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post #1 of 7
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I just went in to my local shop to have the bootfitter there assess my stance and adjust the cuff (he wanted to do this before drilling and plugging up the two unplugged holes).  This is for HEAD Raptor 125 RS.  I'm going back to pick these up in two hours.

 

Anyway, when adjusting cuff, he first loosened screw and had me flex... then when that didn't do anything, he completely unscrewed screw and TOOK OUT the ENTIRE white rivet thing (or whatever it is called).  It is supposed to be just rotated.  It happened before I could stop him.

 

I asked him if that could be done, and he said that the piece was designed to come out.  He later realized that the things are supposed to just be adjusted, and did that.  I hope he knew what he was doing.  He then said that I must tighten the screws after first two days in boots or they may unscrew (this never happened with my other Raptors).

 

He took the cuff INWARD to accommodate my calf musculature which he said was initially "pressing up against" the inner boot cuff.  He advised against canting until I could get custom footbeds (not happening due to $$$ at least right now)... I'm worried the inward cuff will compromise my carving.

 

 

Anyway, did taking out the white things damage/mess-up my boot?

post #2 of 7

I'll do my best...

 

When he aligned the cuff did u have ur foot in the shell or in the liner and shell?

 

Did he say u NEED an Orthotic to correct ur stance or was it performanced based?

 

Does the cuff screw tighten w/o the white rivety thing?

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Originally Posted by johnnyatomic View Post

I'll do my best...

 

When he aligned the cuff did u have ur foot in the shell or in the liner and shell?

 

Did he say u NEED an Orthotic to correct ur stance or was it performanced based?

 

Does the cuff screw tighten w/o the white rivety thing?

When he actually went to align things, he took the liners out (that's when he determined that the cuff should be taken inward).

 

He said that the stock footbeds in there were "actually pretty nice."  But, he said he didn't advise canting unless I got custom footbeds, and didn't sound like the whole thing was urgent.  He had me flex in my skiing socks, and he observed I have "REALLY wide feet, and a 'really high' arch"... this is after less experienced bootfitter told me I have flat feet.  He was surprised I could squeeze into a 98 last.  He said I'll unlikely be able to handle a 95.

 

Anyway, him having told me all that, I'm assuming after checking this all out that he didn't think anything was out of whack enough to do canting.  (but he didn't even "believe" in even checking out my stance on the one machine b/c I said at this time I'm not getting custom footbeds).  I think, however, he was communicating that if I really wanted them, he would do them (for the 70.00 charge, of course).

 

 

On the to white cuff adjustment things...

 

Yeah, you definitely need those for the cuff to be on properly and be held in place.  The screw obviously would screw in, but it wouldn't have any support within the circular depression where the white cuff adjuster rests.

 

I guess I'm just wondering if taking them out messed them up.  I suppose I could check the rear of my boots near the plugs (where there are scribed lines indicating cuff angle) to see if both boots are the same, and inward.

 

The guy said he's not familiar with high-end HEAD boots (my effing luck), but sounded like he has adequate experience working on Atomics and Technica high-end boots.  The shop doesn't even carry plug boots to my knowledge.

 

Another question:  if I had to change cuff alignment in the future (i.e. got new footbeds, calf muscle hypertrophy/atrophy, etc etc), would the fact that all three plug holes are drilled for the present alignment leave me SOL (s*** out of luck), insofar as I couldn't properly plug up the cuff with a different aligment???

 


 

 

post #4 of 7

Have him put the cuff alignment thingy back in. ask him if u could use a varus wedge on existing footbed to bring u away from the cuff.

 

High arch is bottom of foot, high instep is top of foot.Varus wedge will help align and narrow the foot.

 

Gotta go to work,  good luck

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Originally Posted by johnnyatomic View Post

Have him put the cuff alignment thingy back in. ask him if u could use a varus wedge on existing footbed to bring u away from the cuff.

 

High arch is bottom of foot, high instep is top of foot.Varus wedge will help align and narrow the foot.

 

Gotta go to work,  good luck

 

Ok, thanks.
 

 

post #6 of 7

cuff alignment (not canting) screws and cam and like any other screw and nut system.  Out in Out in Out in.  Nobody cares.

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

cuff alignment (not canting) screws and cam and like any other screw and nut system.  Out in Out in Out in.  Nobody cares.

 

Lou


 

Ok, thanks for the info on that.  I didn't think it was a big deal, but someone suggested I double check.  Funny thing is according to the scribed lines on the back of the boot, the bootfitter's cuff adjustment didn't even do anything.  Anyway the boots skied fine, and are all plugged-up, and the shell punching worked.  I still feel solid boot in some places around lateral malleoli, but it's not really pain, so I'll give it more time.

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