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Flex and knee/ligement injury
I recently picked up some full tilt seth pros and they have a 10 flex tongue for a kid that weighs 130/140 they are pretty stiff so I was going to pick up some 4 flexs. I once herd a stiffer boot causing more acl and mcl and other knee problems but wasn't sure so I looked into this a little and did not dig up much. Obviously your binding din matters the most but does anything else contribute to these injuries? Just wanted too know the opinion of ns NS and do any of you have and tricks to strengthen your acl, mcl, achilles, etc.
wrong form didn't read but judging on tittle WRONG FORM.
It won't have much effect on the usual causes ie twisting falls but you do want to ensure the boots are stiff enough to surport your weight. The 10 may be a little stiff but I would not probably go to as low as a 4. Go have your ankle flex assessed and have a fitter discuss what may work.
What will help a lot wit knees is balance an strength. a big factor in this is a getting the boots right and this means the stock insole or simply the liner in full tilts will not be enough. In nearly every case you will want some form of footbed adding to the boots to try to maintain a neutral stance. Basically if your foot is not neutral you will be putting extra force through te joints while they are potentially in a bad position.
I'm actually working with some physios this season working on knee injury reduction through both boots and excercises so keep an eye out for upcoming articles on exactly this subject.
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