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    Posted: 20 Oct 14 at 10:11am
Ok so i know I should straight leg hike etc etc

But after a couple of years away form dinghys i'm thinking of getting back into one and i am worried about hurting my knees, over extending the joint or what ever it is that we do through poor technique.

Any one any good advise on how I can protect them?

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Yup that would work except i want to get another Blaze.... and I just wont be able to stop myself.
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NOt sure there is any way to particularly protect your knees.  I guess after a break it may be worth conditioning your legs for hiking.  So maybe investing in a hiking bench and work on some hiking exercises.  If you build up strength in the muscles that will help protect the joint.
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Leg conditioning is always a help but if you do not have time to do additonal fitness just learn to recognise the signs of fatigue in the legs.

A good pair of hikers will help reduce fatigue as will getting the toe straps set up correctly (I moved mine all the time in the Blaze and never really got it quite how I wanted it).

There is a 3rd option.....possibly the most comfy hiking single hander at the moment..... ;-)
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>third option

The IC presumably...
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Originally posted by JimC


>third option

The IC presumably...

would we call an IC a hiker Jim.....  Wink

But yes something like that is always an option.....if wet.
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I do like IC's, had one in the past and will no doubt get one again in the future, but here and now, with a small and growing fleet of Blazes on the Medway its gotta be a Blaze.

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