Originally Posted by MchanicalPnguin
my heel is completely off the bottom of my boot and my question is can this be effecting my ride? I can do s turns all day but very slowly, but if I try to carve at all I feel out of control and feel like my feet aren't secure.
I'm in the process of buying a new pair of boots but I'm just wondering if how your boots fit can effect your progression?
Most definitely, poor fitting boots can affect your riding and heel lift is one of the most common problems (control-wise, at least)
You can try J-bars, ankle wraps, etc. to snug up the fit, but if you bought the boots used, then I'm going to guess that you didn't try on anything else.
Do a search on here for buying boots, there are several threads with good shopping advice.