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Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:51 pm

Just filmed this and thought it might be a good reminder that if you are about to crash, kick away the board from you to avoid unnecessary injuries.

https://www.facebook.com/tobybraeuerkit ... 383707107/

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby knyfe » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:22 pm

especially not with only ONE foot in the straps. An absolute no-no I agree.

But also remember to kick it upwind so you dont have a chance landing on it which caused the one cut I have on my foot from landing straight on the edge ;-)

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby abel » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:55 pm

Use foot hookers instead of straps. The odds of a stuck foot in the hooker is almost zero.
Toby, there is a whole set of original tricks with foot hookers that you can invent :wink:

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby LetsFlyaKite » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:15 am

Yeah but sometimes trying to kick the board off can be dangerous, sometimes only 1 foot gets out and you risk breaking an ankle. If you think you can kick the board then do it, if not then find some other way to absorb the impact.

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby pj sofine » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:11 am

In 17 years I cant remember ever kicking my board away.Maybe if one foot comes out of footstrap.No injuries even with big loops.

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby downunder » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:28 am

Toby,

thanks for posting this :) It is exactly how I was flying 2 days ago, managed to kick the board of one foot and rotate. Ended in shallows, turned over, 10-15 meters from the trees. Would be a disaster if looped a kite.

The travel distance can be huge when rotating.

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby huge » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:57 pm

Are you always this loaded when you film your tricks or was this a particularly windy day for you ?

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:02 pm

huge wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:57 pm
Are you always this loaded when you film your tricks or was this a particularly windy day for you ?
You must have forgotten who you're talking about. Toby ONLY rides an 18m ever, no matter the wind. SO yes, he's always riding loaded. :wink:

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby Flyboy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:18 pm

I would add: make sure there's nobody downwind that's going to be clobbered by the released board ...

or even worse by a large, balding German man. :-o

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Re: Advice - Don't crash with the board on your feet

Postby plummet » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:55 am

It really depends on the situation.


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