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Bad Canting?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
When I am skiing, when in a neutral position my ski is heavily biased on the outside edge. I'm thinking that the canting on my boot is off. This is also putting extra stress on my knee. Could the canting be the problem? if so, what would be the fix to get the ski off the outside edge and a little more even?
post #2 of 7
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post #3 of 7
Adjust the cuff alignment out.
post #4 of 7
what whiteroom said, BUT this is assuming that your boots are the right size (both length and width) and you are using a footbed that supports you correctly.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
boots are the right size but a footbed might be needed. I'll try the canting first, then my next step will be the footbed.
post #6 of 7
The "canting" feature on boots is really an adjustment for accomidating curvature in the lower leg (tibial varum).

In EXTREME cases you can address tracking of the knee using this feature but the range of adjustments is usually so limited (typically +/- 1 to 1.5 degrees depending on the brand and model) that no real "canting" can be achieved.

Without a properly supported foot (i.e.footbed ) this adjustment is virtually useless. As the foot goes in and out of pronation the tracking of the knee changes, in some cases drastically.

A well constructed footbed, no matter what brand is always the first step in addressing alignment issues. Once the foot is held in a reasonably stable position true "canting" needs can be determined.

Ideally for most recreational skiers about .5 degrees to 1.0 degrees of internal knee tracking is appropriate. This helps you transition to the inside edge but doesn't lock you on the inside edge. True performance skiers will probably favor closer to 0 degrees but you never want to be tracking to the outside.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Being a person who has had medical orthodics most of my life I know you are right but that extra $150 hurts a little. But I'm sure within the next week I'll be getting some.
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