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Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

Postby nikalaitzian » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:55 pm

try yoga...loose weight ... exercise often.. i m 45 ... lower spine broken disc I1-O5..Started Brazilian jiu jitsu and yoga a year and a half before.NEVER been better..lost 8 kilos and gain mobility...i m kiting like a 20 yo kid now...Been skater for 40 years ... snowboarder for 30 and a kiter for 20...think positive

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Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

Postby fzonatto » Thu May 02, 2019 5:18 pm

Bille wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:31 pm
fzonatto wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:58 pm ... lphmvqnva5

There is Always a way
DUDE ; Your AWESOME !!!!!

And your also correct ; there is usually Always a WAY :

He is not me

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Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

Postby John Doe » Thu May 02, 2019 6:53 pm

Sorry to hear that. Swimming, swimming, swimming has helped me beyond words. I had tendonitis & some other issue 50 year olds get from years of kiting. Lap swimming has allowed me to build all my strength back with low impact workouts. Hopefully it could help you.

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Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

Postby Bille » Fri May 03, 2019 5:06 am

fzonatto wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:18 pm


He is not me
NO ; and i won't do that again. :(

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Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

Postby HugoMC » Fri May 03, 2019 8:56 am

I had an appointment with a consultant yesterday evening. Totally unrelated issue to Kitesurfing but he was asking about health and exercise and kiting came up. He told me he was a sailor and had learned to kite but given up. He reckoned it was absolute madness as a sport and way too dangerous. Personally, I am going to take a few months to really build up my general strength for kiting, I think that will really help prolong my body in the years to come. It would be very hard to give up kiting, it literally is an addiction.

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Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

Postby downunder » Fri May 03, 2019 9:14 am


my doctor tells me to do whatever is good for psychological health. I recon that is way more important than anything else.

Been in the wheelchairs. Twice in my life learned to walk. Crushed hip as a kid, and crushed T12-13 in my 30s. Now 50yo. Just broke my angle, went unnoticed on Xray with no displacement. But talar dome split in half, says MRI. Hopefully will not develop necrosis or worse, since no cast or anything. My second kiting injury :( Plus many many more.

Get the biggest wing you can, not too big board, medium volume. It is not that hard to learn at all, at least wasn't for me. Get big kite tho. Small is rubbish when learning.

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