Learning winter sports in your mid-30s ?

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  • KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Also - when you're thinking "maybe just one more run...." That means you're done. Nearly all of my injuries come from end of day runs where the muscles are too cooked to respond.

    Yeah my worst skiing injury was a combination of 'maybe just one more' and 'yeah let's do this jump to finish off the day'

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  • furbatfurbat Registered User regular
    We usually go a few times a year. There is a risk of injury but that goes with any sport.
    There is a small chance you will break a wrist or blow out your knee. I've broken a collar bone and once had a small hairline fracture on a femur. My step mom tore her ACL this year.

    You should still do it. Also, people ski in their 80s. Mid 30s is not old.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    My dad learned to snowboard in his mid 40s, when me and my sister got snowboards

    he got wristguards, because one occasionally does break a fall too hard with your wrists when the snow is hard, and there's a lot more kinetic energy with a 2 metre tall middle aged man than in a ten year old. And it's really hard not to break a fall on a snowboard with your wrists compared to skiing.

    I took to wearing them too after a while, on days where the snow was extra, er, english term for hard icy crust on snow, it's just more comfortable even if I didn't feel I was really risking breaking my wrists.

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  • BasarBasar IstanbulRegistered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    My dad learned to snowboard in his mid 40s, when me and my sister got snowboards

    he got wristguards, because one occasionally does break a fall too hard with your wrists when the snow is hard, and there's a lot more kinetic energy with a 2 metre tall middle aged man than in a ten year old. And it's really hard not to break a fall on a snowboard with your wrists compared to skiing.

    I took to wearing them too after a while, on days where the snow was extra, er, english term for hard icy crust on snow, it's just more comfortable even if I didn't feel I was really risking breaking my wrists.

    Thanks and agreed, any recommendations on the wrist guards?

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited March 11
    Basar wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    My dad learned to snowboard in his mid 40s, when me and my sister got snowboards

    he got wristguards, because one occasionally does break a fall too hard with your wrists when the snow is hard, and there's a lot more kinetic energy with a 2 metre tall middle aged man than in a ten year old. And it's really hard not to break a fall on a snowboard with your wrists compared to skiing.

    I took to wearing them too after a while, on days where the snow was extra, er, english term for hard icy crust on snow, it's just more comfortable even if I didn't feel I was really risking breaking my wrists.

    Thanks and agreed, any recommendations on the wrist guards?

    the specific models I remember are ancient, but something with hard plastic in them, generally a la

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    (which is a more or less randomly chosen GIS result for the kind of wrist guards in the same category)


    so I can't really help with a specific model, except suggest that a snowboard or skating shop - they're usually the same kind of place - will have just the thing.

    A lot are also like this

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    which I think are more meant for skaters - since that bulge is excellent for wear and tear against asphalt, but just an annoyance to get gloves over. The first one seems like they make it easier to use your hands relatively normally, which is good since there's some fiddling to be done with snowboard bindings.


    so if you've got a store nearby, I'd recommend just going there and bringing the gloves and jacket you wear and see how they fit with it.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Also - when you're thinking "maybe just one more run...." That means you're done. Nearly all of my injuries come from end of day runs where the muscles are too cooked to respond.

    this is the most important thing

    just quit while you're ahead, it's always wise

    that's how i hurt my knee

    and also how last week i caught an edge on a flat cat track and gave myself a mild concussion (it wasn't the steep stuff and the trees that did it, it was just being fatigued and careless on an easy bit)

    poo
    Doodmann
  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Ok, what brand of helmets are y'all using? My Boeri is in need of a replacement because after 10 years of non-use apparently my head is more oval than it used to be so I have a pressure point at my front hairline.

    I'm trying to avoid dropping $200 on one, but I may hunt for sales over the next month. To be clear, if it gets any use this season, it'll be maybe one day.

  • KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Ok, what brand of helmets are y'all using? My Boeri is in need of a replacement because after 10 years of non-use apparently my head is more oval than it used to be so I have a pressure point at my front hairline.

    I'm trying to avoid dropping $200 on one, but I may hunt for sales over the next month. To be clear, if it gets any use this season, it'll be maybe one day.

    I use a K2 Diversion. I got mine heavily discounted, for like $50? It's a real comfortable helmet, though

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 11
    I like the Bern stuff, fun colors and modern looks.

    But if you want to be the king of the mountain: https://protecbrand.com/collections/full-cut-certified/products/full-cut-skate-gold-flake-certified-2017

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Ok, what brand of helmets are y'all using? My Boeri is in need of a replacement because after 10 years of non-use apparently my head is more oval than it used to be so I have a pressure point at my front hairline.

    I'm trying to avoid dropping $200 on one, but I may hunt for sales over the next month. To be clear, if it gets any use this season, it'll be maybe one day.

    Whatever fits your head. Each has a bit of a different shape

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    If you find your front foot getting sore earlier than everything else, that's a good sign you need to tighten your boot.

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