I've got some real problematical alignment issues. Basically I have significant tibial torsion in my right leg. In brief this manifests itself as my right foot out at an angle in excess of 23 degrees when my knee is straight. If I put my foot fairly straight as in a ski boot, my knee is twisted at a similar angle. It has resulted in lots of knee pain but that's for another thread.
I've tried hard over the last few years to get my boots fitted to really help me, initially with no succes and a lot of pain and then with an improvement but by no means a real solution.
I've just come back from a week in Austria and feel really down about what's happening. The skiing was feeling pretty good but when I've watched some video and slowed it down, I can see there is still so much going on that a) looks terrible to me and b) is holding me back technically.
I find it really hard to engage the inside edge of my right ski and rely on too much knee angulation to acheive some grip particularly on hard snow. I am really struggling to acheive an appropriate platform angle. The appearance is of an 'A' frame. I think it's a faux 'A' frame as the skis do find the same edge angle. Also at the end of the turn particularly in short radius, the right ski breaks out and forms a slight downhill stem. I felt things improved through the week but I had a problem with camera so unfortunately couldn't get real confirmation of this. I hope that would have shown some improvement. (Incidentally the video quality is very poor and anyway I'd be reluctant to post video on here as there tends to be a lot of unconstructive negativity that I really don't want at the moment)
Having spent a lot of money trying to sort out my alignment in the last couple of years, I really don't think I can afford another major expense, especially since I'm not confident it'll make much difference. My last bootfitter says I'm balanced in the boot but I know I'm seriously undercanted. I know he's a good bootfitter but he hasn't seen how things are on snow and it's also a long way for me to travel to see him, so I can't keep tweaking things.
Off snow the things I'm working specifically on are core and glutes as I believe the glutes have been found to have a big influence on the knee. On snow I've been working hard to make sure I employ more hip angulation and counter as I understand a strong counter reduces the potential for knee angulation. I feel this works at higher speed carved tuurns and my wife who skis with me says she can't notice the knee problem in these higher speed longer radius turns.
Is there anyone, maybe similar sufferers, who can suggest any technical modifications I can make to help my situation even if temporarily until I can afford another fitting? I am realistic enough to know that I am never going to have perfect alignment but I'm working towards my CSIA Lvell 3 and I just won't get close with my current situation.
I am thinking about trying some shimming on the inside of the boot as a temporary test to see if it helps. I'm not confident doing major stuff to my boots.