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    Well I'm 39 years old been skiing for 30 years. been wakeboarding since 1994. I finally got my first boat this past July. Everything's great got dialed in slalom and my wakeboarding inverts back (after 2 year hiatus).

    I broke my ankle 2 weeks ago on a basic back roll (trick I've been landing for 10 years). Cause I go TOO excited trying to show off and WAY over rotated bounced and then hit hard hyperflexing my foot breaking the Talus bone. one time I wish my boots had come off but they didn't

    Now I'm boat driver but good news is my 7-year old son just landed his first wake-to-wake and he just learned in July.

    Thanks for listening....
    This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.

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    I can't imagine getting your foot out of the binding with a broken talus bone. OUCH!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by sp00ky View Post
      Well I'm 39 years old been skiing for 30 years. been wakeboarding since 1994. I finally got my first boat this past July. Everything's great got dialed in slalom and my wakeboarding inverts back (after 2 year hiatus).

      I broke my ankle 2 weeks ago on a basic back roll (trick I've been landing for 10 years). Cause I go TOO excited trying to show off and WAY over rotated bounced and then hit hard hyperflexing my foot breaking the Talus bone. one time I wish my boots had come off but they didn't

      Now I'm boat driver but good news is my 7-year old son just landed his first wake-to-wake and he just learned in July.

      Thanks for listening....
      Spooky,

      That's way to weird. Maybe we can both sue MC since we both own 1994 ProStar 205's, and we both broke our ankles while wakeboarding? I was 40 when it happened and was in no way doing your type of trick, but it was a jump I have been doing for years. Just got way out of shape and broke all (they said) three bones in my left ankle.
      The hospital saved my binding by unscrewing the sides instead of cutting it, so I still use the same board and bindings. It did however, affect my ability at wakeboarding but mostly from a mental state... Plus the screws get pushed on when I tighten the binding too much.

      Some pics: I think we have a case!!
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      If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
      1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
      275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
      Monster Tower & PerfectPass


      Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


      "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

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      • #4
        Did you require surgery or did they just set it and put a cast on?
        Tim
        Gone, surfing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Double D View Post
          Spooky,

          That's way to weird. Maybe we can both sue MC since we both own 1994 ProStar 205's, and we both broke our ankles while wakeboarding? I was 40 when it happened and was in no way doing your type of trick, but it was a jump I have been doing for years. Just got way out of shape and broke all (they said) three bones in my left ankle.
          The hospital saved my binding by unscrewing the sides instead of cutting it, so I still use the same board and bindings. It did however, affect my ability at wakeboarding but mostly from a mental state... Plus the screws get pushed on when I tighten the binding too much.

          Some pics: I think we have a case!!
          Wow that is weird.. and I don't feel as sorry for myself were they ever worried about AVN.
          This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.

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          • #6
            Crazy!

            Originally posted by Double D View Post
            Spooky,

            That's way to weird. Maybe we can both sue MC since we both own 1994 ProStar 205's, and we both broke our ankles while wakeboarding? I was 40 when it happened and was in no way doing your type of trick, but it was a jump I have been doing for years. Just got way out of shape and broke all (they said) three bones in my left ankle.
            The hospital saved my binding by unscrewing the sides instead of cutting it, so I still use the same board and bindings. It did however, affect my ability at wakeboarding but mostly from a mental state... Plus the screws get pushed on when I tighten the binding too much.

            Some pics: I think we have a case!!
            Whats crazier is I have virtually the same repair on my anke (although I broke and dislocated it; so it was sticking out about 12" above where it should have been. BUT... I did it in a pretty wicked racing accident where I suffered other injuries. I am just happy to be walking without a gimp, although I know when the weather is changing now (37 years old) - no one can even tell unless my anke is showing with the MUCH larger bone sticking out

            I do have a question though... I just got back on skis after a decade since the accident...and had no trouble (What a blast!). But I still havent been able to find a set of snow skis (I have gone to the dark side: Snowboarding) nor rollerblades that fit without insane pressure on the anke bone where the really long screws are..... This winters project is to remold the boots using a torch and pressure....

            Family is all medical; and everyone I talk to say it is riskier to go under and go though surgery again to get all the hardware removed...

            Just wondering what others have experienced with this situation. (thought I was alone!)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
              Did you require surgery or did they just set it and put a cast on?
              Nope its a fracture without displacement probably because I bounced first then hit wierd. Most of the energy was used up.
              This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                I can't imagine getting your foot out of the binding with a broken talus bone. OUCH!
                Yep first thing I did while I still had adrenaline was yank my boots off . Hurt like hell still not sure it was a good idea.
                This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Double D View Post
                  Spooky,

                  That's way to weird. Maybe we can both sue MC since we both own 1994 ProStar 205's, and we both broke our ankles while wakeboarding? I was 40 when it happened and was in no way doing your type of trick, but it was a jump I have been doing for years. Just got way out of shape and broke all (they said) three bones in my left ankle.
                  The hospital saved my binding by unscrewing the sides instead of cutting it, so I still use the same board and bindings. It did however, affect my ability at wakeboarding but mostly from a mental state... Plus the screws get pushed on when I tighten the binding too much.

                  Some pics: I think we have a case!!
                  So did you break the talus too or was it isolated to your tibia and fibula.

                  That stuff scares me
                  This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sp00ky View Post
                    Wow that is weird.. and I don't feel as sorry for myself were they ever worried about AVN.
                    AVN??

                    Originally posted by sp00ky View Post
                    Yep first thing I did while I still had adrenaline was yank my boots off . Hurt like hell still not sure it was a good idea.
                    My brother actually starting taking off the binding but it really friggen hurt, so we just unscrewed it from the board and entered the hospital that way.

                    Originally posted by sp00ky View Post
                    So did you break the talus too or was it isolated to your tibia and fibula.

                    That stuff scares me
                    Not really sure of the proper names. The Emergency Room told me three bones. I only see one on each side.
                    If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
                    1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
                    275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
                    Monster Tower & PerfectPass


                    Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


                    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ctjahn View Post
                      Whats crazier is I have virtually the same repair on my anke (although I broke and dislocated it; so it was sticking out about 12" above where it should have been. BUT... I did it in a pretty wicked racing accident where I suffered other injuries. I am just happy to be walking without a gimp, although I know when the weather is changing now (37 years old) - no one can even tell unless my anke is showing with the MUCH larger bone sticking out

                      I do have a question though... I just got back on skis after a decade since the accident...and had no trouble (What a blast!). But I still havent been able to find a set of snow skis (I have gone to the dark side: Snowboarding) nor rollerblades that fit without insane pressure on the anke bone where the really long screws are..... This winters project is to remold the boots using a torch and pressure....

                      Family is all medical; and everyone I talk to say it is riskier to go under and go though surgery again to get all the hardware removed...

                      Just wondering what others have experienced with this situation. (thought I was alone!)
                      I was lucky it was in a binding and my ankle straightened back out immediately after it broke.

                      I was also told I had the option to remove the hardware but they suggested not too unless it was constantly painful. Which its not. But I did have to take some padding out of my bindings where the screws are, and my right ankle is larger than the other one and regular boots fit differently.
                      If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
                      1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
                      275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
                      Monster Tower & PerfectPass


                      Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


                      "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Double D View Post
                        AVN??



                        My brother actually starting taking off the binding but it really friggen hurt, so we just unscrewed it from the board and entered the hospital that way.



                        Not really sure of the proper names. The Emergency Room told me three bones. I only see one on each side.
                        AVN is where the talus dies and collapses which can be a problem with displaced fractures
                        This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sp00ky View Post
                          AVN is where the talus dies and collapses which can be a problem with displaced fractures
                          Ahhh, I don't remember any of that since it was in 2007 and my memory is for sh**!
                          If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
                          1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
                          275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
                          Monster Tower & PerfectPass


                          Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


                          "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

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                          • #14
                            You need more hardware =P

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sp00ky View Post
                              Nope its a fracture without displacement probably because I bounced first then hit wierd. Most of the energy was used up.
                              Well that's good. So you're looking at 6 to 8 weeks in a cast rather then a 16 week recovery.
                              Tim
                              Gone, surfing.

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