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post #1 of 4
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I am new here and I am not sure if this goes in this forum or the general equipment forum.

 

I recently bought a pair of Nordica Jah Love boots and I have a few questions on basic adjustments.  The shops I visited did not seem to be too knowledgeable on this model, so I am not sure I received good info.  I thought I would be able to figure it out from the info that came with the boots.  But when I got them home I was pretty shocked to see that the tiny booklet from Nordica has basically no information.  The adjustments diagram section made IKEA's furniture assembly instructions look comprehensive.

 

On to my questions:

 

First, these are a big step up in stiffness for me, and at least for my first time out I want to soften them.  It says I can knock about 10 off the flex by removing one of the "rivets."  I assume this is talking about the two rivets along the back of the boot that attach the cuff to the rest of the shell.  If that is right, which rivet do I remove, the upper or the lower?

 

Second, can you give any general insight on adjusting the Quick Set Spoiler?  It looks like it is designed for both up/down movement and left/right or rotational movement.  What do the various directions do?  On one hand it seems like up would lessen the impact, and down would increase it, but I don't even know if that is right.  And I have no idea why I'd want to rotate it or move it left/right.

 

Third, what is the purpose of the Direct Drive spoiler attachment?  It says it is to stiffen the front of the boot.  Is that different than increasing the flex rating?

 

To the extent it is helpful, I did a shell fit and went with a 9UK/10US.  I wear a size 12 shoe.  I'm late 30s / 6' / 175 and just got back into skiing about a season ago after more than a decade off.  It's coming back to me, but I'd say I am maybe a weak type 7 skier at the moment.  I ski mostly SoCal groomers, blues for practice, blacks to test myself.  Skis are Salomon Tornados 173cm.

 

Thank you in advance for any insight.

post #2 of 4

On to my questions:

 

First, these are a big step up in stiffness for me, and at least for my first time out I want to soften them.  It says I can knock about 10 off the flex by removing one of the "rivets."  I assume this is talking about the two rivets along the back of the boot that attach the cuff to the rest of the shell.  If that is right, which rivet do I remove, the upper or the lower?

 

either,   remove both for 20+ softer, and if you loose some rebound, but like the flex, re-install the rivets and ask a boot fitter to soften the boot

 

Second, can you give any general insight on adjusting the Quick Set Spoiler?  It looks like it is designed for both up/down movement and left/right or rotational movement.  What do the various directions do?  On one hand it seems like up would lessen the impact, and down would increase it, but I don't even know if that is right.  And I have no idea why I'd want to rotate it or move it left/right.

 

see what feels best,   also it is removeable if that feels best.   just increases F lean of the boot, or fills up room for  a skinny leg.

 

Third, what is the purpose of the Direct Drive spoiler attachment?  It says it is to stiffen the front of the boot.  Is that different than increasing the flex rating?

 

makes it stiffer (and can be made to make the boot a bit taller on the leg.  again see what you like, what feels best.

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Thanks for all of the information!  I tried out the Jah Loves this weekend.  They fit pretty well, but were painful.  Not localized pain, but general foot ache.  I ended up unbuckling after each run and that seemed to work ok.  Is this a normal part of the break-in process?

 

Also, at the end of the day and the next few days my calves seriously ached in the back of the mid-calf region.  Is this a fitment issue, or a technique issue, or an out of skiing shape issue?  I have had normal aches before, but this was different.  Was I working too hard to flex the boot?

 

By the way, I left the quick set spoiler in to help fill space (I did not feel like I had too much forward lean), and I removed the top cuff rivet to soften the boot a bit (I might try to remove them both next time to see the difference).

 

Thanks again.

post #4 of 4

as it is a general all over tightness and is releived by unbuckling nthe boot it sounds very much like first day break in pain, it should get better in time

 

as for the calves, this could be boot fit, technique or fitness, most likely the latter two, make sure you stretch your calves lots so thye are not being put under too much tension when you are skiing

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