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Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby AirBunny » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:18 am

Just sat on the plane next to a double femur fracture! Ouch! The femur is the largest and strongest bone in the human body. What does it take to break it: boots! plus unhooked tricks. The kiter was practicing unhooked jumps with boots, got caught by a nasty gust, his leg twisted and hit the water hard: double fracture, screaming pain, passed out in the ambulance on the way to the emergency room. You are cute enough! Don't risk your bones getting cuter ... Please be safe! Don't unhook, don't do anything crazy in boots. Please!!! It isn't cute, it isn't heroic, it's painful. I'm still reeling from the story!

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby paulie » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:36 pm

Don't unhook! In boots! You might break something..

Sage advise, almost as goods as...

Don't kitesurf! On water! You might drown!

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby TheJoe » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:57 pm

I'm sorry but it's not unhooking and boots that broke the legs. It was the fall after being caught in a gust. Sorry try and sell it somewhere else.

I have a friend that spent 8 hours in surgery for a shattered femur. He did it wake-skating at the cable park. He was coming off of a rail and his back foot was not completely on the board. When the ball of his foot caught the water it twisted his leg so violently that it shatter I repeat shattered his femur at the top of the bone not far from his pelvis. No boots not even straps on the board.

So again I say it was not boots or the unhooking but the fall. Remember at the end of the day we are attaching our selves to giant kites and getting propelled by a potentially violent and unpredictable force. We are at the mercy of mother nature and most of the time we are lucky. Other times we are the guys and gals you hear about on here that have serious injury or die. It is all part of the risk to reward we all crave that draws us to this sport.

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:23 pm

It can happen with anything, also straps.
Injuries are injuries and will always happen, no matter your gear or what you ride.
Everyone should choose as they want.

Talking boots, had a chat with a boot rider, and looks like screws come loose often, that is very dangerous!
We talked about locktide...does it prevent screws from becoming loose?

What else can one use?

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby jens » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:36 pm

Air Bunny, you are quickly rising to the top of the shit list.

I am sure that you are just trolling. What is your other screen name?

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby we » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Lol, don't believe it for a second, completely made up. Torn ACLs etc, yes, but a double femur fracture, no.

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby dyyylan » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:52 pm

Toby wrote:It can happen with anything, also straps.
Injuries are injuries and will always happen, no matter your gear or what you ride.
Everyone should choose as they want.

Talking boots, had a chat with a boot rider, and looks like screws come loose often, that is very dangerous!
We talked about locktide...does it prevent screws from becoming loose?

What else can one use?
After one of my screws fell out whilst riding, a kitescoop member sent me a pair of ronix toggle bolts. I really like riding with them, since you can hand tighten them I just try to crank them down before each session. I've had issues with cabrinha straps popping off in the past, it's nice to be able to hand tighten instead of dragging a screwdriver to the beach.

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby dwaynej » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Local guy clean broke both bones in his lower leg. Foot slipped out of his strap on a twin tip while landing a jump.

Bad stuff can happen on any board, boots, or straps when height is involved.

In a thread about buoyancy vests...
AirBunny wrote:I hate to break it to you, immortal ones, but something IS going to kill you. Yiou can spend your life running from all those terrible death-harbingers and it will still get you. Meanwhile you forgot to live and behaved like a troll trying to justify your phobias.
and now...
AirBunny wrote:Please be safe! Don't unhook, don't do anything crazy in boots. Please!!! It isn't cute, it isn't heroic, it's painful. I'm still reeling from the story!
A good Saturday morning laugh. I'm still laughing.

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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby Jake-Skymonster » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:56 pm

AirBunny wrote:Just sat on the plane next to a double femur fracture! Ouch! The femur is the largest and strongest bone in the human body. What does it take to break it: boots! plus unhooked tricks. The kiter was practicing unhooked jumps with boots, got caught by a nasty gust, his leg twisted and hit the water hard: double fracture, screaming pain, passed out in the ambulance on the way to the emergency room. You are cute enough! Don't risk your bones getting cuter ... Please be safe! Don't unhook, don't do anything crazy in boots. Please!!! It isn't cute, it isn't heroic, it's painful. I'm still reeling from the story!
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Re: Unhooked Boot Injury

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:04 pm

Nice Dyyylan, will recommend them.
They do look fantastic...and yes, no scewdriver is key,

Always amazed about inventions out there...such smart people!


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