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Old 01-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if you feel more comfortable then ride that way. Being blind for that long im sure youve learned how to adapt to it fairly well, and know how and what you need to do for certain situations (like turning your head more than normal to watch for people, traffic, etc..)

I know when i ride switch, my eye is on the uphill side and i have to turn my body abnormally far to look over my right shoulder to see whos behind me, and if im not careful, my board will start to turn that way. You might experience that a lot because youre right eye blind and riding goofy.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That is unfortunate man that your ride goofy as well as being blind in the right eye. I know my roommate is mostly blind in his right eye but he rides regular so it doesn't affect him too bad luckily enough. The best advice he said he had is to simply be cognizant of your surroundings at all times. Also I know it might suck to have to ride regular for you but in the end if you get it down pat it's only going to make you a more competent rider.

Hope you find a solution to your issue though man as I can only imagine how detrimental an injury like that could be in trying to enjoy such a glorious sport.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I can only imagine how detrimental an injury like that could be in trying to enjoy such a glorious sport.
It not really detrimental at all. At least from my experience. He'll be able to do anything anyone else can. Itll just take a little more practice and a few different movements.
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It not really detrimental at all. At least from my experience. He'll be able to do anything anyone else can. Itll just take a little more practice and a few different movements.
Truth I am from a biased perspective and I guess since I've had the good fortune to have my eyesight, It would be devastating to me. I wasn't trying to be insensitive, just trying to imagine the difficulty associated with both riding and coping with a blind eye.
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Truth I am from a biased perspective and I guess since I've had the good fortune to have my eyesight, It would be devastating to me. I wasn't trying to be insensitive, just trying to imagine the difficulty associated with both riding and coping with a blind eye.
Thats why i asked him if it was a recent injury, because then it probably would be very detrimental. Since hes lived from 11-27 with it, im sure he has learned how to adjust to it. Personally ive been left eye blind since birth so there was no adjusting i had to do. i dont know it any other way, and there is no color or spots on that side for me, so im sure his situation is a bit different.
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idk, but you could do a both feet angled foreword goofy like a hard booter
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idk, but you could do a both feet angled foreword goofy like a hard booter
I've never tried this, but will have to this season.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Not too recent, I'm 27 now and I was shot in the face with a potato gun when I was 11 or 12.
Oh for the love of christ. Flail and scream. Never stop doing this, EVER.
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Oh for the love of christ. Flail and scream. Never stop doing this, EVER.
I feel like I'm missing something...
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