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Flex re: leg length and leverage

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Hi Guys:

 

I decided to return to skiing last summer. Being of firm belief that shoes are medical appliances, I went to several boot fitters. None of which could answer my question.

 

I wonder if lower leg length is a factor in flexing a boot as much as weight is. I am 6-1, 175, but fully half my height is in my legs, which is different from a large majority of the population. The question came to mind when one boot fitter commented on how much I could flex the boot that I was trying on (Dalbello Panterra 120).

 

BTW, I can flex my ankles until the knee is over one inch in front of my toes without lifting my heel.

 

The ball is in your court boys,

 

Eric

post #2 of 2

Eric,

 

simple answer is yes leg (or lever length) will affect how you flex a boot, the longer the lever the easier it will be to move the object.... another thing to consider is the forward lean of the boot, in a boot with a lot of forward lean you are going to end up out of balance somewhere way forward and to compensate most likely end up skiing in the back seat

 

hope fully that helps a little

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