In the quest for self improvement, I'm trying to work out what part of the foot/leg acts on the ski boot to make the ski do what you want it to. The more I investigate, the more confusing it seems to become. Apologies if this has been discussed before, I can find random references in old threads, but nothing consolidated.
When I ski, I perceive the rolling action of my ankles working on the insides of my boots to get my skis on edge. When I think about mechanics, I would get more leverage from the top of the boot. In fact there was a time when ski boots were getting taller and taller ( Dolomite Secret Weapons). Many folks talk about crushing the front of their boots, which suggests pressure mainly coming from their shins. Then again, I keep reading advice to practice with the top buckle undone, suggesting the ideal is to pressure from somewhere lower?
Much advice on this site seems to be on focusing on "micro" movements through the soles of the feet. This alludes to pressure on the bottom of the boot causing the desired effect. This would also seem to correlate with the advice to start your turn from the feet up.
So, is there a best way to pressure the boot. Feet, ankles, shins, lower leg, or are all the options correct in different situations. Which part of the foot/lower leg acts on the boot for the best results. What say you?