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Ski Boots And Toenail Length

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Toenail, is that one word or two?

What is the best toenail (toe nail, no, that's not right) length for carving?

Will long toenails harm my ability to carve?

Level 9 skiers only, please respond!

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post #2 of 23

Toenail length?

Quote:
Originally Posted by skierzzzzzz
Toenail, is that one word or two?
What is the best toenail (toe nail, no, that's not right) length for carving?
Will long toenails harm my ability to carve?
Level 9 skiers only, please respond!
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Are you mocking these forums?
Maybe we should come up with another focus instead of the Big Toe side. The Big Toe(Nail) side....

Long toe nails will not harm your ability. They will dynamically enhance the carvabaceous layer which resides microbeally directly opposite the ultima-dorsai posi ligament.
When maxxus pressurus is dorsiflexed in the obtuse, brevity is often farthest from thought.
My advice is to sift through the medicinous cabinetous and locate the cartilaginous separators. Judiciously apply the separators to the overage from the underage leaving a continuous and appropriately proportioned extension of your toe like appendages!

Sorry to use such "ski-jargon" on you, but its the only way I know how to articulate my postulations.
post #3 of 23
No level 9 for sure, but toenail length is absolutely important. Short toenails for short turns and long toenails for long turns is my rule. At first it was a tough choice, but I settled on short on the left foot and long on me right so I could varying my turn shape in each direction. It works out great with 2 exceptions. My right boot hurts like hell, and I get dizzy doing 360's down tight chutes. Other than that it works out great.
post #4 of 23
What a sneaky way to find out who considers themselves (or is it them self, no, that's not right) an expert.
post #5 of 23
Any true expert has lost all their toenails from having too small shells and from being in too cold temperatures too long. If you have toenails, you're not an expert.
post #6 of 23
Visit his profile. Add him to your ignore list.

...nothing to see here... ...move right along...
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
I have 9 toenail's, lost 1, so does that make me 9/10th or 1/10th of an expert? Should I have cut that 1 toenail shorter or let it grow longer with the other toenail's and watched as they all fell off. Would I be a better skier if my toenail's were on or off my toes?

Jpski: Muchas gracias for the latino linguistical cunning linguistics but I asked for level 9 only.

PS: Yeah, I'm totally mocking this instructor forum. Loosen up a little, you're all too anal. Dip into the old brandy filled leather pouches and take a few "free" runs. Let your pants down and rip a big one.:
post #8 of 23
If you are carving things with your toenails, then they are DEFINITELY too long!
post #9 of 23
I can't help you, both my big toenails are perpetually black and bits are dropping off. Maybe that's why I don't ski so good.
post #10 of 23
What DIN settings should I have on my nail clippers? I'm worried that if they are too low, they will pre-release the nail, and it will hit me in the eye...
post #11 of 23
Competition clippers: 2 screws, no nails. You can get rid of that nasty blue Loctite as well, it so clashes with the black on top!
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Can someone please help me? This is a really serious question, see this thread (if this guy can ask about what way to point fingers, I mean, c'mon, what next, which way should I direct the flow of post nasal drip for maximum wind flow?):
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=25163

At what angle should I file my toenails for premium and precise carving capability within the toe box of the boot so that I may have the maximum edge grip required to ski hard snow and icy race courses?

Gone skiing!
post #13 of 23
This place is really going down hill .......... :
post #14 of 23
You think you´re the first to open the question?
Calm down, cowboy.

The nitpicking Germans already have

"Der Zehennagellängeneinfluss auf die Carvingschwungsteuerqualitäten im modernen Skiunterricht",
Professor Dr. Reinfried Springinsfeld u. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hartmudt Pumpernickel,

In: Acta der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck,
Institut für Sportwissenschaften,
Fürstenweg 185, A-6020 Innsbruck, 2004
www.uibk.ac.at
http://sport1.uibk.ac.at/isw/
post #15 of 23
keep your toenails short. It's more hygenic.
post #16 of 23
I know it's a troll, but my boots definately fit better when my nails are cut short.
post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by checkracer
You think you´re the first to open the question?
Calm down, cowboy.

The nitpicking Germans already have

"Der Zehennagellängeneinfluss auf die Carvingschwungsteuerqualitäten im modernen Skiunterricht",
Professor Dr. Reinfried Springinsfeld u. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hartmudt Pumpernickel,

In: Acta der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck,
Institut für Sportwissenschaften,
Fürstenweg 185, A-6020 Innsbruck, 2004
www.uibk.ac.at
http://sport1.uibk.ac.at/isw/
Sorry, Austrians, not Germans, of course.
post #18 of 23
Forget about length.
Paint your toenails bright red.
You'll go faster.
post #19 of 23
I broke my toenail (4" long) when getting into my Tecnica Icon boots.
Are Tecnica aware of this design fault?
Has anyone else suffered from this?
post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
I broke my toenail (4" long) when getting into my Tecnica Icon boots.
Are Tecnica aware of this design fault?
Has anyone else suffered from this?
Can you get "pain and suffering" for that? At the very least you should be reimbursed for the costs of your pedicure.
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post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
Just keep posting more of that German/Austrian stuff, it makes me go away. I get sick on that food and keep up the lighter side to this post.

This is a really disgusting turn to the dark side, but what does a diabetic who is prone to infectious gangrene do when their toenail falls off from a boot that doesn't fit properly? That's serious stuff right there.
post #23 of 23
skier, as mentioned above, keep your nails short.
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