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#2871194 - 11/05/18 10:17 PM Foil injury’s?
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I’m curious as to who has heard of serious injuries caused to a non foil rider. I heard from a lifeguard they responded to a guy who split his head open. Not sure if that was a Kite foil or not. But still that was an injury to himself. Have innocent bystanders been hurt by one?

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#2871214 - 11/05/18 10:57 PM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: Hdip]
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I hurt someone today.

Emotionally.

By having fun in surf his sup groveller literally couldn’t even.


Edited by Clamsmasha (11/05/18 10:58 PM)
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#2871231 - 11/06/18 12:55 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: Hdip]
colas Offline
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Never heard of anything, and I read most SUP/surf foil forums.

I guess we can safely say that none have happened since such an accident would be all over the surfing news.

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#2871275 - 11/06/18 09:05 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: colas]
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There's been a surfer/kite boarder here on Maui spreading rumors. Said a dad and son were surfing Kanaha and a foiler ran the kid over and severed his foot off. Problem is there are plenty in the foil community here that either work or know people in the EMT, ER, 1st Responder, and Lifeguard fields. Calls were made and the fact is the guy is not telling the truth. But there are those that believe the guy and take his story as fact which is creating unjust opinions about foil safety around surfers.

But as far as injuries to others, all I've witnessed is one of my friends earlier in the year collided with another when they were both on the same wave. They were doing what we call "criss cross apple sauce" or "go arounds" where one cuts back and the other goes past and cuts back also. They both went high when the crossing occurred and they collided (bodies mainly). Couple broken ribs but no blood.

Other than that, mostly beginner blood as most have to deal with learning to fall. Couple stitches here and there. wave2
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#2876536 - 11/17/18 02:45 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: Hdip]
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Im sure there would be some serious injuries, only a matter of time before someone is killed.

Basically surfing with a machete as a fin.

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#2876809 - 11/17/18 07:30 PM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: indodreams]
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See that’s what I thought before I started. Now that I do it. It’s not that dangerous it turns out.

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#2876927 - 11/18/18 02:06 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: Hdip]
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Originally Posted By: Hdip
See that’s what I thought before I started. Now that I do it. It’s not that dangerous it turns out.



" Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong."

MURPHY'S LAW

This is what people don't seem to understand.

All the commercial Foil folks will not show the wipe-outs and Tomahawks, they will be suppressed,
it's not good for the money scheme.

I am dreading the day they show up out in the line-up on a double over head day.

Only thing to hope for is big sneaker clean-up sets....



....I am goingoutside now....sometimes, common sense,....ends up being,...not too common.

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#2881915 - 12/01/18 07:55 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: Hdip]
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There was a picture a couple of years ago of a guy with his head peeled open pretty grusomly. I think that one was by his own board though. Still don't want any foilers near me or my kids in the water. There are only a couple so far in my area and they are just flailing at it.
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#2881943 - 12/01/18 09:51 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: GromsDad]
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
There was a picture a couple of years ago of a guy with his head peeled open pretty grusomly. I think that one was by his own board though. Still don't want any foilers near me or my kids in the water. There are only a couple so far in my area and they are just flailing at it.


One of the local crew here Maui went to southern california, just got back. Said he was amazed at all the good foil spots that nobody was riding. Said he didn't see anyone but just a couple at SanO. Here you see plenty when you go to the designated foil spots.

Last Superbowl sunday we counted 40. Wonder what that head count will be this year.
shrug
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#2882482 - 12/03/18 08:49 AM Re: Foil injury’s? [Re: GromsDad]
colas Offline
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
There was a picture a couple of years ago of a guy with his head peeled open pretty grusomly. I think that one was by his own board though.


The guy tried to surf foil a kite foil! As proper surf foils were not available at the time, he stupidly tried with a kite foil.

A kite foil is very sharp, and very dangerous. Absolutely not the same as a SUP or surf foil.
Plus normal people cannot use a kite foil to surf (not enough wing lift + mast too long)

This picture has since been used as a "fake news" by foil haters. It is basically a hoax.

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