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So it turns out my bootfitter is a snowboarder.

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Now what?

post #2 of 20

He's not a boot fitter, don't buy boots from him...it's a completely different game.  I'm sure there are boot fitters that snowboard, but i would be skeptical on his knowledge and abilities to fit a ski boot

post #3 of 20

lol, funny crap. i might have to bail this forum unless this is a troll.

nice post *_*

post #4 of 20

The ability to fit and stretch plastic should have no bearing on what a person uses to slide on snow.

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I have sold hundreds of snowboard boots, and I have four days snowboarding under my belt.

post #6 of 20

If you are being serious I would want my boot fitter to have experience in the piece of equipment they are fitting to me. 

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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

The ability to fit and stretch plastic should have no bearing on what a person uses to slide on snow.



It's a question of judgment.

post #8 of 20

Well that explains why one of my bindings points forward and the other back!!

post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 


It's absolutely true - and it has not gone well.
 

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lol, funny crap. i might have to bail this forum unless this is a troll.

nice post *_*



 

post #10 of 20

Is this person a pedorthist or been to Masterfit U?  If not, I wouldn't call him/her a boot fitter, more like a boot seller.

post #11 of 20

The title of this thread made me LOL :)

Thanks,

JF

post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 

I may be dating myself - but Buster Brown.  I bought at the beginning of last year and am still trying to work out.  Took the rest of my family somewhere else this year for boots.

 

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Is this person a pedorthist or been to Masterfit U?  If not, I wouldn't call him/her a boot fitter, more like a boot seller.



 

post #13 of 20


Pedorthotists = salespersons

 

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Is this person a pedorthist or been to Masterfit U?  If not, I wouldn't call him/her a boot fitter, more like a boot seller.



 

post #14 of 20

I think it depends how much help you need.   If you know what to look for in a boot and you have regular feet, and just need a guy to run in the back and get you different boots to try out, then there's no problem with the snowboarder.

 

But if you're going in for a true boot fitting and you know you have hard to fit feet, have biomechanical asymmetries or had previous problems with boots/shoes that you know is going to need work from like biking or something, then you might want a bootfiter.  

If you know  actions while skiing which cause you foot problems then you'll probably even want to make sure they know skiing so they understand ski technique (as much as you noobness can explain).  They maybe able to give you a mini in-shop lesson/tips if technique issue that is contributing to your foot/boot problems.  

 

Example, if you've been skiing in the backseat for awhile and stuck there, where bad rental boots was maybe a contributing factor and skill another factor, I'm not sure a snowboarder who isn't a high level skier would know what to do to help you fix this both in terms of getting you the right boot, and showing you the right technique to properly use it.

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post #15 of 20

it the first name of this place starts with pelican and the second ends in ski shop... please go to to kmart..you might as well get a good deal at that point..lol

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Thread Starter 



And your second guess is?

 

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Originally Posted by Xtremity View Post

it the first name of this place starts with pelican and the second ends in ski shop... please go to to kmart..you might as well get a good deal at that point..lol



 

post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Velobuff View Post


Pedorthotists = salespersons

 


 

What the hell is a "pedorthotist?"

post #18 of 20

I would normally tend to agree that one's boots should be fitted by someone who wears that kind of boot regularly. 

 

And yet...does anyone remember Maurice La Ferriere at Boots 'n' Boards in Stowe? Really excellent bootfitter -- yet I recall finding out that he was not a skier and never had been (nor a snowboarder -- this was back in the 1980s before anyone had heard of snowboards). It *can* happen. 

post #19 of 20

LOL-there is a similar thread on bomber now about a hardbooter looking for some recommendations for ski boots-the level of description as to what he should look for in terms of a bootfitter far exceeds any of the claptrap I've read here.....you guys are pathetic!

post #20 of 20

Ask Lou in the boot fitters forum how well my last pair fit me - they were fitted by a snowboarder. A size too small and totally wrong shape, I have a high instep with a damaged nerve and he put me in the lowest instep boot they had. He also kept refering to the tip of a ski as a "bucket", "shovel" I have heard and accept but bucket?

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