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I know you guys are probably sick of hearing about "shin-bang" but....

post #1 of 4
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 So, I'm having a little bit of a shin problem....

 

For years I skied on those black cheapo Salomon boots that were a little big on me. My shins would hurt at the end of most days, but not so bad that I could not ski. As I became a more confident skier, I could no longer bare to ski on them anymore.
 

I upgraded to Full Tilt Seth Morrison's based on a friend's advice. They have worked well for me, but now I as I get into gnarlier terrain, I'm still ending up with Shin Bang at the end of most days. I have replaced the liners, and that helped to some degree but I'm still having problems.

 

I have tried:
-Doing the boot up tighter

-Doing the boot up looser

-Every permutation of tight and loose buckles on a ski boot.

 

However, I'm curious to whether this is due to the boots or technique. As for my case, I tend to get really bad shin bang after big drops usually 8m+ (30+ ft.). Also, after backflipping, I tend to get shin bang.

 

Is it worth looking into new boots because the ones I bought can't keep up, or is it just a matter of technique and it's the backseat landings that cause it?

 

Is it normal for pros to have so much shinbang they can't really ski for the rest of the day after they do those 15m+ drops?

post #2 of 4

assuming the boots ar not too big for you (shell fit) it might be worth trying the 10/10 flex tongue.

 

yes,  pros get shin bang too.   Job related hazard.

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Thread Starter 

Any idea if the spare tongues they sell on the website come individually or in pairs? Also, can you buy them anywhere in the canmore/banff area or are you forced to order them?

post #4 of 4

FT Web site sells in pairs, and it priced in US funds

 

Soul ski and bike in banff, has some in stock, and can order others,   Talk to "Jr" at the store

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