Edit. I think ISO 5355 is what I'm referring to, not DIN.
First some background. I’ve been skiing the Nordica Patron Pro boot for a few years with the left boot’s sole planed to 2.5 degrees, fat side out. By adding 3 or 4 more layers of duct tape to the outside of my bindings I felt totally dialed in. That puts me at around 3 degrees of canting.
Recently I picked up some new Nordica GPX 130’s. This boot seemed perfect for me with the ½ inch higher cuff than the Patrons, more toe room and easy on and off plastic molded into the instep. I had them fitted with 3 degree Cantology wedges and of course the toe top and heel top routed. I thought I had it all figured out. Once I hit the snow I knew something was very wrong.
It seems like the edge on my left ski wants to push away from me and doesn’t want to engage. unless I focus super hard on rolling the leg inward. My ankle feels like it’s way too far to the inside and down. I think the issue is that the new boots have a substantially deeper inside ankle pocket allowing me to roll the ankle inward much more than I could in the old boots.
I went back to the fine shop that did the work for me and they put me up on the platform and checked my alignment. They say that the 3 degree cant is spot on. So, I’m a bit confused. To me the real test is how things feel on the snow and honestly my setup feels almost unskiable.
I asked the shop if it was possible to build the toe and heel lug tops back up to ISO 5355 with epoxy or whatever in order to start from scratch but they didn’t think it was doable. Removing the Cantology wedge is not an issue.
So, I’m wondering if I’m SOL or are there any techs out there who have the expertise and willingness to restore the routed lug tops. I realize that a job like this is not guaranteed to last forever and may need to be redone occasionally. Any other thoughts or suggestions regarding my dilemma are greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for your time.
Edited by Mutley - 3/8/16 at 6:38am