My boots: RL11 ZB/ZB 23.5.I had to go with plug to accommodate my super narrow foot and stiffer flex that I need. Boots are aligned laterally and fore/aft. All the work was done in very reputable shop. The forward lean was significantly reduced to balance my knee over the toe of the boot. I feel very balanced, comfortable and do not get tired to ski this boots from first to the last lift many days in the row.
Challenge: I am working on the final touches for my PSIA L3 cert. I am having trouble with one task only: At the finishing phase of the small radius CARVED turn (i have no issues with finishing turns, when some skidding allowed) I do not seem to be able to point my inside/uphill knee towards the slope and center of the turn aggressive enough to create small radius pure carved turn.
Can any of these factors affect my ability to effectively rotate femur toward center of the turn, while carving:
1. Combination of longer leg with shorter foot required boot fitter to reduce forward lean of the boot to keep me in very upright stance;
2. Since my legs are long for my foot size my boot comes with short cuff. So the cuff on my boot is the same height the cuff on the boot of my friend, but the cuff of my leg is 1.5" longer then hers;
3. During lateral alignment, cuffs of my boots were brought all the way inside, while 2.5 degrees where removed from the soles of my boots on the outside