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I need solutions for skinny calves, other than calf implants due to their expense.

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I struggle with the fit of every boot I have ever owned  in regards to the fit around my calves. I am 6'3 and 165 lbs, wet! I am skinny! I ski daily for at least two hrs. I hike a lot, spending about 60% in the resort and 40% BC skiing. 

I had Nordica Dobbermans that fit better than any boot ever but sucked getting them on and off if it was even close to cold, but great fit in the calf area. Rossi experience 130's that I butchered the plastic out of the liner and the upper cuff to get a better fit, but still not ideal (not tight on calf). I have been using some Tecnica Cochise 130's and I can buckle them as tight as possible and they are loose in the calves/top of boot shell. I can make any boot work, but do think that they should fit better than they do. I just ordered a new intuition that is suppose to be thicker in the back of the liner to fill out the shell more, but I am skeptical as to whether it will work or not. 

 

I cannot be the only skinny athlete to ever deal with this. What do other skinny peeps do?

 

Thanks for any help,

 

Ryon

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this issue will affect your fore/aft balance also.  A good athlete can over come this problem---but who would want to have too?

 

I have seen 2 spoilers taped together put in between the shell and liner (just an idea)----the doberman is pretty upright---you might ski better with more forward lean since this would reposition your lower leg and get your COM just forward of the boot sole center (a good thing)

 

Try standing in the boot with the top 3 buckles open and find a place where you have load mostly on your met heads and a little on your heels

then measure the distance from the back of your leg to the inside of the liner----this would be the amount of repositioning you need.

 

custom foot beds?

 

mike

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