Since 2008 the knee brace has become a part of my body and my life. Whether it be skiing, longboarding, or sports of any kind both of my braces come with me. Currently I use two braces, one for each knee. I own a DonJoy Defiance II and Defiance III. These braces have given me my life back, and have given me the confidence to continue sports and to stay active. Without these braces I would not be able to participate in old activities and certainly not to the extent I do today. The chance of re-injury without the use of braces is very high, and due to the use of these braces recovery time has gone from 12-18 months to a mere 6 months. I am very happy with both braces, they are both very durable. Both defiance braces are assembled with using carbon fiber parts which makes them very strong, and able to withstand massive impacts. DonJoy’s line of knee braces has allowed me to continue my life like my injuries had never happened.