If you have been following my previous Blog posts below on this page; about the Shiffrin boot issues, you can see here some changes have been made that have improved the situation. With the changes which were so obviously needed she becomes functional. She is much closer to the set up of last season. Also, she is using the older cuffs on these boots. However now compare the left turn on the right foot turns, to previous posts about the alignment on this Blog. It's much better, yet it's still not ideal. It's good enough for Shiffrin to work with. Before this change she was fighting to survive.
|A much better situation than the set up before Christmas.|
|The right turn on the left leg is far superior, of her two sides and they are totally different from each other. Here she can create better edge control and has better edge rolling/tipping ability, with increased hip counter acting.|
What is amazing is that the whole staff, US Team, Atomic Technical staff and even her mother can't see when things are totally off. And I mean so off she could injurer herself by trying to race in these boots. After all, Hirscher broke an ankle trying to push an Atomic Boot on edge about 7 years ago.
And further on that line of thinking, Mikaela doesn't seem to feel the difference when it's wrong. She thinks she can brut force the ski to do what she wants. But the results and times prove she can not.