If Someone Goes Down, Help ‘Em
There are two main crashes that you get at the park. The most common is that the rider bails, slides down the landing, but pops back up and rides out to the side. Easy.
The one to watch out for, is when a rider goes limp. This is generally trouble. Think Sarka Pancochova at Sochi or Halldor Helgason at X Games. When they slide with no movement and the board digs into the snow, you know they’re in trouble.
BLOCK THE KICKER!
Whilst your first reaction might be to go straight to the injured person, you’re not going to be much help if someone lands on you, caus then you’ve got three people injured.
If there’s someone around, get ’em to stand in front of the feature. If nobody else is around, take off your board and lay it in front of the feature.
Once it’s blocked, you can get to them and make a medical assessment from there.