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Old     (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-10-2007, 8:04 PM Reply   
Did anyone else get this email? Interesting concept for folks that are injured and still want to stay on the water.

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A few years back I cracked my tibia wakeboarding. This happened in May, not a good time to be injured. I had to take a week off, and I realized I wasn't going to be landing any monster airs for a while. I always thought wakesurfing was boring, I was way off.

For the next 4-5 months I couldn't stay off the wakesurfer. I rode it close to the boat, I rode it on a full line length, slow speeds, fast speeds. It helped me learn fundamentals that I had skipped over in my rush to be a "flipper".

If you know anyone who has been recently injured give them my contact info, and I can help them enjoy watersports on a whole new level. Since my injury I've prescribed the wakesurfer to many clients and friends. They all progressed their riding, and were happy to still be in the action.
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-11-2007, 2:58 PM Reply   
I fractured my ankle early this year. Probably won't wakeboard until September and then I'll take it easy. I got back to wakesurfing about a month after the accident. My Orthopedist told me not to do it but he did send me to physical therapy.

The physical therapists that I saw had me do the following exercises: flex and rotate my ankles, pump up and down on my tip toes, walk side ways Ė both ways, pull a spring in four positions N, S, E and W, stand on a balance board, stand on an incline, balance on one foot and balance on one foot with eyes closed.

I think surfing is very similar to all of these exercises. I also donít think my orthopedist understands what wakesurfing is.

The good news is Iím almost back to 100%, the bad news is Iíve lost my wakesurfing progress from the beginning of the year, I have to get my legs back.
Old     (mhetheridge)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-12-2007, 6:28 PM Reply   
Well, I just surfed again after tearing my MCL. I'm in a custom knee brace. However, the 6 weeks that I've not been able to surf (ocean or wake) left me a little bummed. I did find something to keep me busy other than work and resting / rehabbing my knee. I found two Clark blanks that I had bought in the early 90's at my moms house. I had shaped a few boards back in the early 90's and had forgotten about those blanks. Anyway, I've shaped one so far. It started out as a 6'4 and is now a 5'2. I took it off of a 7'2 McCoy Nugget. I've yet to glass it. The heat is unbelievable right now down here. The heat index is up around 105 with 95% humidity. I'm making a fin for it. However, I am going to experiment with the fin a little. I made one template of the fin which I did laminate last night. Here are a couple of pics. The tail is a bit off. I will fix that before I glass it.Upload
Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       08-12-2007, 6:31 PM Reply   
Very nice job of therapy.
Old     (mhetheridge)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-13-2007, 7:03 AM Reply   
Thanks. Either it's gonna go good or it's going to be a dog. I bought this little 5'0 fish for my son and it stinks wakesurfing. It has no drive. It's got 4 channels and a ton of tail rocker. So this board I'm making has about an inch of tail rocker. I left the tail fat because my McCoy Nugget has a fat tail that just sticks in the wave. Your back foot has to be over the tail too. I'm making a fin out of 1/8 inch plywood for it. It's not very tall but it is 13 inches long.


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