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Advice for High Volume Calf coming back to skiing

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I've been unable to ski for about 10 years due to an injury, but am making a comeback this year.    I've always had large calfs (16"-17"  at the cuff)  and have always had an issue due to them.   In the past it's always seemed that I'm flexed farther forward than I want to be, even just standing and I assume its due to the size of my calf.    I also have a wife foot.  There are several local fitters in my area, but they each carry different brands.   I was wondering if there were any specific models I should steer towards so I don't waste a fitters time if they don't have what's best for me.   

 

Weight:  220-230

Calf size:  16-17 at the cuff

Wide foot:  E

Level:  Advanced Intermediate (at least I used to be)

Type of skiing:  All mountain frontside

 

Also any recommendations on fitters in Southeastern NH are greatly appreciated.

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Best bet would be a Salomon---most upright on the market---what length foot in CM?

Mike
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Best bet would be a Salomon---most upright on the market---what length foot in CM?

Mike

11 inches or just under 28 CM

Thanks
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11 inches or just under 28 CM

Thanks


What size boots do you normally buy----have you done a shell check?

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

The "shell check" thing is covered in the above article----(just in case)

 

You should fit "ok" in a 27.5 Salomon X-Pro which has the most upright stance in forward lean, this will help you greatly with fore/aft balance and also keep your toes from being shoved forward, up into the toe box of the boot.

 

Even saying all that, you could still need to have the boot forward lean modified to a more upright position, to zero in on the correct fore/aft stance position.  If you are interested in finding this fabled "Nirvana" position give me a call, I think I can help you there.  Phone# is listed in my BIO under "Who's who in ask the boot guy's".

 

mike

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Finding a good bootfitter is key.. They will assess your needs and steer you in the right direction...We have had great success with daleboots for people that have large lower leg/ calfs..daleboot will build the boot to your measured specs....good luck..
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