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08-01-2013, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
I would think that using your hands to brace yourself would be a good way to break your wrist.
Hyper extended my wrist this way and I was in constant pain for over 18 months. Now I just use my ass or hips. There's natural cushion there for a reason. For the most part my falls are blown tires which end up in baseball slides. No need to brace anything.

As for places to fall: Knees, hips, elbows. They all have padding if you're suited up correctly and will absorb impact a lot better than anything else. Best to take things at an angle and not a straight down impact with the ice if at all possible. If anything try to hit these first so they take most of the force.

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