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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Quad Pain

Hello all, this is my first post and I am needing some advise. I have searched on here and found several topics discussing pain related to the rear quad but mostly half way through the day or the next day after a trip. My problem is slightly more aggressive. First off I'm in pretty good shape. Work out min 3-4 days a week. Unfortunately I live on East Coast so I have a short board season and only get to go 5-8 times per season. Anyway, weather its my 1st trip or 5th trip I have this same problem. Strap on my board, ride about half way down the slope, and I have to stop because my back (uphill) quad is hurting so bad I can't stand it. IMMEDIATELY when I stop and go to my knees it goes away. Stand up to board and in 30sec same thing. If I go on a long trip (3 days at Snowshoe) by the 3rd day it's starting to let up. I'vwe had a couple friends that suggest it's the angle of my bindings or I'm putting to much weight on my back leg, or both. Right now my bindings are set at +15/+3... Would going duck take some pressure off rear quad any? Sorry to be so long and drawn out but this problem has plagued me since I switched to boarding (3yrs ago) I love boarding but I'm at the point where if I can't figure this out I'm heading back to skii's ... I greatly appreciate any advise!!!
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Have you taken the time to actually try moving your bindings to duck or playing with your binding angles sometime in those 3 years of riding or have you suffered this whole time.

I'm Goofy and duck and ride 15/15 this is a little more aggressive but my natural foot stance is fairly Out-Toed meaning my feet don't point straight.

It took me many tries at different angles over a fairly long time to figure out what worked best.

Do you have any video of yourself, maybe you are riding heavy in the seat and you nor your friends have noticed it. Just because they can ride very well, if that is the case, doesn't mean they can pinpoint this little body movements.

Something is not right either with your setup or your body as you already know. Riding down half a run and stopping from pain isn't right

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Wow.. Thank for the response already..

I'm a moron and have actually been suffering this whole time.. I chalked it up to being out of shape (for boarding) , inexperience, etc.. but now 3yrs in I'm thinking something else is going on. Like I said with my location 3yrs of boarding has averaged out to like 12 trips..

I'm supposed to go on my 2nd trip of year tomorrow and will get a buddy to video tape me..

I was going to start out tomorrow with my bindings at +6/-6 or +9/-9.. Does this sound like a good place to start?

One issue I keep having and this could be a lot of the problem is I have a bad habit of using my back leg as a "rudder" to stear and not my front. I can't seem to break this habit no matter how hard I try.

I don't know if this matter or not.. but I started out on a used Morrow board that was normal camber.. Mid last year I bought (at the advise of the guy at the local ski center) my 1st new board which is a Burton Blunt V-Rocker.. He said all the normal stuff "great board, easy to ride" etc... but upon switching to this board my leg issue seemed to get worse. Make any sense ???

Thanks again for the help!!!
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try a -+ set up. adjust the rear foot to neg angle. its all about experimenting. take a portable screw driver with you so you can adjust on the go.
rear quad or hamstring, is the muscle for bending knees (hamstring curls), are you doing a lot of lifting the rear board up and down when switching edges?
also what about your stance? too wide? too narrow? since you have both binding at positive angles I would imagine you are using a lot of hamstring on toe edge?

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upperbody for zhe ladiez.
I have the opposite problem. my legs are stronger than my upper. I cant bench for shit but I can squat pretty good.
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I plan on working with the bindings all day tomorrow.. As far as lifting the back of the board I honestly don't know. If I am I don't realize it.. Another reason a video might be usefull. Hopefully I can identify the multitude of things I'm going wrong lol... I really hope duck helps. Then hopefully I can start working on riding switch. Then if my uphill leg still hurts I KNOW I'm doing something wrong...
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I can bench 350 but squad 150... talk about out of balance!!!! More proof that I need to work on lower body more!

On toeside my hamstrings do pretty good. Heelside my rear quad is DYING!!! I purpose set up my run down a slope to allow me the most toe side (if that makes any sense) because heel side kills my rear quad so bad..

But no exageration.. I can stretch, job in place some, stretch again, put my board on, then go 100ft and stop cause my read quad hurts so bad.. freakin crazy..

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I can bench 350 but squad 150... talk about out of balance!!!! More proof that I need to work on lower body more!

On toeside my hamstrings do pretty good. Heelside my rear quad is DYING!!! I purpose set up my run down a slope to allow me the most toe side (if that makes any sense) because heel side kills my rear quad so bad..
lol. I can only bench 145 but I can squat 235 also I weight 145
you keep saying rear quad but you also say hamstrings. what are you exactly talking about?
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My bad.. I have no clue why I said hamstring. It's my quad (top of thigh) all the way. No hamstring trouble at all. Sorry about that!!!!
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