Hey everybody, wondering if anybody has Haglund's deformity and if you guys have any boot fitter's you went to that helped solve your problems. Would really appreciate the recommendation. (Looking for anywhere in the mid-atlantic, North East as far as VT/NH, or SLC area.)
About 5 years ago living in mammoth, I was using Salomon's Ghost 100's which had an awful design where the baseplate part of heel was soft so it would absorb landings.. Well, if you landed switch with enough force, your heal would sink and absorb the landing but then it would create more space inside the boot and my heals in turn would slam the back part of the boot every time I landed switch. At that time, I was skiing Mammoth's bigger jump section and so the force was great enough that the fluid-filled sac (bursa) in between my achilles tendon and heel bone became inflamed and created a bony enlargement on the back of both my heal's and is now very sensitive in ski boot's especially.
It really sucks and I haven't been able to ski the same since. It is painful every time I ski, and I normally just take a bunch of Advil, try not to land switch as much, absolutely don't butter, and push through the pain.
At the moment, I am skiing in Atomic's Hawx Ultra 120 which i modified to have the 130 flex. It is one of the few boots that work for me that won't break my bank and after one of the boots pretty much blew up on me in the park, Atomic sent me brand new one's so I'd like to stick with them for now. I am using stock liners and will probably get some intuition liners to see if that helps at all.. Have been meaning to get them any way.
Any recommendations of your trusted boot fitting experts would be much appreciated!