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Re: How to crash advice

Postby blu » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:10 am

That's what I do, and doesn't look good :D :o

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Re: How to crash advice

Postby Foil » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:44 am

blu wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:10 am
That's what I do, and doesn't look good :D :o
exactly the sort of fall that rips your shoulder away from your body, long lasting damage for sure.
great photo though. :thumb:
the sort that my wife would take instead of the fully under control ones I really want her to take, that she never does. :allbegood:

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Re: How to crash advice

Postby TomW » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 am

Yes, it's really hard to not reflexively put out your hand while falling like that. I try to have my free arm close to my body or over my face. But have no idea if I'm successful.

I've hurt my shoulder a few times falling like that, just soreness tho.

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Re: How to crash advice

Postby elguapo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 am

edt wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:44 pm
on a hydrofoil it's not how you crash that matters it's spotting the board. If you can see the board it's actually pretty easy not go get a cut that needs stitches, you just move your head a little bit to keep it from hitting you hitting you really hard. Sometimes it's impossible to spot the board for one reason or another, then you got to just ball up protect everything with your arms, and hope for the best. I think if can try to get in the habit of looking for the board first thing when you know you're going to crash. My buddy had the exact same thing happen to him, he had a very gentle crash lost track of the board and it nailed him just under the helmet line got a bunch of stitches. If he had seen it coming, he would have been fine.
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Re: How to crash advice

Postby dave1986 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:33 pm

Had a great session on my new Moses 633 today... and a few near misses with the sharp wings close to hitting me.

So I'm looking for advice reccomendations for 2 new bits of kit:
1) Head protection/ helmet
2) Impact vest (needs to fit with waist harness)

Thanks in advance

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