I've been riding in some full tilt booters this season and I have liked them a lot so far. No shinbang problems or anything like that, but one thing about them seems a little odd to me. To get them feeling good to ski in, I have to pretty much crank the buckles all the way down. This sometimes puts some strange pressure on my calf. I don't think they're to big for me though because my toes touch the front. Is this normal? Also, would Boosters help this problem? Im about 6'1" 140 pounds so what Booster should I get? Thanks.
Came to gear talk to make a thread about the same thing.. My boots fit me well in length and my foot, but I have about an inch of clearance on the top even with the top buckle as tight as it can go and the strap pulled tighter than it should be.
I am pretty skinny (6'0" 118 lbs) but still..
A Booster isn't going to get rid of ahi banged your leg doesn't fill out the boot. When you have shinbang with a normal strap it's because the strap doesn't flex. A Booster will stretch when you land, easing the problems of a rigid strap.
i have this problem as well and im not crazy skinny (5'7" 155) and i had the boots fitted but i feel like there is to much room where the cuff of my boot is and my shin, i dont get shin bang but i think it would be better if it were tight.
Same thing with me. My boot fits perfectly too. On park days or just for riding around I don't have this problem as much but on pow days damn! It started to hurt in the same place over and over so at the bottom of every run I'd loosen my boot and put the buckle up until I got to the top so my foot could relax a little
a good boot-fitter can create/shape foam pads and glue them on to your liner to help take up the space between the liner and the cuff. this will allow you to have a snug fit without having to crank the buckles so tight that they create a pressure spots on your leg.
Boosters may help a bit but by cranking the boosters tight your top buckle will basically become obsolete. Take them to a fitter. everyone's legs are different and you can't just "hit the gym" to build monster calves.
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