Totally get what you are saying. My brother in law played DI College tennis up until last year and he is an avid snowboarder as well. He almost always ends up hurting his ankle one way or the other even with those huge boots on top of the board. He wears Murray style ankle braces when playing tennis. Just this joint and ligament etc make this area prone for injuries for some I guess.Yep. I unfortunately did that when I was younger, but I guess being young helped me recover pretty quickly. I would just keep playing on after rolling my ankle. It's so bad in my left ankle that my PT thought I had no ligament left! Also doesn't help I've managed to sprain my ankle in stiff snowboard boots too, just a sign of how weak my ankles are!