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Hairline Fracture in My Ankle

So I was boarding the other day, I wasnt doing too great things felt weird. This was only my second day out on the slopes on my new board with new boots and bindings. So it was my fourth run and I was going down the slop at a decent speed. I hit a hill and jumped it, landed fine. Went to the next and jumped it, and I landed funny. I landed more on my back foot, and when I landed I broke my ankle. Now I am wondering what the cause was. Now I realize my boots were too big for my foot, we think thats why I broke my ankle and thats probably why I had less control these past 2 days on my board. Do you guys think these things happened because of my boots being too big?
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Yea. I didn't tighten mine enough last night and a little bail on some ice part-pulled my ankle. Boots MUST be snug and tight (but not cutting circulation) fit just like the bindings.


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Yeah I had mine tightened as tight as I could. But the boots were just too big for me, I wear size 11 tennis shoe, and the boots were size 13. My friend had told me that I would be fine.... but apparently not. Do you think this is the reason I have had less control the last few times I went?
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It a combination of your boot being too big so it is easier for the ankle to move into a compromised position. The second part is because your landing was toward the back of the board you place more pressure onto the foot. So being compromised in two different ways caused you to f up your ankle. If your feet have stopped growing then I suggest downsizing to better fitting boots. Otherwise look into ankle braces that can take up some of the volume of the boot. The best thing to do is get better fitting boots and follow the PT schedule they will give you to a T.
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My boots I bought used but they had never been used by the guy. They are Burton Tribute boots, are those nice boots that are deff worth keeping around?
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It doesn't matter how nice the boot is if they don't fit. 2 sizes is a lot of difference. I would try to sell them to someone else and buy yourself a better fitting pair of boots.
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What I mean is are they nice enough that I should keep them in case I grow into them? If I did sell them how much are the Burton Tribute boots worth?
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might not even have to do with boot fitting.. could be a stress fracture bound to happen.
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It wasnt a stress fracture, it was a fracture on te growth plate
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I'd say go to a local board shop, get your foot sized exactly and buy that exact size boot. I wear 11s too, and had 11 size boots, but I in fact needed a 10. 10 made a HUGE difference across the board for me.


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