How often do you get hit hard by your board

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How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby harry8 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:09 pm

I am just wondering how common a problem is this for you all.
Daily like ever time you go surfing
Once a week or once every 7 times you go out
Once a month or once every 7 to 30 times you go out
Once a year
Once in a blue moon as in almost never
Any comments will be appreciated.
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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby JACKSON » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:25 am

I don't know but my board has a lot of pressure dings all over it :D

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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby Smush » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:59 pm

my head gets smushed all the time.

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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby Willy Kelly » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:52 am

I get hit by my board every blue moon
but when I get hit it is a good smack :?

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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby joe » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:37 pm

If you're getting hit by your board on a regular basis, you need to work on getting some separation between you and the board during wipeouts. This is an important survival skill to develop.

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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby sf_firestarter » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:27 pm

I probably get hit by my board a couple times a year. I've three memorable instances of severe contact, in all of these instances I knew things were going badly before I suffered the consequences. They all seem to correlated to tube riding and not being able to get board separation as Joe noted.

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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby Fossil Man » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:37 pm

Always an interesting topic , we had a good thread on tube ride bailouts a few years ago ( thats always when I get "cracked") but even after four pages of conversation I can't tell you that I feel like I got it totally figured to a science. Even though many of us have years and decades of knee riding it would still be great to hear any tips and nuances of escaping a fiberglass flogging on any type wave
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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby scotcase » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:21 pm

Only 2x in 30+ years, broke my nose after get pitched over the falls at an east side reef in SC.

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Re: How often do you get hit hard by your board

Postby Scott » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 pm

Hit hard? Once in a blue moon, but I feel it's often luck that it doesn't happen more often. I always try to be aware of where my board is when I fall, either doing my best to hold onto it or trying to stay "out of the back" of the wave while the board is pulled toward shore. But there are often times when I know my board is around me somewhere underwater, and I am most often curled up, covering my head and trying to brace for impact (which still hardly ever comes).
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