Avoid falling on wrists or head as much as possible. Sticking out your hands is the body's natural
instinct when it senses a fall. For smaller flat ground spills this is not a big deal, but it is very easy
to break a wrist this way.
If you sense you are about to fall, try to get your body as low to the ground as much as you can,
this shortens the distance you fall to the ground and will signifigantly reduce the force of your impact.
Roll through your impacts to absorb the force of the fall. Sticking limbs out to stop yourself greatly
increases your chances of breaking a bone.
If wearing pads, always fall to your knees. Kneepads are designed to take the impact and slide you out
of a fall without breaking bones or ripping your kneecap skin off. It is especially important for vert ramp skaters
and large concrete skatepark skaters to know how to knee slide. Pads are highly recommended for these styles of skateboarding.
Here is an example of a skater using a knee pad slide
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