Tnx for the quick responce! i have a metal cap on my hip due to athritis its like this ->simplelife wrote:Perhaps a physiotherapist might chime in and you'll get lucky here. Some more detail about your condition would probably help. Finding out whether to use a seat or waist harness will be important should you dive in. A seat will limit flexibility, which in your case might be the ticket. In the beginning you will crash a lot, in which case there will be some jarring.
I can attest that the sport can be hard on the knees, but probably far less so than most other sports.
About the flexibility , seating in a chair i can lift my leg under my shoulder (in height) and the 'good' hip goes just overPhysioRol wrote:The glutes generate a lot of force to keep your trunk rigid to resist the pull of the kite. This is minimized with a seat harness.
To get your feet back in the straps requires a considerable amount of hip flexion. This would be only a problem if you were warned about your hip potentially dislocating.
Then main problem with this kind of condition is friction , i mean i swim at a pool about 2k and i have a descend stamina in water also although there is a lot of movement from the leg the actual impact to the hip is minimal cause there is no weight on it. So what i am trying to say is as long as the hip is in motion with litle or no weight has no problemPhysioRol wrote:As with any extreme sport your body and hips can at anytime be exposed to ballistic forces which may exceed the structural capabilities of your hip.
Obviously, this can happen to anyone of us with normal hips but a post-op hip would be a greater risk, most likely.
A lot depends on what you already do successfully with your hip (eg snowboard, ski, surf or just a stroll in the park) and you surgeons advice regarding future risk.
first of all dont listen to the pimps (or most of them at least) u make ur own decision w/ whatever local kiteshop u have and u can consult that with themORSales wrote:I would recommend you consider our Mako 150 as a board choice if you are considering getting into the sport and are concerned about lower joint strain.
The Mako 150 has a massive 18mm of concave that flattens out choppy waters. You can read more about the board on this thread in order to get a more objective sense of the board and its performance.
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