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    Not really. Bootfitters who use an old-school...

    Not really.

    Bootfitters who use an old-school hydraulic expander (i.e. Superfeet/Blademaster/Sidas) hate doing it because it's slow and you have to pack a bunch of extenders into the boot to get...
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    I have them and like them; steel front/aluminum...

    I have them and like them; steel front/aluminum rear makes a lot of sense for skiers.
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    PS The key to not using any masking element/heat...

    PS The key to not using any masking element/heat deflectors and still not heating any more of the shell than you need is to hold the gun very close to the shell (I am usually at less than 1 inch)...
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    The temperature that plastics will move AND hold...

    The temperature that plastics will move AND hold the new shape is all over the map. The bottom end for a good punch is around 235 F. (or 117 C. - that's what a K-Tech oven is set at) - at the upper...
  5. Thread: Scott freeguide

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    They've worked well in ski touring boot...

    They've worked well in ski touring boot applications like the F1 and Backland Carbon. I think a lot of the failures in the past were in snowboard boots, where the user buys them too big and tries to...
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    Perfect for the park.

    Perfect for the park.
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    4699 g. = Blizzard Rustler 11 (180), Atomic...

    4699 g. = Blizzard Rustler 11 (180), Atomic Shift, Lange XT Free LV (26.5)
    3153 g. = Blizzard Zero G 105 (180), Atomic Backland Tour (no brake), Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro (26.5)
    2477 g. = Blizzard...
  8. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    Boots, right? I only have 3 days on them so far....

    Boots, right? I only have 3 days on them so far. The last week or two I've been skiing in my Zero G Tour Pros with wider skis, as we've had powder to ski if you know how to access it without using...
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    I skied the 181, normally ski a 188 Rustler 11 as...

    I skied the 181, normally ski a 188 Rustler 11 as a daily driver, touring mostly on a 180 Zero G 105. Weigh 170, 5'8" tall.
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    I thought it was a great ski, very light and...

    I thought it was a great ski, very light and precise and a great choice for a "touring capable" all-rounder, but for bumps I'd prefer something with a looser tail - maybe Armada ARV 96? (also cheap...
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    I took them off entirely. The boot skis great for...

    I took them off entirely. The boot skis great for me without them, and it simplifies transitions.
  12. No skin savers, just fold them glue-to-glue. No...

    No skin savers, just fold them glue-to-glue. No freezer, just keep them room temp or lower. Mine last as long as anyone's.

    In Seattle, to be honest, most of my friends use their skins all summer,...
  13. Wore mine today and left the batteries in . ....

    Wore mine today and left the batteries in . . .323008
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    With Salomon and Atomic boots, I typically do a...

    With Salomon and Atomic boots, I typically do a "heavy" heat mold along with moving the buckle to get the cuff to wrap better. (Heavy means ~10 minutes in the oven at 117 C.) I'd probably do it with...
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    Drill a new hole. Bringing the actual cuff closer...

    Drill a new hole. Bringing the actual cuff closer to your ankle is almost always a better solution than filling up space with extra foam, and less likely to alter the stance.
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    What issues are you referring to? No experience...

    What issues are you referring to? No experience with the Lupo AX HD, but I know plenty of people who use the Lupo AX 120 and haven't had problems with the inserts. FWIW, Dynafit doesn't "certify"...
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    Yeah, tough year all around. I broke even on my...

    Yeah, tough year all around. I broke even on my Ikon just on Crystal days, not so much on Epic . . . Cancelled Park City due to son's broken arm (not exactly Vail's fault) and our normal March week...
  18. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    I thought it toured great but was never able to...

    I thought it toured great but was never able to mesh with it on the downhill. Combination of too much ramp and the shell deflecting heavily when loaded; I fixed the ramp by adding 4mm of cork under...
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    Werewolf?

    Werewolf?
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    What other boot fits you well out of the box? ...

    What other boot fits you well out of the box?

    They call the R3 130 T.I. a 99mm last, and it is similar to a Full Tilt Classic or Tecnica Cochise fit, but with a sharper indent in the mid-arch....
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    Fair enough, Matt. Besides, when the STH2 was...

    Fair enough, Matt. Besides, when the STH2 was being developed, GripWalk didn't yet exist. Is there now a published "norm" for GripWalk soles - I assume you have something even if it doesn't have an...
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    Amer Sports changed their mind about the STH2....

    Amer Sports changed their mind about the STH2. For confirmation, see the boot-binding compatibility chart in the 19-20 tech manual, page 9 - the STH2 has magically become GripWalk compatible with no...
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    You need to start thinking about the combined...

    You need to start thinking about the combined system - skis, bindings, and boots - but having a super wide foot may simplify the process. There aren't really that many choices, even for those with...
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    True, if the walk mode is mostly for comfort in...

    True, if the walk mode is mostly for comfort in the bar, there's the Rossignol Track 110/130 . . .
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    Hey, brundo. The Krypton 130 ID is the boot you...

    Hey, brundo. The Krypton 130 ID is the boot you want to try on. It is lower volume overall than the 99mm Full Tilt last, though I wouldn't call it a snug fit through the ankle and heel. In years past...
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    Super wide last options in AT boots aren't really...

    Super wide last options in AT boots aren't really available . . . yet. Manufacturers generally offer AT boots in average-ish widths as the demand isn't sufficient to make more, but mainstream...
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    Sorry, brundo, it didn't dawn on me that it was...

    Sorry, brundo, it didn't dawn on me that it was probably you until you left the store, but you did get to try most of the popular low volume shells on the market (Dalbello Pro excepted). Keep in mind...
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    The regular Atomic Hawx Ultra 130S is a PU boot....

    The regular Atomic Hawx Ultra 130S is a PU boot. It is, however, a new-school, lighter design with a slim profile and pared down shell thickness so not especially "burly" compared to other brands'...
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    You can move the buckles, add shims, or use a...

    You can move the buckles, add shims, or use a high volume wrap liner in any boot if you "need" to make it work.

    The two best shells for narrow calves are the Atomic Hawx Ultra line and the Salomon...
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    I think this is pretty much the sweet spot if...

    I think this is pretty much the sweet spot if your partners are in decent touring shape.

    If I'm going with someone slow I have some 180 Rustler 11's with Shifts, but they feel heavy. Putting...
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    Page 22. They changed their mind this season; in...

    Page 22. They changed their mind this season; in previous years they said ISO 5355 and WTR only. Similar to the Look Dual WTR bindings, first year they said alpine and WTR only, next year they said...
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    Marker doesn't specifically address this, at...

    Marker doesn't specifically address this, at least in their tech manual. The old (non-EPF) Baron is still on their '19-'20 indemnified list, and the binding hasn't really changed other than beefing...
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    Officially, MNC (Multi Norm Compatible) is a term...

    Officially, MNC (Multi Norm Compatible) is a term coined by Salomon and hence only applies to Amer products (Salomon, Atomic, Armada). The Marker equivalent is Sole ID, a term which didn't exist when...
  34. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    Claimed last is 99mm, and it seems pretty...

    Claimed last is 99mm, and it seems pretty accurate, but I sized up from my normal 26.5 alpine boot fit to a 27.5 (I also sized up to 27.5 in the TLT5, first gen TLT6 and Arc'teryx Procline FWIW). I...
  35. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    The new Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory might be...

    The new Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory might be worth a look. I've been skiing them the past 2 weeks and like them a lot, but coming off my Lange RS 130's with a not-yet-healed new ACL makes the...
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    I could be full of it, but I normally run my...

    I could be full of it, but I normally run my alpine DIN at 12 and I haven't had any issue with prerelease on MTN's with worn Expert springs. If it bothers you, I'd suggest replacing them with new...
  37. Yeah, we all knew we were getting a minimalist...

    Yeah, we all knew we were getting a minimalist tech binding when we bought it, but one with beefy lifters, a burly 30mm adjustment track, and no 4 tiny screws holding the top plate down. No warranty...
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    I doubt it. Just because they are easier to get...

    I doubt it. Just because they are easier to get in to doesn't mean they'll release prematurely. The wear tends to be on the top side of the pins; you normally push the toe lever to get out of the...
  39. Unless it's the Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland Tour.

    Unless it's the Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland Tour.
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    Fair point, but in the ski industry people have...

    Fair point, but in the ski industry people have been showing/ordering/demoing 2021 product for over a month now, starting with SIA/WWSRA shows and on-snows last month. I expect the same is true in...
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    I've been known to use a mallet on STH/Warden...

    I've been known to use a mallet on STH/Warden heels to get them to engage . . .
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    The only file I clamp to my side edge bevel...

    The only file I clamp to my side edge bevel guides is a 4" Panzer, and that is just for shaping/establishing bevel. After that I only use 100/200/400 diamond stones, which are also short. No problems...
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    I've had zero Markers in my personal quiver for...

    I've had zero Markers in my personal quiver for years for the reasons stated previously in this thread (exception was a gen 2 non-recall Kingpin which worked flawlessly). Then I skied a bunch of the...
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    How many of you have skied the 2021 Royal Family...

    How many of you have skied the 2021 Royal Family bindings with the redesigned heel?
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    Atomic's new Hawx Prime XTD 115 W might be a...

    Atomic's new Hawx Prime XTD 115 W might be a contender, too. They are starting to filter into some shops, but no 22.5 yet . . .
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    AX 115 is the women's version, which "might" be a...

    AX 115 is the women's version, which "might" be a little softer.
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    You mean the tech fittings? The fitting is a...

    You mean the tech fittings? The fitting is a solid piece of steel that runs all the way under the toe; it won't "spin."
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    Not exactly, most bootboards are lower at the...

    Not exactly, most bootboards are lower at the ball of foot and the mild arch could interfere . . .
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    Some people are more affected by ramp changes...

    Some people are more affected by ramp changes than others. I was able to ski OK switching between STH (+6mm) and Plum Guide (+18mm) and never raised the toes like most of my friends. I ski way better...
  50. Thread: New Gimp

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    My doc said not to get a cadaver allograft, they...

    My doc said not to get a cadaver allograft, they have the worst track record by far. He gave me a choice between patellar tendon BTB (using the middle third of your patellar tendon with bone bits...
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