Originally Posted by miketsc
Check out thiswww.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.
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!)