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Old    skippy            05-14-2004, 6:56 AM Reply   
Guys,

Two years ago I broke my leg trying an S-bend. A bummer at the time, I was out of the water for 8 weeks. For those of you with an injury at the moment you must know how this feels. For the past two years it's been at the back of my mind.

Last Sunday I had a hangover from hell as I rode about I thought what should I learn now. Next thing I knew pop, spin and I landed down on my board didn't manage to ride through, but I'd broken the mental block in my mind.

I went out again on Tuesday, quick warm up and...... the trick was mine. I've now landed about 30 and have yet to wipe out, next up.. What do you think, Vulcan?

For those of you trying to learn something new, stick with it, persistence will pay off in the long run. For those of you recovering from an injury, don't let it put you off, good luck & quick recovery.
Old    fng03            05-14-2004, 8:12 PM Reply   
Congrats, Ewan....Though I am but a beginner, I have some sense of the seemingly insurmountable barrier your mind can put in front of you and your progress.

In the short time I have been riding, I have found that usually the only thing keeping me from progressing is me. I can only imagine how the mental spectre of an injury must intensify your trepidation. I'm happy to hear of your success, and thanks for taking the time to share some encouraging words.

Old    devastate            05-14-2004, 10:15 PM Reply   
i'm confused, what did you land?
Old     (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-14-2004, 11:18 PM Reply   
an s bend. can you read?
Old     (catdaddy76)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-15-2004, 6:07 AM Reply   
Hey John O...Don't tell people to leave when you may not be welcome!
Old    murrayair            05-15-2004, 11:43 AM Reply   
Seriously, John. What's your problem?
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-15-2004, 11:56 AM Reply   
whoa whoa whoa... everyone calm down now. I'm sure the first comment was sarcasim, either way not worth all this.
Great Job on the S-bend too!
Old    devastate            05-15-2004, 10:05 PM Reply   
wats YOUR problem mark, no one asked you.
Old     (denwakebdr)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-15-2004, 10:12 PM Reply   
Anyone ever had a foot injury...was out last thursday and hurt my leg doing front flip..leg felt better on saturday and 1 run broke my foot...not even doing anything..just wake to wake.warming up..anyone broke their foot before...how long did it take to get back??

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