Originally Posted by SuperBravo
I am buying a new pair of boots, and after examination of my old ones, found that I have put many a scratch in the inside ankle area. I keep my skis pretty close together, usually over some pretty bumpy stuff, so I'm assuming my ski edge comes down on my boot as I plant my feet I don't want to do this too much- Even though it adds character, there is probably an underlying problem. I as wondering what might be the solution to this conundrum; is there an inane problem with the way I ski that this highlights?
I'm 6'2", 167- the new boots are to replace loose ones. I'm pretty aggressive, and I usually ski groomers to get to trees and bumps.
As a side note, I'm wicked clumsy, so I'm sure that has caused a scratch or two.
Not a 'problem'. Anyone's stance is dependent on a number of important factors - and will vary somewhat. Reading into 'boot cuts' will have you chasing your tail...
The more time you spend on steeper terrain the higher the likelihood that you'll get cuts. The more time you spend in bumps - ditto. Spend some time on real steep stuff and you'll be cuttin the pants legs...
Duct tape is your friend - 2 layers takes a lot of those hits so that you'll get mostly small marks - I replace the tape every 2-5 days or so, depending on where I'm skiing.
I've tried the heat-applied patches for the pants legs, but fund duct still works as well (or better) and is easily replaced when it gets scruffty.
If you're hittin the hot sauce terrain and gettin cuts - Don;t worry, be happy