Originally Posted by disski
How does this match with the fact that my ski instructor taught me to PRONATE an supinate my feet in skiing & it sure feels like they do both that & transfer weight along the foot when I do better quality long turns? ie it does not feel so very different to when I walk (short turns are too fast for me to understand the message from feet)
Also RICK (Fastman) posted that stuff about the foot acting much as it does in walking during a long turn....(dependant on hips being in correct position I think? yes?)
Also my podiatrist insists my feet need to be corrected to be able to have a snowflakes chance in hell of me being able to maintain weight over the inside edge of the foot (the foot never pronates when it walks it does not know how to)
Weighted vs un weighted.....Shops use and promote the system they sell so if a shop only sells product that uses a weighed system or unweighted, thats what you get.
Using an unweighted system tends to allow the maker to vue the foot in a natural position.
where a weighted system points out the problems that occur while....ummmm the foot is weighted.
and corrections are made from knee down( in most cases)
I have made foot beds using both systems and find that using a unweighted system is easer to do.(crush box)
and the weighted takes more time to set up.
Using eather system, I found gets the same results.
Let me add this....i have found that 50% of the people that I have made FB'S 4 ski them and don't come back 4 fine tuneing.
The foot beds that I made for my self are made out of leather.
i use various density leather and post it with a hard rubber.
The ones i make in the shop are made from a blank that is heated and molded to the foot then tweeked using a grinder.
as 4 putting the weight on the skis edege I have found that using cant wedeges placed under the binding is the best rute to follow. a foot bed is a foundation to keep the foot from sup/pronateing.
and wedeges are used to further alline the leg up to the hip.(yes cuff angle adjustments also come into play when fine tuneing).
hoe this helped Paul Elliott.
one mo ting...
"Also my podiatrist insists my feet need to be corrected to be able to have a snowflakes chance in hell of me being able to maintain weight over the inside edge of the foot (the foot never pronates when it walks it does not know how to)"
I don't get what the meaning of that quote.
using todays shaped skis one uses both the inside/outside edeges of both skis.IE: long leg/short leg edeging.
Setting up a boot so it only uses the inside edeges imo is so old school.
the next time you see him bring up this situation in conversation.