Making sure your ski boots have the correct cuff alignment!
Pain on the side of your leg? Getting forced off balance? The cuff angle is not right for you? Don’t despair!
Is it canting? Is it wedging? No. It’s cuff alignment!
Brought to the most fundamental level, cuff alignment is matching the angle of your lower leg in your boots. You want to take any pressure over your lower leg that comes from the sides and you want to be flexing throught the center of the cuff.
One thing to note will be :
Most men ski bow legged
Most women are a bit knock kneed
Most of the boots that you are going to take out of the box have the angle set at 3-4 °. This will be okay for most people. Boots that offer adjustment will allow you to dial this in to your legs needs.
To start with checking if the angle is right for you, put a foot bed in the boot shell and step into the boot. What you want to see is that while flexing your knees forward, they fall they track over of the center of your boot. Also that your leg is positioned in the center of the cuff.
If your boots allow for cuff alignment, you can do that by using your proper tool on the rivets of the boot.
Adjust it to your leg! Simple as that!