I was hoping to get your suggestions on my boot problems. I have Rossignal Course E ski boots that I bought about 12 years ago. They have custom foot beds, and since leaving college I have toughed through the pain I get in my calves since I would only ski 3-4 times a year. This year I have my 6 and 4 year olds in lessons for the first time and I need to either find a way to make the boots work without the pain or I need to get new boots since I will ski up to 10 times this year. I grew up skiing and ski very aggressive, skiing bumps, and powder backcountry, so my boots were very much geared towards my ski style and where I was skiing. To help alleviate the pain over the years I have continued to lift my heal, and cut side relief into the shell. My heal is probably lifted a 1/2"+ in back. This year I am considering making a vertical cut in the rear of the shell, and loosening the flex adjustment on the side of the boot. Before doing this, I am curious on what you find to be the common cause of pain in the calves. Its not so much soreness, as much as the muscle aching and starting to tense up like a charlie horse. If I cannot get there with these boots I may pony up and buy new boots before the season. Just to give you insight, I tried on the Nordica Speedmachine 10, and the several of the technica boots and they do seem to fit comfortably. I tried on Salomon, Lange, and Diabello, and was in alot of discomfort. With the small fortune I am spending to get my kids setup with used gear, lessons, tickets, and ski clothes I was hoping to wait out the year and pickup new skis and boots at the year end closeouts. Any suggestions or insight you have on how to remedy my calve pain would be greatly appreciated.
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11/9/07 at 1:46pm