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Alignment issues, bio mechanical issues, maybe, maybe not?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

After skiing the other day and playing with the built in boot adjustments (forward lean, flex, and cuff cant), I had a few pictures taken of my lower legs and feet from behind since that is a perspective I never see.  I posted a few of those pictures.  To my untrained eye, it looks like I have a fair amount of pronation.  I am curious what trained eyes see, and what issues it might cause in my skiing, and what a boot fitter would recommend to correct it (assuming there is any issue to that needs correcting, based on only being able to view a few pictures). 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

there is a fair amount of pronation present, Question is, how flexible/rigid is the foot in all planes of motion

 

what boot , what footbed etc etc

 

well worth finding a good boot fitter and having an assessment done and doing whatever is needed to make the boots fit well and bio-mechanically better and your skiing will improve

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks, CEM. I figured as much. I realize there is only so much that can be surmised from a picture. I just wanted to glean whatever thoughts anyone had about possible corrections or impacts on skiing if not corrected. Oddly enough, I am currently skiing with my cuff cant at a negative 3 degree setting, which is the polar opposite of what I would intuitively think I should be at. Note, I realize that a cuff cant is not a true cant adjustment, but true boot fitters are hard to come by in the central Ohio area, so I tend to experiment on my own.

Thanks, again, for the input.
post #4 of 5

If you can experiment and ski well enough to discern the differences you are in good shape.  You don't need to see a boot fitter to have a corrective footbed made and I agree with Colin you have a fair amount of pronation.  Find an orthotist, podiatrist whatever get a good footbed and have it properly fit to the boot then continue with your experiments.

 

Lou

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Lou.   Currently I have the superfeet green footbed and an arch support addition in my boot.  That does seem to help and give me more support.   Obviously, it was not professionally done, but part of my experimentation.

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