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Boot canter question

post #1 of 8
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So my new Tecnica Dragon's arrived today. I was looking through the paperwork and saw the canter adjustments for the 3 standard leg types. While not bow legged, I do think my shin bone has a bowed shape to it, so for laughs, I adjusted the canter per the diagram, stood on the hardwood floor in a normal ski stance and really noticed the boots were up on an inside edge. The outside edge was almost a quarter inch off the floor. I then but my old Diablo's on and noticed they were set for a more straight leg stance, consequently the soles were pretty much flat on the floor. My old boots were set up when I bought them by the boot fitter.
So here is the question, am I crazy to think the new boots, set with the canter to inhance the inside stance is a bad thing? I think it will rip. Ok, jong me
post #2 of 8
FYI, cuff alignment is not 'canting' .

The general starting point is to set the cuffs parallel to the lower leg at true hip width (narrower stance than you think). This allows you to stand on a flat ski, i.e. 'neutral'.

Some people prefer the feel of a more 'aggressive' boot and run the cuffs slightly positive.

IMO, start at neutral, test, and adjust to taste.
post #3 of 8
Agree with Matt on methods, but I'll go out on a limb and say that if your stance was as Matt described above in terms of width and boots were actually that much inside then they definitely will not rip.

don't rip up that sales receipt. You'll need it.

Lou
post #4 of 8
Rip it... not.
post #5 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdistefa View Post
Some people prefer the feel of a more 'aggressive' boot and run the cuffs slightly positive.

IMO, start at neutral, test, and adjust to taste.
Is positive with more of an inside bias/tilt? As previously said, my previous boots were set up neutral (flat) but I was thinking having the boots with more inside tilt would improve performance? I will play with it and see, as it sounds like a flat stance is what is fitters aim for. Thanks for taking the time to humor me.
post #6 of 8
If you feel like you're standing on your inside edge, then the cuffs are set 'out' or too 'positive'. Move 'em in until you're comfortably flat and start from there.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by jdistefa View Post
If you feel like you're standing on your inside edge, then the cuffs are set 'out' or too 'positive'. Move 'em in until you're comfortably flat and start from there.
Thanks for the explanation in boot jong terms. I guess that is how the fitter has my old pair. I was just hoping I was on to something, as I do catch an outside edge if I am day dreaming at times and thought maybe a positive tweak would mitigate that tendency. I will mention those thoughts when I see my fitter on Friday.
Thanks for your time.
post #8 of 8
sounds like you also might have moved the upper cuff to the wrong side?

the goal is (for most people/fitters) to have the foot on a footbed, in the boot shell, and have the upper cuffs with even spacing on both sides of the leg.

Best bet is really to go see a boot fitter and talk to them. Hard to do this without seeing legs, feet, and how they both move, and talking to you
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