ok this last week ive skied everyday from lifts open to lifts closing and really pushing my freestyle shit like i learned some sick flips in the pipe and i even got a handplant that a hardcore freestyler friend of mine said was super hard to do which i got pretty easy but thats besides the point the point is ive just destroyed my shins like major shin splints i dont know if there bruised or ive my shin muscles or what but i want to know if theres anything i can do to keep me skiing this weekend.
but even when your down and out and the world is collapsin in all around you always, always remember that there are only 2 Os in pogo.
keep icing them. i cased a jump on friday night and mine have been killer since. keep the ice on them, take a few days off, and when you get back on the snow, either get some booster straps for your boots, or at least wrap the power strap they have under the plastic, so its right up against the front of the liner. that will help out a little bit too.
urgh nooooo loose boots are aweful. loose boots will mean you bang forward and get bruises and you'll get less support when you land back seat so you're more likely to get shin splints!
sounds to me like it's shin bang and yeah the loose boots will be more comfortable when you're alreday suffering with it! best bet is fight through the pain but know when enough is enough and take a break get fully recovered then go back with better fitting boots. maybe those neoprene wraps are a good idea in your case? boster straps help but not a whole lot. deap heat is pretty good i find too!
yeah ive been chargin in the park lately but when i tighten my boots i cant feel my feet and when i loosen them to feel my feet my shins hurt
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mine usually take all week to get to the point where i can put my boot back on, and then when skiing its going good and all of the sudden...WHAM! back seat and its all over. the rest of the day is hell
No, no, no, read the guide I posted above, it seriously has all the answers. Ibprofin will kill the pain, not the problem, and buckling down your boots will help somewhat, but will be incredibly painful and slow recovery. Read the guide, then you will know.
the guy knows what hes talking about. I cant count how many people that come to the shop i work at asking these kind of questions.
I did notice however that you sayed to land forward. While this will help for a while you will still get shin bang if you completly land forward all the time. The best way to do it is land centered, to do this you want to have your boots done up tight enough that you can just feel the front and back of your boot at the same time. Then when you land and absorb from the impact you will naturally adjust to a position thats needed
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like Rekker said, but the best thing to do is to just let them heal. But if you don't want to take time out of the precious ski season, don't double up on socks, but something that worked really well for me earlier this season was neoprene. I went down to my local thrift shop, bought a crappy old wetsuit for a couple bucks and cut out a couple layers of neoprene padding for the front of my shins. With my boots buckled down tight on the padding, it helped a lot.
Instead of wasting a wetsuit, if you or your parents more likely have one of those old foam camping matresses that were around before the inflatable ones came on the market, those work really well. I used those in my old old Dolomite boots before I got my 1080 boots and stopped having shin issues.
Really though, the best thing for my shins was getting new boots. There is a difference in park specific boots, and for me, it was definently worth it.