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Old May 5th, 2012, 07:50 PM
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I have had two surgery's on my left knee( 1 ACL & 1 meniscus repair), I have custom Cti 2 that I wear when I run or ride my dirt bike. I tried playing with it under my Easton Air shin pads, it didn't work out. Does any body play with a rigid brace, please tell. I would rather not have another surgery.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:08 AM
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I don't use braces that are quite that rigid, but I found even wearing supportive braces I had to go out and get a little larger shins, and get a wider pair. I would suggest wearing the braces and trying on a few different models/sizes. Good luck man it's tough!
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Old May 8th, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Thanks,
I'm 33 but my knees feel much older. I will check out some new braces and shin pads and see if I can come up with something more comfortable.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:26 PM
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I have been using a CTI2 and C180 on left and right knee respectively for the past 7-8 years.

You will need to modifiy your shin pads a little, either cutting away the interior liner or taking it out altogether. I currently wear a pair a projekt shins, and cut out about 60% of the liner. It now sits very snug with tape.

Alternatively, you could get a pair of RBK 6k shins. Those are rumoured to be wide and deep fitting, which will suit your knee braces.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 04:32 PM
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I went and spoke with the Ortho doc who did my knee. Besides a little arthritis my knee is as tight as the day he fixed it. He gave me a script for a DonJoy Defiance III, they are supposed to fit better under pads. It will be here in a week. In the mean time I removed a layer of padding in the left pad and my current brace fit much better, not perfect. It will work a little while.

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Old May 27th, 2012, 05:03 PM
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I wouldnt say the Defiance fits better, but more and more players are opting for the Defiance over other brands.

Ive just gotten Defiance as well, as my current custom brace has been used for over 8 years.
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Ok, game played with Defiance, and man does it feel very supportive. Its a little more bulky than my CTI2, but overall felt more supportive and didnt really hinder any movement.
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Mine should be here Friday. But I don't have another game until Tuesday, then our playoffs start. Were is your defiance more bulky, the sides or front?
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Compared to the cti2 the defiance feels more bulky around the sides and rear of the calf. That's where the rigid brace is, compared to the cti2 that is on the shin
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I wonder if I will be able to put the padding back in my shin pad with the new brace, since the bulky part is on back of the leg. And no its still not here.
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