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Huck_NorrisNo matter what you do, if you ski backseat you're gonna get shinbang... Maybe shim your heels to give you more forward lean?? I dunno man, maybe that's off base but you're clearly trying in the boot fit department so I can't fault you there! Perhaps your custom footbeds didn't give you enough forward lean though- if they had too flat a ramp angle that could happen. If this came about after you did that, I'd say that's probably your problem so go talk to the guys who made them and tell them what you're experiencing.
Just a thought. Good luck!
tomPietrowskiAre you completly sure they are the right size? Usually shin issues can occur with a boot which is a little big or does not fit well over te instep. When this is the case you may find you are not properly flexin the cuff and instead your banging into it before flexing occurs. As huck said placin the foot higher in the heel could possibly help. What type of footbeds do you have in the boots. Your foot may still not be in neutral whic is makin the issue worse. They are a pretty soft boot though so I would think it's a fit or simply a technique issue which means you can hopefully resolve it.
alastair.halwardWell I used to work in ellis brigham and got them fitted in there so if they're the wrong size then i would be very surprised. I have a very high instep so i'm sure that its not that there's too much space there. I have surefoot custom footbeds.
I've started landing with my feet more shoulder width apart which helps but as soon as i have a hard slam i'm done for the day.
alastair.halwardSorry i meant surefit, its been a long day haha.
I'm in the Milton keynes area.
FlyingnuggetI found some thick socks and cut them in half so they are like a face tube. I put it around my lower ankle which takes pressure off my upper shin. I also put insoles in my boots.
You can also buy thin soccer shin guards and wear them in your boots. They distribute the pressure over a greater surface area.
I know its hard to land clean when you're trying new stuff. Last year I landed really back seat and it felt like my shins broke.
rtl32That is a horrible idea.
Putting a tube sock around your lower ankle s only masking the problem. Additionally, you should never wear thick socks in your boots. In fact if you are fitted well and are able to have good circulation, you shouldn't even get cold in them, ever.
If you have enough room to put shin guards in your boots you need to downsize.
As usual, landing back seat will give you shin bang in ANY pair of boots.