ski bootfitter

  1. Mike Thomas

    Boot fitting in a world with covid-19

    What are you expecting to experience being fit for boots going forward? What protective measures are you expecting to receive as a customer? What protective measures are you willing to accept to keep the staff safe? Will covid-19 make you more likely to shop online and fit yourself at home? How...
  2. Leg-Length Discrepancy Fixes

    Leg-Length Discrepancy Fixes

    Back in ’89, I broke my right tib/fib. I fell at Hunter, slid through a wood snow fence, and over some vertical terrain. I sat up at the bottom with my legs straight out in front of me, thinking how lucky I was to not have been hurt; that was when my right Sollie SX91 flopped over. Happily...
  3. Claymore76

    Boots and ski width and race performance

    Howdy, all. I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping someone who is more gear-savvy can answer. I've been running NASTAR at Sunapee this season. Been having a good time, and seeing some progress. Dropped from a mid-40s handicap to (very) high 20s so far, and would love to see if I can't get...
  4. asolo

    Nordica Dobermann GP 130 and other questions

    I am looking for feedback on Nordica Dobermann GP 130 as a "recreational race" (masters racing) boot. The boots seem to fit me pretty well, maybe need an extra couple of millimeters of width in the forefoot. If I settle on these, I'll see a bootfitter to make adjustments. I would like to get...
  5. AmyPJ

    Alignment Analysis?

    My alignment is off. Not in the shop when being measured, not with fluffy new liners, but when I'm out on the snow. I feel it the most when running straight on a cat track, or any flat area. My left ski is running flat (according to video, etc.) but when it's flat, my left hip is rotating...
  6. C

    Taos bootfitter for a complicated case?

    Ok, two complicated cases - sisters! My girlfriend and I, along with her sister and some other family members, are heading out for some Taos days in Feb. Whether she knows it or not she's getting boots fitted when we get there. I just can't take another day of going out to the ski hill with...
  7. R

    Boot Fitting Failure

    Hey Guys, Looking to level-set. I brought my tried and true alpine boots in for a slight punch on my sixth toe (five-year-old Rossignol Experience 120s) and the fitter took them in. A couple of days later they asked me to come in to sign a waiver which I didn't think much about, and two days...
  8. SnowCountry

    Footbeds - required or frivolous upsell?

    Went to look at new ski boots today. Found a nice pair at a local ski shop that fit real nice. Salesman wanted me to buy a pair of Sidas 3Feet insoles (he called them footbeds). Cost is $50 plus tax. I don't know anything about these. Wondering if they are necessary, or if this is an upsale...
  9. Fuller

    Boot techs in Dillon?

    There should be a lot of them but I would like to get a recommendation from Pugski if I can. My problem is that I changed boots from my old Tecnica Mach 1 110 MV to Tecnica Mach 1 120 LV last year. The fit felt great at first and my skiing was much better but after a couple of weeks I needed...
  10. S

    Duplicating a custom foot bed?

    OK, I know making a fresh one that work right is an art form. I’m reasonably fortunate to have one that seems to work well. It’s been like 10 years. It now has lots of cracks on the bottom part from being removed and put back into the boot shell many many times. Though the “shape” part of the...
  11. L&AirC

    You Drive Three Hours to See a Bootfitter!?!

    That’s the comment back to me when I said how long the drive I was going to be making in a few days. Right after saying it, the person made a face like I was trying to pound in a nail with a laptop. The face that lets you know they fully believe you lack the mental capacity to be unsupervised...
  12. H

    Please explain what happens when boot shells are punched or heat molded

    To clarify my question, what happens to the boot volume when the lower shell is deformed by punching or heat molding? If the volume stays the same and punching out the forefoot width will end up reducing the height in that same area, then the new set of Rossignol Allspeed Pro boots, with 100 mm...
  13. mxracer317

    Boot flex and too tight?

    Started skiing when I was 2 years old and made the grievous sin of switching to snowboarding when I was 14. That was 25 years ago, and I finally realized the errors of my ways. LOL I was able to get back on the blue's no problem and have been doing a few black diamond's. It's like riding a...
  14. Analisa

    I still haven't experienced a magical bootfitting

    I just got my first pair of inbound boots after 3 years of monogamy with my Dynafit Mercuries - a pair of Tecnica Mach1 LV Pros. Hot damn! I feel like I bought being a better skier! They're snug in all the right places yet insanely comfortable (especially after adding some ankle padding to one...
  15. Noodler

    Boot canting options

    Looking for thoughts/opinions on the available boot canting options. I think this is a complete list: Plane the boot sole (on a jointer or belt), plate it, then route the lugs Use thin canting strips between the plates and boot sole, then route the lugs Use canted plates, then route the lugs...
  16. M

    Foot flare/leg length/heel shim/cant

    Hello, I am a Mammoth ski patroller of 11 years and have been struggling with finding a fix for my imbalance. Resources are limited in this area and it’s been hard to get solid answers... Problem: my right leg reached a point of feeling almost useless while skiing. It was hard to impossible to...
  17. asolo

    Should I go with a narrow boot and stretch ("punch")?

    I am looking for a boot with Dynafit inserts, which limits my choices quite a bit. At this point I pretty much have narrowed it down to the Tecnica Cochise 120. The fit, however, is definitely too narrow in the forefoot of my right foot. The left foot is... bearable. I do like a snugger fit...
  18. S

    Any modifications to ease boot entry

    Hello all: Last season we went to the local quality ski specialty shop and I bought my oldest son some Atomic Hawx 110. He was a senior in High School and didn't seem to be growing much and wanted to progress his skiing. The boots fit well then but were slightly difficult to get on each...
  19. S

    Bootfitter in Summit County Colorado?

    I’m in need of new boots. My current pair worked well enough, albeit not quite perfect. But the liner is beyond packed out. I can almost feel the shape of the outer shell. (I got it in Killington. Then a critical readjustment was done in Snowmass. Unfortunately, when I went to Aspen again, it...
  20. asolo

    Too much toe volume

    I am an intermediate advancing skier (5'9", 150). I am looking at Tecnica Mach1 MV 120 boots. I have skied a few days in these boots. The fit and stiffness seem more or less okay. I have tried removing one stiffness control bolt and did not like it. I think if anything, I want stiffer. One...
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