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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:02 am

tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:07 pm
Mike's Lab + my foot the other day:
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It's not really that bad, I didn't get stitches, but I'm also not too worried about scars on my ankle.
$5 steri strips for shallow chops. Heals quicker.

Have had friends just use regular $2 superglue too lol!.. it works. Havnt indulged myself in the $2 one ? (F#$$ that!) but have used medical superglue a few times and it worked out great.

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby jakemoore » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:25 am

I got popped right between the edge of my helmet and sunglasses. Used the $2 superglue. It came out great.

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby deniska » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:35 am

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100% hydrofoil related..
I dont' see how I would have gotten it on TT..
Basically, I stepped on something in knee-deep water while trying to walk to foilable depths.
At first, did not pay much attention to it but after a few tacks I noticed the board deck was all red from blood..
I scared a few folks on the parking lot with a trail of blood.. they probably thought I had a gun wound..

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby richy-c » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:21 am

purdyd wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:24 pm
I can assure you these do work. Slide them under your wetsuit. Shin and/or forearm. As far as I can tell my reaction is to block with my shin and forearm when something comes at me. I protect my body and head by instinct.

I admit I don’t wear them on my forearms anymore but I’d do go through a spell with two nice marks on my arm, I will protect my head with my outside of my forearm. Which is a lot better than getting the board or foil in the face.

For some it might be their feet that needs protecting or body

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Im using the same 🤙. They do work well 👍 My wetsuit by the shinn is full of cuts so i know the foils scraping me just not hurting me now ive got pads.

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:57 am

Local guy cut his forehead down to the bone recently. Quite the picture on Facebook :lol:

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby Topaz » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:37 pm

purdyd wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:24 pm
I can assure you these do work. Slide them under your wetsuit. Shin and/or forearm. As far as I can tell my reaction is to block with my shin and forearm when something comes at me. I protect my body and head by instinct.

I admit I don’t wear them on my forearms anymore but I’d do go through a spell with two nice marks on my arm, I will protect my head with my outside of my forearm. Which is a lot better than getting the board or foil in the face.

For some it might be their feet that needs protecting or body

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LOL Those work great! I've used them for some time after I landed really bad with my shins on the edge of the board. I couldn't walk well for a week. Then, after some time of having no accidents it stopped using them.

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby revhed » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:22 pm

I always wear booties not just for warmth in winter but for protection year round.
Added benefits, fish near shore line that have 3 vert barbs that hurt like hell if you walk on them, glass hidden just under sand, sea seashells sharp side up encountered when kite pulls,
and really like the slight texture on the sole in contact with pad less foil board.
I have kicked my foil a few times and was happy to have booties.
B T W it is NOT needed to have razor sharp T Es!
R H

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Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:30 am

There is always a bigger risk since foiling, indeed.

I have had my shorty cut once, in the early years - but lucky not into the flesh.

Besides having kicked on my own foil a few times when learning ha haa - pretty normal it seems.

But been lucky no cuts or anything, and nothing since the learning years :rollgrin:

I wonder with those of you using shoes and helmets and shinn guards or similar - do you never ride on sunny days in shorts (and a small harness) only?

Where you dont want all this extra stuff :naughty:

8) Peter


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