Hello experienced boot fitters!
I'll be working as a rental ski shop tech in Summit Co. this winter, but I have zero experience when it comes to fitting ski boots. I am a snowboarder that has only gone skiing a couple of times and only on rental skis. I like skiing a lot, but I can't justify spending money on another set up. Anyway, I want to learn about fitting ski boots as much as I can in order to be a competent boot fitter. I won't be fitting retail boots, only rentals. I'll be receiving about a week and a half of training on all aspects of the ski shop, but my biggest concern is boot fitting. I know I can only learn so much by reading forums & watching YouTube, but I want to hit the ground running, so to speak, when I start my training. I guess I'm just worried about sucking at fitting rental boots and ruining someone's ski weekend.
The basics I've gathered so far:
-Measuring someone's foot non-weighted and weighted.
-Taking measurement of the arches, width, and overall length of foot.
-Seeing how just the boot shell fits a skier when the person is flexing like they're skiing. Looking for a two finger gap between the heel and the back of the boot.
-Have the person push their foot back into the boot and look for about a pen-sized gap between the shell and the ankle bone.
-Then have the person try the boot on with the liner and make sure the toes are just touching the front of the boot when standing upright and the toes move away from the front when flexing.
What are some other obvious dos and don'ts for fitting someone with rental boots? Any help would be greatly appreciated.