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-   -   Has anyone ever had injury on a wakeskate (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=180004)

mwgwin 07-20-2004 8:56 AM

I had ACL reconstruction surgery last Friday and I plan to fly through my rehab. Ive heard of people wakeboarding like 2 months after their surgery but I dont plan to do that. I was however thinking about hopping on a wakeskate. Im curious if anyone has ever had a knee injury or heard of anyone being injured from wakeskating. Im not planning on riding sliders or anything so rule that out, Im just talking about straight riding. <BR> <BR>Thanks in advance.

sbvfive 07-20-2004 9:02 AM

I tore my ACL, MCL, and damaged my miniscus on a wakeskate....however, I got heard doing a 1 foot indy grab. If you are just going to ride and carve a little, the wakeskate is the way to go. Way less chance of knee injury...but it can happen.

jarrod 07-20-2004 9:05 AM

My friend tore mis ACL, MCL, and Minicus wakeboarding. He had surgery 4 months ago and now he is wakeskating. No jumping though. Just spins.

slipknot 07-20-2004 9:06 AM

there was a guy who broke his femur a few months ago. I think you can get injured <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by slipknot on July 20, 2004)

wakechick 07-20-2004 9:09 AM

I knew a guy who tore both ACLs wakeboarding, so he decided to switch to wakeskating. Then he tore both of his ACLs again wakeskating. You just never know..... <BR> <BR> With that said, if you aren't planning on trying to rip it up on the skate, you are probably safer on the skate than a wakeboard. I wakeskated about 2 months after I had knee surgery with no problems.

mwgwin 07-20-2004 9:14 AM

Damn, what was this guy doing to tear both ACLs twice? <BR> <BR>What kind of surgery did you have?

mwgwin 07-20-2004 9:16 AM

Is he still boarding? That would really suck!

jarrod 07-20-2004 9:18 AM

Hairbanddude. I believe he DIED from that femur break.

fly135 07-20-2004 9:24 AM

I had a severe sprain of my left ankle last year trying to learn a switch roll. I couldn't wakeboard for 3 months because any fall hurt like hell. I was on a wakeskate in less than 3 weeks and it gave me no problems at all, even on moderately easy sliders. <BR> <BR>OTOH, I have a friend (old guy like me) who switched to wakeskating because he had a bum knee. We he finally got brave enough to hit a slider, he did the splits and tore his ACL on his first attempt.

toolfan 07-20-2004 9:30 AM

I heard about the poor guy that J-rod is talking about. <BR> <BR>The skate hit his leg, broke it, then later a blood clot traveled from the leg to his brain causing him to pass away. Any serious injury can do that though. I would not say its a wakeskate only thing.

wakechick 07-20-2004 11:19 AM

Michael - my friend was a pretty good wakeboarder, then once he started skating he got really good at it....jumping HUGE heelside and toeside and doing all kinds of stuff. I don't know exactly how he managed to tear his ACL on the skate. <BR> <BR> I've had surgery on both knees - arthroscopic surgery on the left knee to remove torn cartilage and ACL reconstruction on the right knee.

nikki 07-22-2004 8:04 PM

shaun murray just busted his knee up on a wakeskate, im not sure what but i know he tore it all up and he will be out for about a year. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by nikki on July 22, 2004)

dakid 07-22-2004 8:23 PM

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lehmur 07-22-2004 10:21 PM

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balr54 07-25-2004 1:05 PM

About 3 weeks ago I thought I did the same thing to my ankle. Luckily it was only a sprain. I am back on the water now but it still hurts like pretty bad if I come out of my bindings. Is it worth it though...yeah!!!

rock_n_boardin 07-26-2004 10:05 AM

You can break a femur on a wakeskate. Happens when you get air and one leg lands on board and the other is off. Causing one leg to spin out and you do the splits. That was my friends best friend who died here in California from the broken femur. Blood clot traveled to his lungs after surgery.

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