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12-05-2016 12:59 PM
wrathfuldeity you might think about shaving off a bit of the liner (shave the outside of the liner...put liner on and use a sharpie to determine the area) around said ankle bone or using a donut over said area... see

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...s-faq-etc.html
12-05-2016 11:54 AM
dave785 Yeah I'd also look into getting some bindings with canting
12-05-2016 06:05 AM
SkullAndXbones it could be the boots but try adjusting your front binding angle a few degrees forward or backward and see if that helps.
12-05-2016 05:32 AM
grintser Well, it seems like generally NO boots are fit for me if they're stiff enough. I don't think that Burton Imperials and DC Travis Rice have the same formation, so it's definitely the problem with my legs.
I've already called my local ski service, they told me they have a speical guy who adjusts boots to people's legs and that my problem is not unqiue. He adjusts not only the inner boot, but the external plastic one. In this bootfitting thread (unfortunately I haven't found one so I will greatly appreciate the link) do they discuss the same idea?
Online shop probably won't go for me, I live pretty far away from you guys
12-05-2016 04:35 AM
dave785 your boots don't fit. go post in the bootfitting thread. There's a creeper there with a foot fetish who'll ask for some pics of your foot, but once you pay that toll he'll point you in the direction of foot bliss (or perhaps his online store).

Another thing you can do is try reinforcing or adding padding to some of the areas that AREN'T pressured too much... this could offload the sensitive area by dispersing the pressure over a larger area. I was having trouble with my boots rubbing my arch too much, so I took out my liner and added some padding (to the outside of the liner, which would then be in between the liner and the boot) in a concentric circle around the affected area. Worked awesome.
12-05-2016 03:07 AM
grintser
Ankle bone pain in stiff boots - PLZ HELP!

Hi everyone!
Have a problem similar to the one described in this thread. I have recently tried to switch to stiff boots from the soft ones I wore my first 7 years of snowboarding. Last year I bought Burton Imperials and they were perfectly fine while putting on and walking around. For the first couple hours of boarding they were also very good, providing board control that I wanted etc. However later on I started to feel more and more pain in my ankle bones (those round ones that stick out from inside and outside of your ankle). By the end of the day I couldn't even walk around in my new boots. So I used the rent ones for the rest of my trip (they were softer and felt perfectly fine) and sold my Imperials in mid-season, thinking that probably the model wasn't right for me.
This year I bought DC Travis Rice and decided to try them out on the local slopes before going to the yearly mountain trip. And after a couple of slides I again started to feel the ankle bones... It seems like when I do turns, I press my ankle to the side of the boot. And if the boot is soft, it is okey, I just stretch it out. But if it is stiff and the outside is plastic, than I face a really firm pressure on my ankle bones and they do not seem to like it. I really don't want to give up on using stiff boots so I am trying to figure out, what can I do with my problem. May be I need to do some thermoforming with some kind of an onlay attached to my ankle bones? Or I need to do something with my ride technique, so I don't push my ankle so much to the boot... I would very much appreciate your help!
03-21-2011 05:42 PM
gauntlet09 Holy novel of an OP! I had to edit it and cut it in half...and it's still embarassingly long-winded! My apologies, rookie mistake.

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Originally Posted by Music Moves View Post
Since this was revived...

When I made the transition to BOA, I had to adjust to being able to get the BOA exactly the way I wanted it and sometimes I still don't dial it in the way I should.

I know that the bottom cables for my front foot have to be lot looser than for my back. Otherwise, I get ankle pain in my front foot and it's mostly from pressure against the ankle. If I dial it the way it should be, I'm fine.

You probably already found your comfort zone, but thought I'd drop this in case it can help anyone else...
^^^This^^^ Excellent reply! Also, I found it took a lot longer to break my boots in than I had anticipated (8-10 days or more).

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i have the same problem... my boots are Bonfire Blaze..any solutions?
Don't know the specifics of your boot, but for me once my boots were broken in and I got my "lacing" dialed in better (trial and error, a continuing saga), I haven't had nearly the ankle pain I was having! I also started wearing low-profile ankle braces, which help a little but not much. I'm still suspicious that the bindings being much wider than the boots has something to do with it.
03-21-2011 03:55 PM
Music Moves Since this was revived...

When I made the transition to BOA, I had to adjust to being able to get the BOA exactly the way I wanted it and sometimes I still don't dial it in the way I should.

I know that the bottom cables for my front foot have to be lot looser than for my back. Otherwise, I get ankle pain in my front foot and it's mostly from pressure against the ankle. If I dial it the way it should be, I'm fine.

You probably already found your comfort zone, but thought I'd drop this in case it can help anyone else...
03-21-2011 01:00 PM
howzcat i have the same problem... my boots are Bonfire Blaze..any solutions?
02-25-2011 04:33 PM
gauntlet09 The new boots are much stiffer. Thanks for the response, I'll give that a shot.
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