Bones heal, skin grows back and chicks dig scares.
Yeah I used to think that too, but you know what, its total BS.
Skin sometimes grows back ok, and sometimes it leaves really annoying scar tissue and that can even require operations to fix later as you age or grow, gain weight, etc.
True, bones do heal, sometimes well, sometimes really, really badly, and most often they heal and leave the owner with some nasty and worsening arthritis and other debilitating conditions that have really negative impact on a persons ability to keep kiting (and doing lots of other "normal" things too, like walking, bending, reaching, etc.
I really don't like the promotion of risk taking kiting activities without full warnings of the dangers. There is no future for our sport if people are continually and seriously injured, and whats it going to be like in 10 20 or 30 years, when you are living in agony or just can't live a normal life without a carer.
Going fast, jumping big, riding in tight confined spaces in gusty conditions, etc are all very high risk activities and anyone that does not practice the basics, heaps, and learns their "emergency response" so its second nature, will eventually have a serious accident. I think thats becoming well proven now, yeah?
@ Wise, bugger of an injury mate, hope it mends well and your walking , kneeling, running is not affected too much or at all.
Did you get overpowered as you went faster?
Did you then steer the kite up to reduce power?
Or did you just hit a really big rut and get a foot bounced off a peg and lose control?
Do you remember the accident well enough to talk about what we might be able to learn from your unfortunate incident?