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Old 08-14-2007, 01:14 AM
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Anyone have any suggestions on knee braces, I currently use the EVS vision but still managed to rotate my knee out. Ive been told the EVS web and Asterisk are good, which one should I go for? My knees are really bad and pop out just stepping my foot down in a corner so I need the best but with a budget


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Old 08-14-2007, 05:59 PM
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I got the Asterix for both knees. Bloody expensive, also very good. However I found that with very rigid boots, like the Tech 8, I get cramps very easy due to the legs basically being locked in the same position with little to no movement sideway and the same muscles get to do all the work. However with less rigid boots there is no issue.
Also the Asterix is quite tall and sits high on the upper leg and offer some protection when your legs hits the handle bars in a Handlebar Harry Style.

Borrow one from somebody for a day to try and make up your mind if its worth the investment. Make sure your adjust it correctly for your leg, tho.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:48 AM
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I can't imagine that any brace can prevent a rotating movement by the knee induced by rotating the foot out. The brace is attached only by means of velcro fasteners to flesh and skin. It can certainly prevent some overstretching of the knee, as well as lateral impacts to the side, but rotation - no way.

Try grabbing with your hands above your knee where a brace would sit and try turning your hands around your legs. All tissue on the bone move and flex.

The only way a brace could prevent rotation is if it would be bolted to the bones.

A brace can of course stabilize an already damaged knee.

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:08 AM
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The Asterisk brace has a strap that attaches the bottom of the brace to the boot, thereby greatly limiting rotation. You will never stop it completely, but the Asterisk is probably the most "comprehensive" brace
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:29 AM
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I did not know that. That helps alot.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:15 AM
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I had EVS Webs last year and now I have CTi custom braces and they are the best. My insurance covered it so it didn't cost me anything.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:30 AM
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Thanks all, Im sure the braces wont stop rotation completely but I want to give my knees the best possible chance, I have strentghend them at gym an want the best brace for the job. Ive been told to stop riding by a specialist but that aint an option, I live to ride.Thanks guys, looks like its gonna be the Asterisk.......cheers
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:30 AM
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Default Knee Braces

Sorry I did'nt see this post earlier (work gets in the way) I stopped ridding in 1976 after 3 knee surgeries. Started back in 2000 and I would ride without my helmet before I would ride without my CTI2 knee braces !!!!!. They are great!! The best!! I now have a fake knee and still ride with the CTI2 knee braces. They have saved my Knee's tons of times. without them I would'nt ride. Also the insurance paying for most of them is a real bonus!!!! Look into them and your knees will thank you Tom
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:41 AM
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Thanks Tom...I tried out both(asterisk and EVS web) and went for the Asterisk and i am way Impressed. They give good support and are really comfortable, As I said im on budget and insurance would not cover them so the Cti's were a bit costly, but as I said the asterisk's are great....cheers
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Default Knee Braces

I am a beginner, but also very interested in propper knee braces (my knees are always hurting =/). Last year I talked to a good friend about this and he had apparantly sustained an injury the previous year wearing brand new custom fit CTI knee braces. It was a low speed injury that the braces should have prevented, but they didnt. The brace was damaged and CTI wouldnt even replace it (much less help with the medical bills...) The CTI stuff looks very high quality to me, but honestly if something like that could happen I think I will be fine with a set of Asterisks... Dont think insurance will help with those though.
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