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Yet another question about my new boots. I have new Technica Ten.2 HVL's that I've only skied a half a dozen times. They are great save one glaring problem. I have way too much room in the toe box. I've gotten new, heat molded footbeds and cants put in but I can still almost make a fist with my toes inside the boots. I was a never-ever, who went from the bunny hill to blacks in about an hour. This was 35 years ago and i was in way over my head from the get-go. Consequently, I've developed some really bad skiing habits that I can't overcome. Chiefly, clenching my toes. (an instinctive fear response apparently) As an instructor, I know that clenching your toes puts a skier in the backseat. (where the bad things happen) Is there a way to fill up this extra volume without putting me on my ass?
I live in Southern Minnesota corn country now and a good bootfitter will, most likely, be hard to find.
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sounds like there is way too much volume in the toe box, and if there is too much there, chances are there is too much everywhere else, perhaps some padding over the top of the liner or a volume reducer shim under the footbed, but something just doesn't sound right in terms of the fit of that boot

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Originally Posted by Kenben821 View Post

Yet another question about my new boots. I have new Technica Ten.2 HVL's that I've only skied a half a dozen times. They are great save one glaring problem. I have way too much room in the toe box. I've gotten new, heat molded footbeds and cants put in but I can still almost make a fist with my toes inside the boots. I was a never-ever, who went from the bunny hill to blacks in about an hour. This was 35 years ago and i was in way over my head from the get-go. Consequently, I've developed some really bad skiing habits that I can't overcome. Chiefly, clenching my toes. (an instinctive fear response apparently) As an instructor, I know that clenching your toes puts a skier in the backseat. (where the bad things happen) Is there a way to fill up this extra volume without putting me on my ass?
I live in Southern Minnesota corn country now and a good bootfitter will, most likely, be hard to find.

The "clenching your toes" thing is the give away, read the below article about how a boot should fit---do a "shell check" as described.

 

Clenching toes = "you are trying to hang on to the boot"

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

if you have too big a boot, there is "no" permanent way to fix the problem, the liner will continue to pack out and get bigger and bigger, and

 

you will still be clenching your toes, and cramping your feet---not a good thing.  Might be time to start over.

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 3/5/14 at 10:19am
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