BlueB Posted January 19, 2010 Report Share Posted January 19, 2010 I'm not talking very serious injuries, so skip the broken bones, etc... Here's my day at Blackcomb, last Sunaday: - Morning, comming up the stairs at the ticket office, there's one guy standing in the middle of the stairway, his back to the bottom, about 3' from the side. I thought it was perfectly safe to walk past him. He suddenly waved his hand sideways to show something to his buddy and wacked me into the chin! It was strong enough to move my chin a bit in (pain at the joint by the ears) but not enough to knock me out. - On a cat track a standing skier waves his stick in front of me, I ducked to go under, but he brought it down to my helmet. Ok, that one didn't hurt... - I got of the groomed trail in low vis and dropped off a 6' lip into almost flat landing. Amortised the landing as much as I could, but still got strong impact, bottom of my shin into my front knee. Felt like all of my feelings fell out. This was strong enough to leave a lump on my chin. - Finally, the ugliest one, last run of the day: Comming to almost empty lift lines (ropes to the right, aluminum fence to the left, I glided gently through it and started bending to unclip my rear bail just before I stopped. Suddenly, someone coming in at much greater speed, clipped my tail pushing me into the aluminum fence. As I was already in out of balance position, I crashed right over the fence, taking it down with me. Fist impact was in my elbow, however what really hurt was the foot of the collapsing fence hitting my front knee. It got stuck iun the material of my pants and I found myself helpless, head down, board and front leg up on the fence. I even neede help to get out of that position. The jackass who knocked me over didn't even stop but rushed straight up the chairlift. Tendon on my knee cap really hurts today :( Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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