myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Foil injury
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
Posts: 1185

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Foil injury Reply with quote

Long time windsurfing friend, first day out had a good crash on his first flight. Ended up with a sprained ankle that ended his day. He was on a non foiling board with a full length mast. I saw it. I'm not sure a foil would have skipped off it nose. I'm pretty sure that a short 24 inch mast and a foil board would have ended up with a short splash down and most likely not even a fall. Something to think about for us old guys.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
Posts: 1185

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant foil board skipped off its nose.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
Posts: 19119

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's lucky if it ended just his day. I've had some ankle sprains that crippled me for months, still hurt a year later, and are still problematic six decades later because of their permanent damage to my proprioception and thus my balance. That's not rare; they are not just nuisances to be shrugged off, and are hands down the foremost reason I don't sail with only my back foot unstrapped. It doesn't take the infamous Lisfranc injury to put a permanent hitch in our getalong. Tell your bud to evaluate and treat the sprain properly.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
Posts: 1185

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first love back in the day was basketball. I remember crawling off the floor in tears after a bad twist. That one ended my chance at a pro career. That and I'm 5'10 and can't jump...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
Posts: 5029
Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the point that he was injured on the wrong equipment ?
_________________
K4 fins
4Boards....May the fours be with you

http://www.k4fins.com/fins.html
http://4boards.co.uk/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
Posts: 1185

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just FYI for older guys trying out foiling.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
Posts: 5029
Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Younger guys ignore this.
_________________
K4 fins
4Boards....May the fours be with you

http://www.k4fins.com/fins.html
http://4boards.co.uk/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 1094
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
Younger guys ignore this.


There arenít any younger guys on this forum. Only us old farts left.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
Posts: 19119

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
Younger guys ignore this.

I don't get the joke. At my 30th HS reunion, classmates who played football in those days of almost no rules were hobbled by injuries from their glory days. Running back Jimmy, which would have been my position, could hardly walk. Many gymnasts fare even worse.

A No Fear attitude is arguably even more threatening when young simply because it has the opportunity to levy decades more pain and disability upon us and because some parts are not fully matured yet. I did a lot of crazy physical stuff, but I did draw some lines even in HS. Even so, my ankles were so bad after their first injuries that one rolled over and broke when I was simply walking across the gym floor in Jr high.

Now, at the other end of my time window, such an injury could end my WSing permanently; buds thought that trashed knee 5 years ago would do it. Countless sports and weekend warrior careers were ended or heavily impacted by ankle and/or other -- especially soft-tissue -- injuries in their youth. Advising people to ignore such prospects is irresponsible, and leverage is a bitch ... just one reason I don't wear stiletto heels. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 1094
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
just one reason I don't wear stiletto heels. Very Happy


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group