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Old 10-24-2015, 08:32 PM
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Surfing injury

Today my neighbors 18 year old son was going for his second surf run. He is able to ride rope free, starting to think about 360 sometime, probably next season. He had the board submarine on him and as he went down the board came flying up (we've all seen this happen) with some speed and whack him in the high forehead. He needed 4 stitches, but we all agreed he was lucky that it hit him a few inches away from his eyes.

I guess the only thing you can do is to guard your face with your hands as you fall?

Anybody take a board off the face or see someone get hit before?
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:47 PM
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I had no idea there was any danger going 4mph.....

Does anyone ever use wake boats to wakeboard anymore??
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:00 PM
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Every time I fall I protect my head and face.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:19 PM
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Every time I fall I protect my head and face.
I do too. A few close calls in the past have lead to that.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:21 PM
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I had no idea there was any danger going 4mph.....

Does anyone ever use wake boats to wakeboard anymore??
Stu, you know all about 4mph danger, you're banned from ride on mowers as a result.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:23 PM
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I have had one of my boards fly up and come down and wack me on top of the head. the big difference wakeboarders have bindings, skier's have bindings, nothing surf wise.

I did get knocked out when I was a kid skiing slalom skiing when the tip of my ski hit me in the forehead! that jobe pro was hard!!!
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:17 PM
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Good to hear he's OK - Chicks dig scars!
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:02 AM
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Stu, you know all about 4mph danger, you're banned from ride on mowers as a result.



I pleaded down to no-contest so there is not a record!!!
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:53 AM
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:00 AM
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