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crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:14 am

friend of a friends leg/knee
njoi!
IKA olympic report - "it's no more dangerous than any other sport" - lol.
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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby papand » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:20 am

longwhitecloud wrote:friend of a friends leg/knee
njoi!
IKA olympic report - "it's no more dangerous than any other sport" - lol.
chop.jpg



Holy **** - just threw up my breakfast, thanks ! :o

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby tautologies » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:28 am

Nice one. I still think IKA is right though. I would suggest using helmets, but apart from that, most sports I know of has these risks...well except golf and curling maybe?

http://www.uncoached.com/2010/02/05/horrible-sports-injuries/

One of my teammates spat out three teeth before continuing to play. Our goalie broke his nose twice in a season, and were denied use of face mask. I've broken bones..and this is a regular ball sport.

Shit I was wrong about the curling injuries. They exist. Though sweeping injury is not as bad I guess...
http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/38/5/e29.full

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 am

"it's no more dangerous than any other sport other than golf and curling"

My reasoning is that non kiting parents read "it's no more dangerous than any other sport" not much else, i don't have a problem with kiteracing it's fun, I have done far more dangerous stuff

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby Tone » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:40 am

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move along, nothing to see here.

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby sarc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:05 am

Many years ago I remember reading about a windsurfer on a raceboard that died when the fin severed an artery on his leg. No laughing matter. Back then the recommendation was to sand the edges of the fin just a bit as it apparently does not need to be sharp as a butcher's knife.

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby lander » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:06 am

Yes, we know all sports are dangerous. Life is dangerous, but still it hurts when you get injured.

AV ! Longwhitecloud - hope your friend will recover soon and well.
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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby mike holmes » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30 am

Didn't have too see that. Ouch !
Now combine an injury like that in the Florida shark infested waters and see what happens.

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby RonB » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:50 pm

indeed all sports are more or less dangerous in one or another way yet i prefer to stick with less sharp objects for my hobbies

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Re: crash and land on raceboard swords, errr i mean fins

Postby MarcThompson » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:19 pm

That's why my mantra is: long jon all the way, even in hot weather.

Do you know what were the conditions for such an injury? I mean, people tend to do stuff with inappropriate gear... like big air with a raceboard.


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