We diverged into whether or not 'tuck and roll' had any application to skiing. I didn't introduce the phrase 'tuck and roll' to the conversation, but it arrived and I used it because it is such a popular term and concept. In retrospect I was not suggesting rolling as a specific method, although a roll could save the day, skis or no, when you fall. Rather I wanted to point out that by flexing your extremities, especially your arms and bringing them closer to the core, rather than extending and creating a 'stiff arm' lever, you could avoid injuries such as shoulder separations, broken wrists and other nasties. I feel that the act of falling on skis can benefit from knowledge learned elsewhere such as in field sports where falling is quite common.
Are there things you can do to reduce your risk of injury when you fall?I stand by my quote above. If you are going to go down, you don't want to stick your arms out, you want to bring them in so they won't transfer energy directly to your core and/or shoulders. This premise is certainly open for more discussion, but there are surely other ways to protect yourself.
What do you do when you fall to protect yourself?
(sorry, @crgildart, no poll )