Originally Posted by Agrajag
On surprising injuries, just two weeks before this, my friend Dave's ex-wife, an expert skier, tore up her shoulder terribly at Camelback on a green run just warming up. She was on a totally flat section going straight and suddenly got thrown into the ground. I guess we just have to accept that God didn't intend humans to attack sticks to their legs and slide around on snow. <grin>
I have at least 2-3 low-speed "what the heck?" crashes per season (haven't had a serious high speed crash in years, knock on wood). A couple weeks ago, I had 2 in one day. One, I was skating through the lift line and the next thing I know I am kneeling on the right knee (which hit the snow pretty hard). Look around and my right ski is about 5 feet back. Did hear a pop when the binding released. Best I can figure is that the ski got hung up on something when it was angled, and I rotated out of the binding. Those low speed releases are strange.
Other one, later in the day -- I was coming down to the lift and did one last turn and pole plant. Somehow managed to ski over my right pole basket with the right ski. Normally this is not a big deal -- the ski slides over. In this case, the ski stopped cold and spun around the pole. Nex thing I know I am on my ass looking uphill. Huh?
I can only thank my lucky stars that most of my crashes are low-speed and due to moronic reasons....