My quads burn and it's highly annoying. I live in MN and go on 2-3 trips out west every year, so I've always assumed that the quad burn was because I was out of skiing-shape.
Just returned from a 3 day trip to Winter Park and am on a mission to do something to alleviate the quad burn before an upcoming trip to Whistler in early April. So, I did some research here and have basically diagnosed myself as a backseat skier. I plan on going to some local hills between now and April to work on my technique, but I also want to rule the equipment out as a problem first.
Skis: Here in MN I ski on some 5 or 6 yo atomic sl's, mostly bc they are fun to carve on. When I go out west, I rent based on the conditions.
Boots: Salomon x-wave 6's, that I bought back in '06. As far as I can tell the fit is pretty good. My feet don't slide around, heel doesn't lift, no toenail casualties, feet generally stay warm. Sometimes my arches get sore, and usually my calves get sore, but not to the point where it's detrimental. Flex-wise they feel a little soft.
So, my question to the boot fitters relates to the X-wave series. Do they have characteristics that may promote sitting back? Or is this just a technique issue that I need to work out?
Any thoughts would be appreciated!