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aligned but not balance

post #1 of 9
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This is a quote from Bud in recent thread - http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=65106 ,
“Recently, I had an appointment with a skier who I had previously built footbeds and canted symetrically and centered yet expressed problems with balancing on his right foot while his left foot was spot on. When we looked at his one footed balance and played with different degree SBS shims, we found a 2 1/2 degree shim under his foot (which was very pronated during one footed balancing) positioned him better and calmed down the movements to balance. His other foot liked a one degree shim. Upon checking his Zeppa angle and finding it had one degree varus, I put a 1 1/2 shim in the right boot and nothing in the left. He was pleased with the results. Here both canting and SBS worked together to offer a complete solution. As I have said before one is not a substitute for the other. Canting affects edge engagement and SBS affects dynamic balance IMO.”
I think I have exactly the same problem, my boot have been aligned but after alignment I just can not balance on my right foot anymore, so making a left turn is a PITA. What are my options? can my boot be re-aligned?
I am not knowledge enough about the whole issue of being aligned but not balance, but after spending the time and money this became a bit frustrating.
I am actually thinking of getting a new boot.
post #2 of 9
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I think I have exactly the same problem, my boot have been aligned but after alignment I just can not balance on my right foot anymore, so making a left turn is a PITA. What are my options? can my boot be re-aligned?
You need to either be re-evaluated by the same bootfitter and change the current set-up or start anew with another bootfitter. A boot can definitly be re-aligned. I would seek out a bootfitter well versed in many different alignment and balancing techniques. Have you ever tried to experiment with alignment "on snow"?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I did try to put map under my boot, but don't really know where to put it, I feel my weight is on the ( right) outside of foot instead of ball and arch, should I shim the left or right ? also does it make any difference if I put it under the footbed or under the liner ? or the shim need to under the boot.
thanks for your help
post #4 of 9
Do you have a custom footbed/orthotic? What type of alignment are you referring to?

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I think I have exactly the same problem, my boot have been aligned but after alignment I just can not balance on my right foot anymore, so making a left turn is a PITA.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
boot sole was grinded and put on another layer and also check with simultaneous edge change.
post #6 of 9
Do you know the measurements of your boot planing? Are the lifter plates of equal thickness or is there asymmetry between toe and heel or right and left boots?

You also didn't mention if you had footbeds or orthotics.

What make and model is your boot (include size)/ your foot size?

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also does it make any difference if I put it under the footbed or under the liner ? or the shim need to under the boot.
I would put the shims (duct tape) under the boot sole.
Refer to this post for instruction:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=65410
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
current boot: Tecnica Rival RX , size 294mm ( the number on the heel of the boot), my feet length 254 mm. I have superfeet green insole.
don't know how to answer boot planing and lifter plate question ( don't know what it is ?)
for the duct tape should I try on the outside ( lateral) or indise (medial) giving that I feel my weight is on the lateral side ( which is not very stable) when I stand on my right leg.

thanks
post #8 of 9
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or the duct tape should I try on the outside ( lateral) or indise (medial) giving that I feel my weight is on the lateral side ( which is not very stable) when I stand on my right leg.
Without knowing more information, or seeing you in person, it's hard to steer you in the "correct" direction or advise for the appropriate alignment strategy.

You need to be re-evaluated by a bootfitter.
post #9 of 9
What I am referring to in my post was the difference between sole canting which affects where the edges engage and the ability to balance on the foot which is adjusted inside the boot under the foot by shimming to change the lateral foot angle which SBS accomplishes.

So though your boots may be canted correctly, you may still benefit from internal shimming which does not change your external canting alignment at all. The two processes are totally independent of each other. You can experiment with this by using duct tape to stair step layer the boot board.

gotta go skiing now!
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