I bought a Pair of 09 Salomon Kaos boots (to get rid of shin-bang) and I have had numerous adjustments to them and I still get shin-bang, and it is EXTREMLY hard to ski now. I thought these boots were suppose to be 'the cure' but it turns out they are not. I am probably going to order some Booster Staps, I read in a bunch of the shin-bang forums that they are suppose to help. Does anyone have the same problem with these boots? Got any tips? (btw, please don't suggest new boots, because thats out of the question). Karma will be awarded!
get booster straps then read this thread
basically push out the rivets in the back of your boot that connect your normal power strap. put your booster strap in place then re rivet it and adjust it to your fit.
heres a little more info on how they should fit
do you have scrawny little chicken legs? if so, pad the shit out of the tongues so they actually wrap your shin. put pads on the sides of the front of the tongue to make it more v-shaped so there's even pressure all around your leg. that will help distribute the pressure better. between that, booster straps, maybe some side pads to hold your foot in place in that bucket of a boot, and strengthening your legs, you should be ok.
you could just take a rolling pin to your shins preseaon to kill the nerves and not have to worry about shinbang anymore, but that's probably a little much. just simple crap like doing to raises when you're sitting on the couch watching tv or at the computer or whatever will help to build up the muscle around your shins.
really I find that it has a lot more to do with whether or not the boot fits right. I used to get horrible shinbang till I got properly fitting boots, and now I get no shinbang even though I still land backseat a bunch....
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Tap your feet a lot, like when you are sitting in a chair (I donno school, home, work, whatever) it directly strengthens the muscles. So, keep your heels on the ground, and lift your toes, (like your playing a bass drum) and just do it over and over and over. You will feel it in the "shin bang spot". This helped me out a lot. A combination of this, and my properly fitting boots (FT!) eliminated my shin bang.
you can get shinbang in any boot, yes booster straps may help, and yes you should try and avoid landing back seat, but the only way to fully avoid or cure shinbang is through strengthening your shin muscles. You probably have shin splints, so start tapping your toes when you are sitting watching tv or get some retention cords.