Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crash and burn









I raced home upon hearing tales of good winds and fun... I was catching the end of a decent afternoon of sailing and after a quick re-rig, was out on my 7.0 KA Kult and RRD Twin Tip having a nice freestyle sesh when things went wrong .....

If you don't like deep tissue wounds, then STOP right now...

Oh hell, you're this far .... go the distance! ;-)




Lets just say that my freestyle fin on my spanking brand new RRD Twin Tip 110 (not the stock fin, mind you) has a VERY sharp trailing edge.....

Ginsu sharp.....






The ER doc was all, "really, what did this to you??"

And, "Ok, stay off the water for a few weeks...."

Yeah, right.....






UPDATE - A few have asked : No, I don't need surgury. The doctor said I was a hair away from cutting into my meniscus but somehow I didn't damage anything REALLY important. WHEW!! After a lifetime of not quite injuring my knees, this would have been a total bummer had I ripped into that with the fin while screwing around with new moves.

UPDATE 2 : I'd like to shout out to the Human Catapult for showing Josh and I how to sail properly and avoid future injuries. Heartfelt thanks! LOL

9 comments:

Marian said...

geez...you guys and your matching cut up leg injuries! Watch out for those attacking fins.

David said...

Yeah - amazing, eh?? Callista has just about ZERO tolerance for this crap that is self inflicted! LOL

mmgarner04 said...

Lovely! I don't feel sorry for my husband when he injures himself, either. You play, you pay. :)

David said...

Bones heal, pain is temporary, chicks dig scars and glory is forever! ;-)

carrera said...

I guess we will have to put the training wheels back on until you learn to ride it right! ;)

wsurfn1426 said...

So what size fin was it with the 7.0?

David said...

I was using a 8.5 inch Enduro that I cut down for freestyle. I really like the longer chord at the board interface for low end planing power compared to the fin that shipped with the board.

uglyjiber said...

Man, I think we need to show that cheeky Humn Catapult how to sail a lil' bit.

So you tore the stitches out yet? At least mine is in a place where it's hard to do that ...

David said...

Knee is throbbing and they're calling for NE 15-25 this afternoon .... Decisions decisions!