knee popped midair 360?? anyone experience this?
i was riding around trying to learn 360s and i was doing a thing where i started getting speed going down and then turning right crossing the trail going straight across the trail, im regular and was doing them backside, kind of using the tilt on the edge since i was going straight sideways to get me going.
anyway thats the setup for what happened. i was wearing these volleyball knee pads because i heard they were good for falling (last year i hit my knee realllllllllly bad, cant remember if its the same one that i pulled on my 360). the pads were really tight and after an entire day of wearing them the previous day when i took them off i could see it was tight enough to seriously restrict bloodflow.
so i landed a few 360s, got it down pretty nice i thought and was going for one more and mid 360, after i turned 180, my knee completely kind of like jammed and just snapped midair. i was really scared something bad happened, and i still shudder thinking about that snap. but i realized i was able to still go down the hill after moving my knee around. when i get up, sometimes the knee hurts really bad, and sometimes i have to limp sometimes not. its onnly 1 day after the incident.
so my questions are
1.) anyone have experiences with knee pads restricting the knees elasticity, as if, and causing injury, especially if they are tight? is this the most likely reason for my injury?
2.) was the setup i was using for the 360s, going sideways, in some ways restrictive to the knee movement, could that have caused it? im thinking its most likely not the reason, but i think its a possibility.
3.) could it be a problem with the way im turning for the 360? i dont think i use my knee when i 360 but idk
4.) do you stretch your knees regularly? and would it help for incidents like this
5.) what could have gotten pulled in there? ACL or something else? i think it has to be some sort of muscle/tendon thing in there
sorry for the long post, i just REALLY want to learn 360s and keep snowboarding
Last edited by ilikesoldat; 12-28-2013 at 10:05 PM.