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Old 05-20-2008, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy My first real wipe out

Well today I hit the park and it was my second run of the day, I was pretty confident, but my new board has sharp fins and it grabs the water pretty good.

So I was going to take the first pulley turn and I did it good but I lost control of the board right after the turn and cut a front edge, the impact must of been around 50 mph. While I was underwater the only thing I could think off was that the Life vest better pull it out fast, because I had no strength to swim back up by myself. As my head rose out of the water I had no idea were I was, it took me a few seconds to find the nearest shore to start swimming. The problem was that the wind was knocked out of me, by the time I got to the shore, I could barely breathe, so I sat there for a while. The walk to the take of place was enough to recover, but now I am aware of what a real wipe out can be in a wake board.

It was not a fun experience , but it's far away from discouraging me to stop wakeboarding. I am like the energizer bunny , non stop for the full two hours, no matter how many times I fell.

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yesterday was a bad day!

I got ill at work, but Nike Shox Deliver was feeling better but still puny late in the day.

So, I decided to take an easy ride to get over it.

About 6 miles in, I hit a 3 inch high pile of sand on a curve and wiped out at 20mph. Wonderful road rash on the left side. I'm glad no one was around, because I looked like a beached whale trying to unclip my right pedal

So, today was a fun day wearing a wool suit and socks over road rash from my ankle to my hip! But the LBS got me fixed back up, so maybe I can ride again tomorrow.

On the bright side, I now know what you do when you fall in the middle of nowhere and you're standing there bleeding like get back on your bike and ride home!
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just did what you did but not as bad haha
first time getting up i was carving back in forth and caught a front edge and slammed my face straight into the water, not sure how fast i was going but i had a headache for a day or so after hahaha
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For sure, wakeboarding is a brutal sport. On my first FS 3 attempt I buried the nose of my board into the opposite wake, black eye, bruised ribs, and came up on my jacket not knowing where the hell I was. One of my buddies ruptured an ear drum last year. For some reason ball slappers seem to be the norm for this year, I've smashed the boys half a dozen times already. I thought rag dolling a black full speed was bad, try landing on your nuts from about 5-6 feet in the air lol.
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