Hello,Instalexandrem wrote: ↑Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:52 amHey fellow Kitesurfers,
I have been a long time observer of the forum, but refrained from posting too much. Too much of a newbie to say smart stuff.
I’d like to ask an unusual question, if I may.
What is the best way to avoid knee injuries with kitesurfing? Should you go strapless? Should you set your strap specifically (i.e. orientation)?
I’m asking because after a session in April, I actually blew up my meniscus while folding my kite. The muscles were probably tired, and as I stood back up my knee what slightly dislocated (without me noticing beforehand). It knee blew everything up when popping back in. Seven weeks of monitoring and pain, then surgery, then six weeks on crutches. I’m still in the process of recovering. And I don’t want that to happen again!
Also longer term, do you guy use braces? Any advice on those?
Thank you so much for your help. And safe rides.
frequentflyer wrote: ↑Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:16 pmIt sounds like you had existing instability prior to the injury. Working with a pt to build strength and flexibility is always a good idea.
I can say with 98% certainty that strapless riding will be lower impact, even if you’re an elite strapless freestyle rider.
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