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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 01:47 PM
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Feet Cramping - Exersize?

Ok I am a veteren snowboarder - 10 plus years active but have been unactive for the last 8 years
Ht 5ft 10
Wt 180 lbs
Age 35
Regular stance
Mountain rider like to carve
In pretty good shape

I've read and reaserarched boots and gear. Tried lots on and purchased burton board ride bindings and k2 T1DB (double boa) boots

Also gear for my 4 year old (she is doing awesome)

Problem: On larger runs my arches are killing me
Bunny slope and small runs seem to be ok
After stopping @ bottom of hill pain goes away soon
New boots still breaking in
Doing normal carving down mtn
Boots fit snug and seem to fit right maybe little loose in heel on right foot but left foot great

I'm thinking age and out of practice (muscles weaker) is causing pain since I have the experience to push hard and carve hard
Muscles can't keep up with Experience

Does this sound right?
Any suggestions?
Extra padding?
Can the boots be heat treated?
Exersizes?

In store boots felt great

1st time on board - little tight - some pressure points - better after some use

Hopefully I didn't spend 300 for the wrong boots
Please tell me foot exersize and use will fix

Please help
(Sorry for spelling, using blackberry)

Thx
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:03 PM
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Well for me I was in a very similar situation, I didn't ride for maybe, 2-3 years or more. Going back in a had a lot of cramping.
I found the way to solve this was to buy fairly flexible boots, and not do with up too tight. It seems that if I tighten the liner up too much, I get the cramping. I would try keeping your boots very lose for a few runs, see if you still feel the cramping or not.

It could also be because you're using your feet too much to turn, instead of your weight. I am really in the same boat about the muscles but hey in a month it'll be all good!
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if your boots have insoles try taking them out. i did it with my burton jeremy jone boots and so far they been amazing and before they were killen my feet
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if your boots have insoles try taking them out. i did it with my burton jeremy jone boots and so far they been amazing and before they were killen my feet
my bro did the exact same thing and it resolved his cramping issues as well.
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i'm a noob. but i had the same prob, and found that it went away when i loosened my boots a little
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Well for me I was in a very similar situation, I didn't ride for maybe, 2-3 years or more. Going back in a had a lot of cramping.
I found the way to solve this was to buy fairly flexible boots, and not do with up too tight. It seems that if I tighten the liner up too much, I get the cramping. I would try keeping your boots very lose for a few runs, see if you still feel the cramping or not.

It could also be because you're using your feet too much to turn, instead of your weight. I am really in the same boat about the muscles but hey in a month
it'll be all good!

Please explain regarding using feet more thab weight?
I am use to using mainly my heels and toes...weight for balance and stoping power

Thx

Also losening don't seem to help much but using feet a lot
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Please explain regarding using feet more thab weight?
I am use to using mainly my heels and toes...weight for balance and stoping power

Thx

Also losening don't seem to help much but using feet a lot

Well when you're learning to ride people tend to try to shift the board using their feet, like twist the foot to force the board to go where they want. Doesn't sound like you though if you've ridden for 10 years.

I would give the boots several days to break in if they still hurt take em back.
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Ahhhh now I understand
Yeah I don't force them

Yeah I need to wear them around the house and hit the slopes more

Can only get out once a week

Thx for the info
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