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07-30-2013, 10:11 AM
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Jarick
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As you get better you learn to fall better. One drill we did a ton as kids was to skate, then fall/slide, then get up. Looks dumb, works great.

Don't stick your hands out to catch yourself. Lots of potential for wrist injuries. Large mass + high speed + hard ice + weak joint.

The faster you're moving, the less damage you seem to do. Then you're more sliding than falling straight down. Seems to disperse the impact.

Also, good elbow pads and pants are key. If I do fall and land on my elbow or hip, there's a ton of padding and protection.

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