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Right Ankle Bothering me - Toeside

Hello! New to this forum, and i'm hoping to find some help

OK, so don't ask me why, but I only know how to do Toe-side. Heel-side I have had problems just standing up on, and when I tried to switch from heelside to toe-side I only get to a certain point and I usually crash.

Anyway, when I go on toeside, particularly in the direction of my right foot, I feel a fair amount of discomfort with my ankle. It's probably because of me being on toe-side, and perhaps I might be having some heel-lift. Though, I am pretty certain that I am tying down my boots pretty good ( Boa type boots) and I tighten still with the strap inside. I maybe do 3-4 leafs before I intentionally fall just to give my ankle some rest. It rests, feels better, then I get back on it again, and the discomfort comes back. I would say my left ankle starts to feel it eventually too, but my right ankle is what bothers me most.

I thought maybe trying to have Superfeet would help, and well I'm not sure that it does. Maybe I just have not had the chance to try them long enough.

To describe the general feeling, it feels like I'm on my tippy toes, while trying to extend my leg diagonally away from me, and trying to put weight on it.

Any help or suggestions?? I'd prefer to keep my boots! I'm a size 11 usually with shoes, and I have a size 11 boot
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:11 AM
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How wide is your stance?

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I would say more importantly, what's the angles on your bindings?

I tend to find that most cases of ankle and general footpoint is caused by the angles being wrong, try messing around with it a bit, as it's high individual what works for each rider.
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To describe the general feeling, it feels like I'm on my tippy toes, while trying to extend my leg diagonally away from me, and trying to put weight on it.
ur doing the newbie tippy toes thing....take a lesson, bend your knees more, get your boots fitting properly with out heel lift and the cuff tight to use the ankle strap binding to pressure the edge instead of your tippy toes. It would be easy to correct in person but a bit difficult to explain in words...therefore...take a lesson.

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Well besides taking a lesson ( to help me stand up & learn heelside) where is a decent place to have someone look at it? I mean I could go to sport chalet and have one of their guys look at it, but they might not have a real good idea of it either! Should I just go to a snowboarding shop specifically? Should I just ask for help at the mountain in one of the shops?
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