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Old January 16th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #47
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 74

The other thing to remember is that if you remove the plastic/carbon support (which I presume is what you've done?), then the cuff of your slalom boots will go soft pretty quickly under the extra pressure/bending. It's a quick way to ruin a boot so be careful (!) - I've seen a couple of people follow your line of reasoning and remove the support before.

As Letme said, the reason why speed boots work the way they do is that they're immensely stiffer and tighter than even my stiffest carbon fibre freestyle skates and have a fraction of the padding.

Is there a trick that you're struggling with that makes you think that you could do with some extra movement round the cuff? (apart from trying to do a proper speed skating stride of course).
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