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Title: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: celery man on May 24, 2020, 07:13:10 PM
Hi guys,

I was ollieing up a curb and clipped my back wheels and ate shit. I was going pretty fast and flew higher than usual. I've learned to roll into things skating gaps but this was so unexpected that I took it to the front of my body. I was just getting to the skatepark so it was only my 2nd ollie of the day.

Super pissed now 'cause I can't skate until my knee is healed (ACL/MCL/miniscus problems)

Feeling super dejected. The idea that I could get hurt bad on something small has shook me. I honestly like skating and zoning out while doing it, and I know my mindfulness isn't the greatest. But I also know I can ollie up a damn curb.  :'(

(thanks for the support I feel better now :)
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: MarxLenin on May 24, 2020, 07:18:52 PM
Lost a toenail fakie tailsliding a curb
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Malflourishment on May 24, 2020, 08:57:24 PM
Well a long time ago I had just learned to back 180 up curbs.  So I was headed to a friends house and cut through a strip mall, back 180íd up the curb, zinged out busting open my chin and shattering the the glass door of a dry cleaners.  5 stitches and I had to spend every penny of the money I had been saving to fix the door.  So I donít back 180 up curbs anymore. 
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: SneakySecrets on May 24, 2020, 09:23:01 PM
Hi guys,

I was ollieing up a curb and clipped my back wheels and ate shit. I was going pretty fast and flew higher than usual. I've learned to roll into things skating gaps but this was so unexpected that I took it to the front of my body. I was just getting to the skatepark so it was only my 2nd ollie of the day.

Super pissed now 'cause I can't skate until my knee is healed (ACL/MCL/miniscus problems)

Feeling super dejected. The idea that I could get hurt bad on something small has shook me. I honestly like skating and zoning out while doing it, and I know my mindfulness isn't the greatest. But I also know I can ollie up a damn curb.  :'(

I wouldnít get too down on yourself:

-Unless you are naturally gifted, skating is just intrinsically hard.  You ever see anyone that doesnít skate stand on one?  Itís not pretty.

-People fall doing dumb shit all the time. 

(Pep talk over)

I landed directly down on the tip of my thumb and drove it directly into the asphalt from slipping out on a tailslide on a curb. It took almost a full year for it to get back down to normal size.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: matty_c on May 24, 2020, 09:35:15 PM
Got a few, broke wrist on backside 180 on flat. Just slipped out and put hand down

Arm came out of socket on a front board in the backyard

Drunken front board to broken ribs
On a fucking 6 inch high ledge
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Weezil on May 24, 2020, 10:23:22 PM
yeah I've definitely clipped curbs hauling ass down sidewalks and have paid for it.

in the last few months took a really nasty slam landing a basic manual off a curb, skinned my hands, knees and hip, landed wrong when I came off the curb and wobbled out. never happened me before in my 17+ years of skating.

I've also slammed pushing, but that's stage 10 Indys for you, couple times the front truck would buckle somehow and just pitch you into the ground. fuck those trucks for that little "feature".
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: ducky darnsworth on May 25, 2020, 01:22:29 AM
one time i ate shit sinking my wheels in the trolly track near EMB and smashed my hip, some people skating near there was laughing but i was so fucking pissed they kinda just said "you good?" then sorta dropped it. but aside from that, the times id get murdered the most while skating is trying flatground tricks for sure.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: BieberStance on May 25, 2020, 07:43:33 AM
i once landed a varial kickflip on flat in a way that I catapulted my board directly into the eye.
had to get a pretty complicated eye-surgery and wasn't able to skate for a whole summer.


first day back on the board I twisted my ankle super badly while doing a 50 on a small curb ins the same skatepark. turned out to be broken.
wasn't able to skate for the rest of the year.


it was 15 years ago and I am still skating. but I am at the same time still absolutely convinced that it is not worth it at all. quit while you can.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: fs1/2cab on May 25, 2020, 11:59:17 AM
a really long time ago I thought I had good bs rock n rolls.
rolled up a spine, locked in, looked to the ledge were I was going to do a trick next and turned my body, but not my board. fell straight on my chin, almost bit off my tongue and my head vibrated for 2 hours. there is still a scar after 12 years. I think I only did 10 bs rocks since then.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Willie on May 25, 2020, 12:03:11 PM
Kickturn in a wooden bowl gave me my first bad MCL injury. I had finished a run and was idly pumping around and was kickturning on a curved wall and I was expecting a little cess slide down but instead my wheels just stayed there and my foot stayed up there too, while the rest of my body went down.

So dumb.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Lame_Nigga on May 25, 2020, 12:16:21 PM
Knocked myself out doing a back5050 on a 2ft tall curved ledge. I had just left the bar at around 1 in the afternoon and had had a few shots of whiskey. The park was within eyesight and I wanted to just do a couple simple things. Was hauling ass, undershot the ledge, and fell over the back. Was only out for a minute or so, and I was the only one there.

Also right before quarantine was playing a game of skate and my friend broke his wrist on a kickflip. He slipped out and fell right on his wrist. Wouldn't be funny if he didn't always give me shit about being trash at kickflips.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: FrozenIndustries on May 25, 2020, 07:42:14 PM
In 2008 I hit a pebble pushing in the flat of a ditch I had just gotten to. I fell and landed weird and ended up rupturing my right tricep tendon, detaching the muscle from my elbow.

I went to the hospital and for whatever reason they didn't see it was detached and told me it was a sprain and I was fine. A few days later I tooI the sling off to shelve DVDs at work and realized I couldn't lift anything or extend my arm. Ended up having surgery to graft it back on but still do not have full range of motion in my right arm.

It bugged me out a bunch and everyone in my life who didn't skate tried to get me to quit. I ended up just skating huge soft wheels for a long time after that and didn't skate "normal" wheels on the regular again until maybe 2015 (shortly after which I broke my leg in a non-skate accident).

Skating rules but like everyone mentions, the worst shit happens when you're just fucking around.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: tom on May 25, 2020, 07:49:16 PM
I broke my big toe kicking straight into the ground while trying to catch myself from falling forward after sticking on a tailslide. I popped my elbow after slipping out on a different tailslide. I got a concussion after sticking on a flat gap shorter than a boards length, and falling head first into the ledge I was trying to hit as soon as I ollied the gap. Itís always the dumbest/easiest stuff that gets you
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: MorningSesh on May 26, 2020, 12:32:47 PM
It's been over a week and I'm still waiting for my ankle to heal from landing a flatground half-cab flip partially primo.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Vintagebody on May 26, 2020, 01:21:30 PM
Ate shit on a nose manual recently. Swollen wrist and shoulder, worred I had broken my collarbone. Not really a hard fall per say, it just sucks getting old, because everything takes longer to heal. I did the famous feat of skating longer then planned. So I was really tired. Mid way I hit with my shoe instead of the nose, and flew to a new galaxy.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: InternetDaddy on May 26, 2020, 01:52:47 PM
i took what must have been a wild push and broke my ankle
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Post by: TheLurper on May 26, 2020, 03:34:59 PM
All my worst injuries were doing bullshit things I had already done a million times before.

But, the smallest thing that resulted in a injury bad enough to go to the doctor was when I tried to ollie over a sidewalk square and somehow landed primo with one foot on top of the board and my big town under one of the wheels.

The pain was insane. I had to go to the doctor the next day so he could burn a hole in my toenail so the blood had somewhere to go. It was like a little volcano and having a hole in my nail for weeks was super weird. I had to take antibiotics for the first couple weeks to prevent an infection.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Mr. Stinky on May 26, 2020, 05:30:22 PM
Broke some ribs slipping at a skatepark while running up a dusty flat bank and doing a rock fakie with my chest. Took me out for a month, and I wasn't even on my board when it happened.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on May 26, 2020, 05:35:43 PM
I landed primo doing a fakie flip on flat, but after that I tumbled downward onto the side of my board and somehow my finger got under it and I landed all my weight on my back on top of the (still primo'd) board. It was like a triple primo for my feet, my hand and my back. My entire ring finger was purple for a couple weeks, and in middle of a band rehearsal my finger nail sorta just fell off.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: UrbanSombrero on May 26, 2020, 06:42:42 PM
Last month was doing a heelflip on flat and landed primo and my popping ankle just folded in half. Didn't break anything but definitely tore a bunch of stuff.

Last year was trying to front 5-0 a little ledge without being warmed up and ghost popped. my board landed primo I fell off the ledge on top of my still primo board took a truck axle to the ribs. Broke 2 ribs and partially collapsed one lung. Had a cool bruise that was perfectly shaped like a truck axle and bearing. I give credit to the spitfire tablets for allowing for the perfect primo.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: lazer69 on May 26, 2020, 10:08:30 PM
ive hurt my ankle landing tricks
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on May 26, 2020, 10:49:48 PM
Concessions are bad.  Simply getting cut off in traffic and eating shit.  I got concussed doing that once.  Kick turn on skatelite with a rain drop on it.  Ko'ed for 15 minutes. Knocked out doing a frontside 50 50 in a bowl.   Lame.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: danmasontree on May 27, 2020, 10:39:30 AM
I destroyed my ankle doing a kick turn on a 6ft spine about 6 years ago. Foot was stuck to the right. It was a metal spine split in two sheets and at the bottom one side was coming up a little bit and my wheel got caught on the way down. 7 pins and a plate
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Christmas Complete on May 27, 2020, 11:13:20 AM
ive hurt my ankle landing tricks

Same. I detatched my peroneus brevis on my back foot landing a 5-0 that dropped off 5-6 feet at the end. That was 12 years ago and it still hurts when it rains.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Lame_Nigga on May 27, 2020, 11:18:46 AM
Just remembered I pulled my groin muscle and was unable to walk for a week after doing a bert slide. Back foot came off, front foot stayed on so I did the splits. I was doing doubles with a friend and he went over me but kicked out his board, the board hit me in the forehead as I was in pain from my groin.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: pica on May 27, 2020, 11:21:59 AM
I sliped out on a no comply and fell with my spine on a ledge iron angle,
Herniated a disc (L5S1) had to get spine surgery and was back on board 12 months later.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: dpelevator on May 27, 2020, 11:34:49 AM
Was kickflipping a manhole cover just cruising around two months ago and caught the board halfway and did the slide out thing that BA does in his Yeah Right opener right to my face. Cut open my eye and needed stitches. Super bloody and embarassing.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: 50mm on May 27, 2020, 11:38:50 AM
Severely rolled my ankle about a year ago trying to focus the nose of a board because it was old and I had a new deck I was about to setup. Took me out for 3 months.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: 50mm on May 27, 2020, 11:43:01 AM
Concessions are bad.  Simply getting cut off in traffic and eating shit.  I got concussed doing that once.  Kick turn on skatelite with a rain drop on it.  Ko'ed for 15 minutes. Knocked out doing a frontside 50 50 in a bowl.   Lame.
I got one concussion about 10 years ago fucking around trying to learn wheelies on a bike out of boredom. Went over handle bars. Saw a flash. Walked my bike home not even thinking of concussions just in pain. Got super tired and took a nap which I never ever do. Then at work a day or two later I kept messing up super simple things and realized I was concussed. Would have been freaked out if I knew what I know now about concussions.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: GardenSkater77 on May 27, 2020, 01:13:24 PM
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Concessions are bad.  Simply getting cut off in traffic and eating shit.  I got concussed doing that once.  Kick turn on skatelite with a rain drop on it.  Ko'ed for 15 minutes. Knocked out doing a frontside 50 50 in a bowl.   Lame.
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I got one concussion about 10 years ago fucking around trying to learn wheelies on a bike out of boredom. Went over handle bars. Saw a flash. Walked my bike home not even thinking of concussions just in pain. Got super tired and took a nap which I never ever do. Then at work a day or two later I kept messing up super simple things and realized I was concussed. Would have been freaked out if I knew what I know now about concussions.

I slipped out one night in London by the UN building which must be a bust cause itís the coolest spot I ever saw thatís never been in a video and knocked my self out. I woke up and a Londoner had his hand in my mouth probably looking for loose gold teeth. I was then on the Underground passing out and 4 rude boys were smoking a spliff laughing at me with my head bleeding. One jumped on my feet on his way off the train. When I got back to where I was staying I blew my nose and my eye completely swelled up. Only time I ever really hit my head and I felt like I could have died pretty easily.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: blurst_of_times on May 27, 2020, 06:42:43 PM
Severely rolled my ankle about a year ago trying to focus the nose of a board because it was old and I had a new deck I was about to setup. Took me out for 3 months.
Just reading that made me feel frustrated for you
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: xrossings on May 27, 2020, 11:51:24 PM
 i  broke my heel ollieing off a 7 stair
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on May 28, 2020, 05:52:52 PM
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Concessions are bad.  Simply getting cut off in traffic and eating shit.  I got concussed doing that once.  Kick turn on skatelite with a rain drop on it.  Ko'ed for 15 minutes. Knocked out doing a frontside 50 50 in a bowl.   Lame.
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I got one concussion about 10 years ago fucking around trying to learn wheelies on a bike out of boredom. Went over handle bars. Saw a flash. Walked my bike home not even thinking of concussions just in pain. Got super tired and took a nap which I never ever do. Then at work a day or two later I kept messing up super simple things and realized I was concussed. Would have been freaked out if I knew what I know now about concussions.
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I slipped out one night in London by the UN building which must be a bust cause itís the coolest spot I ever saw thatís never been in a video and knocked my self out. I woke up and a Londoner had his hand in my mouth probably looking for loose gold teeth. I was then on the Underground passing out and 4 rude boys were smoking a spliff laughing at me with my head bleeding. One jumped on my feet on his way off the train. When I got back to where I was staying I blew my nose and my eye completely swelled up. Only time I ever really hit my head and I felt like I could have died pretty easily.
   The 50 50 I got KOed on I had to go out side and lay down on the concrete.  It was a good minus 10 Celsius with flurries and the only way to calm my nausea was to lye out there shirt less for a good hour and a bit. The cold felt good.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: matty_c on May 28, 2020, 07:40:34 PM
Toss up between front board to arm dislocation

And front board to broken ribs

Both on shamefully small obstacles I was just too drunk. Front board the go to
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Lee Ralph Fan Club on May 28, 2020, 07:54:27 PM
Broke a toe putting my foot down to brake to prevent a collision with a friend. Hurt like hell and went on a hiking trip the following week. 12 mile days in the mountains did not help healing...
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Trashcon on May 28, 2020, 10:54:13 PM
Was riding with my crew from back in high school. These dudes always hauled ass and I always had the worst gear so usually fell behind. Anyway, was trying to catch up when I hit a pebble, I easily flew like 10-12 feet, then slid at least like 4 feet on my knee and stomach. Got my wind knocked out and scraped my knee pretty bad. Knee was whatever but those 30 seconds of not being able to breathe felt like an eternity. My friends were way far by the time they realized what happened. When they reached me, they thought I had been hit by a car or something. I composed myself after a while but never felt anything like that before. Can't compare to other injuries here but that's the best I could come up with.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Dr-Feelgood on May 28, 2020, 11:21:00 PM
dropping in on a slippery wet halfpipe falling to my face, got a llittle concussed and busted my cheek bone open
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: 50mm on May 28, 2020, 11:34:08 PM
Was riding with my crew from back in high school. These dudes always hauled ass and I always had the worst gear so usually fell behind. Anyway, was trying to catch up when I hit a pebble, I easily flew like 10-12 feet, then slid at least like 4 feet on my knee and stomach. Got my wind knocked out and scraped my knee pretty bad. Knee was whatever but those 30 seconds of not being able to breathe felt like an eternity. My friends were way far by the time they realized what happened. When they reached me, they thought I had been hit by a car or something. I composed myself after a while but never felt anything like that before. Can't compare to other injuries here but that's the best I could come up with.
I took my worst slam ever last year going down a hill on some tiny ass wheels and some new thunders which I had only skated for like 10 minutes prior, and also never rode thunders before. I fell so fast that I just spun around and was in a daze. Usually I can get up for a minute until the pain sets in but I could barely make it to the sidewalk before I had to sit there. Broke a bone in my hand and could have easily smacked my head and been really fucked. It fits for this thread too because it wouldn't have happened if I had actually got everything adjusted to what I am comfortable with.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Old_Dawg on May 29, 2020, 03:12:12 AM
Broken kneecap front boarding a shin-high flat bar. Zoomed near the end of the bar and fell knee first into the concrete. A world of pain. Also dislocated my shoulder 50-50ing a small ledge. Was on my way back to the car, very tired, and sort of just threw it up there half heartedly. Didn't quite get on there and flipped forwards. Was going super slow too... silly stuff really.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: lazer69 on May 29, 2020, 07:14:48 AM
Was kickflipping a manhole cover just cruising around two months ago and caught the board halfway and did the slide out thing that BA does in his Yeah Right opener right to my face. Cut open my eye and needed stitches. Super bloody and embarassing.

*Personhole
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Made In China on May 29, 2020, 09:18:36 AM
I rolled my ankle really bad trying to learn how to tre flip three summers ago. It was so bad that I had to be on crutches for a week or two.

That was the closest I ever got to actually landing a tre.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: RedCanni on May 29, 2020, 01:45:48 PM
Dropping in on a vert ramp, was about to drop in when someone called out my name , looked over as I was dropping in, ended up face first down the transition with masonite burns on my nose, cheek and chin
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Ziad on May 31, 2020, 02:52:46 AM
broke my arm trying to frsontside boardslide a little curb
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Sila on May 31, 2020, 03:18:17 AM
Fractured a bone behind the knee on a throwdown. Threw my board down and instantly hit a few pebbles large enough to stop me instantly. I flailed forward and my right leg stuck and  twisted a bit. I still don't fully understand what happened. It's the worst injury i've ever had from skating, all because of a botched throw down. :( :(
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: hereticx on June 03, 2020, 01:46:52 AM
dumbest shit that happened to me was slipping back after ollieing up a curb and getting a concussion

also busted my index finger for a month when i was starting out trying to nose manny
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: rocklobster on June 03, 2020, 03:37:43 AM
This thread sounds painful and I regret opening it. Here are my more recent injuries.

1) Was skating a curb a few weeks back and was practicing stall on it. I ended up sticking hard on a BS Lipslide and bumped the back of my head on the pavement. This was my first skate related concussion, after sustaining 1 from a motorcycle accident and another from kickboxing

2) Wheel got stuck in a crack while cruising and threw me forward and I landed hard on my knee, couldn't bend it for a week.

3)Got my first ACL injury earlier this year when I was doing BS 50-50s on a ledge. My front foot stuck on the board on the ledge while my front foot came off. The forward momentum of the board pulled 1/2 my body forward which caused my right foot and knee to land at an awkward angle. I was freaking out because I felt a distinct pop but after groaning in pain for a few minutes I could move about. It's one of those sensations you know is bad even though you've never experienced it before.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 03, 2020, 07:15:26 AM
I had my worst knee injury on a fucking boardslide.

My local has two boxes with a long ledge on top that spans the whole distance. Came off short and couldnít skate for over a month.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: doctorkickflip on June 03, 2020, 07:28:37 AM
Just a couple days ago I rolled my ankle doing a shuv on flat ground. It was so insulting and infuriating, I was in disbelief lol.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: layzieyez on June 03, 2020, 09:36:22 AM
Just a couple days ago I rolled my ankle doing a shuv on flat ground. It was so insulting and infuriating, I was in disbelief lol.
Too bad your doctorate was in kickflipping. Sorry about your ankle. I've rolled mine way too many times over the years.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: jtrpma on June 03, 2020, 09:44:22 AM
Rolled my ankle as a teenager stepping of the bus, tore my peroneal tendon and didnĎt get proper treatment or therapy for years. Limping fucked up my knee and hip and 15+ years, surgery and a million rolled ankles later I still have limited range of motion, stability and numb toes.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Boyd on June 03, 2020, 10:38:20 PM
I was going real fast into a parking lot with my friends on my way to get pizza. I underestimated this curb crack and thought I could do a quick manny over it and completely stuck. I slid like 5 feet on my shoulder and completely fractured my collar bone. Friend drove me to the ER and had to get surgery like a week later. Fucking SUCKED.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: p_higgles on June 04, 2020, 01:48:32 AM
On my way to work today I ollied up a curb to get to the bus stop and fucked my shit up so bad... I had 4 litres of water in my backpack since the hospital I work at shut off all their public water fountains (and never replaced our water supply with anything, so I have to buy bottles or bring my own) that exasperated a sever ankle roll sustained when I stepped off my cruiser in a dumb and weird way. Why I didnt just stop with my tail/heel of shoe I don't know but I fear I might've just lost a couple of months of skating in a city where we only get about 4 or 5 good months to skate. FML. :(
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Garnet on June 05, 2020, 05:05:27 AM
Twisted my damn ankle real bad back 5-0ing a 1 foot box. thing went all purple and blue it was really gross.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: jimgrude on June 09, 2020, 11:53:27 PM
About ten years ago, I fractured an obscure bone in my ankle doing a kickflip bs 50-50 on a slanted ledge.

Imagine this: You slip out as soon as you land on the ledge, then somehow manage to sit down on the ledge on top of your back foot, twisting it outwards. It's such an unnatural position, my whole leg functioned as a spring, bouncing me up as something cracked deep inside my ankle.

I then drove myself to the ER, having to gas and clutch with the same foot. Once there, Dr. Moron told me it's not broken. I told him that it most certainly is. he told me to go to the hospital if I was so certain. I asked them how to get there. He asked me how I got to the ER. I told him that I drove myself. He told me to drive to the hospital. Thanks Dr. Moron. However, by that time I was in a mild state of shock, so I blasted some Bowie and sang my ass off the entire 40 minute drive to the hospital, feeling no pain.

Once x-rays confirmed that there was indeed a fracture, I was admitted because they had higher priority patients to take care of. I was left in a hospital bed and told that once the evening shift started, a different doctor would come up and decide whether I needed surgery, etc. A few hours later, who shows up to tell me that I indeed need surgery? Apparently Dr. Moron has a second gig. It was pretty glorious.

And it doesn't end there. At this point, surgery was impossible until the swelling would go down, so I had to spend five days not being able to get out of bed, next to a WW2 vet who had forgotten anything about his life except the war, and an obese biker dude who ripped his leg off in an accident and wouldn't stop audibly chewing nicotine gum.

On the fifth day, a new doctor enters my room. Let's call him Dr. Genius. He inspects my foot for 15 seconds before asking a nurse why the hell I was set to have surgery. He had me on my way home within hours. Thanks again, Dr. Moron.

I still do kickflip bs 50-50s all the fucking time.

Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Glurmpz on June 11, 2020, 01:29:26 AM
I was running to jump on my board, which was standing vertically on the end of a curb (you know, run at it and kick it down as you jump on it), and it got stuck in place in a crack, so I went head over heels and dislocated my left elbow and smoked my head. Nerve damage. can;t play guitar anymore. All from dorking around.

Worst part is it was only the second of 3 separate elbow dislocations in the past year.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: Halfcab180 on June 17, 2020, 06:38:45 PM
I cracked a few ribs popping up a curb. My ollie was too lazy, wasn't expecting to fall, got smacked. Bruised my tailbone by slipping out while cruising with my hands in my pockets. I couldn't sit comfortably for a while. I definitely don't do that anymore lol.
Title: Re: Worst you ever got hurt on something simple?
Post by: cargoshortsandsandals on June 24, 2020, 02:21:03 PM
Me and some of my mates have had a number of bullshit skate injuries, Iím recovering from one now actually.

First one was a few years ago a week before Christmas. Was warming up at my local park and went to ollie up a ledge but clipped it and came off. When I got up I saw my left thumb was all twisted and bent. As it had gone numb I just straightened it out thinking Iíd only dislocated it and carried on skating. After awhile the numbness faded and it hurt like shit so went to hospital to get it checked out, turns out Iíd broken it.

The next one was at the start of this month. Was getting back into skating after not being able to for eight weeks due to lockdown. Was cruising around and popped a tre, landed it, slipped out and bent my fingers back. Next day I went for an x ray and found out Iíd broken my hand. No skating for another eight weeks.

As for my mates I saw one break his ankle from slipping out of a manual on a curb. Thought he was screaming out of frustration until I saw his ankle. Another friend has broken his wrist on a switch ollie, his ribs on a 5050 and his leg on a no comply down a tiny three stair.
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Post by: spanyard on June 24, 2020, 04:24:02 PM
Here, hold my drink: Pushing switch at the local indoor HQ just to get in line for a run.  Hit a pebble/ply shard/dust bunny what have you. Hardly ever fall going fakie/switch, so I couldn't conceptualize how to fall in that split nanoscecond.  Tore MCL's in both knees.

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Post by: Zephyr-Cum on June 24, 2020, 09:14:56 PM
Fun times.

Tried to crop dust a storm drain - whatever that means - and ended up doing a superman to gutter with every part of my body. I felt so cool for a few minutes there. I had to go and ruin it. I mean I was hauling ass and everything.
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Post by: DA BIG BODY BENZ on June 25, 2020, 12:30:01 AM
I've fractured both ankles, once I twisted my right one so bad it made this weird popping sound for years when I would walk and it was embarassing to walk in quiet stores because you would here these loud ass pops with every step I took. Just recently I had these tiny ass 40 or so mm wheels and I jammed up on a twig trying to push switch and twisted it and I twisted it again after doing a front 180 on to a curb. Seems like its always my ankles when I hurt myself
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Post by: sbmfj on June 26, 2020, 07:54:44 AM
slammed hard on my ass trying back threes....
Was working on my scoop, so was practicing little b/s 180 scoops to build up to the three, and whipped out. 6'2" 220;bs straight down on to my ass. Ground shook. Bone still feels a little tender a week later. Might try a skate tongiht, dunno yet.

Most important thing is to get back up and back on the board. Well survive.
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Post by: VHS ERA on June 29, 2020, 04:27:32 PM
Dislocated shoulder on flatground half cab heel. Accidentally landed in manual, board shot forward, I fell straight onto my elbow.
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Post by: Pappy Jones on June 30, 2020, 02:09:51 AM
Currently chilling on a severely stiff/sore lower back from popping a chinese nollie off of a crack in the tiles at the local plaza when I first got there. I know I should always be stretching first but that was fucked up.

One time I fell on a slappy and landed on top of my keys which were in my pocket in just the right way for my keys to stab my leg and give me a hematoma (leg filled with blood on the inside and swelled up super huge).
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Post by: sammyz on June 30, 2020, 03:16:37 AM
Broken ribs on a flat bar board slide...

Half way through a session, decided to get some thai food...came back, first thing i tried a backside boardslide on a 30cm high flat bar...didnt get over the bar, landed on the bar on my nose, board slipped out and i landed side first on the bar, broke 3 ribs!
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Post by: SaySo on October 10, 2020, 03:07:19 AM
Parking lot after riding the local park, just chatting with friends. I stand on my homie's board, not paying attention, and forgetting that he rode notoriously loose trucks. I pop a stationary ollie to manual, then my ankle folds like a cheap lawn chair. Board shoots out, I fall back onto my knee which lands "perfectly" on a rock on the pavement. I'm rolling in pain a la Peter Griffin while my friends are rolling in laughter... Ankle was twisted so I was out for a few weeks that summer. Fun times.

As many have noted, we always get got when we least expect it.
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Post by: Brguy on October 10, 2020, 08:53:40 AM
Twisted my ankle while jumping over a small rail, I wasn't even skating, just really drunk.
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Post by: jimgrude on October 12, 2020, 06:26:30 PM
About ten years ago, I managed to break my ankle doing a kickflip bs 5050 on a ledge.

Last week I damn near broke my other ankle on a nollie inward heel on flat.

Can't wait to see what comes next.
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Post by: switchnollieboardslide on October 12, 2020, 07:27:56 PM
broke my elbow boardsliding a short ass double sided ledge i had been boardsliding all day.
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Post by: Skatebeard on October 13, 2020, 02:18:44 AM
Torn ligament on the inside of my ankle - rolled it on a flatground kickflip...

Landed too high up the nose and my front foot just folded off the front of the board. Must have done hundreds of kickflips this year, so it was pretty ironic that's what got me...or I suppose inevitable if you do enough of the same trick, either way it's deffo put paid to most of my skating progression for the rest of this year.

It's put me out for 8 weeks sofar, but rehab is going OK...started skating again a bit, but I think it'll be a few weeks before I fancy trying to land that first post-injury flip.
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Post by: GardenSkater77 on October 13, 2020, 06:05:17 AM
At the skate lite park by my house there is a bmx table top (two 4 ft quarter pipes with 6 ft of flat) in the middle of The two end ramps. I would only use it to pump for speed or manual tricks.

So, I drop in off the 6 ft roll in and my board is backwards. Fuck it, Iíll just do a nose manual across the deck.

I mistimed the nose manual and hung up in the front of the obstacle. Tripped. Tried to run out of it but didnít have enough room. Fell to the flat with my right fist under my stomach.

Long story short, I wound up in the hospital for 4 days with a partially ruptured spleen. Luckily I did not need surgery, but I was told not to move for 4 days while my spleen stopped bleeding.

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Post by: ok boomer on October 13, 2020, 07:35:48 AM
1/4/2001:
Kickflip off a 3 stair. Landed with my back foot half off the board, tore tendons/ligaments etc. Was off my board for 4 months. 24 year old me

Fast forward to XMas last year. I did the same injury (not skating) by slipping out of a tree (was trying to get my sons friends ball out of it), and have only been able to skate recently since the end of 2019. 43 (and 44) year old me this time. Not healing as fast at all! Think I did that math right
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Post by: Cellular on October 13, 2020, 11:35:49 PM
Bombing a mild hill by my house. Looked at this brand new merc and next thing u know Im on the pavement.  Worst part wasnt the road rash it was the embarrassment that a random family saw the whole thing unfold.   
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Post by: matty_c on October 17, 2020, 07:40:59 AM
Just today skating a manual pad wasnít really feeling it, 180 up, stepped off and proceeded to roll absolute fuck out of my ankle

Hours later, loads of beer and lsd and my shit is a fucking balloon how did this even happen i canít walk
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Post by: Sluggloaph on October 17, 2020, 09:47:52 AM
Sprained the absolute fuck out of my wrist ollieing over what was essentially a glorified curb. I had been killing my ditch spot and got too greedy went for my "ledge" spot. Hybris.
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Post by: Skrotum on October 18, 2020, 05:19:19 AM
I broke a bone (thumb metacarpal) in my hand trying to do a shrimp ollie....
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Post by: johnes on October 18, 2020, 07:05:18 AM
I tried a varial heel on flat once and just landed on my feet not on the board and my back went out. I ended up getting a slipped disk and pinched nerve. I couldnít walk for a week, I had to crawl out of bed and crawl to the bathroom.
It was extremely difficult to wipe my own ass but luckily I still was able to manage to do so.
Iíve had back injuries like this a dozen times and itís almost always been from something small.
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Post by: Lame_Nigga on October 18, 2020, 07:43:43 AM
Back in August I was doing just a regular pop shove off a box and through some dumbass misfortune I slipped out onto my back, knocked the breath out of me, sprained my wrist, and threw my back out. Couldnt walk upright for weeks, had to go to the Chiro, and I'm still using icy hot. This is what getting older and skating does to you
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Post by: kike on October 18, 2020, 04:28:34 PM
I was skating this really steep pool for the first time, gave it a few tries but it was almost like a wall. On the last try I took off my front foot to walk away, but I step on some water, sliding with both feet. My deck hit the side of the pool but never got up, it stuck between the floor and the side, also my back foot stuck in the grip tape. Ended up hitting full speed my whole weight in my back foot, basically my ass touching my heel while also the toes hitting the shin. I must have destroyed every little internal ankle ligament because I couldn't put any weight, I wanted to cry while getting out of the pool.

Only got x-rays so never know what really happened with it, got 6 weeks with a boot, 3 weeks after the injury my dad needed help so I took the boot of, limped 1 week but started working again. Took almost a year to skate again, never really recovered. Lost everything switch/nollie.
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Post by: expired on October 29, 2020, 05:12:45 PM
I slipped out when practicing slappy fs nose grinds on a curved curb and split my eyebrow open on the curb and chipped a bunch of my teeth.

When I was drinking really heavily I was day drunk and skating to the local shop, when I went to pop up onto the curb in front of the shop I hit something when I landed, my board flew back wards and got ran over in traffic and I ended smashing my back into a planter in front of the shop.

Also a couple years back I was skating once there was snow on the ground and saw a patch of ice and thought it would be a good idea to try to power slide across the ice, I slipped back halfway through and hit my head on the ice.