How could one reduce ramp angle inside the boot?
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10/6/08 at 6:25am
Are you referring to ginding down the heel of the footbed, or something else? Remember, I'm looking to accomplish this inside the boot, if reasonably possible.
I'm really enjoying this! Thanks, folks!
So, would over doing the zeppa thing cause the same kind of problem as reducing ramp angle from the outside - either by sole grinding or interchangeable heel and toe lugs? and also, is that adjustment better made from the outside than the inside, and if so, why?
Here's the history of the issue:
At the EpicSki Academy in Aspen a few years ago, I had the good fortune to meet and work with Eric Ward and Bud Heisman (sp?). It was extraordinarily instructive. They had us ski with shims under the inside of the boot sole, under the outside of the boot sole, under the toe of the boot, then under the heel of the boot. All of us hated the feeling of skiing with the shim under the heel of the boot.
It was observed that I had a really bad back seat problem (don't know the technical name for it). Putting a shim under the toe - while it wasn't a full cure - helped a lot.
Since I was skiing in Lange 120 Comp M boots, the heel and toe lugs were interchangeable, and I opted for the highest toe lug and lowest heel lug.
It also has been my own experience that skiing in really stiff boots tossed me into the back seat.
Now I have a pair of Dalbello Krypton Il Moro boots, which seem to have just the right flex for me. I've bought some shims from Mosh after following his procedure for evaluation, and it turns out to be pretty much the same as what I ended up with that time in Aspen. However . . . .
These boots don't have interchangeable heel and toe lugs, and I really want to avoid messing around with irreversible changes to the boot sole. Therefore, I'm interested in trying to accomplished the same skiing result inside the boot.
Now I'll be skiing in