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by CaptainArgh
Fri May 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?
Replies: 41
Views: 19144

Re: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?

This is a good thread (if we keep the politics and name calling out of it). Yes, ultimately get professional opinions, but it's also nice to hear opinions from other kiters. Most doctors do not understand kiting. I know when I described it to my ortho he still thinks I'm hanging on to an out of cont...
by CaptainArgh
Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?
Replies: 41
Views: 19144

Re: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?

I had stem cell therapy 3 months ago in the left shoulder. I had a kitesurfing accident 3 years ago were I tore the pec and the labrum. After the surgery the follow up MRI showed osteoarthritis which is normal for such kind of traumas. Lately the pain came back and I went for another MRI which it s...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: My first long swim
Replies: 59
Views: 21609

Re: My first long swim

Thanks for sharing the tale. Glad you made it back in one piece. Had to be scary.
by CaptainArgh
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

...They have saved me from even bad cuts since that time. They don't last forever and will wear eventually. Still, for a near barefoot feeling with some major slice protection the FYF socks offer some strong advantages... Rick how are they with regard to putting on and off, at the beach? Do you hav...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

Don't ask. You might need eye bleach after reading this. http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/hawaii-scuba-diver-hospitalized-after-his-penis-gets-stuck-in-giant-clam/ I saw that story come up today (which is bullsh*t worldnews clickbait not worth your time) and the opening picture cracked me up. Someon...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

... it's quite a thin sole, what you can see is the sole moulding extending up the sides, not the sole itself, the pebbles on the beach still hurt if there is a sharp one. and the sole bends easily, very soft and pliable, stiff soles are awful no feeling at all and stick in the footstraps. Thanks. ...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

for me It took me 16 years to find the ideal bootie at a good price, one that was soft and pliable that did not twist, one that prevented the fine grit and stones from getting inside, one that stayed on even in the fastest hardest wipe out, all with enough feel to make them unnoticeable when worn, ...
by CaptainArgh
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

Yeah, O'neil 2M split toe reef booties is probably what I have now that you mention it. I wish those Swiss socks came in another color. Do we really need a bright red Swiss band on our ankles? Lots of options, and I agree... as much as I hate wearing them, I hate being sidelined with a foot injury w...
by CaptainArgh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

grigorib wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Swiss Socks. Used to be Kevlar, now Dyneema.
https://www.getfyf.com/
Those are the ones I'd heard of. Thanks.

Would you recommend them? How is the traction on surf boards (waxed or pads)
by CaptainArgh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9335

Re: Oyster foot protection

[*]Safety Rick has these mesh socks he wears for reef kiting that are perfect for oyster shells as well. I forget the brand, but they look like those silver woven fishing gloves that protect from teeth and knives. Me, I used the thinnest booties I can find, that also offer protection. I do not like ...

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