Maybe I could solicit some expert opinions? Me: 51, 5'9", 175 lbs, self taught, good conditioning, ski off-piste when possible - steepest and deepest, ski as aggressively as most I see, have skied 175 PR's, and bought 183 gots this year. Have older pair of Salomon x-wave 9 boots, cork beds, intuition liners, and booster strap. The boots seem, after a boot-fitter and "stuff" to fit me ok. MY PROBLEM: My lower legs just get the **** beat out of them. I have skinny lower legs and calves, and my pain is not necessarily my shins or specifically my calves, but after skiing ten of the past 15 days, my lower legs in general have hurt like hell for the past week or so. Even at night they hurt, sometimes keeps me awake. I have skied deep powder most the time, and I know I constantly have a tendency to get in the back seat too often and am fortunate enough to power through it, but now, the past few times I've skied, anytime I hit small bumps headin' back to the chair, or even in the steeps and deeps, I am more tentative cause they hurt like hell! Could my poor technique and tendency to sit in the back seat cause that much of a problem, or perhaps the intuition liners (UVA foam) is too hard on my legs, or maybe the boots - although I have been told it is not the boots. I don't ice after skiing, probably should, I just go ski, and try and go hard all the time. This pain is driving me crazy. Any ideas, please?
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1/4/08 at 4:17pm