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Knee Brace Problem ?

Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,015 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited September 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
After Surgery it was deemed as a pre-cauntionary measure, that I wear a knee brace, when I water ski, it serves no purpose for the problem, I have, but would protect the surgery should I have a nasty or awkward fall, preventing my knee from twisting,
The problem with the Brace is the water pressure, catches the straps and the velcro is not strong enough, so it comes apart, I initially got round it by wearing a spray guard over the brace, protecting the velcro, worked for a while, after some use the spray guard starts to migrate down my leg whilst skiing.
Thinking of trying to attach some Reclosable Dual Lock, instead of the velcro, anybody done this, or have another way round the problem ?

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Comments

  • guitarcarrguitarcarr Posts: 28 Baller
    I wear a brace on one knee and I put duct tape on it to hold the velcro staps.
  • tjmtjm Posts: 329 Baller
    Ditto on the duct tape, I use a Don Joy custom brace with duct tape also. Works great.
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    I've found that if I get my Breg knee brace wet first the velcro sticks a lot better than if I put it on dry then ski. I dunk it like I dunk my gloves, get it wet before putting on. Seems to help quite a bit FWIW.
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
    www.ez-slalom.com
  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 361 Crazy Baller
    I've been using my CTI brace on my front leg for over10 years, Never had I problem with it other then the straps wearing out every 3 to 4 years. My CTI did come with nylon shell to cover the brace while in the water, I've never used it.
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,775 Mega Baller
    I like to put a secondary flap of velcro that goes back over the loose end the other direction.

    So factory strap comes across and lays flat, secondary closure comes across from the other side and lays across the factory strap.

    That or you can usually rivet a snap through the velcro at approximately the point where you always tension the brace, pull the strap, taught and put the snap it. Velcro only likes pulling in tension.
  • bajabaja Posts: 249 Baller
    I used a CTI brace for a long time and I always used the neoprene sleeve that kept the water force from loosening the straps.
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