Great forum, i really like it. Thank you for helping us with our boot questions.
I have a question for you. It regards plug and semi-plug boots. I have looked for info on the subject but did not find anything i could use.
As you know, some plug and consumer plug boots have positive lateral cant built into the lower, like the Atomic RT Ti/CS, Nordica Dobermann WC/Pro, Lange RL12, Fisher plug. Some don't have it like the Tecnica Race R/ Pro, Salomon plug, Lange RL11. My question for you is this: do the boots that come with lateral cant built into the shell have an advantage over the boots that have a neutral lower? I can feel the difference between them from the moment i put my foot into the shell. However, i have not skied one yet. I also know that the boots which come with lateral cant also have some varus built in the bootboard.
My current boot works well for me. I am very satisfied with it, but it does not have lateral cant built into the shell.
Assuming that the geometry, flex and fit of a boot with lateral cant are good for me, do you think that it can have an advantage over the boot with a neutral lower?
I know that it would be best if i tried one on snow, but it is not simple. I would have to order it.
I know that some racers use boots that do not use the lateral cant, at least the plug offered to us, mortals. Perhaps their boots do have lateral cant. I do not know. There are many skiers using Tecnica and Salomon, including WC skiers.
I would use the boots primarily for carving. I like short to medium size turns. I ski on a small hill and i rarely ski GS turns, although i like them. My boots work really well, i can get good angles (inclination) at carving, but i always wonder how i would do with a boot with lateral cant.
Any thought are welcome.