Live2KITE wrote:It's a tough choice when this happens to choose between going down on your feet or on the butt.
I chose to go the butt / back once and many things can get hurt at once. I still get the sharp pain on me neck every once in a while from this fall and it's been already 1.5yrs and multiple therapy sessions.
Feet vs butt/back? I'll go feet next time, although I hope it won't happen again....
Yes, I would agree with you on the butt/back landing. I was speaking briefly to LMG about this a day or two ago and we agreed that a butt/back landing could expose one to quite a bit more of a catastrophic injury than a feet/leg landing. Of course, the best option is not putting yourself in that kind of situation, which is what I will fervently work toward and maintain. But better a injured foot, sprained or broken ankle or heel than a broken back, tailbone or paralysis. I'm just happy that it wasn't worse. Today was OK. Mornings are a bit tough, but it loosens up throughout the day and I could be back on the water, well, probably before I should be, but maybe within a couple days.