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 Post subject: Re: Freak accident injury
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Thor SFBay wrote:
News reporters rarely make an effort to get all the details right. It sounds to me like they meant to say "kite" and not "kiteboard". I can't even begin to understand why they used the word "flick". Maybe that's an Australian thing because in American English you would never use it in that way. It would be nice to have a better explanation of what happened because the way it is written it's really hard to figure out.


I think Thor got it right. The average person doesn't even know what kiteboarding is, let enough understand it well enough to explain an accident. The reporters also writing the story for the average person, so explaining it well would probably be over most people's heads.

Does anyone here have a good handle on what actually happened?

Kudos to the guys buddy.


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 Post subject: Re: Freak accident injury
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Yeah the account from the news is screwed up. it would be interesting to here how it actually happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Freak accident injury
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Yea them leashes....so convenient....turns a board into one of them lures...
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 Post subject: Re: Freak accident injury
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:34 am 
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What good buddies are for. Sick!

Years ago a friend slammed real hard on water kiting and helmet at neck area pushed into neck - got temporary paralysis and nearly drowned.


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 Post subject: Re: Freak accident injury
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:58 am 
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A fall on the back can also bruise the lungs and push the air out of them causing you to pass out. I did that after a fall on soft ground from about 6 feet off a ladder, and also had a bad back injury.


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 Post subject: Re: Freak accident injury
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:29 am 
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donohu90 wrote:
Thor SFBay wrote:
News reporters rarely make an effort to get all the details right. It sounds to me like they meant to say "kite" and not "kiteboard". I can't even begin to understand why they used the word "flick". Maybe that's an Australian thing because in American English you would never use it in that way. It would be nice to have a better explanation of what happened because the way it is written it's really hard to figure out.


I think Thor got it right. The average person doesn't even know what kiteboarding is, let enough understand it well enough to explain an accident. The reporters also writing the story for the average person, so explaining it well would probably be over most people's heads.

Does anyone here have a good handle on what actually happened?

Kudos to the guys buddy.

Because the hard work of actually getting the facts right should never get in the way of a good story. :roll:


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