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04-28-2011 05:22 PM
sook Did you change the angles or the width, or both?
04-28-2011 05:14 PM
Shteff I had something similar and found by changing my stance it eased the pain in my feet. Basically it was putting too much pressure on certain areas on my feet and legs and making them sore as hell!
04-27-2011 01:08 PM
sook ^ You bring up a good point. OP, what Ride boots do you have? How old? How many days on them? I was kinda assuming that these were worth trying to salvage. I think its wasteful when my friends have 30 days on two year old gear and decide they need brand new stuff, but if you're riding bargain basement Rides, then a new pair might be better use of your time and money.
04-27-2011 12:58 PM
grafta I may be missing something but did you go buy a new board and bindings but are still riding same old boots?

Sounds to me like your boots aren't doing their job, i.e holding and supporting your foot like they should.

Crap boots can lead to a world of shit pain-wise... just a thought. Its been beaten round here plenty but good/great boots are the most important thing you can own.
04-27-2011 11:22 AM
sook Tognar Ski and Snowboard Boot Fitting Tools, Insoles, Footbeds and Inserts

Scroll down to Narrowing Pads. I doubt its the boots lack of tech that give you your heel lift. Even if you didn't pick the perfect boot, you should be able to make it manageable with some pads and maybe a different lacing technique. At worst, trying to fix your current boot will help you learn about your foot's idiosyncrasies.
04-26-2011 05:32 PM
Ćon
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What size are your boots? How did you size your foot before deciding on the Rides?

Sounds like your seasons over, but you may want to try some boot fitting pads to lock your heel down and see if that helps. If you're dead set on trashing the Rides, you should put some careful thought into selecting new boots based on the type of riding you're going to do and more importantly, fit.
I think they're 10, or maybe 10.5. I generally wear size 10 shoes. They're perfect length-wise, just a bit too much space above the front of the ankle, I guess, or they just don't have the right tech to fasten them right that way.

Season's not quite over, yet. I'll be trying to get another 5 or 6 days at Blackcomb... What are fitting pads?
04-26-2011 05:30 PM
Ćon
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Quick question for the OP....after you're done riding and pull your foot out of your boot, is your tendon really stiff? I mean stiff enough that it's hard to lower your heel to the ground?

I had the exact problem with my achilles tendon on my front foot several years ago. It was so bad that it actually caused me to stop riding for a few years and only ride when I went on bigger trips. Even then, I could only ride one day and was in too much pain the next day.

Anyway, I did find that stretching and taking advil before riding did help. However, what ultimately caused the problem to go away all together was buying new bindings and new boots.

I first bought new bindings and the problem was reduced quite a bit. Then, I bought new boots and haven't had the problem since (except for a few times when I experement with binding angles and forward lean). I now ride more often than ever before and can ride multiple days in a row without having the problem. I assume the increased support with much better bindings and boots solved the problem for me.

My guess is getting new boots that fit really well will help a ton, if not solve your problem altogether.

Good luck!


Not really stiff like that... the pain subsides pretty quickly after I take them off... Advil's definitely helped in the past though.
04-26-2011 04:50 PM
schmitty34 Quick question for the OP....after you're done riding and pull your foot out of your boot, is your tendon really stiff? I mean stiff enough that it's hard to lower your heel to the ground?

I had the exact problem with my achilles tendon on my front foot several years ago. It was so bad that it actually caused me to stop riding for a few years and only ride when I went on bigger trips. Even then, I could only ride one day and was in too much pain the next day.

Anyway, I did find that stretching and taking advil before riding did help. However, what ultimately caused the problem to go away all together was buying new bindings and new boots.

I first bought new bindings and the problem was reduced quite a bit. Then, I bought new boots and haven't had the problem since (except for a few times when I experement with binding angles and forward lean). I now ride more often than ever before and can ride multiple days in a row without having the problem. I assume the increased support with much better bindings and boots solved the problem for me.

My guess is getting new boots that fit really well will help a ton, if not solve your problem altogether.

Good luck!
04-26-2011 04:25 PM
sook What size are your boots? How did you size your foot before deciding on the Rides?

Sounds like your seasons over, but you may want to try some boot fitting pads to lock your heel down and see if that helps. If you're dead set on trashing the Rides, you should put some careful thought into selecting new boots based on the type of riding you're going to do and more importantly, fit.
04-26-2011 03:25 PM
Ćon Thanks!

Just to clarify, it's always given me pain. In fact, the old bindings were worse, if anything. It's definitely number one, the heel in the boot. My bindings pin the boot down nicely. I can improve it slightly by tightening the shit out of my top binding strap, basically crushing my foot, but of course that only helps slightly, and that's not exactly an elegant solution...
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