Many moons ago I dislocated my and torsion fractured my left ankle.This injury left me with severley limited forward flex - unable to flex knee past fore foot
I have tried many solutions including Head WC Foams, Alpina A2R SL fitted by Banff fitters and a pair of Salomon X-wave 10's that were fit in Ottawa. I have had good performance and comfort in my right boot but never my left. After wearing out my Head boots - 30-50 days/yr over 5 years -I decided to try a different route and fit my left foot first.
I purchased a pair of Dalbello Porton 10's, which have a higher volume but a softer flex and have had a pair of super feet corks made.
I would like to try the below on my left boot but there is not a high end boot fitter in Revelstoke for me to ask.
1- Drill out outside canting adj rivet and un-screw inside canting adj screw
and remove cuff
2 - Remove plastic foot bed
3 - Trim 1cm decreasing to 0mm from rear of cuff to cant mounting location - this will allow
a more upright stance in boot.
4 - Grind Heel of foot bed down 1-2mm decreasing toward toe achieving gas pedal effect
5 - Replace Plastic footbed and re-attach Cuff to lower shell using T-nut to replace rivet
6 - Drill and T-nut the cuff to lower shell - pins cuff in new position and increases rigidity of
7 - Heat and stretch back of lower boot to match new cuff angle
8- Remove heel from sole of boot, add 8mm lifter and re-attach heel.
9 - Mount a carve plate to front of cuff and add a Booster strap to tie it all together
Note: On right boot only the pinning of lower shell, carve plate and Booster strap would be added.
Am I nuts or does this modification make sense?
I ski soft snow, trees and fresh corduroy, I mainly ski blacks and the deeper the fluff, the steeper I will go.