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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
essie52
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Amputee with Valgus Knee

I know this is an unusual question that many might not feel qualified to answer but I would appreciate any educated guesses.

I am a beginner snowboarder who inherited a 134 Burton Nugget (correct size for me) with EST Stiletto bindings. I am also a left below the knee amputee with a valgus knee. In other words, my knee on that side falls inward (knock kneed).

I am boarding with my amputated side in the back (although feel comfortable both ways). What I am struggling with are the binding angles. I have asked multiple people with adaptive programs as well as my prosthetist and get different answers. 50% say go with a forward stance and the other half say go with a duck stance.

What angles do most people with knocked knees go with? Aside angles, is there any other set up considerations specific to the valgus knee? I am not looking to become a park rider. Mostly on piste.

Best, Essie
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