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windgood



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Best one leg windsurfer Reply with quote

For those who are learning windsurfing should take inspiration from this guy Wink

Meet Dr. Hannes Rieger. He's our hero. When I was only 19 years old, he was involved in a car accident as a passenger. After severe complications, Rieger lost his left leg. He had just finished high school, and he was ready to start his life.

"A few years after my accident, some friends told me about windsurfing and what a fantastic sport it was. Then I had the idea to jump on a large board with a friend and give it a try," explains Hannes Rieger.

"After this first attempt, it was clear to me that I had to find a way for me to learn windsurfing. That was the most important thing for me. I wanted to achieve it: to ride a windsurf board at full speed."

http://www.surfertoday.com/windsurfing/11234-the-windsurfer-with-one-leg-and-loads-of-talent
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adywind



Joined: 08 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Great story indeed, very inspirational. My deepest respect for this man!
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are more than a few. Glenn Woodell is the only guy whose name I know, but I've sailed alongside windsurfers with prothstetics many times. Google it...you'll find lots of photos. Much to be inspired by!
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