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Trying to get my weight forward in Speedmachine 130s

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I posted a question about newly purchased Nordica Speedmachines in the gear section. I guess I should have posted it here. I can’t get my weight forward in this very comfortable boot.

 

I saw a local boot fitter and he said there was a way to correct the problem and get my weight forward but he would not tell me because I didn't buy from him. I bought on line at half the price and he is angry about that. I saved over $400.00 by doing so and even though I want to support local businesses I could not justify spending an extra $400.00 on the fixed income of a retired person.

 

Would heel lifts or anything help. I have been skiing the boot for three days now and I am getting better on them but still feel I need to get more forward.

 

I do have them set at the 120 flex and love the fit of this boot. I have never had such a comfortable boot. Any help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks again,

 

adkron

post #2 of 5

try adding some padding to the back of the liner, or a small heel lift and see what that does for you.  

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Thanks, I have ordered heel lifts but will add some padding tomorrow while I wait for the lifts.

adkron

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I posted a question about newly purchased Nordica Speedmachines in the gear section. I guess I should have posted it here. I can’t get my weight forward in this very comfortable boot.

 

I saw a local boot fitter and he said there was a way to correct the problem and get my weight forward but he would not tell me because I didn't buy from him. I bought on line at half the price and he is angry about that. I saved over $400.00 by doing so and even though I want to support local businesses I could not justify spending an extra $400.00 on the fixed income of a retired person.

 

Would heel lifts or anything help. I have been skiing the boot for three days now and I am getting better on them but still feel I need to get more forward.

 

I do have them set at the 120 flex and love the fit of this boot. I have never had such a comfortable boot. Any help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks again,

 

adkron

 

Based on that bootfitters attitude I wouldn't think you will be buying your next boots from him either! Even if he does know all the 'secrets".

 

Chapter 7 at this website has some information that might help you work through and solve your problem http://tinyurl.com/2859fpb Let us know how it works out.
 

post #5 of 5

Not being able to stay forward can be caused by not enough forward lean or ramp angle, but it can also be caused by too much ramp.  Don't be afraid to try both, one will almost certainly fix the problem. 

 

To experiment with reduced ramp you can put a 3-4mm shim on the AFD and jam your boot in.  Please don't miss the jam in the last sentence.  This method is for quick experimentation only as it greatly reduces or eliminates toe lateral release.  Once you have determined if it helps.  Remove the shims.  If it helped have lifts placed under the toe of your bindings or added to your boots.

 

Lou

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