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Old    Chad Wheeler (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-22-2007, 7:05 PM Reply   
Today I was having the best run of my life, I hitting toe side jumps in to the flats and even throwing in some grabs, until... I was about to land and the tip of my board was low and I figured I was going to face plant so I braced for impact. When I hit, my knee went into my chin.

Last time this happened I chipped a bunch of teeth, so that was the first thing I checked. It was fine so i was thinking thats going to hurt a little but ill be ok. Then i saw blood, I started to feel around on my face for something and my finger dropped into this huge 1 inch gash in my chin.

It never really hurt that much, just freaked me out, I went to the emergency room and ended up with 8 stitches. The best part was the doctor was really cool and let me video the whole thing. I will try to post up pictures soon (if your curious).

I have been wakeboarding for less than a year and have already had 2 injures that required a doctor.

Any one else have any like this happen?
Old    Michael O (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 7:09 PM Reply   
dude thats awesome yeah post the pics and put the video on youtube, never happen to me but ive heard of it happening a lot.
Old    J2 (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-22-2007, 7:10 PM Reply   
Twice also, stitches both times...I don't drink before I ski anymore! It happened both times hitting the Double, where I'd loose air awareness...Alcohol and wakin' not a good idea!!
Old    Chad Wheeler (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-22-2007, 7:13 PM Reply   
If you want to see it....

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/malibu73/165084214_545757040_0.jpg

(Message edited by malibu73 on May 22, 2007)
Old    J2 (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-22-2007, 7:15 PM Reply   
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Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-22-2007, 7:28 PM Reply   
I did that twice but the last time I did it I took 28 stiches to the chin. My chin opend up and the hole went back almost two inches. OUCH. The worst part about it was the Crap hole lake that I fell in gave me a infection. BUENA VISTA IS DIRTY!!! I broke 4 teeth as well
Old    Taylor H (maliburider456)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-22-2007, 7:44 PM Reply   
i hit a double up and missed the double up, shot across the wake and caught a nose edge and my chin hit into my knee which made me bite through my lip and i had a huge hole in it and i got 9 stitches
Old    Andy Lucas (jetpilotz)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-22-2007, 9:41 PM Reply   
i went knee to face multiple times when i was learning tantrums. Don't give up!
Old    Brady Douglas (douglb)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 10:11 PM Reply   
On one of my early attempts at a backroll I somehow managed to fall and hit myself in the head with board still attached to my feet, that was 12 staples on my scalp. I have also had stitches under my chin twice from hitting my knees off of a hs 360 and a tantrum. Last summer I hit my knee on my lip doing a front roll, my teeth went through it. I had 12 stitches on the outside, and seven on the inside of my lip.
Old    mcnoob            05-23-2007, 12:23 PM Reply   
How bout wearing a decent gum sheild? Wont stop the cuts but might save the teeth. yeoouch!
Old    Tyler Jacobsen (delta_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-23-2007, 4:02 PM Reply   
awwwwwwhhhhhh delicious!
Old    Chad Wheeler (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-24-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
I finally uploaded the video of my stitching... pretty gross, but really cool that I have it. After hearing some of your stories mine doesn't seem that bad. Now it just looks like a big scratch and its barely on my chin.

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