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I stumbled across a nice web site that has info/pictures on boot canting adjustment by shims, sole planing etc:  http://cantology.com/index.htm

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Originally Posted by renenkel View Post

I stumbled across a nice web site that has info/pictures on boot canting adjustment by shims, sole planing etc:  

 

Do you have a need for this?

 

Under-binding cant and lifters are kind of fun to play with because a skiable rig is relatively easy (once you have a proper selection of binding screws), and because you don't have to first spend an inordinate amount of time and effort to establish an actually-flat sole to use as datum plane on an irregularly-shaped ski boot. 

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I have a very knock kneed left leg and had skied with cants for a long time. As an experiment a few years ago I wanted to see what it would take to "over cant" my left ski. I put a few cants in my pocket and added cants after every few runs at a small ski area. This worked like a charm, I dialed in with 6 Degrees (like I said very crazy left leg) and have been enjoying improved skiing with way less work ever since. I think a shop alinement puts you in the park and a little experimentation, esp. for the experienced skier works very well. The shop alinement I was using was 4.5 on the left, 2.5 on the right.    

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 This worked like a charm, I dialed in with 6 Degrees (like I said very crazy left leg) and have been enjoying improved skiing with way less work ever since. 

 

6 degrees is huge. 

 

Out of curiosity, do you do out-of-season fitness training?

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You can add up to a degree with duct tape layers on one side of your binding for experimentation.

Don't take them to the limit when doing this.

Also, make sure your fitter brings the tops of the toes and heels back to DIN specs after planing and plating.

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You can add up to a degree with duct tape layers on one side of your binding for experimentation.

Don't take them to the limit when doing this.

Also, make sure your fitter brings the tops of the toes and heels back to DIN specs after planing and plating.

Plastic tape works well also...it doesn't compress as much as duct tapesmile.gif

 

 zenny

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