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Ski Touring Technique?

Postby northcave » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:36 pm

Ok so this might not be shin bash but I am happy to hear from experience.

2 years ago I was touring on old soft boot and stupidly skied on the piste hard for a day. A day or two later a pain in my right shin appeared that was excruciating. It didn’t hurt to touch or rub and nothing was visible. But to ski the pain was unbearable. I tried padding out with those silicone strips not no avail.

Last year I had some new Scarpa Matrix (still soft) and toured up to the Trient Plateau. We didn’t actually do any downhill skiing prior to that this time and the next day my left shin was in equal amounts of pain. No paid to the touch but in the ski boot it was terrible! I has to lean back all the way down from 11,000ft. Not too bad since there was tonnes of powder but it did stop us going further.

Does anyone have experience with this? Am I doing something wrong when going up? I tend to just slack off my boots 100%, put them in walk mode and do up the top strap a bit to secure my foot a bit. Is that wrong?

Advice appreciated!

Cheers

Tim
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Re: Ski Touring Technique?

Postby Bill Kerr » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:44 pm

Stretch the back of legs - calves and achillies.
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Re: Ski Touring Technique?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:58 am

northcave why do you think that a pain on your right shin is because of the ascent :?: May your boots be too little :?: As Bill has said it's good to stretch the back of your shins but it would be right to work it out, even the upper legs' back
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Re: Ski Touring Technique?

Postby northcave » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:35 pm

heysailer wrote:Shin splits, nuffin you can do about, sucks for you, I get em to.


If it were shin splits would it not hurt to walk, run or jump when the skit boot was off? In my case it doesn't hurt at all after the boot is off and I can do whatever. It even doesn't hurt to rub. It is only when the boot is on and I'm either touring up or skiing. But it is only when the tongue presses on the shin. So if i am in powder and with my weight back then everything is hunky dory.

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Re: Ski Touring Technique?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:10 pm

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Re: Ski Touring Technique?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:13 pm

Probably those boots are too narrow for you Tim...
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