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Bashing yourself on dumb easy features
So last night I was skiing. I lapped the Mainers waiting for the park to be open after its evening groom. Once it opened, I did some nice tricks and was lacing everything up well. Then, this C-box from hell decided I needed a sternum-taco face plant onto a block of ice. Now it hurts to do everything and I’m not skiing again this weekend (hopefully next weekend, although this one is not feeling good today).
I am wondering if anyone has bruised their sternum and what they did about it. Not looking to sit in a doctors office just to hear “take some ibuprofen”, so I’m coming to the alpha-medical advice page of internet for answers.
Secondly, I’m wondering if other people out there are doing corks and inverts etc fine, and then get mangled on the easy features when they’re not expecting it…
**This thread was edited on Jan 15th 2022 at 4:02:11pm
I'm a terrible skier, so all features bash me.
Concussion/whiplash from trying to disco on a discobox in crotcheds minipark lol
i fractured my sternum last year
not fun, heal up and take it easy
not really much you can do about it other than take ibuprofen
**This post was edited on Jan 15th 2022 at 6:05:40pm
I ate shit doing a 180 on a tiny ass jump cruising through the grom park after being over in the main park before work Thursday, I crossed my tails landing and slid backwards sideways and somehow I saved myself from bonking dome or whiplash by tipping on my side. My glutes and shoulders were fucked for the rest of the day and the next. honestly just embarrassing cuz one of my homies on park crew watched the whole thing go down
When I hit anything, you know somethings going down and it ain’t stomping.
I strained one of my intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) and it felt like my sternum was busted. Muscle pain will be more towards the surface while bone pain will feel like it’s deep in there. Shit sucks tho, heal up soon man
It happens to pros too. Ive seen a semi pro die going in switch to a ride on box
it's not a bodily injury but i just smashed my edge into the front of a flat tube that was about 4" out of the snow.. edge is fucked and in the shop now hoping for a repair. sometimes you just do a bad job!
Work on breathing deep with holds for rib mobility. Spine exercises like CatCow, Thread the needle and open book stretch can be nice too.
I tacoed trying to switch lip on the smallest rail in the park and had to go home a few weeks ago. It happens. Bone bruises suck, just keep icing it and take ibuprofen lol
Funny how this came up. After skiing great all afternoon yesterday just doing a simple 50/50 on a box I caught an edge and full on double ejected in the landing. I landed in such a wierd way that i did the splits and both my hip bones popped and i strained one of the inner thigh muscles. I walked away from it fine but its sore today!
Sometimes it's not too bad to get an xray at urgent care
Had a friend in the mini park do a switch one on the jump but he didn’t pop and he clipped the knuckle side ways and it flipped him on to his head and KOed him . Not much you can do for a bruised sternum. Ice, less activity and wait till it feels better
Yea this is an unfortunately recurring theme for me. Yesterday I skied hard all day, big mountain and some park and on the last lap ate shit on a super easy box.
A few weeks ago I was on a trip to Crystal in Washington and went pretty big all week, even sending (and slamming) a few doubles in the powder, but tbh the worst crash all week was catching an edge on a down rail just cruising at Snoqualmie and bruising my rib. This was the first day, when me and friends just went to get some night laps in after flying in earlier. Still feel it when I cough three weeks later.
A few years ago I went on a trip to Tahoe and went pretty big all week only to break a collarbone catching an edge real bad on an icy groomer.
I just see it as a reminder that the fear and adrenaline of big scary stuff is an underrated tool to help keep you safe.
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