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Booster v Power strap question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi guys

switching boots this year from Fischer Pro 130s to Nordica Dobie Pro 130 EDTs. the Fischers fit and skied great, but last off season I tore my achilles tendon. Full surgery and 15 months later I'm switching to Nordica for the more upright ramp angle easing pressure on the achilles.

i used a booster strap before, but Nordica power strap seems flexible... Is it true what they say about booster fighting shin bang? I'm game to try the stock power strap, but getting SB early season would not validate the experiment.

thoughts?

thanks
post #2 of 7

First off the Nordica Pro 130's of a season or two ago came stock with straps by Booster so your boots may already have them?  The newer ones no longer have boosters.

 

SB?

 

The net forward lean of your boot, which is a combo of the boot board angle (ramp) and forward cuff lean, is an important factor to match up with your dorsi flexion range of motion.  If your achilles is tight since surgery it may not be a bad idea to add a bit of heel lift (increase ramp) and/or remove any spoiler shims to decrease the forward lean of the cuff.  These two adjustments will open the ankle joint.

 

Keep the suckers buckled tighter around the cuff too to help protect that tendon!

 

Good luck

bud

 

 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
hey, thanks much!

i swapped the spoilers out asap, but will take a look at a lift for sure. sorry, SB was shin bang... im on my tablet and the typing sux...

this strap does not seem to be a booster - it's the current year's boot, but seems a rubber like material. Any thought on it vs the booster ?
post #4 of 7

You may want to switch out to a medium (2 band) Booster?  and run the strap around the outside of the rear spoiler and inside the upper cuff over the liner and tongue then buckle the upper two buckles over the strap.  Snug the strap to slightly stretch the bands then experiment with tension to suit.

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post

You may want to switch out to a medium (2 band) Booster?  and run the strap around the outside of the rear spoiler and inside the upper cuff over the liner and tongue then buckle the upper two buckles over the strap.  Snug the strap to slightly stretch the bands then experiment with tension to suit.



Okay - I'm going to give it a shot. But actually thinking now of forgoing the booster initially - I'm recovering from a torn achilles I had repaired June 2010, so concerned the booster may yield a bit too much forward flexion? 

 

I used to crank it right out on the Fischers, but the Nordicas seem to be a more progressive flex. However, I suspect as I am testing the leg this year, I may not be the skier I was (or imagine I was)...

post #6 of 7

unvelcro the rear spoiler and put it (with some more velcro if possible) on the tongue of the liner.smile.gif

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by SMALLZOOKEEPER View Post

unvelcro the rear spoiler and put it (with some more velcro if possible) on the tongue of the liner.smile.gif



I picked this up late - that's a great idea!

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