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 Post subject: Re: Board banging on your head
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Board banging on your head
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:49 pm 
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in few occasions got my boots in head high waves with the occasional bigger set

if u keep them loose you could dump the thing in a couple of sec, but still
not really the smartest thing


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 Post subject: Re: Board banging on your head
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:45 pm 
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SupaEZ wrote:
Did you have.... straps?
Were you using a ... board leash?
Was there a lot .....of whitewater and the wind onshore to side on?
Where you underpowered.... kite too small ...of a wind lull?
Where you doing a turn.......... to avoid getting munched at the time?

Just curious :)


Hi mate,

Kiting TT Shin Monk [with the Gorilla graphic- yes yes yes...])
Pads/straps - Yes
Board leash - NO, never...
Whitewater with wind side-onshore - Yes
Wind - around 20 knots on 9m Epic Screamer

I kited towards the beach to move over to the lagoon, crashed into a small wave in front of me when I looked backwards at the big wave approaching me, fell over the board so the board was behind me, big wave coming, BANG and seeing stars...

Cheers
Caesar 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Board banging on your head
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:07 am 
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Thanks Caesar....i was under the impression that you were on a surfboard directional :wink:

When you said downwinder it never even crossed my mind that you could have been on a TT

That's why i had those type of questions for you :D

....................... :surf: :sun: ....................................................................................................................


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 Post subject: Re: Board banging on your head
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:59 am 
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yes i've have hadthe board smack me in the head in the waves. i had this deep indentation at the base of my helmet near my spine. that hit could have killed me or rendered me a paraplegic if i wasn't wearing a helmet.

so.... helmets for this white man. allways. without exception.


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 Post subject: Re: Board banging on your head
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:20 am 
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plummet wrote:
yes i've have hadthe board smack me in the head in the waves. i had this deep indentation at the base of my helmet near my spine. that hit could have killed me or rendered me a paraplegic if i wasn't wearing a helmet.

so.... helmets for this white man. allways. without exception.


Yup... it's very very simple.

One word:

Helmet.

I have a helmet that has a hole in it the shape of one of my fins.
I also have a scar where the fin after going through my helmet cut my head.

If I did not have the helmet the fin could have done way more damage.

And I was not even using a leash... never do.

Not only do I wear a Helmet, but I wear a full cut kayaking helmet.

What people really need to understand is that after a good blow to the head
you can drown in no time at all. A helmet will dramatically reduce the chances of that happening.


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