Originally Posted by AL2CO
Thank you guys for the advice--am eager to get the mental monkey off my back!
Would it be too crazy to change out equipment? Maybe add something slower, more controlled to the quiver? I LOVED my Volkl RTM84s--I could really get into a carving rhythm with 'em--but wearing those kinda encourages fast aggressive skiing, lol.
Have you consulted your doc as to whether you're fully healed? If not, then you should. If you have, and he/she says you're good, then the following applies:
I don't have any experience with tibial plateau fractures but I've had - in order - meniscus tears, acl tear (and reconstruction), meniscal tears, microfracture, arthroscopy, and then double total knee replacement 15 months ago.
The MENTAL part of skiing again after a knee injury/repair is, just speaking for myself, more of a hurdle than the physical demands on the repaired knee. You can't help but wonder if it's good to go after that big disruption.
All I can tell you is that each repair I've had has resulted in a structurally sound knee the next time I got on snow. It didn't take more than a few hours to decide that the knee would take whatever stress I applied to it.
Change out equipment if it makes you feel more confident (we all love excuses to buy new equipment, after all), but my own experience is that your knee will perform whatever you ask it to.