Yeh I agree 100%. thing is I have flat feet so from the very start of my learning to kite I did not feel my feet felt secure in straps, people said just be patient when your ability gets better it will not be a issue. But after improving also trying various different pad strap combinations it never got to the point I was happy.Toby wrote:this is why many ride boots...so they will stay inside and the board does not come unloose.
Of course, this also can lead to a big injury, if you cannot bail out...
Back then we had several knee injuries, who slipped out one strap and the board twisted around the other...
But foot injuries? Didn't hear of too many...rather knee injuries.
I crash a lot...but my straps are that wide, that my foot can twist inside the strap...that for sure helps to prevent some injuries. Plus I can bail out easier by kicking the board away.
With the right technique it is no problem to have a good grip even with big straps.
Anyway, wishing you a speedy recovery!
Yeh the recommended recovery time is a year and on my 1st visit to the phisio after the cast came off and the walking boot came off she was blown away by what I could do with it at that stage which I must admit made me feel great I'm considering re naming myself Wolverine lolWerito wrote:This almost happened to me, but i was lucky to be able kick the board off my foot before landing. Bought pair of wake bindings afterwards. I found that this can be a problem especially when learning some unhooked stuff and if you have to wear straps with socks or booties...
So, i haven't broke my foot but I met one guy who had similar injury. He was able to do kiting, but told it was still hurting or something after two years. The healing process was also quite long for him. :s Hope that you have better luck and get your foot back in business soon!
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