Did it again!
2000+ parachute jumps and I never broke a bone. Got into ski racing and it's now too regular an occurrence. I just qualified for volume discounts from the Ortho.
I take vitamin D because I recognize my 67 year old bones are a tad more brittle than they were 50 years ago.
A week ago I was participating in a hard boot snowboard carving clinic at Stratton. I was laying down a wicked toe side carve when all hell broke loose. An onloooker said he thought I hit a pile left by the groomers. In any event the nose folded and I flipped forward rotating sideways in the air. The leading edge of the board bit and I went from 30 to zero in half a second. The forward boot actually pulled out of the binding. When I tried to put pressure on it I knew it was broken. X-Rays revealed three cracks in the tib-fib. There's no displacement so surgery can be avoided. I'll just have to spend six weeks in a cast and not put weight on the foot.
It's too late to cancel my trip to the NASTAR Nationals at Snowmass in two weeks so I'm going out anyway as a photographer, not as a racer. I bought some retractable spikes for my crutches. I bought some Sharpies and did a little decorating of my cast.
This was my first snowboarding injury. Other than a broken hand from a UPD (UnPlanned Dismount) from one of my unicycles, all my recent injuries have been from ski racing: Torn ACL, broken ribs which led to a week in the hospital with pneumonia, broken foot, and I forget what else. Five knee surgeries in all.