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07-02-2014 11:10 PM
linvillegorge Definitely far less likely on a snowboard. The only time I've ever hurt my knee on a snowboard was when I was gliding on a splitboard and the edge got caught up as I was coming back into the skin track and twisted the hell out of my knee. So, technically speaking, I was really more half ass skiing than snowboarding. That was a 2nd degree MCL tear.
07-02-2014 11:03 PM
tokyo_dom Any sport where you are travelling so fast can damage your knees. Sure we are strapped in while we snowboard, but the hips, legs, feet (even with stiffer boots) still have enough freedom to get knees into trouble.

But it is probably less likely than for skiiers.

Good luck with the doctors appointment, hope it is just a sprain so you can still shred this season
06-30-2014 06:20 PM
Runway Many thanks to everyone who replied. Much appreciated.

I feel I'm still a beginner to snowboarding (I've only done three seasons) and as someone here suggested I've learned that sensitivity between board, feet and body is everything. The boots issue has been playing on my mind for some time and I had been looking into a pair of Imperials to replace my current boots given they're a lot stiffer.

My knee is still very swollen and still sore two days later. I can walk on it though and I can extend it with no problems. Off to the Doctors in a few hours. I'm only frustrated that this last weekend was the first time we had proper snowboarding conditions on Mt Buller and already it looks like my season is over!
06-30-2014 12:47 PM
backstop13 The wife was learning on some beginner runs and started to get sketchy when she decided to bail…she sort of fell forward onto her knees while the board was on edge and it sort of spun her around when her knees hit the snow. She had a little pop sound, and tried to tough it out for a few days before finally going to the doc to get an x-ray. Long story short, she had a tibia plateau fracture. No cast was needed, but she was in a decent amount of pain for 3-4 weeks. I doubt your situation is this bad, as she was in quite a bit of pain.

Hopefully you just sprained it.
06-30-2014 11:09 AM
larrytbull
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Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
Along with no mention of swelling. Which may just be an oversight when posting as anything serious at all would swell like a balloon.
until I heard a 'pop' in my left knee.
I hear that snap,crackle pop in my knee daily...


+1 No swelling, no pain , you hopefully just sprained.


trust me... about to get my knee done for third time..... you Will Know definitively when you really Hurt the knee... Swelling, Sharp pain when there is pressure...

a little heat then cold , followed by some advil; will do wonders for a sprain
06-30-2014 10:45 AM
f00bar
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You probably just sprained it. If your knee isn't in bad pain and feels stable, then you didn't tear anything.

When you tear something, it feels like getting sliced with a red hot knife.
Along with no mention of swelling. Which may just be an oversight when posting as anything serious at all would swell like a balloon.
06-30-2014 10:31 AM
linvillegorge You probably just sprained it. If your knee isn't in bad pain and feels stable, then you didn't tear anything.

When you tear something, it feels like getting sliced with a red hot knife.
06-30-2014 10:26 AM
kosmoz Body went one direction, legs - other. Maybe looser boots even helped you to get away with what you have now, because if you had stiff boots, your knee would have taken the whole rotation, which it didn't this time, because some angle were taken away by softer boots.

You could blame you boots unless you are sure, that with stiffer boots you could avoid the crash, but you can't do that.
06-30-2014 09:16 AM
td.1000
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I understood that snowboard boots are supposed to be tight around the leg/ foot so that boarders can improve their sensitivity between the board and the snow. Is that true???
yep. it's all about how quickly the board reacts to your movements. if your feet move around, there will always be a split second delay, which is huge when you're trying to do mini adjustments. it's kind of like driving a car on the highway with a loose-y steering wheel. that being said I'm not sure it would've helped with your injury. these things happen. just make sure your stance (width, angles) is comfortable, to avoid putting extra stress on your knees.
06-30-2014 06:57 AM
killclimbz Your boots don't sound like they helped. What you did is rare but it does happen. Sucks. Best of luck to you.

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