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?
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?
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.
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.