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I HAVE A QUESTION.
i have spks and i want to know if you are supposed to tighten them so that you shin goes all the way to the front past the spandexy stuff?
Let’s assume that you’ve bought your boots from a good shop and that they fit, like mine do. But you can still get shin bang. The idea is to minimize both impact and friction against your shins. Here are a few cures:
1. The Quick Fix: Shove a beer coozie down the front of your boot. Make sure it’s not too thick and surrounds the affected area with a moat of softness. If it’s too small it’ll only intensify and focus the pain. Cut it to fit if you have to. The sponginess will reduce impact, but the friction could still remain. Apply one layer of duct tape to the inside of the coozie to make it slippery against your ski sock.
2. Shave your Shins: Girls, you’re fine. For men and girls from the Kootenays, shave the lower leg to reduce abrasion within the sock.
3. Buy a Pad: Uli the shop guy stuck on a quarter-inch-thick silicone pad. It didn’t have a name so let’s just call it Paddy. I’ve never seen it in North America, though a thin, silicone insert will work. You know that aisle in the drug store with the Dr. Scholl’s stuff for your shoes? By something that’s spongy, sticky on one side (for your shin) but not too thick. Apply directly to your bare shin, carefully put the sock over top, then gingerly slip it into your boot. Ahhh.4. Booster Strap: Buy one. This won't cure your shin bang—it's more of a preventative. The elastic, stretchy strap replaces your power strap and allows you to move with your boot rather than smash into it the front of it with every turn