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Alignment - Lucky

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Thread Starter 
Lucky, you mentioned in another thread, that you knew several alignment specialists in the area many who have turned out to be "smoke and mirrors guys". This would indicate that some of them are not "smoke and mirrors guys". Kelly Timmons made me foot-beds last year and they were great. When I asked him about alignment he didn't really seem interested. So my question is, who are the 'good' alignment folks in the area that you've come to know? I'd sure appreciate a recommendation from you and any other PNWers around.<FONT size="1">

[This message has been edited by BobT (edited May 18, 2001).]</FONT>
post #2 of 6
Bob T. I would rather talk to you off site about this.
post #3 of 6
Lucky- If PNW means Pacific Northwest, i.e. Portland area or so let me know too.

jyarddog@spiritone.com

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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Jyarddog, by PNW I did mean Pacific Northwest.

Lucky, I'm just checking in briefly as am down in SoCal and just have a couple of minutes but from the little I've read here sounds like a few things are a little out of control. I'll get in touch when I get back to town. Thanks.
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Lucky, can you contact me at bobtjust@home.com . I'm really interested in a good alignment contact.<FONT size="1">

[This message has been edited by BobT (edited June 02, 2001).]</FONT>
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BobT,

As a former resident of southern California, I have not heard of a qualified alignment specialist. There are some at Mammoth that claim to be. I have talked to one of the leading shops and they, in my opinion, do not have a clue to what alignment and foot beds are about. I looked at one of their footbeds and it was solid cork. They are proud of the fact it locks your feet up like a cast. In skiing, feet need to be able to articulate in order to maintain balance. Balance is achieved by two muscle groups along the tibia that are co-contractors. One set contracts and the other extends. Lock out one of theses from functioning properly and balance is compromised. Moreover, proper alignment must be have on-snow varification capabilities. Alignment can only be achieved by on-snow analysis, indoor measurements and then on-snow verification of the process.

As a note, I spoke with the head tech and La Canada Sports Chalet about canting. They won't do it under any circumstance. They say it jeopardizes their product liability insurance.

RH <FONT size="1">

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