I Crashed my Bike and hit my Head!

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Ok, I was practicing jumps on my new mountain bike, and after 30 successful jumps, I thought I was getting the hang of it when I crashed and hit my head. Please excuse the video quality as it was filmed on my brother's action camera and my DSLR was filming in slow motion. It is not the quality that I usually like to post here, but I just thought you guys would want to see what I did to myself. I am super thankful, because it could have been worse!

Click the link below to see a video of me crashing my bike, hitting my head, and breaking my helmet!

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Ouch. Your weight was way too far forwards on landing.
Yeah, I'll admit I'm not good at jumping yet. That's why I'm practicing. Although I'm talking a break now, my head and shoulder hurt...

And I know I need to shave, I did this morning.
 
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Thanks for the advance warning. I'll pass.
 
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I did the same, but with worse results. I loved flying through the air with my IT 400cc Yamana. I was doing about 60 over a jump. It felt so good. I just ran out of clear landing space.
That's great ,,memorys yes I'm quite short and ex motorcrosser,one machine was the it465 bored to 485cc,,needed extra gears but used to ride it like ghost rider,turn the throttle and hang on,was so hard on it I snapped the headset gusset, late model bikes after that,,it was a enduro bike but couldn't handle my endurance,,keep off all bikes lately,the healing time to much,,,I recent fell off a kids 2 wheel push scooter big hole above my eye and break a rib,I was trying to find picture of hole in head but unable to locate or I share it,,,@WestenNey I would upgrade that helmet,they not the best to protect face and do move off you head if slide occurs like you did ,take care on that thing,,,,,,I have been searching that why I delete other post cause I not find picture
 
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That's great ,,memorys yes I'm quite short and ex motorcrosser,one machine was the it465 bored to 485cc,,needed extra gears but used to ride it like ghost rider,turn the throttle and hang on,was so hard on it I snapped the headset gusset, late model bikes after that,,it was a enduro bike but couldn't handle my endurance,,keep off all bikes lately,the healing time to much,,,I recent fell off a kids 2 wheel push scooter big hole above my eye and break a rib,I was trying to find picture of hole in head but unable to locate or I share it,,,@WestenNey I would upgrade that helmet,they not the best to protect face and do move off you head if slide occurs like you did ,take care on that thing,,,,,,I have been searching that why I delete other post cause I not find picture
I sold my dirt bikes when I got married. It was my decision but just wanted to settle down a little. My wife and I still rode a street bike a lot. I rode a lot more sensible on it. No riding these days. Too many aches and pains. LOL
 
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That's great ,,memorys yes I'm quite short and ex motorcrosser,one machine was the it465 bored to 485cc,,needed extra gears but used to ride it like ghost rider,turn the throttle and hang on,was so hard on it I snapped the headset gusset, late model bikes after that,,it was a enduro bike but couldn't handle my endurance,,keep off all bikes lately,the healing time to much,,,I recent fell off a kids 2 wheel push scooter big hole above my eye and break a rib,I was trying to find picture of hole in head but unable to locate or I share it,,,@WestenNey I would upgrade that helmet,they not the best to protect face and do move off you head if slide occurs like you did ,take care on that thing,,,,,,I have been searching that why I delete other post cause I not find picture
Yes, I'm going to get a full face helmet for sure, but the helmet I had on did help with the initial hit, but once I slid it did slide off.
 
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Ya might consider some pads as well as a better helmet. Motocross style, or at the very least, skateboard pads at knees and elbows. And gloves... I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Scars to prove it too. Along with the aches and pains. Protect yourself better than we did, your body will thank you in 25 or 30 years.

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Sorry about your misfortune. I raced bmx when I was a kid and motocross/ harescrambles as well as mountain biking as an adult and I can honestly tell you that mountain bikes are way harder to jump than bmx or motorcycles. Heal up and get back on!
 
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That's great ,,memorys yes I'm quite short and ex motorcrosser,one machine was the it465 bored to 485cc,,needed extra gears but used to ride it like ghost rider,turn the throttle and hang on,was so hard on it I snapped the headset gusset, late model bikes after that,,it was a enduro bike but couldn't handle my endurance,,keep off all bikes lately,the healing time to much,,,I recent fell off a kids 2 wheel push scooter big hole above my eye and break a rib,I was trying to find picture of hole in head but unable to locate or I share it,,,@WestenNey I would upgrade that helmet,they not the best to protect face and do move off you head if slide occurs like you did ,take care on that thing,,,,,,I have been searching that why I delete other post cause I not find picture
A friend of mine lives a mile from me has a private airfield. He was a professional motocross. We have many of the same friends and use to ride back on the mountain where my family has lived for many years. His name is Pat Carr and he was a professional motocrosser in the 70’s. He must have invested his money well to have a plane and private airstrip. He and his wife have nice candy red street bikes. He is a very friendly and down to earth person.
 
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Sorry about your misfortune. I raced bmx when I was a kid and motocross/ harescrambles as well as mountain biking as an adult and I can honestly tell you that mountain bikes are way harder to jump than bmx or motorcycles. Heal up and get back on!
Wow, I didn't know that! I always thought it was the other way around!
 
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