Hello, I have two issues with my boots, which may or may not be related... But I feel they're causing problems for me when carving on groomers. I'm hoping someone can help.
Male, 140lbs, Athletic, Advanced Skier Level
Boots: Dalbello Krypton Pro (2010?)
Skis: Blizzard Bonafides 173
1. When I'm standing around in my boots (not in the skis), I can't 'stand up straight'. I'm constantly in a flexed leg position with the quads being activated. This is when I'm standing around buying lift tickets, etc, out of my skis. Standing for prologned periods is VERY uncomfortable. I know that the Krypton is known for it's upright stance so I find this strange. I have the boots setup with no chip in the back (so they should be as vertical as they can get).
2. On the skis, it feels the opposite. I have trouble getting forward in the boot (flexing it). I'm very light (140lbs) for the boot and I have it setup with the softest tongue (which I think makes it ~90/100 flex). But I still feel like I can't get onto the shins enough (even on flat terrain--so it's not me being in the backseat, etc.) I always feel like I can't drive the boot too well because of stiffness or the fact that the boot has me in a weird position on non-control where I can't really lean into the shin no matter how hard I really try. I explain it to people as feeling like my foot/ankle are in a weird position keeping me from being able to 'get forward' in the boot. I have the stock insoles. As a side note I felt this more when I used custom molded (not sure how properly) insoles that were tranfered into the Kryptons from an older boot--so I removed them.
Are these two things related? It seems to me like if #1 were true, #2 would not be an issue, but it's not the case. Any ideas on this??
Thanks for any help!