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Alignment is spot on - still can't get on my outside edge (right side only)

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A little background:  I have terrible feet for skiing.  Very wide in the forefoot, narrow at the heel, little/no arch, limited flexibility.  After many years of searching for a good bootfitter, I finally found one that makes skiing tolerable for me.  Custom footbeds, lots of punches/grinds (Lange RX130), BootDocs liners, etc.

 

My last issue (in my mind) is that I have a REALLY hard time getting on the outside edge of my right ski.  I went to this same bootfitter (a VERY reputable shop in SLC, UT) for an alignment check.  I was told that I was dead-on in terms of alignment, and they would not even discuss canting my boots.  While I understand the hesitation to mess with my boots, I really hoped that the discussion would be more fruitful than that.  While I agree that my alignment might be good, I always feel like I have uneven pressure inside/outside of that leg.  I'm not confident that doing this check on the shop floor (a surface with no give) is an accurate way to tell if I have a pressure (not an alignment) problem.  

 

Thoughts on this?  Is there a better way?  I feel like I am naturally riding my inside right edge hard when I am neutral, and have an incredibly difficult time getting on the outside edge on that ski.

 

Also, on a somewhat unrelated note, any ideas on what could cause one boot to flex MUCH more easily than another?  Mine feel super uneven, even though they are buckled with even pressure, the rivets seem properly installed, etc.

 

Thanks to anyone that can give me some advise on this.

 

Tim

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Measure the circumference of both your legs at the top of the liners.  If you have 2 different circumference legs this could lead to fore/aft alignment issues between your two legs.  Your turns would be very asymmetrical.

 

Mike

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