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Old 02-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok been riding for a few years. I have never been able to find any level of comfort. its driving me nuts. going to try and explain it...
My set up...
LibTech Lando 160
Union Atlas Bindings
Nike LunarEndor boots ( I think they are a half size to big so have ordered a 11.5 to see if that helps)

So here is my issue/issues..... I was riding on a much stiffer boot (DC Judge) and had better what i thought control of the board. Had a ton of foot pain so went with a different boot. this was in about 6 inches of fresh powder. I was able to ollie and jump and control the board. I had my angles at 16 and -14 regular stance.

Last week I rode all week in much different conditions Very icy and hard pack. Had some boot fitment issues might have a bit to much room in my boot.

The snow was a lot faster and board was quick. I felt like my feet were fighting each other on the board. If that makes sense. Like I wanted to move my angles on the board while riding. I had to ride a lot more aggressive due to the conditions to get the board to bite down into the icy conditions. felt like i was whipping the back of the board around. Like my right foot was kicking out and i was over rotating the board. I changed my right foot angle to -2 to see if that would reduce it. It helped a bit but i was not comfortable doing any ollie or jumps on the board and just felt very uneasy.

Not sure if anyone could answer or chime in on this or if it even makes sense but man I felt like a complete N00b again on my board. I was falling and falling hard. I just could not get comfortable on the board at all.

Should I set it up differently? My feet felt very tired like i was working to hard with my feet. Will different angles help me to resolve some of this?

I am open to any suggestions. Thanks for any help..
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you have boot fitment issues.
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I think you might be correct.. I went a half size smaller and watiing for them to arrive. Its so hard to actually evaluate a boot without riding them. Hopefully the half size down does the trick for at least the boot fitment issue.. having flat feet doesn't help either.

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what size shoes do you wear?
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So this is what baffles me... When i measure my foot I am a 12... I wear a 13 skate sneaker... DC, DVS ect. I wear a 12 Dress shoe for work. I wear a 12.5 or 13 running shoe depending on brand.. :facepalm:

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sounds right... you in most cases should wear a smaller boot than your shoe... Generally most people wear improper fitting shoes becuase they more comfortable. (but offer little consequences)
where a nice comfy, loose, boot may result in all kinds of issues... Sloppyness, support is not in the correct location under your feet. rubbing etc...

Having a snowboard shop size / fit you is nice...
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also could very well be that your feet and nike boots dont mesh well together... like my feet and burtons... (instant numb pinky toes)
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Thanks zk0ot... Funny thing is I did have the shop fit me.. Why i paid full price for the boots. Figured i would just bite the bullet and put most of my foot issues to bed. They informed me that Nike was true to size and i should go with a 12. Of course that was the only size they had...

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sounds right... you in most cases should wear a smaller boot than your shoe... Generally most people wear improper fitting shoes becuase they more comfortable. (but offer little consequences)
where a nice comfy, loose, boot may result in all kinds of issues... Sloppyness, support is not in the correct location under your feet. rubbing etc...

Having a snowboard shop size / fit you is nice...
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Well most of the time when you buy snowboard boots, they will hurt the first few times out.

Case in example: I wear 9.5 sneakers. So I went out and got 9 thirtytwo focus boots.

Had them head molded, wore them around the house for a few days and went out to try them on the slopes. They were really tough to get into and within 2 hours my toes went numb. I knew these boots will be great as they packed in.

I went to REI and picked up superfeet hot red to give my feet some room because the stock insoles were really thick. Next time out, my feet were so happy as the boot started to pack out.
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I have tried a few different insoles for my boots. Have heat moldable ones in there now.. have tried superfeet blue and Remidy Medics. I have almost no arch so they end up hurting my feet. I just do use the Moldable ones for now.

Does adjusting the highback do anything from an angle stand point? Should I move them straighter to the board?
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