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Tried double bindings today

vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 662 Crazy Baller
That didn't go well. I had a hell of a time getting enough front foot pressure, everything felt off. I could maybe get one good pull and everything after sucked. Ultimately I took a fall over the second wake from too much back foot pressure. Came out of the rear but my front foot was still in the cuff part, ankle will be sore but ok. Guys I ski with all use double and say I should keep it up. I'm not so sure after how poorly today went. What is it about double bindings that causes the rear pressure over RTP?


  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 915 Crazy Baller
    Yes, seems like more and more people are moving from double boot to rtp, or at least the hrt or other 1/2 boot kinda thing. Rare to hear of someone moving to a double boot.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 662 Crazy Baller
    I'm definitely moving back to the RTP. I am really interested in why the double boot causes such a difference. It doesn't make much sense to me why it would cause the back foot pressure.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,313 Mega Baller
    edited August 2018
    You can't adapt to double boots in one set.Impossible.
    Give it a couples of try...
  • WishWish Posts: 7,974 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Double boot skier forever from the day they became a thing and were cool. I did ok and got into 39 with them. But adapting to a rear RTP or RTP like was the worst. Tried it over the winter months here in FL and gave up. Persistence paid off the next winter and am successfully running 35s with R-style. I could not ski double boots now if I tried. Now I feel like my back foot does much of nothing and can feel most of my weight on my front foot. I think transisioning either way is very difficult. The one pro that seemed to noticabley improve by going to RTP is Jason Mac. His style changed and scores went up. Honestly I think the push to double boots back in the day was for one thing and one thing only. It helped companies sell twice as many boots. Long story not switch unless you feel the need to give ski companies more of your hard earned dollars....(insert sarcasm font here) as you will gain no advantage IMHO
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 983 Crazy Baller
    @vtmecheng - if the full RB is fixing the heal to the ski this may be causing that feeling of too much "back foot pressure". An RTP allows some heal lift (at times unaware) and in general may permit more control and balance with the front foot.

    Plenty of skiers are great in a double boot setup, but as already mentioned, the general consensus supports sticking with a RTP or something like the R-style for COM forward.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,125 Mega Baller
    Trick one to success in rear boots. Run back on a size up or atleast looser laced.
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,784 Mega Baller
    Stay with the kicker on back. Wish that I would have years ago...
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 662 Crazy Baller
    No doubt that imI sticking with the RTP.

    @BraceMaker, it's hard to go a size bigger when I have a size 14 foot. It's on the high end of the largest size most come in.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,125 Mega Baller
    I get your avatar now... sasquatch.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 662 Crazy Baller
    It's kind of funny you say that. The Avatar is actually a Czech carton character named Krtek. It's a tiny mole.
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