Hi, I have FT Hot Dogger 2011/12 (Flex 6) about 3 months. The boots are really great and suit me perfectly. But when I jump a few hours in a park or BC I always get pains in the left leg (I have marked the place of pains yellow on the picture in attachment). The pains are really bad and I cannot jump after that about a week or so. If I just ski without jumping I don’t get any pains. I have also noticed that sometimes I land a little bit wrong placing my weight back and not to the front. But I believe that such an expensive boot should protect my legs despite these mistakes… Why do I get these pains? What do you think is the problem? I love the boots and I really don’t want to change them. Maybe the change of the flex will solve the problem?
The problem is that the boot fitters work mostly with the boots which I don’t like. I would like to have the light boots with Shock Eraser… I got my Nordica today and they fit. I like them but I like FT more:) (the Nordica boots creak :)). I’ve paid for Ace of spades only 280€. And it’s a good price to get no more pain. I will fit the liner next days. I have tried the booster by FT, no result. But I will not sell my FT, I will try to find a solution. But I need the boots to jump without pain NOW (the next 4 weeks I will ski in Andorra and Austria) and I don’t have time to tune the FT boots. I will do it during the summer in snow park… Maybe I just use the liner from Nordica by FT boots ;)
I olso had a pretty similar situation. First I've bought the full tilt Classic 29,5 for only 99 euro which was a really great deal btw. I bought this boot while thinking it was around the same size as my older spk boots olso 29,5. After a full day at testing them at the indoor snowpark in The Netherlands (snowworld landgraaf) I've concluded that there too small but is was a matter of milimeters for my toes which hurt a bit too much. I've sold the boots for 170 euro here on NS, so nice profit. I knew that I only needed a halve size up and bought this years Seth Morissons boots for 180euro, this time size 30. The seths are a bit stiffer for freestyle (flex8) than the classics but doable.
They should arrive somewhere next week.
Got them tested and approved at the indoor slopes. I went from 29,5 to 30 so shell size goes up. Just out of curiosity is it possible to make your ski boots bigger if there to small?