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bbw.enthusiasthelmets are sick, keep in mind tho they arent preventing concussions, only skull fractures. dont let anyone tell you if something is wimpy or not, back protectors hip protectors etc can be super usefull to help progress in skiing but you shouldnt rely on them. moreso as a pre caution just in case you know. mouth guards can help prevent concussions and protect your teeth so its a worthwhile investment imo
ColoradoSkiYa I agree. I also think fitness. I already hit the gym for lax and performance coach. But building muscle around knees and hips and pretty much anywhere and flexibility are like the best things to do for yourself.
PissWizard69I agree, building up hamstrings and quads will help prevent knee injury. Even so, i still wear an knee brace cuz it still feels fucked from a bad landing on a 360 i did last year.
SuspiciousFishAs someone who royally fucked up their teeth mountain biking I fully support using a mouth guard. Remember, you dont have to hit anything to bust your teeth. If you hit your head hard your teeth will clamp together hard enough to shatter them which happened to me.
ericformanYea mouth guard mountain biking is critical. Dental work is horrible and expensive. Also having teeth is great
SuspiciousFishIt was bad. I basically landed a step down on my head still attached to my bike riding clipless pedals. It shattered my front tooth, took a chunk out of my other front tooth, broke the tops off all my front bottom teeth (My metal permeant retainer thing saved the bottoms) and killed my other front side tooth resulting in a root canal. It took over 4 hours and like 10+ Novocain shots and they had to grind my teeth into points and put on caps. I had to work a shift at Quiznos with my teeth fucked up too and my broken tooth made it whistle when I talked. It sucked so hard. You dont realize how much people judge the shit out of you until you have to work food service with messed up teeth.
Even to this day if I get a bad cold or something it makes my teeth really hurt because the pressure from my sinuses goes into my teeth and the caps dont expand so the pressure hurts pretty bad.
So PSA- a mouth guard is always worth it.
scratchskier321if your crashing that much, do alot of video analysis and watch ur technique. you dont want to be blindly trying the same shit over and over and over with the same bad technique.