Friends, late last season I bought a pair of Alu Icons. They fit very well, and I was used to skiing a stiff boot in my former days. But much of what I have been reading lately suggests that some of my trouble getting the right forward and lateral movemements to tip a turn may be due to the boot's reported rotary inclinations. They do have quite a forward flexion (ramp?). This, combined with their inherent stiffness, makes it hard to put more pressure on the tongue while remaining balanced over the ski. I am not sure why they seem to resist tipping. Some of you surely do. But they do seem to want to be steered rather than tipped. I read on the Tecnica site that their new boots have been weaned away from this tendency. I do not want to give up these boots so early in their life, and would appreciate any suggestions that might make these more inclined to carve. I have read I can remove the rear spoiler which will get me more upright. I am willing to spend some $ to have a boot fitter fiddle with these, if that would do the trick. I have never had any custom work done to them. I am in Maine and do not know of any boot fitters north of Boston. I have corresponded with Gordon Hay in the past. Any other suggestions? Or do I just have to suck it up and spring for a new pair of dogs (like Monster, Head S12, etc). Or is all of this just another feeble cry for help, and "rotary" and "lateral" are nothing more than "enabling". Thanks as always.
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2/26/05 at 1:07pm