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Help! re: Atomic Beta-ride boots

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I was wondering if anybody out there might be able to scan me a copy (or point me at some where that might have the info) of the Atomic Beta-ride 9.50 (or similar from 2002) boot manual. I have a pair of these and unfortunately I have need to adjust the cating due to some knee re-modelling I did a few years back (I'll say no more....) but I'll be buggered if I can find the boot manual any where (I do still have the natty tool they provided.

The boots have a cross head screw on the back with some oval adjuster and a hex drive screw on the side with some of notched adjuster ... but it all means nothing to me....

Any help greatfully received.


post #2 of 5
First and foremost I'd suggest taking them to a shop since you don't seem to know much about it which leads me to think you won't know where to set things to.

I have a feeling that advise will be disregarded though so here is the rest. Loosen off the back screw just so things move freely. You need at least one other person to help you line things up. I'm going from memory here but pretty sure it's all the same.

I'd start with the lateral side (outside) and loosen that allen screw. You may have to tug the upper shell away from the lower and move it up or down as necessary. I believe there is a little arrow that will indicate movement on a set of notches. See it that it lines you up right. The medial or inside one I use to fine tune or change dynamic alignment a little. That one you loosen the allen screw and then the straight nothces on either side can be used to move the entire outer ring which is a cam. As you move that cam you should be able to see the upper cuff move up or down (slightly) relative to the lower cuff. Get it where you want it check it and tighten down the allen screw without moving the outer ring.
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post #4 of 5
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Thanks for the advice, sadly I've only just realised the problem with my knee (well that it was going to affect the cant.... obvious when I think about it given what I did to it... and won't be able to get to a UK ski shop in time for the weekend - and as I'm off to France I'm, shall we say, dubious that I will be able to explain what I want (or at least won't get the advice I need).

Sadly your description was as much as I had managed to understand of the boot, but the screw at the back is labelled "vertical flex" and has + and - positions (which I can cope with) but it also has a twist adjustment labelled "14" & "16" ....... I could go on - I may just have to try with the French ski shop (wish me luck).

post #5 of 5
The unit at the back is just forward lean (flex too by putting in the denser plastic piece), it has nothing to do with cuff alignment. I just said to loosen it off so the side to side stuff moves a bit easier. Last thing I should have said is to tighten it back up. You have two choices on forward lean 14 degrees or 16. When you put the unit in there the number facing rightside up is the one you are setting on. I just put mine at 14 right away.

To actually align your boots take the liners out and put whatever footbed you use in the bottom of the shell. Put the boots on sans liners with your feet on the footbeds. You need to look straight ahead with feet hip width apart. (This is why you need someone to help since you turning to look messes things up.) The other person aligns the cuff using the medial (inside) adjustment so there is equal space on either side of your leg to the shell. Still looking straight ahead you can flex forward into the shell and your helper checks for contact in the middle (deepest curvature forward) of the shell with the tibia. This is where you use the lateral (outside) adjustment to fine tune things and change slightly how the upper shell moves forward. After doing this you may need to go back and double check the static (standing still) adjustment that you did first.

If you pronate a lot and have no footbed this may be a waste of time and you are aiming at a moving target and you will likely track inside considerably when flexing. FIRST support the foot in neutral SECOND align the cuff.
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