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Quad burn and boots

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Hi all!
I am new to skiing but have been a snowboarder for years and prior to that did a lot of snowblading. Now I'm doing pretty good on skis, able to stay mostly parallel but I have serious quad burn issues. No other muscle hurts but I cannot even make it down a single run without having to sit several times. Even standing in the lift line is torture and after 4 or 5 runs I am done for the day because I do not have the leg power to turn anymore. I'm only doing greens right now. Okay so to the boot question...

I had read on some forums that boots with a lot of forward lean that don't allow you to straighten your legs can cause this so I took my boots back to the ski specialty store I got them from. They laughed at me and told me I was out of shape and that my boots foreward lean cannot be adjusted and even if it could it would be bad to do so because it has a 15 degree lean and that this has been proven to be the best lean for skiing etc. Their only solution was to return the boot and buy a more expensive boot with "walk mode". My boots are $400 technicas so it's not like I bought a cheap boot. I guess I want a second opinion because I never had this problem snowblading and as a snowboarder I have a hard time believing my quads are that out of shape. Or maybe I'm in denial? Thanks for your thoughts!
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Originally Posted by evilfeline007 View Post


I had read on some forums that boots with a lot of forward lean that don't allow you to straighten your legs can cause this so I took my boots back to the ski specialty store I got them from. They laughed at me and told me I was out of shape and that my boots foreward lean cannot be adjusted and even if it could it would be bad to do so because it has a 15 degree lean and that this has been proven to be the best lean for skiing etc. Their only solution was to return the boot and buy a more expensive boot with "walk mode". My boots are $400 technicas so it's not like I bought a cheap boot. I guess I want a second opinion because I never had this problem snowblading and as a snowboarder I have a hard time believing my quads are that out of shape. Or maybe I'm in denial? Thanks for your thoughts

http://southernski.com/toe-jam-spreader-ultimate-cuff-stretcher.html

 

Click on the above address and read through the article below the pics to see how forward lean can affect you when skiing.

 

Forward lean can be adjusted and should be set up for your anatomy

 

mike

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