Fine tuning back to front
Now it’s time to consider the right technique, esspecially the basic position, ankle in “closed packed position”, so the angle between shinbone and the foot should be as small as possible so the the ankle is fixed. This is free stability actually, you only need to get used to this position. Also you want to get on the ball of the foot for getting the perfect feeling to shoe, blade and ice.
For some it’s very difficult to find the right balance back to front and to stay or get on the ball of the foot. So to improve this feeling of control, we can use washers between shoe and blade to adjust the hight of the heel. This might be up to +10mm. We use 2 or 3 mm washers.