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Old 09-22-2004, 03:16 PM
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Default Dimitri's Accident In Greece

A summary of the accident appears below as related by Dimitri himself:

"Hello Rick,

Ok let me tell you what happened in Greece last year.

It was the last day of my trip and we decided to film and take pictures of
something stupid, different, and dangerous, since I did not get hurt.
I was jumping from the water to the Tree and pushing off the tree back in
the water. The tree was on land. After 4 success transitions on the tree,
my luck ran out, and I got caught on the tree, so I tried to get more power
in the kite by pulling harder back into the water. But some how, my kite
did a kite loop and redirected me towards the road full speed. The real
sign of a professional is one who knows when he is about to get his butt
kicked he will still pull out with style admits the impending tragedy. In
other words, I landed on the road blind with a kite loop, full power but my
heel got hooked on a rock, and all you saw was dust after that.
How is that for a story!!! Well lets go back to where my kite did a kite
loop. I got rip from the tree and landed on the road full speed with my 2
heels, my ass, my back and then my head. I was knocked out. Thank God I
destroyed only my left heel. But I did brake 2 vertebrates, open my head
and busted my back very very bad. I woke up at the hospital drugged. It
took me 2 months to get back into the water. But to be back from where I
left it took me at least 8 months. It was hard for me to kite and do things
I used to do because of the fear, but that lasted 20 minutes :-)

Best Regards,

Dimitri Maramenides"


After surgery


Healed, heel.

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Old 09-22-2004, 03:16 PM
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Default Dimitri's Accident In Greece

A summary of the accident appears below as related by Dimitri himself:

"Hello Rick,

Ok let me tell you what happened in Greece last year.

It was the last day of my trip and we decided to film and take pictures of
something stupid, different, and dangerous, since I did not get hurt.
I was jumping from the water to the Tree and pushing off the tree back in
the water. The tree was on land. After 4 success transitions on the tree,
my luck ran out, and I got caught on the tree, so I tried to get more power
in the kite by pulling harder back into the water. But some how, my kite
did a kite loop and redirected me towards the road full speed. The real
sign of a professional is one who knows when he is about to get his butt
kicked he will still pull out with style admits the impending tragedy. In
other words, I landed on the road blind with a kite loop, full power but my
heel got hooked on a rock, and all you saw was dust after that.
How is that for a story!!! Well lets go back to where my kite did a kite
loop. I got rip from the tree and landed on the road full speed with my 2
heels, my ass, my back and then my head. I was knocked out. Thank God I
destroyed only my left heel. But I did brake 2 vertebrates, open my head
and busted my back very very bad. I woke up at the hospital drugged. It
took me 2 months to get back into the water. But to be back from where I
left it took me at least 8 months. It was hard for me to kite and do things
I used to do because of the fear, but that lasted 20 minutes :-)

Best Regards,

Dimitri Maramenides"


After surgery


Healed, heel.

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