I've read (I think in Harb's ACBES I book) that a rotary boot like Head is best for overcanted folk.
Can anyone reco any other model or brand I should look into?
As an experiment I did buy a pair of Atomic boots on eBay once for which Atomic sent me some small shims that screwed inside the boot's heel plate to cant the boot in the same way planing would. Never got the pair on snow but it seemed like a novel idea. I haven't found any other boot models like that nor anyone who's heard of it. Maybe I was dreaming?
Do newer Atomics still have these? I wonder why other bootmakers haven't done likewise. Wouldn't this be a bonus to eliminate the need for costly planing and also allow for some experimentation?
I know this is an old thread but coming back to EpicSki after a long hiatus, I just wanted to thank you guys for the great advice. Glad to see such pros on here and glad to see a "Boot Guys" forum on the great new version of EpicSki as well!
I finally ended up with Tecnica Diablo Flames because not only were they one of the most comfortable I tried on, but they seemed to offer the most off-the-shelf adjustments of many other boots.
FYI, DC, the reason I paid so much for my old boots was that for adjustments I went to different shops that were in the same "network" of boot gurus and the route to each mod was an added expense. (For every issue, there was an costly "fix.") I won't get into details but let's just say I ended up spending way more than the price of the boots all said and done-- and I never really felt dialed in after all the mods and planing and such. Or, it could have just been me and my feet. And my old boot was the wrong buy.
Trying to avoid that with my new boots... if there are problems with these, I'll know it was my feet and not the work the boot pros did on my previous boots that prevented me from being perfectly set up.
Going to try the cuff alignment and duct tape and see where that takes me...