Male, 61, 6'-0" 160lbs, intermediate today, Tomorrow the World!
After 15 years or so of just cruising on rental skis and boots I've become obsessed with skiing better and doing it with style. I purchased a decent set of boots before last season and got them worked on a bit to relieve some pressure on my inside ankle bone. My boot guy told me I had a bit of pronation so he added a wedged pad under the inside edge of the foot bed and heated up the shell to pooch it out a bit for relief. It worked pretty well as far as skiing all day with no pain but I still think I have a problem.
When I'm skiing on a flat part of the hill with no need to set an edge either way, my skis will always toe in in a slight wedge. I always seem to be the slowest skier because I can't completely un-edge the skis. It gets worse at the end of the day when I'm tired and I'm sure it's affecting more critical functions of my skiing.
I also started inline skating to keep in shape and learn independent foot movement. Same problem, it's really noticeable that my wheels are at a permanent angle. I fight to keep them vertical but it feels as if my ankle will roll to the outside when they are actually straight up. I've got a yellow footbed which made it a little better but didn't solve it entirely.
So the question is can the skiing part of this problem be cured? Will it require an on the snow analysis or is the problem common enough to be fixed in the shop. Believe it or not there is a pretty good guy here in FL who seems to know his stuff if it's just a shop fix. My first opportunity for snow next season will be Whitefish MT so any recommendations for that area would be appreciated too.
Thanks in advance,