It's difficult to gauge the price, when all the crash-crash / bang-bang stuff is so much fun!
I am now 54 and a bit busted up, but even at 40 years old, I had no concept of what was coming.
When things started breaking, it was a big surprise to me, somehow I assumed that my body was just gonna stay the same forever, I felt kind of dumb when I realized that I was breakable.
Got a buddy that just got two new hips!.....he used to be a pro Jetski racer/freestyle rider.
Another friend has spent a lot of time on BMX bikes and has had a lot of surgery to fix broken parts.
For me, it is a repaired thumb joint, repaired elbow joint and a "repaired" neck/spine.
Some parts fix better than others, the rebuilt thumb joint feels pretty good, the elbow sucks and my fused neck bones feel like a complete piece of shite..... hurts every single day.
I need a whole pile of stem cells and a bunch of human growth hormone!!!
I know other fellas my age with the problems that come from sitting on their fat arses for thirty years..
...so I don't know if being careful all your life makes any difference.
So I say, do what you are gonna do...just know that everything has a price.