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Hey Guy's

 

Check out this

 

www.southernski.com

 

look at mikes boot fitting tips

 

read about how calf size plays into the forward lean of the tibia, which plays into fore/aft balance.----been doing it for over 15 years.

 

by the way we do adjust forward lean on all boots sold if needed----dependent on all of the parameters mentioned above.

 

 

mike

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Hey Guy's

Check out this

www.southernski.com

look at mikes boot fitting tips

read about how calf size plays into the forward lean of the tibia, which plays into fore/aft balance.----been doing it for over 15 years.

by the way we do adjust forward lean on all boots sold if needed----dependent on all of the parameters mentioned above.
mike
Cool tool. Can it be used way up where the toes actually are? Pic shows more met head areas.

The calf/cuff issue is real. I think that's what drove me nuts when I tried to downsize from a 27 to a 26. I ended up too far forward.
On one binding, Griffon? - got massive quad burn. Then skiing at Squaw was told I was sitting back. Then it made sense. Prob was that was like day 10 in boots on vacation. Should've brought the old ones along.

Yet in the store it wasn't that bad. I would not say in store I was too forward. I don't think the bootfitter in Truckee believed me!

I couldn't understand it because that Lange plug- 2012. was supposed to be more upright than my RL1 plug of 2004. Yet there i was, no spoiler and way too much forward lean. Plus I probably kept knees forward to kerp toes off front of boot since i had " inside of a bic pen" for shell fit. So knees way forward- hips go back to compensate, quads constantly engaged.

No one suggested the upper cuff stretch. There were so many other issues that I ended up ditching the boot. The fore/aft issue was just the spike through the heart.(Eventually sold it for dirt - to a hard boot snowboarder!)
post #63 of 63

I recently switched over from several year old Head boots to some new Lange SX 120's, and went down a size in the process (BSL 317 to 306). I've only skied the Lange's for a few days, but so far I'm pretty happy with them - the fit is very snug, yet comfortable enough to ski in all day, and for me those are the two most important checklist items.

 

I did notice the first day skiing in them I wasn't quite happy with the way my turns were feeling, so when I got home I did the simple forward lean test Ron LeMaster describes in the chapter on boots in his book Ultimate Skiing: Get in the boots, buckle them tight as you would for skiing, then with arms forward squat on your heels and see how low you can go and still retain fore-aft balance. Barefoot I can squat on my heels all the way down till the back of my thighs are pressed hard into the back of my calves - I don't have any flexibility issues in that area. But even though with my old Head boots I could get below thighs parallel to the floor in the Langes I couldn't quite get there, so I put the spoilers back on the liners and that brought me down to parallel. Also got turns feeling right next time out on the snow, and that's the most important thing.   ;-)

 

Worked for me - your mileage may vary.

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