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Fischer Vacuum forward lean adjustment

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So I've been on my Vac Ranger Pro 13s all season. The fit around the foot is amazing, but I've had this nagging sensation that my fore-aft balance is nowhere near as good as it was on previous boots, Lange RS sc110. I tried softening the flex, adding a small heel lift, but nothing really worked... I've been feeling like I've been in the back seat and my quads are getting a touch of burn.


This weekend the snow on Mt. Hood is basically ice so I had my Head Magnums out, and no matter what I did I couldn't find the front of the ski. So today I decided to bring both the Langes and the Fischers up. After a few runs in the Fischers, I switched to the Langes. Aside from the cramps in my forefeet, my skiing felt "right" immediately. I was in-balance, stacked, and able to engage the ski tip.


So I got home and decided to do some measurements. Ramp angle on the boot boards is identical. But when I measured forward lean, I got a surprise. The Lange had 14 degrees (measured with my phone inside and outside the boot). The Fischers had 9 to 10 degrees. We set the machine to 14 when we molded them, but apparently it came out differently.


I'm assuming this is the reason I'm feeling in the backseat all the time. I'd like to adjust the forward lean back to 14, but molding these was really difficult (lots of padding and toe caps, quite painful). So is there any way to adjust the forward lean without remolding the foot?


Here are some pics. Sorry for the bad quality, but you get the idea. 



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Forward lean affects the sking a lot. I can hardly make a carving turn in my Dalbelo Lupo SP. That ski is an extreme upward leaning ski.


I have just recently remolded my fisher vacuum rc4 130 in order to get more forward lean. But you don't have to do all that. It might be enough to do this:


Do you se the black things on the side of your boot? The thing you might think is only for canting. Yours is black and there should be a "1" on the,. Buy the set with 1, 2 and 3, and put in the 3, with the 3 on the right side up. That is the setting for forward lean.


You can also buy the backspoiler.

Edited by thion - 1/12/15 at 3:54pm
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I have no idea how accurate the outside-of-the-shell measurement is for this. At any rate, as a point of information, I just did your cell phone inclinometer test on my Fischer Vacuum Race boots and it came out at 14*, +/- 0.5*.  Maybe you just want to buy those instead. :)  

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