Page 3 of 3

Re: Knees

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:37 am
by plummet
rightguard wrote:I've always had bad knees... Sore the next day when I do just about anything, although it usually goes away until the next weekend.

I think my stance has worked it's self out. I don't have any pain while riding just sore the next day. I do know the more tricks I messed up the more I'll feel it the next day.

Plummet... I just switched to clipless for my single track riding. I really like it but on my ride last night I noticed if I pull hard I can feel it in the knees. I think I have a decent seat height but what do you mean by knee to crank dimension?
sit on the bike in your normal position. have clip in and set the cranks parallel with the ground. you ground. dangle a plumbob off the end of your knee it should run past the center of the pedal axle. you can tweek this by moving the seat foward and back and or getting standard or layed back seat posts. Also set the clips to loose as practical so you have play in them. make sure your natural foot position is in the middle of the play of the cleat.

ps seat too high blows knees out real fast. seat too low burns thighs.
pss. faster cadence is better. crank big gears and yourl blow knees too.

pss my knees also give me shit. mainly with upwind toeside riding. I flagged away the surfboards because you do alot more toesiding that TTs or mutants. My stuffed knees can't handle that action.

Re: Knees

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:36 am
by Kite2Heaven
Why not just buy the Rotating footstraps with the inch thick pads - mod it to suit footstance, the windsurf style stance keeps you in correct treacking alignment ...

Re: Knees

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:24 pm
by FabsPH
after i lost my acl and never got it fixed I take supplements with training
If you want any improvement in your knee, trust me, this works, just give it a month to take effect

Triple Omega 3-6-9 fish , flax & Borage oil and
Clucosamine Chondotin Msn

3 a day, each, knee is perfect. No harmful drugs or pain killers.

you can get them cheap at Puritans Pride .com

better then joint juice, for sure.
without those I could not kite anymore