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FT Hot dogger help...
Hey so i just got hot doggers by tom wallisch and i got bad shin bang a couple days ago. People say that this is because of the cable cover.. That the cable cover messes up the natural flex of the boot. Is this true? If so is there any way to keep the cable cover on and still get the normal flex?
did you have them fitted properly? and i dont mean to be this guy but search bar could be your best friend there are some great shin bang posts on here. and make sure the boot is tight against your shin.
"speed is your friend"
The cable cover does not mess with the flex of the boot...people just want a excuse for their shinbang. However, it does make the cables go in a weird position if you're not careful (sometimes the cables get too close together and end up and the same groove in the tongue...if you want to keep the cover on you need to be careful to make sure the cable always goes in the proper place). What's giving you shinbang is backseat landings and skiing, you need to make sure to always ski and land with your knees inline over your toes. The main reason I see this most commonly is from trying to afterbang by just leaning back, this cause a ton of stress on your shins and causes shinbang. When you land, if you want to afterbang you still need to keep your shins against the front of your boot and your knees over your toes. Also, when just skiing around, just make sure to stay in a "natural skiing stance"...i.e. knees over toes, weight forward, ect.
I've noticed a lot of kids lately that either never learned how to ski properly and just went for trying to look good in the park, or just completely forgot how to ski while they're learning park...and then complain about shinbang or snow conditions (I'm not kidding...I've had kids ask for the park to be groomed on a 20" powder in CT...something we never get). So this is kinda a sore subject for me, so sorry if I sound like a dick, I by no means am accusing you of not knowing how to ski...I'm simply explaining the #1 most common way to get shinbang.
Full tilts do not cure shinbang
The cable cover doesn't affect the flex of the boot, and Full Tilts wont cure shin bang. If you want to stop shin bang, make sure the boot isn't buckled too loose or too big, and dont land backseat. Also, if a boot is too stiff (or too soft), you can get shinbang.
Ok thanks guys
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