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Mounting question and Boot punch question
Okay so i recently picked up a pair of line chronics and am most likely going to drop them off tomorrow to have the bindings mounted. I know a lot of you will say to just center mount them, but if i don't plan on park skiing more than 1/2 of the time on the hill, is it worth it? What would be the pro's and con's of mounting it recommended (which on the chronics is a few cm back from center).
Second question. Last year i picked up a new pair of boots. I got some custom foot beds also and with them in, there is a slight pressure point at the top of my arch(foot guy said i have sumgglers feet cuz my arches are so fuckin big). I've also had a slight issue with both of my big toes pressing into the front of the boot a little too hard. I've got ingrown toenails so they become a pain in the ass when shoved into a pair of boots. Are those areas able to be altered a little bit? Or should i do anything before i decide to go and have them altered and punched a bit.
Thanks for all the advice guys.
The pleasure i get from getting blasted in the face with crystallized H2O while flying down a hill at stupid speeds is unreal.
Im not really an expert on boots but as for mounting, id go -2cm back. Center mount is another option if you have experience with riding centered before outside the park. Really you can do whatever feels best. Personally id go with center just because I'm fine with that, and i ski so much that i don't really feel a difference. Also it can depend where you ski. If you go to like Alta or something for sure go -2cm back.
SIP Elliot Shuster
The only time you should mount a ski centre in my opinion is if it's going to be purely used as a park ski or it's fully symmetrical (the Chronic is not symmetrical). -1 to -2cm back is a good spot to be for a mix of all mountain and park performance.
As for the boots take them to a good boot fitter. There's a lot you can do to boots and a boot fitter will be able to stretch and grind the shell to make more space. I also had problems with pressure on the top of my arch and cramped toes, it just took a bit of modifications to the shell to fix, not a big problem.
I like to ski with loose underpants or boxers on so my balls can swish around and chill.
I'd go -2cm personally.
As for the problem on your instep, doing a slight grind on the footboard can often drop your foot a mm or so to relieve pressure there. (just make sure the guy doing it is getting level, you don't adjust your leg alignment by having an unlevel footboard).
I'f you haven't already, heat moulding the liner with toe caps can help. But if you need more a punch on the toe box can be done pretty easily by most boot fitters.
Obviously something to mention is if the boots are salomon or atomic and have custom shell/memory fit you should get your bootfitter to utilise those before making any changes to the footboard etc
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