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Post by Over55yrs » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:46 am

Nick C;s story on the repairs to his brother's knee

http://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/214 ... her-s-knee

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Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:43 pm

carvin marvin wrote:Looks like the various brands of reef boots have varying degrees of grippiness.
These ones don't have the grip pattern around the edges whereas in the photo I posted on the previous page of the Oneill ones there is more grip around the edges which could be a slight hindrance when your feet slide slightly into position as you stand up.
I remember the early type of 5mm thick wetsuit rubber bootie had this problem.
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Ha ha I talked with KS about booties at Bells and his theory was that they were deck grip before deck grip happened. He reckons he used to wear booties as a kid just for that (grip). I thought well, yeah, maybe when booties were softer underneath, before they sorta became shoes. But they used to fall apart too which sucked.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:44 pm

Over55yrs wrote:Nick C;s story on the repairs to his brother's knee

http://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/214 ... her-s-knee
I wanna write a much longer piece about this! But who will publish it?

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by bomboraa » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:32 pm

Men's Health, but he'll need to get his shirt off for a pic.

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Post by Davros » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:22 am

Last year tore an elbow tendon while trying to hang on to a board. Tried two rounds of cortisone then went for platelet rich plasma injections. My word the injections hurt as the concept is to inflame the already inflamed area so the plasma reacts to heal. Does it work? I'd say probably, many say it's bollocks.

This week I fell back first onto all 4 fins from a decent height, still can't sit down without pain. Picking bits of reef out of an infected foot at airport last year, mid flight foot blew up like a ballon, thought it was going to explode. A stack of other shit including a torn labrum (I said labrum) which will require keyhole hip surgery at some point as the arthritis sets in. This is a fairly new procedure as well.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Beanpole » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:05 pm

Far out, Davros. That's some heavy shite. Hope it works out well.
Just found out via Facebook that my mate in Laos has been in hospital in Bangkok. He started getting bad headaches...blood clot on the brain which apparently dissolved by itself.

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Post by buddy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:10 pm

My mate had hip labral repair done last year and recommends it. He was hating thevrecovery time, probably 4-5mths before he felt good surfing a shorty but now very happy.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Davros » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:33 pm

Ta BP, not really too bad, just an old coot whose sporting injuries are catching up with him. I played footy until my mid 30's and that wasn't a smart move.

Heard the same Buddy.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by alakaboo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:30 pm

Not a surf injury but coastal at least.
Maybe wait until after lunch.



























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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:59 pm

I got a similar looking injury at work once Boo, it healed up a lot quicker than I thought it would considering the mangled looking mess it looked.
Do you have a number one at the top of your list of culprits yet?
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Post by diggerdickson » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:21 pm

Compared to nick and others I’ve gotten off lightly. Urchin needles through the right ear and cheek from kissing the rocks at brown water, , 15 stitches somewhere in the top of my head from the break wall at Nambucca heads.Shattered L3,4,5 with arthritis set in, disks naturally fused to pelvis bone( not sure what it is called ) with permanent damage to my nerves in left leg. The original back injury occurred out at castles in vic. I won’t recover from this as a stand up surfer though I have now turned my attention to belly boards, so far I’ve been out of the water nearly three years all up with the re occurring back injury. Numourous deep lacerations in my heels from finso er the years, though I think this is familiar with all.
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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by alakaboo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:12 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:59 pm
I got a similar looking injury at work once Boo, it healed up a lot quicker than I thought it would considering the mangled looking mess it looked.
Do you have a number one at the top of your list of culprits yet?
Stonefish or scorpion fish. Won't ever really know, not enough clinical evidence.
I suspect stonefish given the tissue damage, but scorpion fish is more likely given how it occurred. Pretty similar toxins anyway.
Not a cone snail because the wound was smooth from a spine not ragged from a harpoon.

I asked for the sample of tissue so my wife could test it but apparently that breaks about 11 biohazard laws.
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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:26 pm

Some fcckn retarded fingers you got yourself there Boo.
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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by ctd » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:21 pm

Trump hands

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by alakaboo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:00 pm

Yeah I'm actually in for finger extension surgery, the sting story is a ruse.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:42 pm

Boo doesn’t have any articulation creases in his fingers. It’s like his hands are made from chipolatas

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by No Pants Lance » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:45 pm

still manages to tap out the Queen's English better than the desk jockeys on here.

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Re: Injuries Blog

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:17 pm

Note the discreetly placed pad to hide the palm calluses
Erase.

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