Originally Posted by Posaune
Yes, I'm sure it was Mt. Baker's fault, absolutely.
I had a tibia/fibula spiral fracture in 1965/66 when I was 12. It only took me 3 months to rehab after getting out of my cast. No so quick for the older set.
That kind of break is not common any more because bindings are so much more reliable. Slow twisting falls were a skiers worst nightmare then. What happened?
Thanks for asking, Posaune. No, I can't really blame it on Baker. I was coming out of the trees between C-6 and C- 4, there was a dip so I took it nice and easy traversing back to the groomed run. Just at the edge of the groomed run near C-4 I fell. At first I had no idea what happened, couldn't believe my face was suddenly in the snow. My right ski had plunged into the snow, while my left floated over like it was supposed to, so my forward motion continued but twisted my right leg at the same time. I know the binding released because my friend found it stuck in the snow.
I still have trouble believing it happened. Makes me think I might dial down the DIN in the early season to avoid this sort of thing again (not to mention being very cautious at the margins of a groomed run). I'm pretty sure that if I had taken more of a fall line, instead of traversing I probably wouldn't have fallen or broken the leg.
Well, the leg is still attached, I'm not using cructhes or a cane anymore and my ortho doc says the bone is pretty much healed, so it's time to start obsessing about next season.