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Please critique my radial canting setup!

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Here is what I've done with the top two buckles (you will notice the top buckle fastener has been moved more inward).  This, coupled with passing the booster strap through the outer-most pulley fastens things where they need to be. 

 

But I'm wondering about the second buckle.. can I move that to the right (left on boot) to increase the radial canting... (i.e. is that just as important as top buckle)???  Where that it, it was hard to even get the loosest rivet buckled in the inner position, but the radial cant may have been better.

 

(P.S.  I know this may not be "techincally" radial canting, but it was described this way in The Skier's Edg., so I'm just using the term this way... please let me know about the buckle fastener position.

 

Ski Boot buckles.JPG

post #2 of 9

What are you smoking?

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Bud, your response doesn't really communicate anything that can be of use to me or anyone else reading this thread.

 

 

I would sincerely appreciate any insight on the matter

post #4 of 9

So far as I know moving the buckle around the boot in the manner pictured will only allow you to tighten the boot more, in the case of the top buckle if you over tighten it you will clamp off the calf muscle and shut down the leg, ouch!!!

 

The Mahre's were describing (redial canting) as adjusting the points at which the upper cuff is riveted to the lower shell----not sure I want to go there---why would you. I would need to speak with the Mahre's to understand where they were trying to get (lower race times I guess).  Are you racing?  Have you had your boots set up by a knowledgeable fitter?

 

mike

 

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

Are you racing?  Occasional beer league/recreational stuff

 

Have you had your boots set up by a knowledgeable fitter?  Absolutely not.  When they were brand new, I did what I had to do and took them into a fitter to get "set up," but let's just say it didn't happen.

 

mike

 



btw, thanks for the info on the calf muscle... I'll keep that in mind.

post #6 of 9

I'm not real sure 'radical canting' is what you are accomplishing here but can we assume you have a low volume leg/calf and are trying to get a tighter fit around the upper portion of the boot? Moving the buckles to get a tighter fit would not change the upper cuff angles.

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Strolz_Boot_Guy View Post

I'm not real sure 'radical canting' is what you are accomplishing here but can we assume you have a low volume leg/calf and are trying to get a tighter fit around the upper portion of the boot? Moving the buckles to get a tighter fit would not change the upper cuff angles.



Yeah, I probably totally used the wrong words based on a misunderstanding of "radial canting" with a trailmap LeMaster described.

 

Anyhow, I thought based on physics principles if the cuff fastener is screwed in in a different radial position, then the net direction of the force the boot tongue confers to the ski as a lever would be slightly different in direction.

 

Moving the top buckle and power strap definitely change how these boots ski, that is for sure.  I'm just not sure about the second buckle.

post #8 of 9

Moving the buckles to get a tighter fit is common in the bootfitting world. There is no problem moving the second buckle as long as it does not cut off circulation or create pain when you ski.

post #9 of 9

got to say i am with bud and all others on this, adjusting the buckle tooth plate simply allows you to get a tight fit around the leg, IT DOES NOT adjust any part of the canting in any way if you want true radial canting check out next seasons atomic race boots.....mind you the time it has taken to get these ones dialled in i wouldn't change them in a hurry

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