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Hello. some advice please [in Scotland]

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Hey guys.

New to the forum smile.gif

I am a fairly experianced skier i go away a couple times each year ect mainly europe though.

Anyway my partner who normaly comes with me but she doesnt ski but goes and pampers herself with her friends. She has announced that she wants to try it which im really happy about.

2 years ago she had a operation on the inside of her right foot. The healing process diddnt quiet go as it should have. Her foot looks normal ect lol its just where the scar is shes been left with scar tissue and has chronic pain from it. She cant go in a swimming pool or ball pool with the kids because it hurts her foot. So long as she is wearing shoes that provide some support but not apply preasure on the inside she is okay.

Personally i would rather she learnt to ski but what do you guys think will be less painfull for her learning to ski or board.

Ive spoken to snow factor at xscape for their advice. They suggest boarding.

Bassically i dont want to shell out a load of money for her on the wrong sport. For instance i pay for ski lessons and she ends up in pain.

Any advice will be very much apprechiated.

Thanks Robaidh
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Go to shop which sells both ski and snowboard boots and try a few on. Ask her which feels better.

 

If equal then the learning curve on boarding while initially steep is shorter than for skiing.

 

Private one to one lessons would be a really good investment say an hour a day for 5 days in the morning.

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Yeah i asked sniw factor if they did one on one but they said no. frown.gif closest shop is about 5 hours from me lol but like u say i think its the only way.

If she found the ski boots not to bad think it woukd be worth taking the plung anf buying her a pair where they mould the in side?
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Yeah i asked sniw factor if they did one on one but they said no. frown.gif closest shop is about 5 hours from me lol but like u say i think its the only way.

If she found the ski boots not to bad think it woukd be worth taking the plung anf buying her a pair where they mould the in side?

 

Talk to @CEM on this forum.

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okay thank you smile.gif
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Yeah i asked sniw factor if they did one on one but they said no. frown.gif closest shop is about 5 hours from me lol but like u say i think its the only way.

If she found the ski boots not to bad think it woukd be worth taking the plung anf buying her a pair where they mould the in side?

where are you based?  guessing Glasgow if you are at snow factor if they won't do a private lesson then worth trying the glasgow ski centre, sure it is a plastic slope but it is really good for technique and learning skills

 

on the boots it is worth having a chat with Shona at Nevisport Glasgow and see what she thinks, she has personal experience of skiing in boots after a pretty bad injury, so should be able to offer some guidance

 

my gut feeling is she would be better in a ski boot as it will give more support and protection but i have not seen the problem so very difficult to say for sure

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where are you based?  guessing Glasgow if you are at snow factor if they won't do a private lesson then worth trying the glasgow ski centre, sure it is a plastic slope but it is really good for technique and learning skills

on the boots it is worth having a chat with Shona at Nevisport Glasgow and see what she thinks, she has personal experience of skiing in boots after a pretty bad injury, so should be able to offer some guidance

my gut feeling is she would be better in a ski boot as it will give more support and protection but i have not seen the problem so very difficult to say for sure

Hi thanks for the reply. I am on the isle of skye north west scotland so about 5 hour drive to glasgow. I learnt on a dry ski slop at hillend in edinburgh when i was about 6 is that the same as the glasgow ski center?

Okay i will give them a call tomorrow and see if i can speak to her.

i hope like you say ski boots will be better with more support. I have the feeling that they will either be perfect or give her chronic pain.

Basiclly what she needs is a soft support under the arch of her foot. Softer rather than hard but still allow some support. Would a insert sole do this?
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