one simple question so i can start off the ski season well; what kind of socks should i wear while skiing to limit shinbang? does it make a difference if my socks stop at the ankle or go up to my knee? advice would be appreciated.
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Wear sock that go past where your boot stops to avoid uncomfortableness and rash's
and stop landing back seat for shinbang
Sammy Carlson told me if you land with you hand in front of you it totally eliminates shinbag.
Its a coaching technique, you use some thing simple in your posture like hand positions. If you force your hands in front of you when you land you will find that the rest of your body is going to follow, it natural. They say the same thing when your racing, if you punch your hands down the hill like you want them to go through the finish first then your whole body will want to lean forward more
Sometimes i think that my life is a dream,, and i wonder whose it is,, and if they're enjoying it..
imo, ankle socks bunch up on me and give me blisters.
so i wear long socks that are even a little longer than the whole boot. ski socks. and some even have added material around the shins. i also dont really like the feeling of the boot bare on just my shins.
I've got a pair of Burton snowboard socks, which is what I use on those really cold days. They're padded in the shins and heel and thinner around the toes. Although the last two seasons, I found I didn't need to wear them at all.
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They don't need to be anything fancy, as long as they're taller than your boot cuff and NOT 100% cotton. The height is obvious and has already been explained. Cotton absorbs moister, and, contrary to popular belief, doesn't breath well. Cold nor not, your feet will sweat when you ski. With cotton, sweat is absorbed by the sock rather than transferred to the liner causing the fibers to expand. The sock will no longer fit correctly and will tend to bunch up, creating pressure points.
With a different material the sock won't expand, it will stay fitted to your foot, your skin will be able to breathe and you will be much more comfortable. Polyester-spandex blends are a good choice as they transfer moisture well, retain little of it and have good elasticity.
Hope that helps.
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