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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby goutzi2000 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:40 pm

Torn left pec. The had to drill holes in the bone to reattach it.

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby Adventure Logs » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:40 pm

1 Ran over my hand with my board on a hard carve in very shallow water, ended up breaking my hand in two places.
2 Started to kiteboard again about 2-3 weeks later.
3 Since I also couldn't work, I went to Bolivia for two weeks.
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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby dylan* » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:40 pm

Worst injury in 5 years of kiting: got a pretty bad hematoma on the top of one of my feet when the rest of my body fell off the hydrofoil and my feet stayed attached. Thought I might have broken a bone (doc looked at it on the beach) but it ended up being back to normal after a couple of days and went back to riding.

Also broke a toe during a gybe on the foil when 4 toes made it into the strap and one did not. I keep re-injuring it now over a year later :(

Most annoying injury: I frequently get abrasion wounds on the top of my feet from straps and have to wrap them with duct tape to keep riding. Tried 3 different kinds of straps on twintips over the years and they all seem to do it. I just ride strapless on a surfboard/foil most of the time now anyway though.

Nothing really serious. Seems like kiting is pretty safe; I get hurt in some way half the time I go out surfing, even though you're sitting in the water most of the session...

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby Dave_5280 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:48 pm

I put a big hole in my wallet!

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby Clew In » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:14 pm

Dave_5280 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:48 pm
I put a big hole in my wallet!


Still putting big holes in my wallet......

Worst injury was from (when learning) my board hitting my shin and top of foot. I had my board between the crashing waves and myself while trying to learn board starting in the surf.
Think I must have broken or fractured some bone in top of foot. Hurt for a long time.

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby junebug » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:48 pm

dylan* wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:40 pm
Most annoying injury: I frequently get abrasion wounds on the top of my feet from straps and have to wrap them with duct tape to keep riding. Tried 3 different kinds of straps on twintips over the years and they all seem to do it.
The same thing happens to me. I started wearing very thin booties. Problem solved.

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby BernieTomic1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:13 pm

Anterior shoulder dislocation in february. I was back on the water already after 5 or 6 weeks.
Started learning new things again like a month ago.

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby Zian kiteboarding » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:41 pm

Broke my heel bone 4 weeks ago after a crash from 8-10m with boots on. Gained 2 screws at the operation 2 weeks ago....long process to recover from this one :(

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby mbevo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:45 pm

board hit my mid shin while i was learning - deep cut with ecchymosis all the way down to sole of my foot.
I still kited...

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby HellYeah » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:22 pm

I tore my middle finger off! I had the line wrapped around my finger when I was trying to gain control of the kite in the surf. And then my kite relaunched and tore my middle finger off! I didn't know what to do so I grabbed my finger and put it in my pocket and body dragged back to shore. Blood was gushing out like a water fountain, everyone on the beach was gathered around me crying. I told someone to call 911 and the paramedics came and put me on the stretcher.

The doctors sewed my finger back on and now it's as good as new, except for the fact that I can't feel anything with my finger now.

Here's a picture of my finger at the hospital

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