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Years Riding: 3
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11/8/2011 8:58:32 AM I know this is counterintuitive, but has anyone done this before? I injured both my tendons 6 months ago, and I think I have to get stiff boots to be able to snowboard again, but all I do is park and butters all day. Any workarounds/suggestions for boots or bindings that might help? Thanks!
10/28/2011 9:58:19 AM So, you guys might remember me as that guy who had really bad tendonitis, and posted on here about it. Turns out my recovery is going well (I'm in a boot now, which has been helping a ton), and I'm thinking I'll be able to ride again this winter. No more kickers for a while, but at least I can butter. My question is, do you guys know what kinds of boots provide some good tendon support? I'm a pretty big park rat, so I'm used to softies, but I hear I'm guessing I'll need some stiff ones this year... Any opinions? I'd like to still be able to butter around, but I don't want too much flex, or I risk being in pain again. =/
9/15/2011 6:58:09 PM Hey all. You guys might remember I posted a while back about how I messed up my achilles tendons in both feet while weight-lifting & wearing vibrams. That was probably about 4 months ago... I started going to physical therapy 9 weeks ago, and I'm finally starting to regain the ability to walk normally after about 14 sessions. I'm now able to, with the help of NSAIDS, do about 15ish calf raises a day, and I can walk normally for about a quarter mile with the help of orthotics. I remember there were a handful of you who had the same problem, and so, if you haven't been treated already, here are a few things that helped me a shit ton. Just thought I'd share since you were all so supportive throughout my more painful stages of recovery. 1. The Podiatrist - my doctors said not to worry about going to a podiatrist, unless the pain gets significantly worse. Most doctors will give you painkillers, tell you to get comfortable shoes, and call it a day. But if your condition is worse than they think, which mine was, putting off rigorous treatment will just make it worse. But I luckily decided for once in my life to be proactive. So I went to the podiatrist anyways, and it was probably the best possible thing to do. Go early. It really helped. He set me up with a very strong anti-inflammatory drug, some custom orthotics, and a non-invasive steroidal physical therapy treatment. 2. NSAIDS - People will tell you to take these to keep the inflammation down. The problem is, the inflammation isn't the root of the problem, so getting rid of it won't necessarily fix anything. Also, you run the risk of ignoring the pain, and moving around more than you otherwise would, making the condition worse. However, as far as I can tell, the reduction in inflammation is definitely good, as long as you don't equate no pain with completely healed. Meloxicam was the drug the podiatrist prescribed me, and it was crazy effective. 3. Iontophoresis with Dexamethasone - this is a special treatment that a podiatrist can prescribe for you. You get a little bottle of this steroidal stuff that you bring to the physical therapist, which they then pass through your tendons via electricity. Ever since they started doing this, my legs started feeling a ton better. There's also a decent peer-reviewed study on the effectiveness of the method, and, although the study's sample size is small, the people who had the treatment tended to show better long-term improvement. 4. Orthotics - this was definitely the best. You need like... a really specific kind of shoe, and a really specific insole (the orthotic), but if you are having trouble walking, this should definitely make it much easier. It's definitely a step up from simple heel lifts that the PT will make for you. Anyways that's really it. My PT thinks I'll be ready to snowboard by December, thank God. But yeah, it was really sucky thinking I would never heal, but things are starting to look up. And, aside from this really long update, I was wondering if you guys had any experience with snowboarding with orthotics? I'm thinking of trying it this season to relieve the stress on my achilles tendons, but I'm afraid it might be a bad idea, especially if I go off any big jumps...
8/15/2011 10:43:51 AM Hey everyone, Some of you might remember about a month ago I mentioned I'd be starting a new snowboarding blog dedicated to trick guides, tech guides, and DIY help with some of my friends. And we've finally got it up and running! Just thought I'd share it with you guys, since some of you expressed interest in it last time. We are pretty sparse on content right now, but we have a few guides on ollies, waxing, and rocker/camber tech. Anyways. This isn't meant to be an ad or anything - we're not making any money off this site, but just wanted to share it with the snowboarding community. But yeah - check it out if you have time, and we'd really appreciate any feedback you can give us. http://jib.by
7/26/2011 10:45:50 AM So my friends and I have been working on a summer setup to ride over the next few weeks, but the current problem is that we can only ride during the night, because we all have work during the day. Usually we film our setups with a Gopro HD Hero, but maybe due to the small lens, it kind of sucks at filming night scenes, even with decent light. Does anyone have any suggestions how we might overcome this problem, or cameras that are particularly good at filming night riding?
7/18/2011 3:01:16 PM Hey all, My friend and I are planning on starting a snowboarding site and wanted to see if it would generate any interest among riders. Basically, we started to realize that there are very few sites out there that actually give you useful tips on how to do different tricks. The best tutorials out there were the sierra videos, but even then, it felt like the help that they provided was marginal at best, and it all came down to practice. But over the last season, we started hitting up the park for the first time. We started dropping our first 3's, and realized that for every trick, there's always that point where it just clicks - and there's always some way you're twisting differently, or some way you're moving differently that helps you get over that learning hurdle that's in the way. For example, when I first started doing frontside 3's, a huge moment in my understanding was realizing that you have to look backwards to spot your landing because your head won't have time to whip around. In any case, we realize that there are already a lot of resources out there - e.g. Snowboard Addiction (which is, in fact, pretty phenomenal), transworld DVD's, etc, but as riders just starting out, it felt like the instructors had long since passed the point where they remembered what it actually felt like to learn the trick. So yeah - we're basically planning on starting a site in a few weeks to kind of cover this kind of ground. To teach people how to learn tricks as WE learn them to give a really in-depth step by step instructional resource for bored riders on the internet (no pun intended). We're also planning on devoting parts of the site to really understanding new board tech's, and learning how to do some DIY things - e.g. more comprehensive waxing guides, detuning guides, building summer snowboarding setups, etc. Anyways, it's at http://jib.by, if you guys want to check it out (there's nothing there yet, so just leave a comment if you're interested so we know). Or give us feedback on the layout, or whatever would be awesome. Thanks TruSnow
7/15/2011 2:14:45 PM So I got achilles tendonitis in both my legs from walking around too much in sandals about 2 months ago. Went to the doctor, and he basically told me to rest them, ice them, and soak them in hot water, and take advil 3 times a day. But the healing process is taking freaking forever. It's definitely maybe 50% better than it was back then, but I'm gonna be snowboarding a bit in about 3 weeks. Anyone have any experience with this, and any idea on expected healing time?
4/22/2011 1:34:26 PM hey all, does anyone know what resorts might be open in the beginning of august? i know windells and high cascade have camps in oregon, but are there any resorts where i can just ride the park, without the expensive coaching? timberline, maybe? thanks!
3/12/2011 6:34:08 PM so, my girlfriend is thinking of buying a season pass when they go on sale on march 14th, cuz she saw this http://blog.skiheavenly.com/2011/03/08/important-season-pass-information/ but she was wondering, does special "spring, summer benefits" mean she can use this to ride with next year's season pass for the rest of this season? i know a lot of resorts do this, and i was wondering if anyone knew if this applied to heavenly/northstar, as well?
2/27/2011 10:08:29 PM hey all. i've been watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC6-orOQX9w and what blows my mind is the dude at 0:23 (and some other people later), who does that ridiculous rotation on the ground into what looks like a 540 off an ollie. i've been trying to emulate it, but i can't make my board butter nearly that fast without catching edge - and it doesn't even look like he's moving from edge to edge when spinning. i can currently do a 360 off an ollie, but i feel like if i could get that epic rotation before the ollie i could turn it into a 540... anyone have any tips for doing this? i was thinking of detuning my edges (i want to for boxes and rails anyways). or could it be a TBT board that they're using? i know those can spin like that pretty easy... anyways. thanks!
2/21/2011 7:23:44 PM Hey all, So I got a new jacket and pants from sierra last year - a yellow Sessions Primo jacket, and rasta Sessions pants. Those ^, in case you were wondering. But the problem is, I've been about 30 days this season, and the jacket is starting to fall apart - all the edges are starting to tatter, and random threads are showing up everywhere. And my pants are in a similar state. They ripped in the back, and have a ton of holes at the bottom where they go over my boots. Anyways, I got a great deal on everything - it was like 160 total for both of them during the summer. But I wanna get something higher quality next season that will last me a lot longer. Anyone have suggestions for brands? People told me Sessions was great, but experience seems to say otherwise. Though it could just be that higher end sessions stuff is better.
2/20/2011 5:40:30 PM Hey all My g/f is selling some '10 flow minxes for super cheap on ebay. Just thought I'd give a shoutout for her and let you guys know about them. :P http://cgi.ebay.com/Flow-Minx-Snowboard-Binding-10-Black-Sz-M-/220740911631?pt=Snowboarding&hash=item33652f020f#ht_500wt_1156 She used them for LITERALLY 2 times, for maybe about 6 hours total. And back then she was just starting out, so this included lots of break time, and she didn't ride all that hard. Thanks!
2/13/2011 7:42:09 PM So my friend and I both have the same boot - 2010 K2 raiders. We've been basically just doing flat-ground 360s and butters this season, and we both feel this deep tissue pain in our leg, on the outer part, next to the calf. I've been experimenting while riding, and it feels like it's b/c the boot is a bit too stiff, and pushing against it when throwing the board around and landing causes it to dig into my leg. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? My buddy went to the doctor and they said it was a "deep bruise." You think it'd help to get some softer boots?
1/26/2011 1:06:57 PM Whatever happened to that official video thread that was posted a while ago? :P I finally made a video to post haha. And I've been looking for some inspiring editing ideas.
1/1/2011 6:53:42 PM Hey all, So I've been riding on my 06 (not sure if they're really 06 cuz I got them used, but I'm just guessing) Cartels for about 2 seasons now, and every time I board, for the first few runs or so, my feet kill me. I think they're just too stiff, or don't have enough padding or something, but it's pretty painful, to the point where I have to stop. The ankle strap is also pretty stiff, and cuts off my circulation pretty bad. I get used to it after a few runs though, so it's all good. But last weekend, I tried my friend's Rome 390 Boss's on his signal rocker, and everything was gone - foot pain, ankle pain. It was pretty plush... Anyways, I've been thinking about getting some new binders as a result, and I've been considering the Sierra s90's. Anyone know how they compare to the comfort of the Rome 390 boss's?


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