Kau pi kite tarifa wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:13 pm
We are in cold water so we are using a 5/3 full suit. With the leg rolled up just above the knee of the prosthetic. This has an added bonus that it could keep the leg in place if it somehow comes loose.
There is still water coming in between his stump and the prosthetic. Can liners help with this?
Totally forgot to mention , (sorry) that i need knee-braces because i got two
fake legs, so there's nothing to stop the body to foot rotation, without a dominate foot
to rely on. The knee brace seals the wet-suit to the liner with no tape ; without the wetsuit
the brace won't keep the water out of the liner and i need duck-tape to skin.
You may need to go with tape ; if there isn't a knee-brace and wetsuit, to hold the seal
but until he gets a knee-brace, a bit of Velcro over the wetsuit may seal it to the liner ?
I use the 6mm Alpha Hybrid Liner ,with uniform gel style from WillowWood ; it has
strings in it so it can Not stretch length-wise, (only the diameter changes). I can
hang inverted from my fake-feet with this one. I didn't like the progressive gel
even though the knee bent easier, the uniform one with constant gel thickness
length-wise, seams to hold to my stump on better, and also holds water out easier.
Do Not trim it in length, unless it hurts your crotch ; the longer , the better the seal.
https://www.willowwoodco.com/products-s ... id-liners/
Bille wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 am
In the long term a brace might be good to keep the good leg from getting to much abuse!
How do your fake feet fit in to the straps? Do you feel the need for heel straps to keep your feet from sliding out?
YEP, i would go with a knee brace just anyway , (Copious amounts of rotational stability)
the foot feels totally connected to my Hip for body rotation , even when there's slop in the up
and down between the stump and socket ; but this is where a guy like
Sean Reyngoudt would know WAY more than me.
The TT can be put on from the handle with both feet in at once ; but i'm old and
broken, so i needed a longer handle.
After i stand --- i physically go pidgin-toe , (toes in) and that locks the board to
my feet. Your student with the one real leg, might be able to use a normal Duck stance.
when his back foot is the fake one, and all his startups Ya notice when his knee gets
bent , and he cuts up-wind Too much ; then
he'll need to go pidgin-toe on the fake one, to get the pressure Off the front of his foot
and on to the heal when the knee is bent. Try it just holding on to a wall, and you'll
see what happens when the knee is bent on the fake foot, in both pidgin and Duck stance.
A shot of my knee-brace, with no wet-suit ; i needed to tape up that day.