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mi_moomba 06-15-2006 6:35 PM

Which one do you think you can get hurt worse in and why? Also, what sport do you think you get hurt more often? <BR> <BR>My opinion....I think wakeboarders get hurt more often, but wakeskating gets hurt more serious. <BR>

treycleaton 06-15-2006 6:44 PM

A repeat from a previous thread: <BR> <BR>E.J., all board sports are pretty dangerous, I blew my ACL/MCL wakeboarding, and I am convinced that being binded to the board had a lot to do with it. In doing some research after I got injured, I found the incidence of knee injuries is particularly high for ANY sport for which bindings are involved, this includes skiing. Both wakeskating and wakeboarding are a lot of fun, but you just have to learn the basics first

treycleaton 06-15-2006 6:46 PM

Plus the fact that their are more wakeboarders than skaters. Skating is a relatively new sport. What makes you think that skaters get hurt more serious?

electricsnow 06-15-2006 8:50 PM

You can get hurt on either board. I'd just say to ride within your limits, regardless of the board and DEFINITELY learn the basics. They're going to give you that board control and they'll make your learning experience a bit easier. Balance and board control are super important...when you're not attached, you just can't cheat it. <BR> <BR>Anyway, if you're into serious progression, expect to get hurt. That just comes with the territory. <BR> <BR>Finally, the binding thing is right on (re: torqued joints and such). Wakeskates are a different story, with a common injury being the old one foot on, one foot off trick. Sometimes people end up with a severely stretched muscle (hamstring, groin, etc), while others end up with a blown knee or possibly a broken femur.

06-23-2006 12:15 PM

electricsnow, you are right on. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559020/339021.jpg" alt="Upload">

06-23-2006 12:16 PM

electricsnow, sick profile pic also!

electricsnow 06-23-2006 9:31 PM

Thanks! I like it too. It's an old thruster ad...I sort of cropped off the bottom a bit.

xstarmeli 06-24-2006 5:55 PM

I personally think wakeskating is a lot more dangerous than wakeboarding.

itsmebudro 06-27-2006 5:57 PM

both are dangerous u get more serious injuries skating but u get hurt more often wakeboarding just not as serious

mi_moomba 06-27-2006 9:37 PM

Kyle, you have a PM

habcaw_creek 07-03-2006 9:49 AM

Both are bad because wakeboarding tends to hurt joints over time, even if you dont fall. But if you fall bad you can TEAR your body up. Wake skating you have to worry about getting CUT up with the board hits you. Wake 2 wake on a skate will f#ck you up. Ive had the board fly out and hit my in the face and the back of the head which = stiches and pain.So i think board is safer.

abadsvt 07-04-2006 12:47 PM

I want to learn wakeskating but all the bad things that i have heard that happens is scaring the $%#$ out of me. Is there anything that might give me hope!

treycleaton 07-04-2006 7:37 PM

You just have to take it easy and learn the basics first. Keep your knees in shape as well. Remember, everybody's experience is different, and this thread is seeded in opinion and perceptions. Don't be scared, go for it, you may never wakeboard again.

padavi 07-07-2006 12:40 PM

well ive been out wakeskating a couple times, been wakeboarding for a few years, and my worst "injury" has come from wakeskating. I was trying an ollie and my back foot slipped off, legs spread apart, and the feel bads were the first things to hit the water. ouch

mudsurfer 07-08-2006 11:40 AM

Well my friends son just broke his femar on the wake skate. Wake to wake, one foot on, one foot off, the X-Ray looks much like the one above. I've broke a few bones too some on waterskiis some on wakeboards and some with no skiis at all. The only way to avoid danger is to live in a bubble but what fun is that


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