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Racers Edge Ultimate Boot Fitting Station
The most important combination to ensure you are maximising your fun on the mountain is comfort and performance from your ski boots. Here at Racers Edge we offer custom boot fitting with 20 years boot fitting experience. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with back to back international boot fitting experience. We can guarantee we have the boot (last) to suit your foot shape, and with ongoing boot fitting training we can ensure that you are getting the perfect blend between comfort and performance.
Our aim is to assess your footshape, size you correctly with a professional shell check, and then assess your alignment. From here we can determine whether you have a strong neutral position (the engineered stance of a ski boot) or whether you pronate or supinate, or have a high arch etc that then requires a custom footbed. Regardless Conformable or Superfeet products improve ski boot performance.
Custom Boot Fitting Rates
Custom Footbed Superdeal : $159 with every new boot purchased (incl. heel stabiliser or DD block)
Custom Pro Footbed : $199.00 (incl. heel stabiliser or DD block)
Boot Stretch : $10.00 per stretch plus $1/minute
- Zip fit liners, Foam liners
- Boot modifications
- Liner modifications
- (all priced on application)
Boot Fitters for 2014: The Woolf, Doug Stoddart, Charles Cochrane
Ski boots now incorporate cutting edge designs and innovative technology to enhance power transmission onto the ski whilst non-compromising comfort. Four buckled boots have superseded rear entry, and are leading the charge based on the shaped ski revolution. Skiing is no longer just about forward flexion, skiers now require lateral support for a dynamic carving technique. Engineers have focused on additional benefits such as ease of ski boot entry using alternative polyethers, power straps for additional cuff support, pivoting buckles, micro buckle adjustments, canting options and adjustable forward lean to name a few.
Boot prices range from $399 to $1199 from entry level through to expert. The difference is quite substantial with the variation in ski boot moulding and the number of injections the boot encounters, plastics used, buckles, features and liner materials between models which effect support and stiffness required from beginner to expert skiers. Boot stiffness varies through the range as does the different thickness and compounds of PU or Polyether structures used. This is essential to fasten power transmission initiated from the skier into the ski binding interface. The softer the ski boot shell the more forgiving the reaction times, the stiffer the faster it becomes, however only good ski techniques or body mass will be able to flex the boot to get the performance out of it.
With this in mind ski boot manufacturers have created a flex rating scale from beginner to expert.
Level Flex Rating Prices
Beginner 50-60 $349 - $499
Intermediate 60-80 $499 - $799
Expert 80-110 $799 - $1199
Racer 110-150 $1099 - $1199