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Re: Facial injury

Postby grtlakes » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:45 am

The board was in a stable position balanced in the waterstart position. Front foot hook only no straps and normal water start dive with kite. Like I’ve mentioned it was a familiar routine waterstart that went haywire for unknown reasons. What I do remember was the lightning fast smack to the face.

Anyway, thanks for the comments I will be looking for a simple hockey style faceshield.

Stay safe.

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Re: Facial injury

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:58 am

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Re: Facial injury

Postby NYKiter » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:23 am

Glad your ok. I would think the cage would need to be rather dense to stop a race wing or small stab.
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Re: Facial injury

Postby richy-c » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:49 am

The guy who I see wearing the faceguard helmet I think is wearing an American football helmet like below.

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Re: Facial injury

Postby joriws » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:18 am

Dave_5280 wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:58 am
There are some full face helmets for other sports that might work. Google searches:

Kayak
https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=AL ... ent=psy-ab
You could also consider full face mask made for kayak polo.. Just make sure that foil in any angle cannot go through metal netting to be 100% safe. If foil/stab tip can penetrate in certain angle, the mask is better than nothing but not fool-proof.

https://www.shredready.com/products/kay ... 6498479174

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Re: Facial injury

Postby BOEMIX » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:44 am

My failed flyying jibe attemps usually ended up with a strange woble in the foil that flipped it suddenly, and I was expecting something like that happening, so, right now, I touch down on purpose just to make it safer.

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Re: Facial injury

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Re: Facial injury

Postby fluidity » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:52 am

Fencing helmet? (fencing with foils as in foils being the light weight fencing swords)
Seems applicable...
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Re: Facial injury

Postby revhed » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:59 am

fluidity wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:52 am
Fencing helmet? (fencing with foils as in foils being the light weight fencing swords)
Seems applicable...
Maybe good idea IF stainless steel face guard and hardware if not a no go.
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Re: Facial injury

Postby leeuwen » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:09 am

fluidity wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:52 am
Fencing helmet? (fencing with foils as in foils being the light weight fencing swords)
Seems applicable...
Would be fun to see someone trying that.
I used to fence. The backside is open except for a
bendable hook that keeps it in place and has little to no padding for impact protection except frontal impact (fine if you only want prevention against cuts though)
I think they will rust in salt water also water drainage probably isn’t great.


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