After the skier, the most important piece of equipment in the skier/ski equipment system is the ski boot.
The conventional ski boot has the biggest influence on who rises to the top technically. Those who are able to connect with the snow through their feet so as to enable the use of their natural mechanisms of balance are unlikely to lose the resulting kinaesthetic association. When these skiers try on a new boot, they usually know within seconds whether it will work for them or not without even having to go on snow. But for nine out of ten never-evers, the initial skiing experience involves such a severe disconnect from familiar sensations, especially a compromise of balance so unsettling that their first day on skis is also their last day.
It is for this very reason that the consensus of the previously cited authorities is that a ski boot should be adapted to the functional requirements of the user and not the other way around. It is particularly important that the ski boot not incur functional compromises on the part of the user.
A properly designed ski boot should enable the user to utilize mechanisms of ski control that are complimentary to and consistent with, their innate mechanisms of balance.
THE PURPOSE OF THE SKI BOOT, was originally published on February 9, 2016. The entire post can be viewed at – http://wp.me/p3vZhu-1lX