Has anybody weard of or seen anybody break thier leg right on the shin where the boot touches the leg. A scenario (sp?) would be someone landing to far forward and their skiis dont come off thus putting all the pressure of the impact on your shin whre your boot hits.
I broke my fibula from the pressure of the ski boot from the back. I got my ski stuck behind some shit while dropping into the halfpipe, pulled my leg back, and pressed my ski boot against the muscle in my leg. My fibula snapped. I got back up and finished my run with plenty of air. Skied the whole day. Only figured out it was broken later, saw the x-rays, and was amazed. But this type of fracture doesnt require a cast. I was skiing the next day.
same thing happened to me when i hit a tree in the woods (which was pretty emnarassing), but i skied down. my dad made me go to ski patrol and they thought it was a bruise. 2 days later i went to the ER cuz it didnt get any better. but i didnt ski for 6 weeks cuz i wanted to heal well
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A friend of mine over-rotated a backflip and landed wayyyy backseat, but still on his feet, and broke his let right above his boot...they had to cart him off the hill and when they picked him up his leg was just like dangling, it was gnarly as hell.
lol no i broke my ankle in a ski boot tho cus my binding tweaked out and twisted my shit, i passed out a couple times and also puked cus i had really low blood sugar at the time cus i hadnt eaten in like a day so i managed to ski down to the lodge on one foot and went in ski patrol said it was a spraing so i was stoked week later after trying to walk on it it started turning purpsys and i had to go to the er then they told me that it was broken bad and from me walking on it i broke it more it was kinda weird tho cus when i did it i laughed at first then when i put weight on it i was like oh shit
Yup, i cracked one of my leg bones from overstressing my legs/muscles out from hiking in my ski boots over rocks and skiing for like 1.5 weeks straight and then I hit a rail and landed really far backseat on ice and cracked it, hurt like a bitch.
Judging from some of the above replies, yes I suppose it's possible, but I would tend to think that your boot comes up pretty far and when a great force is applied it would be your knee that gives out before a bone would break. But I guess it all depends on how big your legs are. I have pretty muscular calfs, and the muscle would lessen the force exerted upon the bones. Much like my lower back. I had a really bad fall last season and had 4 compression fractures on my lower vertebrae. But I worked from last spring 'till now to build up as much muscle on my back and lower back as possible. I saw the doc this fall and he said that chances of me sustaining the same injury from a simliar fall are very slim because of how strong my back is now.
So if you have chicken legs rather than big calfs, i think you'd be more likely to break a bone.
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when it comes down to it, i would rather crack my tibia or fibia than blow out a knee. You could prob say I have chicken legs, im a fairly skinny guy, but my muscles are strong too. I dunno, i just cracked my leg possibly from not drinking enough water and stressing my legs and also landing alot backseat.
i was doing a bs switch on a flat down w/o the wooden panels between the support posts, and i fell off a tad early and caught my right tail under the last support post, and from either the pressure of the impact on the rail or the pressure from the tweak from hitting the rail, my fibula broke right above where my boot ends... shit sucks, but it heals quick, i did it 2 weeks ago, and i can walk now.
holy shit. I think I did that too. I was doing a deep cork 9 and never brought it back and landed on my leg, I felt like I broke it but I could walk just fine and everything... There was a bump on that back bone but it didn't effect my skiing after like two days... so werid...
My friend did that, jumped a cliff in to some really really wet snow and flew forward and ski didnt come off and snapped his leg right above his boot, when they had to take his ski boot off he was screaming it was really really scary.
you know who said this: "god damn you muthafuckas! I GOT SHOT IN BOF THA LEGS! I CAN"T DO EXERSIZE!"
i was trying a rail my friend had set up and i fell off and landed in the grass i stopped dead and broke my tibia and fibula right where my boot ends so exactly what youre talking about. and theres another fellah on here somewhere that broke them both and he has a picture of his x-ray it looks sick.