Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Whether removing the spoiler solves your problem, kind of depends on whether your calves are sore from relying on the boots to maintain fore-aft alignment, or if the boots are forcing you too far forward and the pain results from the effort to stay upright in a posture correct for your center. The first infers back-seat driving, the second infers an alignment problem caused by the forward lean of the boot or the position of the spoiler on the fat part of the calf. Do you maintain tip pressure through the turn, or do you tend to shift sharply aft at the end of turns?
The first day out I was struggling with my fore/aft balance which is usually the case my first time out. My bruising is probably from being in the back seat a few times on some bumps.
I am 5'7" 160 so I am not that big.
So in my case would removing the cuff adjustment even make a difference?
Would standing more upright help me get my CM forward? When I pressure the fronts of my boots I try not to drop my butt too far back from bringing my knees too far forward.
To stay forward I usually have to stick out my pelvis and stand more upright.
I use the analogy that I read on this board that I should pretend like I am going to the bathroom and trying not to get any on my pants. It works pretty well.
This is usually only an issue when I am tired or at the beginning of the season.
I always leave any boot pieces or tools in my bag in case I need them.