What age did you stop wanting to send it?
Seems like some people just drop off the face of the earth and that part of them leaves.
Anyone here experience this with themselves or a friend?
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hoodratz4726. Over shot a jump by a ton. I'm lucky to be walking. Since then just skiing smarter
DeadBI'm mad depressed right now, so much suicidal thoughts brewing in my cranium. I'm turning 15 in a couple months and I don't really know what to do tbh, I can't really throw down like I did a season ago I just feel heavier and like if I take a spill its going to be more consequential. Don't know if yall can relate but I'm really going through the motions rn.
SimonWherityare u actually serious
DeadBDoes it sound like a joke bruh? of course I'm serious, I'm not having a good time lately.
SchoessI realized that if I use risk mitigation strategies, I can get better, have a ton of fun and ski all the time without getting too hurt or being out for a long time. Get your body right, only send when the conditions are right and you're feeling it. Send a limited number of tries, don't just rip endlessly on something dangerous. Listen to your body when it's tired. Drink water, eat good meals, get enough sleep, don't be drunk and or high trying shit, etc. Skiing has inherit risks, but you can be smart about how you manage those risks.
Kevinb5Is it less fun?
CrunnchyPissFart19 unfortunately, I got a real shitty concussion and basically lost all my ski skill and drive to push it on skis.
but like now at 22 I am healed and I am working towards getting my Send juice back and am more willing to push it, I am actually better than I was pre-concussion which feels good inside
tominiemenmaaDid/do you wear a helmet?
CrunnchyPissFartYea man, I got whiplashed really fucking bad tryna throw some shit in the sidecountry
helmet or die for me, especially nowadays, I get so paranoid about relapsing into a concussive state if I even do much as lightly tap my head on something
**This post was edited on Mar 13th 2022 at 4:53:14pm
tominiemenmaaImagine the damage without a helmet... Fortunately you can still ski! 🥰
CrunnchyPissFartI know bro, protection is a blessing, if I didn’t have that shit on id either be dead by now or not be able to do the shit I love
tominiemenmaaFor sure. Helmet, crash pants, back protector, & superior senior send radar always on. Turning 40 next year so it's mandatory to have the balls to not send it when you don't feel it. Already had to learn it the hard way & paid my dues and it's only my fourth season.
CrunnchyPissFartBack protector is a good one, I am gettin out for mountain biking cuz that’s where I rly send big nowadays. Also having the balls to say that “the timing isn’t right” or somethin like that when you don’t feel right about something is way too important. Hell even today when I was just ripping night park laps I noticed I was feeling tired as hell towards the end I just said it’s time to tone it down and just Cruise
tominiemenmaaYes. Not here to brag, but I feel like I send it pretty hard for someone with a history like mine. Definitely had my share if the consequences (a broken thumb and two dislocated AC joints, which I'm still recovering from and have to tone down the send due to them) but fortunately only had to skip around 8 weeks of skiing since the '20-21 season started. Things could've been WAY worse.
Only the thumb was hurt on a sendy trick crash, first 360 from a 30' kicker into a gust of headwind, ending up having a yard sale at the knuckle.
The shoulders were both fucked on a situation where my focus was somehow lost where it shouldn't have been.
December 2021. The classic last lap, last rail, a DFD which was sticking all day, sticked mega hard and did a misty 180 to shoulder out.
February 2022. First 540 from a 35' kicker, landed nice, started partying at the bottom while turning my skis back to forward, not understanding I was headed to the next kicker. Caught an edge after the flat turns uphill and BOOM the collar bone popped in a nanosecond. Will be recovering from it the remainder of the season.
Lesson learned: skiing in general is suspiciously dangerous, not only the (hard) tricks in midst of it. 100% focus is mandatory all the time on the slopes to stay alive & shred another day.