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02-24-2009, 06:00 PM #1
Softening up boots?
Done a bunch of skiing in the last little bit. My shins are killing me from the front of my boot. Is there any way to soften them up some? (They are still fairly new - maybe 20 days on them) - Will they soften up more with regular use?
Boots are Salomon Impact 10's
02-24-2009, 07:03 PM #2
my first thought is that the shin pain is not from stiffness but uneven pressure.
Take out any bolts from the spine of the boot
replace powerstrap with a booster strap
02-24-2009, 09:10 PM #3
I agree with Xtr.
the impact 10's have extra rivits, remove them
but I dont think that the stiffness of the boot is causing the shin pain...
Odds are, boots are too big. what is the shell fit like?
02-24-2009, 09:16 PM #4
They seem to fit well to me ? I got them fitted at Snow Covers in Vancouver...
I could probably tighten up the top buckle more (more from its position so I can close it more) - would that work?
02-24-2009, 09:44 PM #5
could be just the way you are riding them... not meant to be an insult, just a possibility.
02-24-2009, 10:14 PM #6
I know the last couple of days i've been riding a little backseat b/c of tip diving in my goats....working on fixing that issue...
I then seem to have some play in the cuff of the boot (some fore aft play). I'm going to try and snug them up a little and see if that works
thanks for all the suggestions
02-24-2009, 10:36 PM #7
Shave your shins. In the past, my first few days have involved my ski boots slowly ripping out my leg hair, which I equated to shin bang. This year, I did the experiment of shaving a strip and the result was no pain right from the season's start. My boots are Nordica Dobermann 150s so if stiff boots were going to do it, they would have done it.
Also, this is kind of obvious but worth mentioning. Do you tuck anything into your boots? Make sure you keep those long johns rolled up above your boots.
Alternately, I found that having a Booster Strap made my boots feel a lot more progressive and less like hitting a wall when flexing forward.
02-24-2009, 11:25 PM #8
2nd or 3rd the booster strap. Also, I have skinny legs, so it helped me a ton to add some foam to the back of the liner to take up some volume. Shell fit was fine, my lower leg was just not filling out the top of the liner well enough.Ride Fast, Live slow.
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02-25-2009, 06:57 AM #9
If you take bolts out of the back make sure you put some duct tape over the holes on the inside of the shell.If it's green, smoke it...if it's pink, poke it
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02-25-2009, 10:45 AM #10
My biggest problem with shin bang was from technique...I sucked. It resolved after going to Gardy camp (I still suck, but not so much.)
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02-25-2009, 11:38 AM #11Registered User
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it could be the boot too.....not everyones foot is made for every boot, for instance, i am skiing on tecnica diablo magma's and they are great, but when i tried on a tecnica dragon, the shins just flat out killed me right around the bottom of the shin.....
maybe the salomons arent the best boot for you