Originally Posted by Trekchick
Originally Posted by cantunamunch
Cow Calf stretch for one.
Getting the heel further back in the heel pocket than any kicking ever will, for another.
Keeping the back of the leg from stiffening up on a cold chair ride, for a third.
- I have better places to do a Calf Stretch. The chairlift is not one of them.
- If your boots fit properly, there should be ZERO reason to use this method to get your heel back in the pocket
- The back of your leg stiffens up on a cold chair ride? Really?
- I have better things to do when I'm not on a chairlift - and I don't have anything better to do on a chair lift.
- I have long since abandoned all hope of a) actually learning to ski b) having "properly" fitting ski boots, so I make do with what I've got.
- Of course it does. It was properly warmed up on the way down and everyone's body temp drops towards resting when sitting down for 2 minutes or more. We're not going to make the beginner mistake of (Resting body temp = "warmed up"), are we?