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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post



If you have to wear boots, your bindings are too big. 


If you have to use bindings your skis are too bigtongue.gif

 

post #32 of 49

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If you have to use bindings your skis are too bigtongue.gif


If you have to use skis, your feet are too small.yahoo.gif  Thread killer!biggrin.gif

post #33 of 49
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When I was a kid, I knew a guy who put socks by his ears because his helmet was too big.



I didn't think helmets had been invented when you were a kid. duck.gif

post #34 of 49


why?  I am sure we haven't' seen the last of the helmet threads for season yet.....hopmad.gif

 

 

BTW- I wear 4 or 5 pairs but I switch the left and right socks to opposite feet and wear alternating pairs inside out.  lastly, for really cold days, I wear red socks on my left foot..

 

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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

I'm amused that someone who has been registered on this site for 4 years even posed this question.



 

post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

for really cold days, I wear red socks on my left foot..

 



 


Red socks are also important for performance. I know of skiers changing their liner laces to red for the inherent gain in performance.

Don't forget your socks need the appropriate forward lean as well.
post #36 of 49
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Red socks are also important for performance. I know of skiers changing their liner laces to red for the inherent gain in performance.
Don't forget your socks need the appropriate forward lean as well.


And calibration?th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #37 of 49
You should see a qualified fitter for that, proper alignment is paramount.
post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by cgeib View Post

You should see a qualified fitter for that, proper alignment is paramount.


I'll see if I can find one. biggrin.gif

 

(or two or three or four.....)

post #39 of 49

We haven't gotten into the benefits of left and right specific socks?

post #40 of 49

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Originally Posted by cgeib View Post

You should see a qualified fitter for that, proper alignment is paramount.


It would have to be a sock fitter because boot fitters aren't qualified to align socks, let alone calibrate them.

 

post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by cgeib View Post


Red socks are also important for performance. I know of skiers changing their liner laces to red for the inherent gain in performance.
Don't forget your socks need the appropriate forward lean as well.

 

Socks don't matter as much as stickers!  Type-R and Mugen stickers work best.  This is why we snowboarders are faster than skiers.  We have more space for stickers.

post #42 of 49

Does anyone else use shoe polish on powder days? 

 

It helps cut through thick dry powder faster creating float and enhances timing of turns.  

post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post

When I was a kid, I knew a guy who put socks by his ears because his helmet was too big.


When I was a kid, helmets, ski helmets, did not exist...I knew a guy that used to wear socks on his ears to keep'em warm!

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Originally Posted by Richo View Post

Does anyone else use shoe polish on powder days? 

 

It helps cut through thick dry powder faster creating float and enhances timing of turns.  


No, but I used to wax the soles of my boots.
Could slip boots faster into the bindings...
.,.and when loosing skis due to binding release...could still keep skiing
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

We haven't gotten into the benefits of left and right specific socks?



Yes, someone mentioned that their socks have to be different colors/mismatched so they can tell the right from the left easily.

post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post


why?  I am sure we haven't' seen the last of the helmet threads for season yet.....hopmad.gif

 

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My kid's new helmet came with it's own sockyahoo.gif

post #46 of 49

Cold Sports, Warm Feet? It Is Possible

 

A heat retention study conducted by MasterFit University probed several avenues of temperature research and dispelled several long-held notions about who suffers from cold feet and what causes the problem.

 

Using infrared temperature sensors, researchers recorded surface temperatures of skier’s feet following 337 boot tests at a Boot Test Camp. They measured each foot at four zones: Tip of the first toe, ball of the foot, instep bump and instep flex point. They discovered:

 

  • Men’s feet are consistently warmer than women’s are. Of the 100 warmest temperatures recorded, 66 were on male feet, only 34 on women.

 

  • No boot brand or model proved significantly warmer. Proper fit was a much more important determinant. Boots that were overly snug or exceptionally large made the foot colder.

 

  • Thicker socks don’t necessarily provide greater warmth. In fact, with snug fitting boots, the often made the foot colder since they reduced the air pocket around and constricted circulation.

 

  • Thermo-moldable EVA liners yielded readings 2-4 degrees warmer than comparable stock liners.

 

  • Tightly buckled boots can lead to lower foot temperatures. In a room temperature test, skiers buckled one boot tightly, the other to a normal range. After 20 minutes, the feet in the tightly buckled boots recorded average temperatures readings 4-7 degrees lower.

 

  • “Race fits” in key hold-down areas (heel, instep, forefoot) can restrict blood flow and cause cold feet. Because of nerve and blood flow patterns, a tight heel makes the foot colder than a tight instep or forefoot. A snug instep makes the foot colder than a snug forefoot.

 

  • Damp boots lead to cold feet. Feet consistently showed a 5 to 10 degree drop when skiing in damp boots.

Jeffrey Rich C. Ped

www.usorthoticcenter.com

 

post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by Nobody View Post


When I was a kid, helmets, ski helmets, did not exist...

 

This was in 1974.

 

Race helmet.

post #48 of 49

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

We haven't gotten into the benefits of left and right specific socks?


I have several pairs of Injinji toed socks and they're great, but too short to be used in ski boots.

 

post #49 of 49

I can't believe I just found this thread and have missed out on all the fun.

 

My POC came with a sock too.

 

But I wouldn't wear that sock in my ski boot(s).

 

 

 

 

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