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post #91 of 94
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Originally Posted by Jamt View Post

Razie, I have seen on many occasions that a poor upper body direction goes away instantly with properly aligned boots. I have a faint memory that you skied with a lot of cuff pressure and a boot that bent quite a lot. Have you tried stiffer and/or more upright boots? Have you tried to remove the "wedge" in the back of the cuff?
Yes, I now have new, much stiffer boots, aligned and everything - Head Raptor 125, some older model. Did not try to remove the wedge yet, will try - thanks. They may only need a bit of canting - I am supposed to play with some tape and will.
I think I did manage to get a somewhat better upper body in SL, but in GS did not have time - the video session was in the last day. Now I know what to work on.
post #92 of 94
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Originally Posted by razie View Post

Yes, I now have new, much stiffer boots, aligned and everything - Head Raptor 125, some older model. Did not try to remove the wedge yet, will try - thanks. They may only need a bit of canting - I am supposed to play with some tape and will.
I think I did manage to get a somewhat better upper body in SL, but in GS did not have time - the video session was in the last day. Now I know what to work on.

Razor, with respect, by your own discription, you have new boots that haven't yet been properly aligned. smile.gif
post #93 of 94
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Razor, with respect, by your own discription, you have new boots that haven't yet been properly aligned. smile.gif
Why not? I bought them on ebay but then took them to my fitter and he got rid of some pressure points, made them fit like a glove and aligned the cuff, checked canting etc. he just mentioned that I may like a bit of canting but can't say without skiing with me so he told me to try some tape inside, see if it changes anything I like.
post #94 of 94
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Originally Posted by razie View Post

Why not? I bought them on ebay but then took them to my fitter and he got rid of some pressure points, made them fit like a glove and aligned the cuff, checked canting etc. he just mentioned that I may like a bit of canting but can't say without skiing with me so he told me to try some tape inside, see if it changes anything I like.

That last part. It sounds like you're in process. It takes awhile to sort things out via tape. Well worth it, but your fitter is right. He can't know without seeing you ski. Hopefully you're working with a couple sets of eyes in this one. smile.gif
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