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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby AndersDenmark » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:30 am

Dislocated lower leg. Broke all ligaments.
Out of the game for 8 months, 4 months before surgery, 4 months after surgery.
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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:18 am

as gory as this thread is - it is making me feel better cos i am not alone damaging myself bad kiting. collar bones hurt a lot i reckon! and your leg above - how is it now and what did u do?

kiteboarding aside skateboarding... i broke my collar bone, ankle (another time), my nose, my wrist and my back (2 compressions) - mostly when i was super young - i used to skate stairs in the wrist cast - i didnt used to give a shit! errr i do now tho !

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby justkite100 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:27 pm

Ruptured abdominal muscle, waiting for a follow up with the Dr to see exactly how much damage done...sucks

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby Rufusz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:38 pm

Holy sheit that leg looks bad... I bet it didn't hurt at all ;)

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby SSK » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:56 pm

Here is a strange one.
I was in the ocean on a long downwinder. I just jumped off my board to take a break on the outside beyond the surf. When I eventually reached back to grab my board I put pressure on the nose which raised the tail into the air. The wind caught the tail and whipped it into my face. I instantly saw a flash of red and a crunch. Shattered my nose and broke my cheek bone. Luckily it was the deck and not the fin side. It was the summer in Hatteras when there was 11 shark attacks. I was pretty scared kiting to the beach as I was leaving a blood trail. I did not know how bad I was hurt and with my kite in the air I walked up to a lady on the beach and asked her how bad it was. She started screaming because of all the blood. Not so helpful. I actually got a Dr Friend to reset it Rocky style that day.

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby a99 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:57 pm

Yes, looks very awful, interesting how what happen ?

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby rynhardt » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:05 pm

Geeezuz! :o
There's some hardcore shit in this thread!

Worst thing I've had kiting was sunburnt eyeballs, after an epic downwinder with massive glare off the water. Felt like I had sand in my eyes for two days afterwards.
Since then always wear sunglasses at all times.

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:11 pm

some fins are way too sharp - sand tem down - like i said my friend had board flip out and the fin whacked him in the exact place where the pectorial muscle joins the bone - - it snapped the ligament and created a moob?! - horrific injury tho..

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:14 pm

kicked the TE of my hydrofoil TWICE in like 2 minutes during a deep water packdown and put huge cuts across the top of both feet while I was bobbing in the Gulf of Mexico waiting for either the crash boat or a Bull Shark to come get me.

That sucked, but holy shit that ^ guy's leg fell off!!!

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Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Postby SunshineK » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:21 pm

Hope he is doing better now?


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