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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 10:43 AM
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Once you learn to ride better you'll spend less time on one edge and more time flat or switching it up. If you stay on one edge for an extended period of time you're going to feel the burn no matter what. Try going down the hill on your back edge and tell my your quads aren't burning. Also you can try to ride them switch once in awhile and work some other muscles.
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I used to have the same issue.
Untill I got inserts for my boots.
There amazing
What kind of inserts did you get?

For me it's always my left foot that feels like it's getting twisted up whether im riding regular or switch as long as it's on the toeside. It seems a lot weight is transferred to the outside of my foot therefore straining the muscle just above the ankle on the outside.. it feels like my left foot is trying to squirm out of the boot but my right heel is always comfortable and well planted..
can anyone explain this?

i've consciously tried to fix this problem whilst riding but i just can't figure it out.. what am i doing wrong? is it my boot? my stance? Thanks, any help would be very much appreciated
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Increase your forward binding's angle.

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thanks i tried that but it just felt like it was digging into my calf.. it just made the pain worse because i tend to rest it whilst on my heelside. Anyways i tried some Superfeet inserts which held my foot and ankle in place better but it cut of the circulation in my toes. Considering trying custom orthopaedic inserts but they're quite expensive.
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It's probably cutting of the circulation to your toes because you aren't talking out the original footbeds in your boots. You have to take those out and replace them with the superfeet ones. And if that isn't it then you could always just cut the toe part off and just use to heel part.
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Increase your forward binding's angle.
I was thinking decrease the front binding angle. If I get my front binding turned too far forward the inside of my foot will start to burn 1/2 way down the first run and all day long until I go back to about 15 degrees.
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What kind of inserts did you get?

For me it's always my left foot that feels like it's getting twisted up whether im riding regular or switch as long as it's on the toeside. It seems a lot weight is transferred to the outside of my foot therefore straining the muscle just above the ankle on the outside.. it feels like my left foot is trying to squirm out of the boot but my right heel is always comfortable and well planted..
can anyone explain this?

i've consciously tried to fix this problem whilst riding but i just can't figure it out.. what am i doing wrong? is it my boot? my stance? Thanks, any help would be very much appreciated
I have the same problem and it's really starting to piss me off. I always get the cramping next to my ankle bone on my right foot (I ride goofy), and sometimes along the bottom of my foot and along my small toe, and only on toeside. My front foot also feels "twisted up" and my back foot is always completely comfortable. This isn't the burning feeling that a person might get in his or her thighs or calves after holding one position for a long period of time - it is a burning, painful cramp that often lasts for up to 15 minutes after sitting down to rest the foot.

I tried moving my front binding position from +18 to +15 and finally to +12, but I haven't noticed much of a difference. I don't want to go any lower than +12 though. I have noticed that I am putting extreme pressure on the toes of my right foot, so I think that, for me at least, it's a problem with technique. I've been trying to put more even pressure on both feet and use my hips rather than my ankles and feet to get myself onto my toe edge.

I've also wondered if my boots are contributing to the problem, since I have the lowest end Burton boots which are slightly big for me. I've considered buying some Superfeet since they're so highly recommended...
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I've also wondered if my boots are contributing to the problem, since I have the lowest end Burton boots which are slightly big for me. I've considered buying some Superfeet since they're so highly recommended...
Big boots - hurt. When I was first starting out, I had a pair of loaners from a buddy that were just a size too big and they killed my toes, while learning toeside even.. I got a pair of boots that fit, bottom-of-the-line generic boots albeit and I was carving in no time.

I've had the same crappy boots ever since! I cannot wait to get some quality boots and see the difference they'll make.
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I was thinking decrease the front binding angle. If I get my front binding turned too far forward the inside of my foot will start to burn 1/2 way down the first run and all day long until I go back to about 15 degrees.
thanks i should try that.. just a bit hesitant to do so because i'm wondering how this would affect me when riding switch... and i'd imagine the more angled your stance the harder it may be to switch from heel to toe and vice versa.. true?
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I have the same problem and it's really starting to piss me off. I always get the cramping next to my ankle bone on my right foot (I ride goofy), and sometimes along the bottom of my foot and along my small toe, and only on toeside. My front foot also feels "twisted up" and my back foot is always completely comfortable. This isn't the burning feeling that a person might get in his or her thighs or calves after holding one position for a long period of time - it is a burning, painful cramp that often lasts for up to 15 minutes after sitting down to rest the foot.

I tried moving my front binding position from +18 to +15 and finally to +12, but I haven't noticed much of a difference. I don't want to go any lower than +12 though. I have noticed that I am putting extreme pressure on the toes of my right foot, so I think that, for me at least, it's a problem with technique. I've been trying to put more even pressure on both feet and use my hips rather than my ankles and feet to get myself onto my toe edge.

I've also wondered if my boots are contributing to the problem, since I have the lowest end Burton boots which are slightly big for me. I've considered buying some Superfeet since they're so highly recommended...
its nice to know im not the only one here.. i hope we figure this out soon... i tend to get more pain after having been to the park.. is that the same for you? i'm thinking maybe its the impact from landing jumps as well as not having the option to rest on my heels as often as i'd like for some relief.

Since my last post i have bought new boots, 32 Lashed 2008/09. They're one size smaller than my normal shoe size but they feel really comfy and snug for my wide feet. They offer more room in the toe box which helps my blood flow to my toes. Overall the new well-fitted boots has slightly reduced the pain in my ankles by reducing the squirming around and therefore the possibility of an ankle twist. Much less heel lift too

I've been on the Superfeet foot bed for a few days to see if it can help correct my ankle issue.. and no it hasn't really made much of a difference.. im finding that it makes my feet slip slightly towards the front. I may try a custom foot bed as I have an unusually high arch.

I have also reduced the width of the stance on my snowboard which i believe has also helped but still doesn't stop me from feeling the strain for the next two days.

I'm the same and trying to improve my riding technique and consciously making sure to distribute my weight evenly.. even then it still hurts.. please let me know if you find out how to fix this issue.. i don't know what else i can do.

When you're on your toe edge do you find your back foot heel lifting more than your front foot? I'm suspecting that has something to do with it but i can't seem to correct it without losing control.

Thanks any help would be much appreciated i hope all that made sense
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