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Mouth guard?

Postby Alysum » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:25 am

So I had my first foil board tip meets mouth after a crash. Fortunately no teeth damage but lots of cuts on the lips.

Which makes me wonder, is a mouth guard a good idea whilst still learning or just bad luck.... I'm always wary of the foil coming towards me once I crash off....

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby JakeFarley » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:38 am

I think there was another post regarding using helmets with face guards for hydrofoilng.

Also just heard yesterday about a local foiler who lost some of his front teeth from impact with the foil or board.

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby Mossy 757 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:50 am

I was body dragging in the waves and my board smashed me in the chin, chipped the hell out of my tooth.

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby ap888 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:06 am

Get a storm helmet 8)
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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby downunder » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:32 am

I think that is a good idea, but not only for learning.

People need to wake up, ie the mountain bike riding IS different than just a cruising around on a touring bike.

If someone dislikes ones approach to safety, who cares. I cant care less, my life, my problem.

D.

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby tomtom » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm

I dont know. I have scars on shin, my wetsuit are cut on strange places and then you look at this and you start to think about being paranoid :)
https://youtu.be/h1-F5wfhsRs

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby downunder » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:23 pm

Sure,

That kid hasn’t got a 500k mortgage, hasn’t she. When I was a kid clearly remember was invincible ;)

Not any more. one twisted ankle with kite surfing and bang, a deep vein thrombosis, 4.5cm long under my knee. Ha.

How is that for safety and being invincible...

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby TomW » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:05 pm

I've been looking for a solution. Seems only realistic one is a hockey helmet with face guard.

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby TomW » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:07 pm

Btw a foiling friend was out the other day and he's wearing a helmet. Said he got hit in the back of his head by board so hard, he wouldn't have made it out of the water if he'd not had helmet...

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Re: Mouth guard?

Postby tomtom » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:25 pm

How thats happens? I mean kind of fall where board hit you from behind?. Maybe we should incorporate protection in board - EVA tip. Board cannot go sideways or backward so We know point of impact.


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