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Size of Your Big Toe

post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 
I ran across some trivia that I thought might interest you Bears. "Without taking off your shoes, try to remember: Is your big toe longer or shorter than your second toe? The answer, according to foot experts who study sports performance, can give a telling clue to athletic ability. On most people's feet the second toe is longer. But, if your big -- or first -- toe extends further, you possess a natural advantage in skiing, sprinting, and certain other sports. Having a longer big toe, you can more readily lean your full body weight onto it. In skiing, planting the big toe is a must for cutting an edge. ..."

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post #2 of 55
yessss! world cup, here i come.

Bring It
post #3 of 55
Sweet, My biggie's the long one.

This board seems to be skewed towards advanced skiers. I wonder if that will carry over to long, big toed people?

Come on people! Whip em out and give us the results.
post #4 of 55
make one more for the long big toe peoples
post #5 of 55
I've notice that hair no longer grows on my shins, does that count for anything?
post #6 of 55
I have measured them, stood with them against the wall....and they are the same length. Skiers feet are truely fugly lookin!!
post #7 of 55
My right big toe is longer, and my left big toe is either the same length or a tiny bit shorter.

My left foot is my "chocolate foot" though. I'd think it would be the other way around.
post #8 of 55
Bob B - Not only is my second toe longer, but I have hair on my back.

I've always taken that to mean some of us are closer to the trees than others, and I don't mean on the side of the ski runs!
post #9 of 55
My big toes are way longer than the other toes on my feet and I still can't do anything physical well without lots and lots of practice. Shoots that theory, at least in my case.

Hey, Bob B: Maybe you've found the reason for your affinity for fast water????
post #10 of 55
My big toenails are almost grown back! My feet look like 2 lumps of ground beef.
post #11 of 55
Confession time: Who has black toenails?
post #12 of 55
What do you mean by black nails? You mean paint them?
post #13 of 55
LM, not anymore..see above post
post #14 of 55
Took a wrong turn in the woods at Jay(ended up in an area called the Dip) last winter ended upwalking down a road back to lift. result-black toenail!!! took about 3 months to fall off.Not sure what I have growing now!!
post #15 of 55
I almost made an entire season without a black toenail, but in early May I jammed it (Doh!). It usually fades before the next ski season.

post #16 of 55
YUCK!! gross thread....
post #17 of 55
Thread Starter 
My big toes are slightly longer than my second toes. Four toenails are black, and one is gone. That's the fault of tennis, though, not skiing -- and a heavy steel insert to our doggie door. Ouch.
post #18 of 55
I saw a dude making 'burritoes' with his feet at a Grateful Dead show. There were actually about four people in line to buy them!
post #19 of 55
I paint my big toes black, does that count?
post #20 of 55
My second toe is longest, and my big toe has hair on it, like Bilbo Baggins.

Never had black toe... been bootfitting too long I guess, and avoided it.

Hey LindaA, wattsa matter, dontcha like feet?

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post #21 of 55
Feet are fine, I have no problem with feet!! All this talk about black toenails is just YUCKY!!! BLECCCHHH!!
post #22 of 55
I wonder why this test has to be done "without taking off your shoes" ???
(stinky feet aside )
post #23 of 55
My second toe is longer than my big toe. My eyes are green, and I have a normal forehead. (my toenails at this time are a nice bright shade of red, actually, the name on the bottle is "Brazen".)

What does this mean? should I hang up the boards?

post #24 of 55
Second toe slightly longer, eyes blue/grey, ingrown big toenails, funmeter when on skis is usually pegged.
post #25 of 55
Oh c'mon people,

it's not the size that matters, ;^)


Speed does not kill, the difference in it does...

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post #26 of 55
My big toes are way longer than the other toes and nothing down there is black. My eyes are brown, but it is a stunning shade of brown! . I don't paint my toenails, but if I did, I would use "Brazen" because it sounds way sexy (sorry LindaA, I could not resist).
Slow day at the office ...
post #27 of 55
What a bunch of crap to talk about athletic potentially because one toe may or may not be longer than another. I think desire and work ethic are the biggest Factors that actualize EVEN MINIMAL potential talent into true performance. !
post #28 of 55
I saw a dude making 'burritoes' with his feet at a Grateful Dead show. There were actually about four people in line to buy them!

Did he have black toenails? What kind of cheese did he put in those?
post #29 of 55

Tell you what, ill let you borrow "brazen" sometimes, It would go well with "stunning" brown eyes!
post #30 of 55
I'm suprised that the Burritoe dude didn't use a stinky cheese, that smells like feet anyway... Would that give a "high" like a balloon full of Nitrous? Giggling out of control?

The longer toe (second) will go out of joint easily, so I have to tape my toes when I swim, and ski with a nice footbed...

Eyes are green, Attitude Dancing...

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