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Full Tilt Problem

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Need help (probably a few issues?)

I just got Full Tilt Seth Morrisons...never would have thought to buy Full Tilt, but they fit my narrow foot well when I tried them on.

I am a bit bow-legged and a big supinator...and maybe a bit duck footed. 

I noticed that I feel very knock-kneed to get the bases of the skis flat...particularly when skiing flats...like I cannot get in a good aggressive stance in a way that feels natural...feels like my knees are forced to go inwards, which is not the way I naturally squat when lifting, moving, etc...If I stand on the outside edge of the boot, it feels more natural, but I also feel like my supinated foot is being rolled inward as well...all in all, I do not feel that comfortable skiing them...particularly noticed today on flats and in soft snow...doesn't seem as easy to get on edge because I feel knock-kneed. Also seem to have caught a few edges..mainly on flats, but also a bit of the outside ski stem-christying, which is something I have never really experienced much of.

Any advice? Canting + a footbed? Am I screwed because Full Tilts are not easy to cant? I was told those boots cannot really do a cant.  I already tried adjusting the upper cuff outwards...still do not feel right. That said, they are not uncomfortable on my feet. Advice? Thanks!

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Anyone have any advice on this?

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"Any advice? Canting + a footbed? Am I screwed because Full Tilts are not easy to cant? I was told those boots cannot really do a cant.  I already tried adjusting the upper cuff outwards...still do not feel right. That said, they are not uncomfortable on my feet. Advice? Thanks!"

 

 

 

 

​full tilt boots have a huge range of cuff alignment possibilities. secondly what is going on with your full tilts that they are not easy to cant? any boot can have the sole canted including your full tilts with the removable soles.

 

when dealing with supination or pronation, you start inside the boot with the boot board and the footbed. after that you can see how the cuff lines up with how your foot/leg come out of the shell. after that you can work on the boot sole to get your knees, hips, shoulders to line up over your skis.

 

has the boot board been neutralized and the arch flattened out?

 

do you have a custom footbed?

 

did you have the liner heat molded without neutralizing the boat board, cuff adjusted, footbed installed, etc……..?

 

have you actually gone into a ski shop, or did you buy the boots online, and are hoping for all of the customization to be done online as well?

 

the only advice that will help you is to find a competent boot fitter/alignment specialist in your area to help guide you through all of the necessary steps to solve your problem.

 

jim

post #4 of 6
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Thanks Jim - yes I bought the in a shop, and they were heat molded...they molded it right out of the box.  

 

They said you cannot cant the boot with a sole grind because the sole is hollow and/or has removable plates.  I do not have footbeds yet...I need that.  

 

I just feel like my previous boots felt much better on the snow out of the box, so if they are willing to return this boot and let me do something else, I may re-start there.  

post #5 of 6

certainly an option, however if you are supinated and bowlegged, thinking that you can buy your way into an out of the box solution is a bit of a dream. I am not for or against the choice you have made based on the fact that no one on this site has seen your feet, legs, or the ski boot that you purchased on them. this is a good place to make analogies to some fairy tales, like cinderella and the glass slipper or the princess and the pea:rolleyes

 

find the shop, that has the guy, that has a method of assessing who you are and what your needs are, so they can help you to not just purchase a boot, but to sell you a boot and the necessary adjustments to make that boot work for the way that you are built and the way you ski or the way you want to ski. typically there is no additional charge to match you to the correct equipment, and services that will enhance your skiing experience.

 

from saratoga, there are shops close by like sports page?

 

short drive to killington, etc

 

jim

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Thanks again Jim - Sports Page is the place I got them.  I def bought too quickly, but I called the guys there and they're going to help me out.  Appreciate all your advice.

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