I got the Tom Wallisch Full Tilt Hotdoggers at the start of this season. At this point, I'm getting horrendous shin bang, and its been going on for the past month or so. I know that Full Tilts aren't miracle workers that will completely eliminate shinbang. The thing is that the jumps where I ski are very poorly made with pretty big lips that launch you up, but the landings are not angled enough. Add to that the fact that I overshoot the supposed "landing" most of the time because I'm afraid I'm not gonna clear it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce this by tightening the boots differently (I'm not sure if they should be loose or tight) or any other way? I'm going to Vail, Colorado in a week and I'm gonna cool it with the jumps and focus on powder/tree skiing, and I don't want to be in pain the whole time. Any suggestions guys?
I had a full tilt booter size 26.5 with awful shin bang and no toe bang.
went down to a 25.5 dalbelo rampage with no shin bang. but i had awful toe bang the first 4 times in them. Now they are great. I prefer a normal built tongue rather than the way intuition liners have the wrapped tongues
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shinbang is more of a matter of fit then boot. And the way u ride,
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yeah man its in an edit along with the helmet cam footage of dumont overshooting that jump, gads gap being blown up by ski patrol and andy and peps x-games runs on pow skis. -skiierman
i have technica agent 80's--they gave me awful shinbang until i bought these thigs idk what you call them but they reduce the gap between the tongue of your boot and your shin so its a much tighter fit which = less shinbang. I bought them at my local ski store and you can get them molded to your shin. i think its called the shinbang eliminator? check it out
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Nah I don't ski back seat, but now that I think about it, when I overshoot the landings, I really gotta absorb that shit. So much so, that my knees get bent to the point where my ass almost hits the ground or my Look pivot bindings come close to sexually harassing me. If I drop down onto flats without doing that, I feel like I might be putting my legs in danger of serious injury. Again, any tips (less trolls please).
Solid advice. My liners in my old boots were packed out, and the mold was very roomy anyways. So I went and tried on some other boots and ended up getting a boot that was 2mm narrower in the forefoot and 2mm shorter bootsole. So far, no shinbang, no toes hitting the end of the box, and my skiing feels way more in control.
Right boots make a huge difference. You didn't just buy Todd Wallnutz FTs cuz dey so fly did u?
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your boots are probably too big. Take em to a boot shop and see what they can do. They can give you custom foot beds which might help keep your foot in place and will give you shin pads that go on the inside of the boot and stop your shin from moving around as much but really you need boots that fit.
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