Ski Boot CLA is an measuring instrument that detects the shape of the shinbone by measuring the angles of the lower limbs very precisely. This enables ski boot canting to be adjusted without errors and objective data.

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History of the project

The first Canting regulation mechanisms appear on ski boots at the beginning of the Eighties.

This device adjusts the lateral angles of ski boots both internally and externally.

This adjustment is of fundamental importance as it enables any level of skier to better control their skis both when turning and controlling speed. Moreover, it provides better overall comfort on joints (knees, back, ankles etc.) when skiing and less expenditure of energy.

This adjustment is based on two main concepts: why make this adjustment and how. The why has already been covered above, whereas the how is not that clear. 

Ski boot manufacturing companies have never provided precise instructions, limiting themselves to a general ”loosen regulating screws, bend on your ankles a few times, tighten the screws”.

In reality this does not work, but above all this does not take into account the natural morphology of a skier’s leg, fundamental aspect neglected up to now. This resulted in the need to firstly measure the angle of the legs in relation to the horizontal plane, then the angle of inclination of the ski boot and lastly regulate and measure the angle of the ski boot so that it is as close as possible to the natural angle of the leg.

A device that measured the angle of the leg did not exist at that time and therefore, after analysing the market at both a European and international level to make sure similar instruments did not exist, the first prototype of the ski boot CLA was developed (June 2010), followed by second prototype in the following months (October 2010) until the current version (December 2010).

This measuring device or instrument consists of a structure acting as base, aluminium profiles allowing mobile parts to move, a digital goniometer and two laser pointers. 

A quick point as regards the shape of legs, in general there are three main types:  knock knees, v-shaped legs, vertical legs and “hybrid” situations with parallel direction to the right or left. Knowing this is a starting point for adjusting ski boots.

 

 

 

Storia del progetto