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The Right Stuff
« on: May 31, 2021, 12:10:26 PM »
Today there was another winger at a local thermal wind flat water spot.
About 55-60 years old,going back and forth on foil in the +20kt conditions on a biggish board.
Did not pay much attention,he was doing nothing fancy,just another beginner.

Later i saw him in the parking lot inflating a smaller wing...and i noticed that the guy was missing a hand.
He was wearing this sort of rounded hook carbon prosthesis.Super impressive.

Very nice guy,really loving the wing as he found it less physical than windsurfing and kiting had not worked out for him.

Hmm...and i whine about my ACL knee :)


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Re: The Right Stuff
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 08:50:24 AM »
Great story.  I too am impressed by physically disabled folks I run into on occasion, that don't let their situations hinder their passion for water sports.   


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