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Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby gilana » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:23 am

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Ok maybe I am just getting old, pushing 60 but. When you are tired at the end of a session don't try new tricks.

I was working on a thing, I don't know what to call it, but it is a double back rotation jump transition with downloop. Going left I have landed some real nice ones, but today I thought, "Time to pack it in", on my way back to the launch spot, I thought I would try my first one in the opposite direction.

Now, I can't kite for a few weeks because of broken ribs. I got slammed!

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby a99 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:40 am

O, sorry to hear, really sad. Still from photo i cannot say which ribs are broken. A few ?
What was the height ? Do you wear inpact west ?
Yes, end of session always is risky for mistakes. Especially what is related with loops.

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby Toby » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:52 pm

Be happy it was the end of the season and not the beginning!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby matth » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:31 pm

No need for photo, we can't see your broken ribs.... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby FLandOBX » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:50 pm

matth wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:31 pm
No need for photo, we can't see your broken ribs....
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yeah, the photo isn't necessary. But I think I see your broken ribs on the right side of the photo.....where your rib cage is indented? Looks like the spot to me????? Sorry to hear. And yes, I agree with your take-away......we get sloppy at the end of a session.

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby JakeFarley » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:09 pm

When we are tired both mentally and physically we are prone to make mistakes. Save the end of the session for some easy riding. I usually know it's time to come in when I miss a transition.

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby Toby » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:30 pm

Did you use a small Kite?

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby gilana » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 pm

To answer questions.

The broken rib/s are quite visible on the right hand side of the photo, my left, just next to my elbow.
No impact vest.
Kite was an Edge 9

The take away for me is.

I must balance my good direction to bad, or forget about bad direction. When I know i'm getting sloppy, stop, go home and kite another day.

Sorry to upset you if you think the photo is too explicit.

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Re: Dont try new things at the end of a session

Postby Toby » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Guess why I don’t ride small Kites !


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