In October I went to best "bootfitter" I could find around Munich and he put me in a 28 Dalbello Panterra 120 with the tongue liner. I can ski them okay, but they still dont feel too good. Im always feeling somewhat disconnected to the Ski, the soles of my feet are burning sometimes and I feel like there is more pressure on the area where the top buckle is and I often have the urge to open my buckles up in the lift. I added booster straps which helped a bit, but I am still not completely happy. I also noticed: the lower and middle buckle are buckled in the middle, but I really have to tighten the top buckle to have enough control.
I went back to the bootfitter and he thinned out the liner at some pressure points i had, but that didnt really fix the problem.
A few things i learned that are important for fitting?
My feet measure 30 (left) and right 29,5 (right) cm and he gave me a 28, after i asked for number smaller when he first got me a 29.
My feet measure 109 (left) and a 110 (right) in width.
Flat foot with lots of pronation and really flexible ankle joint and high instep.
Im 6'4 and weigh around 90 kgs.
Ski quite aggressively in all kinds of terrain, sometimes in the park.
I have 20 days in them so far.
I have two kinds of footbeds, one from my old race boots in which i also always had problems, 7 years ago, which is very rigid but seems to cause me even more burning in the sole of the feet. The other ones are instaprint footbeds from the boots I got last year, which are more flexible the other ones.
So here are my questions:
- Could my problems result from the 3 buckle system of the Panterra? Too low of a cuff for a tall guy like me?
- Could the Footbed from my race boots just be a bad one and/or the instaprint one be to flexible?
- Could it be that the standard liner in the boot is not very good and I should switch to an intuition?
- Or do I just have to deal with a little pain here and there, when sliding down a mountain on a pair wide skis? :D
Thanks for any help and tips, really appreciate it!!