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Too much forward lean?? Thighs are burning!!

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Hello boot guy, I have been skiing on my new Garmont Asylum boots with alpine soles for two days now and my knees and thighs are fried! I bought these boots because of their comfort on the foot and I continue to be happy about my purchase for that reason. But I feel the stance pushes my knees way too forward and that I can never achieve an upright stance - I.e. my things are always engaged. I am not all that strong and feel this is resulting in muscle strain and I am afraid i may blow out my knees. Perhaps I bought too aggressive of a boot? I do tend to crouch and I think this is even more so the case with these boots. note that i have already adjusted the forward lean on these boots to a more upright position. They may have a little play left in this regard, but not much. The boots otherwise feel great while I am skiing and I otherwise feel they are improving my skiing. I am an intermediate-advanced skier of small build (127 lbs). I have been skiing for 20 years and never experienced this! I am skiing K2 Sidkicks, which are new as well. Any advice/ insights would be appreciated!
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where (how high up your leg) is the boot pushing you?   at the top?  at the achillies (bottom)?

you have removed any extra spoilers on the boot and liner already?

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I have removed nothing from these boots as i have only skied them twice. they come up to about my lower calf on my leg. i don't feel that is too high. i read up some more on these boots (garmont asylum) and found out that reviewers have commented on needing to adjust the forward lean as it is way too forward and that the adjustment mechanism is far from easy to work. that sure has been my experience, but i did figure it out last night and now have the cuffs set as upright as possible. I put the boots on in my living room last night and could definitely feel the difference. i can stand without my thigh muscles having to engage, but there is still a slight forward lean. The cuff setting from the factory is way too far forward and i believe that skiing on that was causing me to crouch even more when skiing and thus burning out my legs and knees. i'll let you know how it goes at the new cuff lean setting. I need to give my knees a rest and it is currently raining so it will be few days before I am back on the hill.
BTW - i have the disadvantage of not having a ski shop in town so could not just bring the boots into my boot fitter to ask them for help. But I do have a local ski area!
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