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post #31 of 48
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Even though the Storm and the Kryzma are from the same last, they are clearly two different boots. Dalbello did a great job in creating boots to fit the needs of different women. Kudos to Dalbello, and the Krypton Girl!
Does this mean you're taking on the challenge ?
post #32 of 48
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Double dog dare me
post #33 of 48
I double hot dog dare you.

post #34 of 48
I think I recognize Chaos on the right there
post #35 of 48
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I double hot dog dare you.

uh---pj those are flexons not kryzma's
post #36 of 48
Precisely why this needs an update.

(oh, and I'm seein' some Thermoflex peekin out, there on the left).
post #37 of 48
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SkierJ, how is your fit going?
post #38 of 48
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SkierJ, how is your fit going?
The fitting went well, now I need some time in them to see what tweaks need to be done!

The ID liner certainly does make the whole boot stiffer.
post #39 of 48
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I am paranoid about toe top bang with flexylastic stuff underfoot, I know. Working on it.
I'll bring the soft boot bed to JH an maybe one easy day we'll 'x-spear-mint
post #40 of 48
Ski porn starts early this year.
post #41 of 48
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I'm still waiting for skierJ to post pics of his knees
post #42 of 48
knee porn
post #43 of 48
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I double hot dog dare you.

i didn't know Ben Stiller skied in Flexons!
post #44 of 48
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That's not Ben Stiller, that's Zohan!
post #45 of 48
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Ezekielbulver, how was your skiing with your tweeked boots?


Sorry for the delay. After 15 days on the new and improved footbeds, I can say definitively that they rock! At first, having posts under my big toes was causing a little irritation, but now I am accustomed to them and that is no longer an issue, just better connection to the ski.

post #46 of 48
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Some time has passed and I've followed through with  plans to get custom foot beds.

 

The intent was to get a synergy apt with my boot guy so that he could assess my "on slope" angles.

 

I have always had a significant Q angle when I ski but never cared because I overcame with brut strength, but as I get older, I'm finding that its necessary to ski more efficiently and the Q angle had to go.

 

In Michigan:

I went in to see Jim and see if he could get on snow with me(after I had cancelled two previous apts with him due to a family health crisis)

He didn't have time to get on the slope with me but he did have time to make two impressions of my feet for instaprint foot beds.(weighted and unweighted)

He posted the weighted version of the foot beds which immediately felt like home to my feet.

However.......here it comes......the support that my arches were begging for also positioned my feet to need a size smaller boot. 

I shoulda listened to Bud when he said to get the foot beds done before getting boots.

 

Jim put some shims in the boots to take up volume, but it was clear that I would need some tweeking and we were out of time because he was squeezing me in between appointments.

I resorted to the Trim to fit foot beds to finish out the season with intentions of getting new, smaller boots next season. Honestly the Pink Trim to fits that Phil recommended are great for an off the shelf product so it wasn't the worst case scenario. 

 

Big Sky ESA:

I took the custom foot beds to BigSky to seize the opportunity of having Bud do a synergy analysis, and see if we could do something.  The great convenience of this is that My Jim and My Bud have a mutual respect for each other's work.  Yay me!!!

 

Bud inserted a bit smaller shim than Jim had inserted, and fitted my custom (weighted) foot beds for my liners.

He also skied in my group at ESA to analyze my alignment when skiing, with a follow up boot apt off slope.  Working his magic with his planer, (In Squatty's words) Bud Fixed me!!!!

 

One thing that impressed me as I discussed this with Bud and Phil during apres' ski, is that both guys show a great deal of respect for the art of building a good footbed.  While Bud planed my boots and adjusted my alignment, he didn't disrupt the posting of the footbeds that Jim built.  

In an industry where its difficult to find two people who think alike about any one product, I'm grateful that I found the boot guys who respect one another and service the individual with a mutual goal.

 

Thanks to those involved in this process.

The on slope analysis is priceless!!!

I have some seriously happy feet!

 


Edited by Trekchick - 4/8/2009 at 12:13 am GMT
post #47 of 48

This thread is worthless....

 

Following you down Crossover at Stowe was killing me. I'm psyched to see what this will do for your skiing.

post #48 of 48
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This thread is worthless....

 

Following you down Crossover at Stowe was killing me. I'm psyched to see what this will do for your skiing.

After examining me with his special Plumb Bob, Bud determined that I needed 2* change on my left boot and 2 1/2* on my right boot.

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