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Adding cuff alignment adjuster to boot without one

post #1 of 5
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Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone out there has done this mod. I'm skiing in Nordica Dobermann WC first generation. I'm quite knock knee'd so most boots set me up too far outside (lateral) especially on my left leg. Currently I have the soles planed to correct the stance, but even with 3 degrees on the left boot I'm still set up pretty far outside. I've learned to ski at a high level with this stance (I'm PSIA L3) but I can't help but wonder if I could perform at a higher level with a flatter set up. I know that some of the newer gen Dobermanns come with a cuff alignment rivet/bolt and I'm wondering if this could be retrofitted onto my older shell. I think the alternative is to do more sole planing, perhaps a total of 5 or 6 degrees, which seems pretty extreme. I have a stock of the older Dobermann shells so I would like to use them up rather than going to a new or different boot. Thanks in advance for the advice.
post #2 of 5

usuaully upper ciff alignment is done before boot planing   I assume this was done as well as the 3' ?

 

 

but yes,  the upper cuff bolts should be able to be installed on that shell.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks, agreed, normally I would align the cuff before planing the soles, but given that there is no stock cuff adjustment on this boot we simply went straight to planing the soles. I have a brand new pair of these shells to set up for next season so I would like to install a cuff adjusting bolt (if I can get them from Nordica or another source), adjust the cuff appropriately, and then plane the soles if need be. My concern is that perhaps the cuff adjusting bolts that come stock on the newer Dobermann require a cuff that is molded differently to accept them, thus it might not be possible (or easy) to retrofit them onto my older shells Perhaps someone out there has done this exact mod and can confirm that it is or is not possible.

post #4 of 5

    You are talking about canting the boot but you haven't said anything about a good footbed which would help to decrease all that canting.

post #5 of 5

leaving aside the planing, the footbeds and any other fitting issues, the question was can you install a Cantable cuff bolt onto that shell

 

yes you can, it may take a little alteration of the boot cuff to make it fit but we have done it on lots of different boots with minimal trouble, i don't stock the dobermann and can't remember exactly the set up on that boot but i can see no reason to it being any different to any other boot

 

the old Atomic Excenter cant bolts do a great job of adding an internal adjustment to the rossi/lange race boots ;)

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