The human body is an amazing organism. But for many it falls short for the sport of skiing. What does that mean? Here’s a short explanation: The most important movement in skiing is the one that puts the skis on edge or at an angle to the snow. This movement is controlled by a chain that starts at the bottom with your feet and ankles, and runs up the legs affecting everything up to the hips.
Since your feet and ankles are totally wrapped by the ski boots, they are the most important part of your equipment. Ski boots are not ready to ski out of the box. Although we may all think we have equally functional feet and legs for skiing, this isn’t the case. Everyone has different foot and leg structure. Ski boots couldn’t possibly be ideal for all of us. There are some compromises and assumptions in boot design and for many skiers these have a dramatic effect on their skiing performance, ability to improve, and enjoyment of the sport.
At the Harb Ski Shop, we understand these interactions between skiers' feet and legs and ski boots. We have studied and evolved a proven procedure for setting up ski boots for optimal skier performance. We are the leader in ski boot fitting, balancing and alignment.
Alignment and balancing