I know its probably obvious case of hands coming into contact with the floor first but anything else to it? And what can I do to stop them from hurting so much next time (other than simply not crashing).
Why do your wrists hurt when you crash?
You could try wrist protectors, or learning to roll instead of putting your hands out
Tuck and roll rather than putting your hands out when you crash.
Land on your face instead, works for me...
Probably cos whilst they're exerting a death grip on your h'bars they get wrenched off at considerable force & the tendons/muscles/ligaments don't like it.
beaten to it by mintimperial
Do try and roll though/not stick your arms out as it makes you less likely to break an arm/wrist/collar bone.
Try not to lock joints as well you need somewhere for the energy to go and if you have your arms locked out then something is going to give.
Of course this advice is great as long as you remember it while rapidly heading towards the ground.
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