First of all, I would like to apologize for my poor English skills. It is my second language so please bare with me.
I am what should properly be described as an advanced skier. But I have always had major problems finding a ski boot that fits me. Its not like, I have tried a lot of models or types. My problem is what I would describe, as some kind of shin splints, I am, however, not sure that is the correct definition. Its a reoccurring problem for me, when I run and ride my bike too. I am not sure shin splints can be that (?), but so far its my best guess - If any of you guys speak danish, I can give you the correct term ;)
So far I have been skiing in rentals (different kinds) and the last four years I have been skiing in a pair of Dalbello Krypton Rampage, with the well known three-piece shell (flex around 90 according to Dalbello). I had them fitted by an experienced boot-fitter in Canada (Revelstoke), several times even. Without it helping much. Now I must admit, that I maybe just need another pair so that I can avoid pressure spots (?) on the outer of my shin. Also I think they are a bit too flexi, not much though. And so that I can get some blood flowing to my feet, since I found out that was another problem on my last vacation. That last part might be because of the extreme boot fitting done in Canada the year before.
I have tried changing the canting, getting heat molded soles and using eliminators (you know, those foam shin pads). But to no use.
According to the before mentioned boot fitter, I could try with some Fischer somatech boots. And since they have released their vacuum fit models, that seems like an obvious choice. I'm thinking the 110 flex model). However I know a guy, with a pair of Daleboot (VVF Pro), that swears it is the best thing that ever happened to him. Would that be the better choice in my situation? Maybe I should go for the ST model? Are there any other mentionable alternatives to the Fischer Vacuum and Daleboot VFF Pro/ST?
As I already mentioned, this is a pretty serious sports injury. So I really cant use 'these-might-be-alright-solutions' I need something that actually have a definite possibility for working.
Even though I don't' have tons of money, at the moment. I am willing to go the extra mile, to get the right solution this time.
I sincerely hope that you guys can help me out with some good advice regarding this matter. I would like to thank for any answers in advance!
Frederik Forsberg, Denmark