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Fischer boot canting technology flattens ski for better glide

Wed, Dec  3, 2008 - By Fischer

Canting on Fischer cross country ski bootsFischer has developed a canting system so the boot can adjust perfectly to the respective leg position. A special key can be used to adjust the boot to the lower leg axis with just one turn: there are three positions to choose from to adjust both the medial and also the lateral height by up to 4mm.

1. Varus position - "Bowleg"

Its called "Bowleg" or Varus position when the bones and ankles of the legs are bend to the side (lateral) and outwards (convex).

To enable skiing on flat skis adjust the boots to the bowleg position following the described Canting settings: concerning the medial height (the inner side of the boots) choose the position "high" using the canting key. Concerning the lateral height (outer side of the boots) choose the position "low" using the canting key. See image 1 + 2 below:

Canting on Fischer cross country ski boots

Image 1: Settings for Varus position

Canting on Fischer cross country ski boots

Image 2: Effects of the settings for Varus position

2. Valgus position - "knock kneed"

It´s called "knocked kneed" or Valgus position when bones and ankles of the legs are bend to the inner side (medial, concave).

To enable skiing on flat skis adjust the boots to the X-Leg postition following the described Canting settings: concerning the medial height (the inner side of the boots) choose the position "low" using the canting key. Concerning the lateral height (outer side of the boots) choose the position "high" using the canting key. See image 3 + 4 below:

Canting on Fischer cross country ski boots

Image 3: Settings for Valgus position

Canting on Fischer cross country ski boots

Image 4: Effects of the settings for Valgus position

The new Fischer canting system you find in the following models:

RCS Carbonlite Skating
For racers. The ultimate skating race boot with Centrix.2 technology. Optimum fit thanks to anatomical last concept. Perfect power transfer and acceleration through World Cup Carbon Shell Skating and Carbon Flex Cuff. Canting for individual cuff adjustment. Torsion-free F5 Skating sole. Neoprene sock construction. Also available as pursuit model with F5 Classic sole.
Lengths: 35.5 - 49

RC7 Skating
For professionals. High-performance skating boot with Centrix.2 technology. Optimum fit thanks to anatomical last concept. High stability thanks to World Cup Shell Skating and Carbon Flex Cuff. Canting for individual cuff adjustment. Torsion-free F5 Skating sole for top power transfer.
Lengths: 36 - 49

Local ski shops carrying Fischer boots: