MYSTERY pain - please help...
Hi thanks for your help,
I'm an intermediate snowboarder. I went once this year and the same annoying pain is back.
It's on the outside of my downhill leg (right) going from my ankle bone straight up the outside leg about 8 inches - it hurts when I initiate a toe side turn.(seems to be the muscle)
When I started snowboarding, I rode regular and I didn't have the pain. Since I switched to goofy, I ride better, but I get this pain.
It seems I use my downhill leg more to initiate turns when I am riding goofy ... so maybe that's why I don't get the pain riding regular.
But there must be some way to correct it. It seems I'm having to force my right leg forward into a toe side turn - like it's straining against the top of the boot (which is snug)
(no pain when doing heel side turn)
I'm 5'10" 180lbs
My equipment is older, but in great shape (bought new)
BURTON BALANCE (161 I think)
BURTON HAIL boots - size 10
BURTON P1HD bindings - (STANCE 21' - ANGLES set at 12 and -12) ---I got rid of any forward lean thinking that might help
It's very annoying because I much prefer goofy, but last time I spent the second half of the day riding switch.
I'd really appreciate any suggestions, or ideas what's causing the strain on the outside muscle...
Last edited by (O..O); 01-16-2009 at 08:21 PM.