Proper alignment is critical, so Howard includes a FREE boot alignment analysis for his students.
Expert boot fitters will check out how your lower body is influenced by your boots. This analysis is free and you are
under no obligation to buy anything. However, if problems occur or changes are recommended then you will have the option to
have those changes made.
The analysis will asses how your body and leg shapes work with your boot and ski combination.
The goal is to ensure that when you are in a neutral position you will stand and ski on two FLAT skis. Flat skis are essential
for upper level skiing. Flat skis make turn initiation easier and equalizes both sides of your body. If one ski is slightly
angled then it will affect your skiing.
Most people have one leg different from the other and usually, this goes
unnoticed. But modern skiing equipment is designed to be used when both skis are flat and a degree or so difference in a leg's
alignment will be felt by the skier.
Some people have noticeable differences in their legs - from knock knees
to bow legs. Again, these conditions can be accommodated to place the boot & ski in a flat position while standing comfortably.
Consequently, the skis will work better.
Canting is generally referred to as corrections made to
the equipment to provide proper knee alignment in relation to the ski boot mid-line.
There are several different
options for achieving this. Each case is unique so a thorough analysis is required, as is a custom insole.
The key to an enjoyable ski outing is properly fitted ski boots.
There are several factors
involved in getting a good fit.
BootDoctors will bring all these factors together to give you the best possible
They also offer several custom services using state-of-the-art technology and equipment for those who want
the ultimate custom boot fit.
Or footbeds, are molded directly to your feet.
are recommended for anyone who owns a ski boot.
Custom insoles are designed to address several issues within a ski boot.
The main goal is to keep the foot in a neutral position. This helps with overall alignment, and prevents pressure
points from developing on the foot.
Another benefit is reduced foot motion - the foot doesn't slide forward or
backward and doesn't twist from side to side.
This means the liner can mold more precisely to your foot, resulting
in greater control and power to the ski.
Your feet are much more comfortable and also warmer by maximizing blood
Fore-Aft balance basically refers to one's center of gravity in relation
to the tip and tail of the ski (the front-to-back balance rather than side-to-side).
The entire boot, ski, and
binding system influence this balance.
BootDoctors will analyze your current boot setup and suggest corrections
The custom services above are just a few of the services BootDoctors provides. They also offer heat
systems and custom boot modifications.
have a highly trained and experienced staff to assist you with any boot issues you may have. Get your boots fitted there and
see why they are the choice of more ski professionals in Telluride than any other shop.
CLICK HERE to go to their web site.
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HOW IT WORKS!
Because of BootDoctor's reputation, they can
be very busy and
sometimes getting enough time with a bootfitter can be a challenge.
Howard will give you
a business card identifying you as one of his recommended students.
When you arrive at BootDoctor, show Howard's
and be confident that you will receive the best attention.
You must visit BoorDoctor
in regular clothes so that a
clear view can be made of your legs from the knee down.
This might include
loose pants which can be rolled up,
or shorts, or dresses etc. A changing area exists .
Bare legs are recommended
but hose is ok.