Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Message from America's Best Bootfitters

Mastering powder and tackling technical steeps may be the most difficult parts of skiing and snowboarding but finding a great boot fitter is just as challenging. And it's probably more important.


We've made finding a miracle-working bootfitter easier than ever at http://www.bootfitters.com/.


Bootfitters.com is your connection to America's Best Bootfitters, an organization of elite ski and snowboard shops that have dedicated themselves to learning the most advanced methods for fitting and modifying boots.


Out of the thousands of ski and snowboard shops in the U.S., fewer than 100 have been certified America's Best Bootfitters.


I'm Steve Cohen and I've dedicated the past 25 years to improving the quality of ski and snowboard bootfitting. I've directed boot testing programs and written about boot fitting for Ski and Ski Press magazines and co-founded the Masterfit University Training Centers where ski and snowboard shops from all over the world come to study state-of-the-art bootfitting techniques. Now I'm working with the America's Best Bootfitters team.


It's no secret that properly fit boots provide greater precision and comfort on the hill. But World Class bootfitting isn't just for World Cup skiers and X-Games snowboarders. I've personally seen hundreds of everyday sliders make a quantum leap in their skills and spend more high-quality, pain-free time on the hill thanks to the improved fit and comfort a top-notch bootfitter can provide.


So if you're in the market for new boots or simply want to eliminate a nagging hot spot in your current ride, check out http://www.bootfitters.com/ to find a World Class shop near your home or a ski area you may be visiting this winter. You'll find profiles on all the ABB Certified shops as well as useful tips on boot selection and even some fit tweaks you can accomplish yourself.


P.S. Don't let another season go by. Make this your year to slide better and pain-free. The ABB boot techs look forward to helping you!


Steve Cohen


Executive Director


America's Best Bootfitters