My name is Matthew, 26years old. I live in Oregon, not too close to the mountains yet, but not too far away to make a round trip in a day to Hood. My home town mountain is in Flagstaff Arizona; AZ Snowbowl where I grew up riding most of my life, and worked for a pass for a few seasons.
I've been riding since age 7 skiing prior to that. Started out ona burton Hoogar Boogar with hard boots. My favorite type of riding is powder lines, tree riding, backcountry, pillows. Flying strait down grooms with out turning, tucking for speed, and watching the ground disapear only to meet a smooth landing. I like a good transition here and there, but i've two knee surgeries. Just now realizing I'm healed enough to really get back to riding. Still taking it easy on jumps.
Here for some advice... To wear or to not wear a knee brace for snowboarding. Its been about 6+ years since my last surgery. I Mtn bike, skateboard just fine with no brace, have been using a Townsend brace for a while now for snowboarding only. I recently got a new Orthopedic Dr, and was given the green light to ride with out the brace, but I don't know about that. Seems sketchy to me. Looking for second opinions.
Been up once this year, had an awesome time. I've got a fever and there's only one way to cool it...