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Valentina Graziosi
Valentina Graziosi
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All components of a modern ski boot for downhill skiing are formed by synthetic materials and metal alloys, intended to reach a compromise between comfort and performance. We see the main components and what are their characteristics.
And Gambit '' a structural element and serves several functions. Not only connects the boot with the leg, but with its forward inclination affects the skier's posture. The inclination of the cuff may require the skier to hold a position with more or less flexed knees. Another important factor is its elasticity and deformation to the shank pressure on the tongue; This greatly affects skiing making it more or less reactive boot. This elasticity is commonly called Flex and expressed by a number. For example, a Flex 130 expresses a boot "hard", while a Flex 60 one "soft." Often companies put these numbers in the name of the model, while in other cases for the same model are sold with more variants of Flex values. In addition to the closure clips in the cuff is always present a Velcro strap Strap call, terminating the boot upper. Hull The hull is a structural element made with plastic materials of different hardness and with reinforcement elements in the critical points. And 'the boot area where they are usually made of customizations to. Usually applied to the hull are two closing levers as for the leg portion; but other solutions are also offered with a single lever or with the special lacing. The standard is to have boots with four levers, normally in light alloy and with possibility of micrometric adjustments. closing Clips The clips or levers can be in metal or in synthetic materials, both valid and resistant. Almost all are equipped with a fine adjustment: the hook, the 'arc of the lever that sticks to the teeth of the rack all''altro side, you can tighten and loosen so lengthened or shortened by a few millimeters and allows all''utilizzatore to find the best closing adjustment of the shoe. It is called just fine adjustment. And '' important to try to wear the boot and to close the levers with ski gloves to understand that with precision and comfort you can then do the 'operation on the track. Wedge hull Inside we have the wedge, which is to create a plan on which his foot and have a certain inclination, which in the factory settings creates an inclination towards the tip of the support of the shoe floor, called delta. In Rossignol-Lange shoes this inclination is 4 degrees. Scarpetta And 'the party directly responsible for the comfort of the boot and the transmission of impulses from the foot to the hull. The shoe must therefore keep the foot warm, be soft, maintain good contact with the hull, dry quickly, all features not simply realize. This explains why the shoe has achieved a high level of complexity and engineering, with the 'use of many advanced materials. After closing the boot your foot should be well housed set within the shoe, with the heel and the instep, and fasten with the fingers and furniture without painful pressure points. Plantar Inside the liner, the foot is one of the most important parts of the boot on which his foot. We will reserve a chapter of this video depth to orthotics.