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Has anyone had this done or something like it and what were the results?  Did you stick with the recommendation or end up going back or some other combination?

 

Also, Anyone know of a ski shop that does something along these lines for binding position placement in New England (area)?

 

Thanks,

 

Ken

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PM Lou Rosenfeld -- he gave a good talk about them at ESA in big sky a few years ago. I don't have much experience with boots / binding placement via a balancer, but his discussion made sense to me and I'm sure he can help you out.

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I'm comfortable in saying I understand how/why it works.

 

What I'm trying to find out is who has actually used one and what were the results and does anyone know of a shop that's less than a plane ride away that provides this service?

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I've had it done on my last pair of plug boots.  The beauty is that you can instantly see the results of boot modifications and dial things in much more quickly than through trial and error.  Coincidentally, it was Lou Rosenfeld who did mine.  Unfortunately, that's a plane ride for you.
 

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Originally Posted by exracer View Post

I've had it done on my last pair of plug boots.  The beauty is that you can instantly see the results of boot modifications and dial things in much more quickly than through trial and error.  Coincidentally, it was Lou Rosenfeld who did mine.  Unfortunately, that's a plane ride for you.
 



and I'll have to renew my passport.

 

I've have played with a couple things in my "Laboratory" (the kids call it that because I Frankenstien things back to life i.e. snow thrower).  Something as simple as taking 1/4" round stock, putting it under your boots and rolling it back and forth, gives you a decent indicator of where YOU are in balance in boots.

 

When I stood in a skiers stance and arms positioned as they would be  in skiing, I would tip forward from rearward by simply extending my arm very little.  My tipping point was directly at the mid sole boot mark (AI).

 

I think a better way to do this is with two pieces of round stock under your boots, one under the heel and one around mid foot.  This would keep you from dorsiflexing as you would with just one under the midsole.  Should also have ski poles in your hands.

 

I was just trying different things to see what would happen.  112 days before skiing starts so can still play with this a bit.

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and I'll have to renew my passport.

 


Lots of flight options are available between Boston and Calgary.  You should book an early season ski trip to Banff and book an appointment with Lou for when you land in Calgary.  He has some good tech articles on his website that you might find interesting.  http://www.lous.ca

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