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01-18-2014 02:17 AM
schuyler ha.

the advice is to keep an open mind about it.

im glad you've found things that work for you though
01-17-2014 02:07 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by schuyler View Post
that is incorrect. keep guessing
Guessing? I walk ~15miles a day on concrete, have sustained a spiral tib/fib fracture to my right leg and had a full rupture and surgical reattachment to my left achilles tendon. I've had more discussions about these things than about anyone who isn't ACTUALLY a doc or PT/OT. But whatever. Do what's comfy for you, I don't really care. But I'd caution others against your advice, e-expert that you must be.
01-17-2014 11:03 AM
schuyler that is incorrect. keep guessing
01-17-2014 08:45 AM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by schuyler View Post
mr deacon,

everyones feet are different and "require" varying amounts of support. possible repercussions of having 'no support' is completely subjective depending on the person
You're right about everyone's foot being different, however the only difference in the repercussions is the amount of time before a person's foot starts to break down. Eventually, they'll wish they would have had that support. But I'm sure their chiropractor and podiatrist will appreciate the business.
01-16-2014 11:03 PM
2hipp4u
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
don’t get me started... A shop kid fixing my angles to +/- cos „it’s better“ although I told him my +/+ angles, a shop kid not able to find out how to remove the footbed of my bindings, a tent guy forgetting to tighten 3 of 4 screws, a shop guy claiming to be the local split wiki telling me that it’s impossible to use a split binding on a solid, a shop guy telling me girls can’t ride this and that board, a shop kid telling me they sell splits but no split bindings cos solid bindings do better, the x shop guys holding a board next to me checking the tip-chin level to check if the size is correct, the shop kid I asked for a stiff aggressive freeride board and he grabbed a burton lip-stick (“this one has a nice color, ain’t it?”), a shop guy putting two left bindings in the box when I was buying a pair, a tent guy insisting that this 145 will be perfect for me and then the sales guy insisting that this 162 split will be perfect for me (it was the last one on stock)
this are some of the ones I remember from ’13 season
I think you got started, pretty funny stuff but also sad that there are so many new boarders who get shit advice. This is a big reason why small mom and pop shops in any kind of business fail. I dont feel sorry for any of the cheap bastards when they go under.
01-16-2014 10:46 PM
schuyler mr deacon,

everyones feet are different and "require" varying amounts of support. possible repercussions of having 'no support' is completely subjective depending on the person
01-16-2014 09:10 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by schuyler View Post
who really cares if you've gotta take out the footbed to get a better fit? my brother has done that and he couldn't be happier. haters are gonna hate though...

sounds like the salesperson might have left out a part of the solution..

rather than buying new thin insoles like some have already suggested here, you can pull a pair of innersoles out of an old pair of athletic shoes and swap em for your new insoles. once the boot packs out/breaks in a bit, put the new innersole back in if you want/can/need.
Because if you're removing the shitty footbed that comes stock with your boot, you are offering your foot no support at all.
01-16-2014 09:09 PM
sleev-les
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Originally Posted by schuyler View Post
who really cares if you've gotta take out the footbed to get a better fit? my brother has done that and he couldn't be happier. haters are gonna hate though...

sounds like the salesperson might have left out a part of the solution..

rather than buying new thin insoles like some have already suggested here, you can pull a pair of innersoles out of an old pair of athletic shoes and swap em for your new insoles. once the boot packs out/breaks in a bit, put the new innersole back in if you want/can/need.
Once the boot packs out it will be fine... Didn't mean to make it sound like the boot was too tight (especially being new and not broken in), but in the same was wishing for just a little more room at the toe.. Thats when the guy mentioned this method... Either way, I just picked up a set of Remind insoles a couple of minutes ago...... and another jacket lol....
01-16-2014 06:02 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Another method I've heard, (...and personally checked myself with.) is the step method. Don't tell them what you're doing, just have them stand in front of a set of steps and tell them to step up when ready. Which ever foot they lift for the first step is their back foot. The logic being you kepp your dominant, balancing foot on the ground to keep yourself steady while lifting your other foot. When I've used this, I usually have them do it 3-4 times. Just to see if they change feet. So far no one has.

I've noticed that more than 95%+ times I will start up steps with my R foot. I ride regular, L foot forward.
I start em with my left, and ride regular.
01-16-2014 05:58 PM
schuyler who really cares if you've gotta take out the footbed to get a better fit? my brother has done that and he couldn't be happier. haters are gonna hate though...

sounds like the salesperson might have left out a part of the solution..

rather than buying new thin insoles like some have already suggested here, you can pull a pair of innersoles out of an old pair of athletic shoes and swap em for your new insoles. once the boot packs out/breaks in a bit, put the new innersole back in if you want/can/need.
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