Davo's wipeout

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Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:40 am

I noticed on gps-kitesurfing Davo had a trip to casualty due to a wipeout at Hunstanton.

I hope your ok matey and would like to know what happened? From speed windsurfing if I went over the top, I just speared into the water, which hurt more often than not.

I saw Rob Douglas's wipe out on kite tv and was amazed at the ferocity of it.

Even though the trench took a few windsurf victims as well.
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Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:39 pm

He generally bounces ok - and he's bounced a lot in the time I'm known him. :shock:

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Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:38 pm

If I was at Hunstanton it wouldn't of hurt half as much as it's so flat there.

Heads up for all budding speed sailors for Saturday early doors at Hunstanton is looking epic for massive speeds but Im not going to be there now.

I was at home at Humberstone yesterday totally maxed out on a 13m Waroo in the creek at low water with the tide still running out which gives butter flat water tight to the sand bar but I was bearing off so far down wind that I run into the wind against tide chop that was making standing waves over a foot high which at that speed launch me airborn slaming me into the water well over 40knots.

The tide runs very fast hear (you can't stand straight if its waste deep), 5mph+ and I was heading straight into it so add that to the 42 knots on the GPS the board on water speed was on the way to 50knots when I crashed.

You can see the shape of the sandbar hear http://www.sportstracklive.com/track/ma ... 93858/full" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; although it has moved slightly it's basically the same shape.

No lasting damage to report should be back on the water in a week or two, shame im missing the big winds of this weekend.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:04 am

Jeez......

So basically it was like hitting a brick wall at 55mph.

eeeek n1 mate
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:52 pm

Hey, Dave, you were doing so well with a long spell without injury or is that because you've not been out much?
Thank god the wind's back eh? looks like the BKSA are looking at running speed sessions during the events this year and starting a speed table, should be interesting at some locations. Catch you soon hopefully, got the new board in Dec but it's not seen the water yet.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:26 pm

That would have been some bounce............................ :?

I trust everything still works (as well as it does in body like yours :wink: )

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Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:43 pm

Probably auditioning for 617 Squadron :roll:
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One of Davo’s action Wipe-outs at that point I wonder what he was thinking.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:01 pm

[quote="chipmunk"
One of Davo’s action Wipe-outs at that point I wonder what he was thinking.
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Arrr Luderitz back when it was safe to wipe out, happy days. That board was the first over 50 knots (Seb Catmans) before I snapped it :oops:
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