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Old 02-20-2011, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I always hear older snowboarders who have ridden forever complaining about their knees "being gone." What does that mean? and what can I do to prevent it?
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good question. I'd like to know what they mean when they say that too. My left knee is pretty shot. Blue my acl miniscuss knee cap and leg bone on one hockey accident. I am guessing they mean all the cartilidge is just squished out of the joint and well... garbage. Just a guess.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well having a stance that is less "ducked" will help.
and i hear canted footbeds help as well.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"knees gone" typically refers to cartilage that cushions the knees. Hey it could be worse, you could be skiing where that shit could twist like a coo koo clock. If you're under 35 you should be good as long as you're not sending 100ft gaps and such. You're from brighton (brighton mass i'll assume aka boston for the rest of the USA.) Knees are very resilient like ribs, if you have a serious problem it should be checked out but otherwise what doesn't kill ya makes you stronger. Health insurance is you're best friend when the shit hits the fan
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You can begin a strength training routine which will help to preserve joint health and function.
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You can begin a strength training routine which will help to preserve joint health and function.
and eat some of this
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Shark cartilage... Sounds delicious.
Is it just the impacts that wear away at your cartilage? Or is this a problem that stems from prior knee injuries?
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Yep, my knees are fucked up. Torn ACL and MCL on my right knee. Three surgeries... They ain't what they used to be after running 14 marathons and snowboarding so much. A day in the park is murder.

Shark Cartlidge helps but it still hurts
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On a choppy firm day they are often the first to get noticed but, it ain't only the knees.
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I always hear older snowboarders who have ridden forever complaining about their knees "being gone." What does that mean? and what can I do to prevent it?
It means they took too many big jumps onto flat landings.
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