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New boots or skis for shinbang?
I have some shin bang that runs on the outside of both my shins. This Wednesday I have cash for either new boots or skis. So here's the thing...
My current skis are way to small for me and cause I like jumps they wheelie out like crazy. They are also super squirelly and I really dislike them. I demoed faction 3s they other day and instantly I was landing centered and felt way better, more stable etc....
But I went to the boot fitter, and he thought my boot was to big for me and also he said the footeds where crap as they have no arch.. My heel lifts out the boots but if I crank it real tight I can feel the flex of the boot a bit more and have little movement with shins against the tounge. He suggested a much smaller boot boot and a way better footed.
So my question is what should I go for? On one hand if I get bibby pros or something this paycheck I would ride way more centered, while having to put up with (average?) boots. Or should I drop 800 on new boots from this boot fitter. Which I would say be an improvement on my current ones.
About me: 85kg, 6ft type 3.
Current boot 100 flex (he suggested a boot with 130 flex)
My ski is 177cm fatypus m5 with a lot of early rocker.... The ski that I skied was 186 cd3.0 which was significantly better than my current.
Wall of text I know, but any advice would be appreciated!
**This thread was edited on Dec 16th 2018 at 3:48:31pm
Boots first. They're way more important.
LineSkierBoots first. They're way more important.
Get your boot game dialed in. I was having problems skiing skis that I'm pretty used to because my boots were a fucking mess. Once I go those dialed in I was rallying
Get the boots sorted out first, so when you get new skis you won't have to remount the bindings for a smaller boot size
Boots easily. And then just land better. Rollerblade in the off season (as in tricks and such) and you'll learn real fast to land on your feet because you don't have tips and tails to land on.
If you have the money this Wednesday for one thing go with some boots. Skis won’t help shin bang and you can find cheap skis pretty easily through forums or other places online but you won’t be able to get a cheap pair of boots as easily (that work well).
Invest in new boots, not skis. I’d rather have shitty skis with super comfortable and performance capable boots than good skis with boots that hurt most of the time. Cause right now I’m goin thru that. When my feet aren’t hurting it’s great, otherwise it hinders my skiing so much and makes it less enjoyable.
Boots for sure. Bigger skis will only make your boot problems worse due to more leverage.
Good boots then spend rest of the cash on a used pow ski bang bang
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