I've been skiing for about thirty years, avg about 20 days a year and can ski just about any sort of terrain fairly well. It seems that I've never been able to get my set up to a point where I feel confident that I can set an edge quickly and securely. Medium and long radius turns are not an issue. Soft to moderate hard pack again presents little trouble, but hard pack, ice and short quick turns are an issue. I've had a very tough time adjusting to the newer roomier fit of modern day ski boots and the advent of wider skis. Instead of skiing becoming easier, its become more challenging. Im used to snug fitting race boots (120 flex) and narrow skis. It seems that the wider type skis exaggerate catching the outside edge and they do not provide a more stable platform. I've been through surefoot and a number of highly reputable boot fitters.
I'm slightly pronated and slightly bowlegged. When custom inserts are made, it seems that they address the pronation but that they push my knees outside and while adjusting the cuff appears to line my knee up over the sweet spot of the ski, it feels as though my weight is still shifted toward the outer edge of the skis and it is a long and exaggerated process to get on edge. I know without actually seeing my feet, knee and leg set up it is very difficult to give advice, but if someone out there could point me in the right direction or recommend a fitter in the NYC area that is patient enough to review all aspects of a proper set up, it would be truly appreciated. Last piece of info, my shoes wear down on the outside edge of the heel esp on my right foot which is my weaker turning side. Thanks in advance for the help.
Edited by avamb - 2/1/11 at 4:00pm