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Injury in the hand, first sesion foiling! Just be aware!

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Re: Injury in the hand, first sesion foiling! Just be aware!

Postby UKSurf » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:29 pm

cwood wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Bad luck. I have many hundreds of hours foiling, much are the sharpest of race wings and never even a nick. I expect that some day it will happen, that's why I wear a helmet and wetsuit most of the time. I see people with no helmets and think they are insane, not for head injury but from blunt strikes or sharp strikes that will definitely open you up.
I think you are right there. Saw someones head split open like a banana from a twin tip impact once. Hydrofoil could be alot worse and being knocked out in the water is a very bad scenario.

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Re: Injury in the hand, first sesion foiling! Just be aware!

Postby Hugh2 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:44 pm

Are you trying to learn on a tall mast? I know lots of people did that, including two of my friends, but it seems unnecessarily difficult when you can get shorter masts to learn on and then progress to longer masts. At least for an old dude like me that helped enormously.


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