Race Boots now available in stock
One of our areas of specialty is fitting boots for ski racers, we have invested in a vast selection of tools specifically for this including a high power flexible drive grinder for working on the inside of shells, this tool enables us to create pockets within the thickness of the plastic of the shell, something critical in customizing the fit of race boots to the individual skier.
We also have one of the only bench mounted routers set up for finishing the fitting of boot lifters in the UK, this along with our new boot mill allows us to plane the sole of race boots to angles accurate to 0.25 degree, using this mill we can set boots up for stance and different race disciplines or to accommodate the leg shape of the racer be they knock kneed or bow legged we can make the relevant changes to the boot.
With FIS regulations tightening still further with regards to boot height we have had a specialist measuring device manufactured to our specifications which can measure the internal height of a ski boot to an accuracy of 0.01mm, this way we can make sure any work done on your boots, be it footbeds, lifters, wedges etc. does not get you disqualified the first time you step onto the podium. Many world cup racers have fallen foul of these regulations over the years and we want to ensure that our clients, whatever level they are competing at, do not suffer the same way. click here for the latest FIS regulations in Alpine ski racing.
Our contacts in the world of ski racing keep us up to date with new boot developments and any new techniques that can be used to aid us in comfort and performance improvement.
Ramp angles play an important role in fore / aft balance we have a tool which allows us to measure the ramp angle of boots both individually and when combined with the ramp [delta] angle of the binding, this enables us to find the optimum position for the skier to maximize performance.
With race boots being produced more widely and sensible flexes of boot available in the so called modified plug shells, young racers can now ski in the performance boots they deserve without the super stiff world cup flexes. We have a range of race boots in junior and senior flexes from Atomic, Head, Lange, Rossignol and Salomon
Work on race boots can take a lot time, so please do not wait till the day before you go on a training camp to call us for an appointment, our quietest times for work on ski boots are over the summer, so why not get sorted before the rush.
Fitness is a big part of ski racing and one of the other major sectors of our business is biomechanical profiling, this test is an MOT for your body, looking at aspects of alignment from the pelvis to the foot and producing a report which includes a workout plan and shoe / orthotic recommendations, see our assessments section for more details.