Originally Posted by RISkier
Well, I have custom footbeds. Don't know if they were made correctly or not. And the boots where shell fit. While they are not racing tight I can feel my toes touching the toe box when I'm just standing up in the boot. My foot doesn't move around in the boot at all. So what's canting?
if you are touching the front when standing but toes are not touching when you are flexed in the boot then it sounds like the boot length is correct. if you are not "crammed" into the boot left right, and held firmly then it sounds like you have a correct width boot.
Canting is the adjustment first of the cuff so when you are standing flat in the boot, your tib/fib or shins come up out of the boot centered in the cuff. This is generally done in the shell with no liner. You put your footbed in the shell on the boot board, set the width of your stance, then look at if the shin bones and lower legs are centered between the edges of the cuff.
After that, you put the footbeds and liners back in the boot, and put the boots on. Set your stance width and now you look at where the knee is in relatation to the center of the boot. If the knee is not plumb with the center of the boot, an adjustment (usually either cant strips or planing) to the bottom of the boot is made to get your knees over the center of the foot.