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In the Beginners tip bible there are quite a few tips about the only things that should go into your ski boots, primarily socks, and the necessary appendages being the maximum. Why then do many pairs of ski pants (my own included) have an "internal" gaiter of sorts? What do you do with that part and how do you keep the snow out of your boots or from coming up your leg then?

Mine has an annoying snap on it that I have to manuever to just the right spot inside my boots or else I get excruciating pain or a numb foot if its in the wrong spot. Then the elastic on the ends of the gaiter section can also cause hotspots unless they are also folded just so. Wondering what other options I have.
post #2 of 13
The elastic gater on your ski pants should wrap around the outside of the boot shell, it goes outside the boot not inside.
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Ski pants

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Originally Posted by BillA View Post
The elastic gater on your ski pants should wrap around the outside of the boot shell, it goes outside the boot not inside.
I didn't know what to do with the gater until someone showed me.

But, I think if your boots fit ideally (or you fasten them ideally), there isn't room in your boots for anything other than socks and even socks that are too heavy can be uncomfortable/cause pain (at least that's been my experience).
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I didn't know what to do with the gater until someone showed me.
Now you know !
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I do put my stretchy long-john-ish pants in my boot (Marker... I can't think of a "real" name for them), and it hasn't affected my fit at all.

Should that be bunched up on top of the boot (near my calf - not "over" the boot) , since people are saying not to put that in there, either?


aaron
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Originally Posted by scootertig View Post
I do put my stretchy long-john-ish pants in my boot (Marker... I can't think of a "real" name for them), and it hasn't affected my fit at all.

Should that be bunched up on top of the boot (near my calf - not "over" the boot) , since people are saying not to put that in there, either?


aaron
Just pullemup over the top of the boot. Don't bunch em just pull up to the waiste and fold over at waist band if necessary.
post #7 of 13
It's really very simple. Feet and maybe thin ski socks with no wrinkles, nothing else goes in the boot except the boot liner. If you can fit anything else in there the boots are too big for you.
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I used to wear an ankle bracelet from a girlfriend (we were dating at that time) on my left ankle, and it took me probably 10 trips to figure out what was causing that pain in my shin. I still have a scar from where it dug into my shin, and this was a pretty thin piece of woven string - a few mm in diameter. I can imagine the pain from the hook for snowboarder's boot laces digging into your leg - that must suck.

You can cut that hook off - it has no use with a ski boot.
post #9 of 13

skinny people

I have a small calf which allows me to wear Under Armor cold gear (as a long underwear) inside my boot. There is no pain in my feet or shins and I stay very comfortable. Its a nice material because its not too thick and never bunches up. Just my .02.
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Originally Posted by Hedgelj View Post
In the Beginners tip bible there are quite a few tips about the only things that should go into your ski boots, primarily socks, and the necessary appendages being the maximum. Why then do many pairs of ski pants (my own included) have an "internal" gaiter of sorts? What do you do with that part and how do you keep the snow out of your boots or from coming up your leg then?

Mine has an annoying snap on it that I have to manuever to just the right spot inside my boots or else I get excruciating pain or a numb foot if its in the wrong spot. Then the elastic on the ends of the gaiter section can also cause hotspots unless they are also folded just so. Wondering what other options I have.
It is amazing how many people put that inside their boots...there should be an instruction manual with ski pants!

But as BillA already pointed out...that gator goes around the outside! That is why it has that "elastic bottom"...yet, it is too big to be tight around your calf....it is designed to stretch over the boot.
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I used to wear an ankle bracelet from a girlfriend (we were dating at that time) on my left ankle.
GPS?
post #12 of 13
House arrest. It beats doing hard time behind the wall.

A. The thinner the sock the better.

B. Use one brand and type of sock for multiple ski days.

C. Insert sock/foot into boot and neatly pull/cuff the long underwear up above the boot level.

D. Place foot into boot and make initial adujstments.

E. Wear boot for a few minutes while doing the final "nature call" and coffee.

F. Make final adjustments to boot with the micro adjusters on the buckles and/or up it a full buckle notch as foam compresses.

If you use a few pair or thickness of sock you have to continually adjust the boots.
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GPS?

That is entirely possible. I was wondering why she didn't mind me always running off to go skiing or golfing.
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