerned with injury, use the offseason to build strength and flexibility in your legs. Hit the gym for a heavy leg day twice a week, make cycling a part of your daily routine, and start practicing yoga. All of that will go a long way towards preventing injuries in your lower extremities.
You got it my dude, just commit to every trick and youll be good
I dislocated my hip on a fdf rail last season but i think that happened cause i wasnt experienced enough with straight rails and got overly confident and sent it too hard. So as long as you know your limits the you should be fine. Only move onto a harder trick after you are sure you can stomp the easier version every time. In my case i sometimes mess up even the basic rails but i still wanted to go for the fdf rail and thats where i went wrong. Good luck bud!
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