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    Injuries from high speed ejections

    Post any injuries sustained from falling off at high speed

    Got ejected off at about 71 70 about 2 to 3 months ago
    Was briefly knocked out and a fucked up leg /knee and still to this day knee is fucked up


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    Don't have any pictures or X-rays since it happened in 06, but Coming off at around 76 mph, three broken ribs and a green stick fracture of the left tibia. I hit a wave wrong and these injuries were a combination of my chest hitting the handlebars and my leg smacking the side of the ski as it rolled......


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    nice one thats dramatic

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    Fell off wot in a race, helmet (with visor) leatte brace etc.... helmet caught the water like a 5 gallon bucket would dug into the water at 75mph! When i came up my helmet was spun 180* on my head, didnt know if i was dead or blind till i realized how smashed my nose was hahahaha. Neck wasnt broke but hurt so damn bad i couldnt move for a week. Imagen uncle fester head mobility!

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    " The scary part is when you see some new guy like one the other day that passed me and another adjacent boat by shooting up between us in a spark .You really feel like saying something to the guy but don't feel its your place to do it ."

    Reminds me last season while traveling at 30 mph when a small speed boat went flying BETWEEN my daughter and I while we were approx 12 ft apart side by side. This was in the WIDE open ocean with 100's of feet (if not thousands) on either side to pass . Honestly , it took EVERYTHING I had not to fly up and splash the sh!t out of him. I actually still can't believe that such an idiot could exist.

    Thanks for the conclusion Bob. I guess the idiots are everywhere....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWHC View Post
    Fell off wot in a race, helmet (with visor) leatte brace etc.... helmet caught the water like a 5 gallon bucket would dug into the water at 75mph! When i came up my helmet was spun 180* on my head, didnt know if i was dead or blind till i realized how smashed my nose was hahahaha. Neck wasnt broke but hurt so damn bad i couldnt move for a week. Imagen uncle fester head mobility!
    This is scary! This bucketing sounds real dangerous. Did the leatt brace make a difference? Glad you made it through!

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    Got a red mark and welp right under my bellybutton once............................oops, nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTERCOASTAL BOB View Post
    Relative energy stored in your body at various speeds once you hit the water.

    45 mph = reference = .5x1(45) squared = 1012

    55 mph = 1512 or 49% more

    60 mph = 1800 or 78% more

    65 mph = 2112 or 108% more ( serious !!!!)

    70 mph = 2450 or 142% more

    80 mph = 3200 or 216% more ( like a rag doll )

    ...
    That 216% more at 80mph is a full triple the force number at 45mph (3200 vs. 1012).

    Of course, how you come off and the attitude at which you strike the water are also factors in your injury potential.

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