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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Never been hurt skiing(430 days), I am willing to bet my first serious injury will come from Mountain Biking and not skiing.
I'd like to get in on that bet.

I've been skiing for 24 years - suffered a torn MCL, LCL and rotator cuff in a slide-for-life in the mid 90's. I got into crazy drops-and-ladders freeride mtbing in 99 and suffered anything from a fractured clavicle to concussions to broked ribs to bruised internal organs every season from 99 to 2005. And I wore full body armor and a moto-x helmet. After assisting in my second spinal chord evacuation in 2005, I sold all my gear and walked away for good. Some of the guys I rode with have yet to get a bruise, but some are paralyzed from the chest down. Not trying to freak you out on mtbing - it is a lot of fun and hopefully you never get seriously worked. Granted, I was into the risky fringe of mtbing, but it's not a sport I can imagine myself doing when I'm 65.
post #32 of 46

You too, huh?

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Sprained thumbs way back in old days landing jumps!

Torn meniscus. tore in Race course, caught tip on a bamboo gate.

Fractured Fibula. At very bottom of fibula down inside boot. Caught a tip on a gate in a warm up course on a pair of 207 Volkl P10 Rs Supers and released. 0 degrees out, had boots loose. No pins or screws,. Back skiing in 5 weeks.

Was hit by a snowboarder. Was on a completely open slope with no one else on it, night skiing boarder jumped out of woods up onto onto the run and absolutely tatooed me. Broken goggles, face lacerations, bloody nose, intense delirium. Knocked me out of both skis! I was clipping along at about 35 MPH.
I'll bet it was the same guy! "Dude, you were on my line!", right? Knuckles dragging on the snow, tube of Duco Type A airplane glue in chest pocket, do-rag and Spy goggles, right? I love it when people go "Wow...that ski racing is dangerous stuff, isn't it?" Hell, no! It's skiing with the gapers that's dangerous...
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55 View Post
I'll bet it was the same guy! "Dude, you were on my line!", right? Knuckles dragging on the snow, tube of Duco Type A airplane glue in chest pocket, do-rag and Spy goggles, right? I love it when people go "Wow...that ski racing is dangerous stuff, isn't it?" Hell, no! It's skiing with the gapers that's dangerous...
Actually, he was terrified! he knew he had really screwed up and was completely at fault. He was geniunely concerned (saw a lawsuit in his future) that I was seriously hurt! I fiannly figured it who he was and called his parent.He was about 17. read them the riot act about responsible boarding and skiing and gave them fair warning I was heading to the Doc to make sure my cheek wasn't fractured!

Also forgot one other one.

I was skiing at Crystal mountain on Iceberg Gulch on a super Bowl sunday . Keep a very high line at the bottom of the gulch. Turned out it was very low snow there but you could not tell from above. i skied full blast into a stump and log farm. ripped my ski off me and i I landed on my left hip, hard, hard hard on a log

Had a hell of a hematoma. Drained at the Dr. 3 or 4 times. Have a permanent divot in my left hip! Miraculously, nothing broken!
post #34 of 46
Clavicle. Part of it poked out by upper back. Went down; sat up; thought "crap, I just dislocated my shoulder or I broke my collarbone," put my hand inside my jacket and felt something sticking out right next to and below my neck. That was my collarbone. Extremely friendly, but also extremely matter of fact, ski patrol. They took me down and literally said, "You can take an ambulance or a taxi to the ER--your choice." I chose the taxi. Now, my collarbone is made out of titanium.
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I'd like to get in on that bet.

I've been skiing for 24 years - suffered a torn MCL, LCL and rotator cuff in a slide-for-life in the mid 90's. I got into crazy drops-and-ladders freeride mtbing in 99 and suffered anything from a fractured clavicle to concussions to broked ribs to bruised internal organs every season from 99 to 2005. And I wore full body armor and a moto-x helmet. After assisting in my second spinal chord evacuation in 2005, I sold all my gear and walked away for good. Some of the guys I rode with have yet to get a bruise, but some are paralyzed from the chest down. Not trying to freak you out on mtbing - it is a lot of fun and hopefully you never get seriously worked. Granted, I was into the risky fringe of mtbing, but it's not a sport I can imagine myself doing when I'm 65.
WOW talk about hitting close to home. Ok if you dont want to feel bad stop reading now. My dad is C7 quad injury suffered on a BMX track racing me. So yeah spinal cord injury is on my mind a truthfully I would rather die than have that happen.

As for myself after that happened I stopped BMX racing(still have my racer though) and sold my Freestyle bike back in 95. I was heavily into that scene back in that day even at that young age. move forward 11 years and my skiing buddies are telling me I should Mountain Bike in the summer. I havent bike forever, because I was scared luckly I still had my 94 Schwinn Moab Bike and was able to get into it.

The sport is blast and I havent done anything too crazy yet. drops of up to 5 feet and some head high bridges. I just know that everytime I fall on my MTB its hurts worse than skiing. I try to keep the thought of what happened to my dad and the stories I have heard about freeriders in as far away from my conscious. Bad karma to think about those things, cause you cant change them.

To answer goldmember's question yes it was merely a flesh wound It took me sometime to realize that I hit my head pretty hard back in December.
post #36 of 46
Started skiing 13 years ago (age 43) Last year (Feb. 22 at 12noon) started down a hard packed blue run staying on the edge watching everyone else crashing and burning just trying to stay away from the middle of the run which looked like a war zone. Just as I was going to turn off onto an other run skier behind me lost control and crashed into me (from behind) forcing me into the tree line. Meet several trees and the sign for the ski run. Ended up with Broken pelvis, broken shoulder, dislocated AC, and damaged MCL. I thought I was at least an intermediate, but I'm going to start all over as a beginner starting with our first trip of the year (Dec. 15th).
post #37 of 46
I'm 47 and have been skiing 40 years. I would say I'm a strong 7 some racing backround, no cliffs. Last season was a rough one. Went to Lake Placid with the family and at Whiteface, on the first run, I wiped on what was freshly groomed snow at the side of a trail, but was only about 6" deep.(looked depper). Was going along fine when my skis were suddenly in the dirt. They stopped. I continued. Resulting in a hyperextended right thumb and both knees with sprained MCL's. I made one more run. Then went to the ER. That was February 06. The thumb still hurts some of the time and my grip is somewhat wimpy.

I was off skis for 3 weeks. When my knees felt better I was back. After about 5 times out and feeling pretty good. I was in the middle of a nice GS arc, really moving and went from perfect grip to sheer ice midway trough a left turn. Both skis went out from under me. Neither released. Complete tear of my left ACL & MCL. Had a hamstring graft on April 13th. Did the rehab and am cleared to resume. Waiting for snow, should be by the end of next week.

Other than that have been injury free. I get out about 30-40 days a season and a looking forward to my first run with repaired knee!
post #38 of 46
I've been skiing about 55 yrs, taught skiing for 8 of those, raced, skiied steeps and deeps and boiler plate. I've had a couple minor knee sprains and on one occasion strained a ligament in my knee while ski jumping in the back yard at the age of 14 or 15. Other than those and a few bumps and bruises and probably undiagnosed rotator cuff injuries, I've never been injured while skiing.
post #39 of 46
Been skiing 13 years, averaging 25 or so days a year...Mostly steep pitches, trees and bumps...

Separated both shoulders...Left 2 times/right once.
Ligament tears in both thumbs

Thankfully nothing with the knees yet!
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by oisin View Post
I've been skiing about 55 yrs, taught skiing for 8 of those, raced, skiied steeps and deeps and boiler plate. I've had a couple minor knee sprains and on one occasion strained a ligament in my knee while ski jumping in the back yard at the age of 14 or 15. Other than those and a few bumps and bruises and probably undiagnosed rotator cuff injuries, I've never been injured while skiing.
Heh....so you're in the same state of denial as some of the rest of us.
post #41 of 46
Once I slipped on the ice and locked my edge. I jammed my shin hard against the boot top and got a compound fracture. When I fell to the snow my lower leg leg snapped 90 degrees up towards my head and the exposed bone went right through my eye. I took a taxi home and applied some superglue to the bones and let it heal.
post #42 of 46
Jack, your real name is chuck. Isn't it?
post #43 of 46
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Jack, your real name is chuck. Isn't it?

Childs Play 5: Chucky Goes To Vail
post #44 of 46
1967, level of skiing .... : er ... sophomoric (idiot) ... one year of race and doing intro to "trick skiing".

Weather .... 70 degrees ("January Thaw").

Gear ... Head 203 SL's and a pair of cut off jeans (it was sunny and warm).

Manuver ... Tip crossover on blue terrain. While skiing straight, the right ski is lifted tip up to the vertical and then is brought back tail first across the skiier (your legs are now crossed .. right ski is now on the left/left is on the right .. The tail of the left ski is now lifted skyward and vertical while it's tip glides in an poetic circular arc (on the snow) and a distinct track appears on the snow.

Problem .... a few CM makes a difference in the ability to complete this manuver while gaining speed. It was quite easy on green runs with shorter skis. It was much more difficult on steeper stuff with more speed.

As speed got out of control (and I panic) .... I attempt to simply retract the right ski over the left boot to regain a "normal stance". Ski edges are sharp and flesh is soft. Edge drags across boot top and slices open an artery I didn't even know I had .... skiing in shorts is never advisable.

The only tracks I made were a trail of blood .. kept skiing till boot got soaked ... didn't even feel it. An arterial injury can sprut blood over ten feet. I didn't know that either.

Additional injuries .... a few "contusions and abrasions" that were incurred after my dad picked me up from the hospital and found out I skipped school to ski.
post #45 of 46
Skiing full time since 1976. The usual sprained thumbs due to pole straps - dont use straps anymore. Had not had a serious injury until 4 years ago. Went into terrain park with daughter and somehow got on a spine, skis went to the right, body went to the left and I landed hard on my left shoulder and separated it. Missed 2 weeks. Last year during epic powder day I had made about 30 turns on a tree line pitch and then began to straiten out in order to coast over a flat spot. I had a lot of speed and right ski dove into the powder sending me cartwheeling. After about 3 flips I augered in on my right shoulder and tore Rotator Cuff (3 cm tear). Missed 2 weeks but continued to ski in pain for the rest of the season and made appointment for surgery on April 15. As my surgery date approached my HMO stated to me that they would not pay unless I tried PT first. Went through 4 weeks of intense therapy and found I could forgo the surgery. Wish I would have done the therapy sooner. I feel pretty lucky considering all of the bad crashes I have had over the years!
post #46 of 46
Born with ski's on my feet. Ski for NSP now.
1965 run-away ski impaled into my thigh at Grindelwald : got me a fast flight off the mt.
Other then a few dislocated thumbs its been a safe trip

Sue
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