Ski Diva Extraordinaire
Last season got cut short by a knee injury in March. Initial diagnosis from the sports medicine doc was ACL tear but the orthopedic surgeon read the MRI and disagreed. His take was bone bruise, minor meniscus tear (nothing to warrant surgery) and enough trauma to the ligaments and tendons to create a ton of swelling, but no tear. So, 8 months of PT later, my therapist says I'm good to go. Anyone have any advice for returning to skiing after PT? I think the hardest part will be regaining my confidence. The fall happened in one of my favorite black diamond bowls. As an intermediate-aspiring-to-be-advanced skier, I never did it well, but enjoyed the challenge. Not sure I'll have the chutzpah to tackle it again! Also looking at my 8 year old Bushwhackers and wondering if they are the best to get back into. Perhaps something lighter, slightly narrower underfoot, and maybe even a tad shorter would be more suitable? The Bushwhackers are 88 underfoot, probably 157cm (they come to the middle of my forehead). I've enjoyed them all these years and they've helped me progress, but the newer skis I've helped my friends load into the ski rack seem half the weight. New gear always helps the confidence, too, right?