Originally Posted by makwendo99
As Max said, on snow can be done, have someone competent watch you.
On fresh prepped (courdoroy) very very gentle slope traverse both skis parallel in the following sequence (keep track of what edge you are working with)
-on uphill edges
-on downhill edges
-On flat skis
I also have read the self-test page of footfoundation.com. After that, I did some canting/alignment diy jobs yesterday evening.
I was using some cardboards to make shims and wedges to change the cant underfoot and adjust the cuff lateral angle. The difference is interesting.
First, I measured the proper canting degree I will need according to SBS self test.
Second, I took out the footboards of my boots and inserted some paper shims under one boot, The footboard has some original cant like footfoundation.com mentioned. To my surprise, the factory canting on two boots are not equal. That really pissed me off on Rossignol quality control. How could they know my legs are not symmetrical?
Yes, those are low-end cheap old model Rossignol Power 70 boots. I also used some tourist brochures to change the cuff angle, since my SportChek version Power 70s don't have cuff adjustment.
Then I put on both boots and clicked into skis and stood on flat floor.
The carpet was too soft but I didn't want to stand my skis on cement. I managed to stand on each foot alone and bent the knee, in a neutral, comfort position as I could.
Then I took some pictures directly from up. To be fair, I raised camera close to eye and was using right eye to find view when stood on right foot, and left eye for left foot. I feel if you could stand stably and get a satisied picture in this position, you would have been standing and being balanced as neutrol and comfortable as possible.
Now, here are results. I'm a supporter now, so forgive me abusing the upload privilege a little with my ugly chicken legs.
I ski knock-knee, I'm very weak in one side. Besides technique, if I don't believe bootfitting/canting/alignmet things before, I have to believe now. Tomorrow will be the last day of this season, I will ski with these cardboards to see any difference on snow.