sooo. last Thursday i took a gnarly spill off my board resulting in a fractured olecranon (elbow). going into surgery saturday (and im scared shitless).
the story goes; i had just excitedly installed my new 12s (upgrading from 8s lipo) pack onto my board after not riding since last summer. the new pack had to be put on a stiffer deck since my old one had too much flex. the only stiffer deck i had was much shorter. instead of ordering a more suitable deck, i was so anxious to try my new toy, i threw on my helmet and headed out the door, figuring itd be just a short ride and id be back soon. my board on 8s would reach about 45km/h on BLDC, and i had set up my board with FOC for 12s. i made it about 2 blocks from my house before i started braking at about 40km/hr (on the shorter deck than im used to), and the brakes were soo powerful the board twisted from under me, and i went flying, it happened so fast. left elbow out, road rash on my left hip, both knees, right palm, left elbow, and of course a fractured olecranon (which needs a plate and some screws to fix). ive never broken a bone and am scared shitless, but it was my own stupidity and it could have been much worse. anyone who doesn’t have full safety gear (elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, and helmet), i ask you PLEASE get some before you learn like i did. I thought i was fine with my awesome looking TSG pass( which made it without a scratch…almost wish i hit my head instead lol), but look at me now.