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 Post subject: back problems from kiting? scared!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:06 pm 
seriously, kiting with hundreds of kilos of pressure on your back all day is gonna leave a mark.

anyone but me that get severe pains in th back after a day of fully powered kiting?
it makes me really worried?

i don¡t wanna continue if i'm gonna be handicapped when i'm 30. ok if i'd get a little stiffer in my 70s but not for the second half of my life.

i've been thinking about trying a seat harness instead but those bastards compress your back instead, right?

i also heard about two kiters breaking their backs and getting paralyzed from kiting with waist harnesses so there's really one way to go right?
dump the harness! but can you hold it then?

it also hurts especially when jumping buit that could just be my so-far bad technique, what do youy reckon.
do you hurt everytime you jump?

i'm worried, make me less worried! i don't wanna quit!


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 Post subject: Re: back problems from kiting? scared!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:13 pm 
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seriously, kiting with hundreds of kilos of pressure on your back all day is gonna leave a mark.

anyone but me that get severe pains in th back after a day of fully powered kiting?
it makes me really worried?

i don¡t wanna continue if i'm gonna be handicapped when i'm 30. ok if i'd get a little stiffer in my 70s but not for the second half of my life.

i've been thinking about trying a seat harness instead but those bastards compress your back instead, right?

i also heard about two kiters breaking their backs and getting paralyzed from kiting with waist harnesses so there's really one way to go right?
dump the harness! but can you hold it then?

it also hurts especially when jumping buit that could just be my so-far bad technique, what do youy reckon.
do you hurt everytime you jump?

i'm worried, make me less worried! i don't wanna quit!


Do a nice warmup and warm down, and try ditching your waist harness and see if that helps. I have two waist harnesses and for kiteboarding they generally mean back pains for me. With a good seat harness, no back pain whatsoever. I am using a Dakine Fusion harness these days and it has major support built into it. If you still have pain see a specialist and have things checked out.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:17 pm 
Don't worry!! Kiting is actually GOOD for your back!

Your spine benifits from being put through a range of motions.
Compression is not good though.

There should not be "kilos" of pressure on your back.
Make sure you use a GOOD harness,Prolimit or Dakine.

They are ergonomically designed to distribute load.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:22 pm 
work on buidling strength, that way you won't let your tendons and joints take the hit. Its a form of laziness just to hang your body by its structure. You have to work to hold it up there.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:26 pm 
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not so sure about the 'ol seat harnesses as being the panacea - they fak up yer groin no end - i'd prefer to keep me wedding tackle intact thanks :o

But as for back problems - when i first did a lot of toe side a few years back, i thought my back was shredded.

After a bit of physio & advice on stretching I'm now 110% But the important thing is stretching/abs/lower back excercise...increase yer mobility.... also take up some hard ass MF M.Arts - that does wonders.. :jap:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:47 pm 
There is no whineing in kiteing
you'd better stop now
there is no whineing in kiting
you'd better stop now
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:52 pm 
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"Tiddle e winks" is farily safe I'm told !!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:59 pm 
Ari Raptis wrote:
Don't worry!! Kiting is actually GOOD for your back!


I have had surgery on my back and ongoing problems but i find kiting strengthens my back and is good for it :D

I use a seat harness with no problems


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 1:59 am 
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my back gets sore if i ain't been on the water and spent too much time computering

too many front row rugby scrums annoyed mine for good

all that twisting and stuff is good for me 8)

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think "relax" as much as you can. i find when i am tweeking my kite and board all over the place my back tightens up, but then i think "relax" and let the harness do the work. then all is good!


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