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How To Avoid Neck Injuries From Wakeboarding

Mar 10, 2008
Wakeboarding has become a very popular extreme water sport that has thousands of people soaring high above the wake of their boat every summer. The tricks of wakeboarding have evolved right along with the sport and if you have ever seen a professional wakeboarding event they are truly amazing to watch. The only hazard with wakeboarding, opposed to its counterpart waterskiing, is the vast amount of injuries that can result, the most serious of these being neck injuries.

The most important thing to remember from all of this is that if you do not feel like you really know how to prevent neck injuries while you are wakeboarding then there is no shame in taking lessons to learn how. Your pride will heal a lot faster than a broken neck.

The only sure way to prevent neck injuries from wakeboarding is to not go wakeboarding, but that isn't really an option. So really the best way to prevent neck injuries from wakeboarding is learning how to hit the water properly when you fall.

Many of the neck injuries from wakeboarding come from hitting the water the wrong way when you start to lose control of your board. Consult a professional for a hands on lessons about the correct way to fall in all circumstances when you are wakeboarding because knowledge like that can go a long way to saving your neck in the future.

Pay Attention While You Are Wakeboarding

Believe it or not one of the sources for neck injuries from wakeboarding is show offs that are not paying attention. When you are wakeboarding you are moving at top speeds and that require all of your balance and focus to make sure you do not get injured.

You can spend time waving to the girls on the dock when your ride is over and when you are in the boat. Until then you need to keep your focus on your board and on your ride so that you don't run into to something on the water. This is especially important in the heat of the summer on smaller lakes where there are a lot of other boats and people on the water.

Most of the injuries you get in wakeboarding can be prevented by simply knowing what you are doing and paying attention. If you are a novice at wakeboarding then trying to do complicated tricks while going 40 miles an hour is a bad idea.

Watch what you are doing and know your limitations and there is a very good chance that you will enjoy yourself out there without any permanent pain to remind yourself of how careless you were while you were wakeboarding.
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