More scratches on inside of left boot than right boot ?

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  1. Ptrqc

    Ptrqc Booting up Skier

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    Hi,

    Just got in a new pair of boots, which made me notice after a few days of skiing that the insides of my boots scratch faster on my left boot than on the right (almost none on the right).

    Scratches are of course from ski-boot contact: wondered what this might say about my skiing technique (and what I could do to improve).

    Typically ski 72 to 84 wide waisted skis, keeping a wide stance carving on piste and bringing feet together when in moguls/bumps.
     
  2. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    I’ll let the possible technique issues up to the instructors but my question would be if you have ever had your boot alignment checked and boots canted, if needed? If not that may be a possibility.
     
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  3. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    I’d guess you are right foot dominant and slower to release your right ski into turns
     
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  4. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yup. Get alignment checked.
     
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    Ptrqc

    Ptrqc Booting up Skier

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    Yes, right foot/leg is certainly dominant: will pay more attention to tranistion quicker to left when turning.
     


  6. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    You need to release the right ski into the turn as you begin to pressure the left, not after.
     
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