I have complicated feet. I am reasonably happy with my highly customized
boots but I have what seem to be extreme settings in order to be able to
carve nice turns. It is a very fine tune to be able to carve and I have some bad days. I ski 4 times a week.
1) does it makes any sense that the boot settings below should work?
2) is there something off that required extreme compensation in other
3) should I have a firmer fit of my boot on the arch to compensate for weak ankles, or looser fit to allow more degrees of pronation and supination for edging for my reconstructed knees?
forward lean: 22 degrees (5 of that from shimming the cuff)
boot sole ramp: 3 deg from external shim. Helps noticeably with carving
Heel ramp in boot: unknown, probably incresed 5-8 degrees over stock, i edge better and have less ankle pain with increased heel ramp.
Tibial inclation from vertical when skiing: about 30 degrees net. There is little movement of my tibia before I pressure the tongue.
Dynastar Legend stock mounting position.
What it feels like skiing: I'm skiing these skis pretty well now. I mostly ski on somewhat steep, often icey bumps, horrible before heel ramp and forward lean were increased. Railroad turns on easy slow are almost there, but still a challenge - ankles hurt to evert. On carving skis I feel a little too far forward even without the external shim.
My anatomy - 52 yoa, fit
Bilateral ACL grafts in knees somewhat limit rotation.
Many ankle sprains in all directions in soccer (hundreds), very lax
ligaments with no firm "stops"
severe flat feet and limited eversion with feet flat on the ground
right ankle benign tumor - fat and about 3 com round attatched to the
tibia just above the medial malleolus - painful with pressure and with
eversion or forced, but not passive ankle plantar flexion
severe hallux vagus bunion on right
Dalbello Krypton Cross with replaced stiffer external tongue, which is
heat moulded to more forward lean and to relieve pressure on top of the
ankle joint. Also heat moulded to relieve bunion pressure.
stiffness insert set for maximum stiffness.
arch and heel both substantially raised, custom moulded by a good
bootfitter, comfortable, Heel lifted about 8 mm.
replacement (?zipfit) liner fits like a glove and took care of all
no cant, 10mm shim for forward lean. Booster strap added to pull tongue closer to the tibia
5mm lift under boot heel.
ski platform is flat.