Boot Flex Softening?
I’m a PSIA instructor and I’m somewhat perplexed. After skiing with numerous examiners and trainers one constant comment is that I need to close my ankle more. I’m beginning to think that the flex of my boots (Tecnica Icon Alu) needs to be softened. I’ve had extensive bootfitting work done on my boots, sole planning, cants, toe lifts etc. I’ve been fortunate in that the techs who have worked on my boots allowed me to observe and help in the process. I’m comfortable working with tools having taught Technology Education for 32 years and have made my own alpine skis. My question is; if I were to cut additional vertical slots in my boots how far towards the cuff and how deep could/should I make the cuts without jeopardizing the integrity of the boot? Presently the cuff has two vertical slots, one on each side. Each slot is approximately 2 ¼” long and ½” wide. From the back of the cuff (Achilles Tendon) each slot is approximately 1/3 of the distance towards the front of the cuff, on their respective sides. My apologies for the length of the post, but I tried to list as much information as I thought necessary.
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