I just read a really great thread from 2009. It was started by a Deer Valley instructor exploring the impact boot fitting has on fore/aft balance. It is particularly relevant for me because I am finding that I am totally out of balance (fore/aft) after buying new boots (Lange RS110). OK,....totally is probably too extreme, but I have definitely lost my fore/aft sweet spot, that stance that allows me to be most dynamic on my skis. I'm feeling like I need get my hips further forward in order to allow my upper body to be in a more comfortable/upright position. Does this sound reasonable? If so, and assuming the boot is fitted properly (I'm pretty sure it is) could I add a shim to the heel binding as an experiment? And if so,...what is an acceptable thickness?
FYI, previous boot was a 15 year old Lange X zero R Race. It worked really well for me but was VERY tired and it just seemed like a good time to make a change. I'm 61 ski 15 - 20 days each year, was a college racer in the early/mid 70s and I think I continue to ski in a pretty dynamic way.
I guess I'm quietly thinking,...how can I replicate the position of my old boot using my new boot,...is that possible?
THANKS,...this forum is truly informative!!