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Asterisk Cell Knee Braces for everyday riding...

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Anyone use the cell knee braces when they ride? I have been thinking about purchasing them. I blew my left knee out years ago really bad, meniscus almost tore completely off, snapped lcl and acl completely off the femur and had a patella graft. So it is really strong now.
I know," muscle is the best brace" I am very dedicated to a strict workout regime. But, last year I had a couple really bad spills where I went head over heels for a while and it really stressed both knees hard till my skis popped off. Though I have no problems at all with the knee and it really is alot stronger than when I blew it; I also ride harder now and put way more stress on it.
So what I want to know is if anyone uses them and how they are to ride in all day long. Cause they are pretty pricey. Check em out. First seen them in Powder magazine and got me thinking.

www.asterisk.com
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I am curious about these too

Both for my wife who had a slight tear in her MCL while skiing 2 years ago, as a protection device, and for my young kids as a preventative measure.

The seem to have been developed by a guy who was a sier and motocross rider who got hit by a car while walking across a street and blew out both his knees. Their first tests were by the US Ski team who seemed to love them, but really took off on the Pro Motocross circuit. There is a very interesting article about their inventer and their history in both sports at http://www.transworldmotocross.com/m...016150,00.html

It seems the Asterisk (www.asterisk.com though their website seems to currently be a shell) is the Off The Shelf verion of their longstanding prescription brace product, the CTI and the CTI2.

Has anyone worn these in either the protection or preventative mode? At US $549, they are a tad steep for the kids, but I'd hate for them to hurt their knees without them.

Thanks,

Brian
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Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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