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    Mounted my new pair of 180's on the rear line...

    Mounted my new pair of 180's on the rear line yesterday . . . now we need some snow.
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    The MIndbender heel is not especially narrow. I...

    The MIndbender heel is not especially narrow. I suspect slightly higher shell volume combined with very soft interior foam in the liner makes the 98mm Mindbender feel roomier than everyone else's...
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    You can do it without slicing the liner.

    You can do it without slicing the liner.
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    I used to be super anal about maintaining...

    I used to be super anal about maintaining alignment all the way through the talus, to the point of taping people's ankles with athletic tape to hold them in place. Over the years I've changed my...
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    The 98mm Mindbender last feels about like the...

    The 98mm Mindbender last feels about like the 100mm Lange RX last . . .
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    If I have to do a first ray post, I usually use...

    If I have to do a first ray post, I usually use 3/4" strips of cork contact-cemented on, but generally I try to get the forefoot as flat as possible when doing the casting.
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    Anyone who buys a ski boot based on street shoe...

    Anyone who buys a ski boot based on street shoe size and/or a conversion chart is wack.

    A digital scan is a decent place to start, both for length and other factors like width and instep height....
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    Ultra XTD, no, the soles are glued on. Prime...

    Ultra XTD, no, the soles are glued on.
    Prime XTD, maybe the alpine Hawx soles will fit, but I don't have one in front of me to compare.
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    Two-piece is a term best reserved for bathing...

    Two-piece is a term best reserved for bathing suits.

    Alpine bindings that will work with ISO 9523 touring soles: Any Salomon/Atomic/Armada binding that says "MNC", any Marker binding that says...
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    You can't tell how a ski will perform by "looking...

    You can't tell how a ski will perform by "looking at it."
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    Have someone sew it on. PM me if you need Velcro,...

    Have someone sew it on. PM me if you need Velcro, I have lots.
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    Actually, the Hawx Ultra XTD is going to be tough...

    Actually, the Hawx Ultra XTD is going to be tough - it's not that the instep is especially low once you get your foot in the boot, it's that the cuff diameter is very small, pulling the "pinch" point...
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    You are right on the flex issue; almost all...

    You are right on the flex issue; almost all performance men's boots don't go smaller than a 24/24.5 shell. I would say go with an LV in whatever boot you choose (Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 would also be a...
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    OK, got your scans, Zaeius. Yeah, your instep is...

    OK, got your scans, Zaeius. Yeah, your instep is the main problem, especially on the right foot, and another reason to stick with 24.5 (moves the tight spot further forward). Your numbers are 72mm...
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    Can you try to share your data with me again...

    Can you try to share your data with me again using my work email? (see your PM's) One of the QR codes in this thread doesn't work anymore.

    If you are happy with your current 24.5 boots, I won't...
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    Mostly I use the old Blademaster heads with a...

    Mostly I use the old Blademaster heads with a Sidas Variable Arch tool on the top end, but you still have to move the punch around during cool down to get a smooth curve:
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    PS How did she lose it? They are hot glued in...

    PS How did she lose it? They are hot glued in place and very difficult to remove . . .
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    Salomon doesn't list the part in the current tech...

    Salomon doesn't list the part in the current tech manual, but they probably still have them - the mold hasn't changed, but the boot is now called the S/Lab MTN. I had a spare pair at work a few years...
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    Yes, it's a test run - not every viewer sees it....

    Yes, it's a test run - not every viewer sees it. I recommended going +1 mondo, since people who feel the need to consult a website to figure out what size boot to buy are generally not going to be...
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    Not that I know of, but maybe. Verifyt was...

    Not that I know of, but maybe. Verifyt was designed as a way to fit clothing remotely and the shoe part was added; we have been working with them to adapt it for use with ski boots.
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    Good info, thanks. Brand D also includes ISO 5355...

    Good info, thanks. Brand D also includes ISO 5355 soles in the box in most cases.
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    For sure if you wear your GripWalk soles at work...

    For sure if you wear your GripWalk soles at work you'll be "drowning in pussy" . . .
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    People want the "option to tour" . . .

    People want the "option to tour" . . .
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    Salomon and your ski shop do not consider them...

    Salomon and your ski shop do not consider them compatible.
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    Well, I'm not sure what is better as a starting...

    Well, I'm not sure what is better as a starting point. Companies tend not to make boots for super skinny feet/ankles/lower legs because only a tiny percentage of the skiing public will be able to...
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    Atomic Backland Carbon is a good candidate. I'm...

    Atomic Backland Carbon is a good candidate. I'm not familiar with the Roxa Tour line or the Vanguard.
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    Can it be done? Yes. Can you do it yourself? Hard...

    Can it be done? Yes. Can you do it yourself? Hard to say, it usually involves some combination of slotting the boot shell, lowering the cuff height, and removing the bolts holding the rear of the...
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    I didn't say they skied the best, I meant they...

    I didn't say they skied the best, I meant they are the best fit for a very skinny ankle and lower leg. Go to a shop and wrap your fingers around all three boots at the cuff; the Hawx Ultra is 1.5 to...
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    Atomic Hawx Ultra (alpine version) is the best...

    Atomic Hawx Ultra (alpine version) is the best you will find; get the new 2022 version with the extra shell reinforcement around the midfoot. Make sure you get a decent footbed as well.
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    If you can find one. Dalbello dropped the 130C...

    If you can find one. Dalbello dropped the 130C and Factory this season and replaced them with the Quantum Free 130, which is a great 1250 gram touring boot but nowhere near a 130 flex . . .
  31. I have both the Dakine Boundary and the evo...

    I have both the Dakine Boundary and the evo Deluxe Roller bag, both are great. Slightly prefer the interior organization of the Bounday, slightly prefer the hybrid hardshell protection in the tips...
  32. Thread: Deformed Zeppa

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    Heat them for about 11 minutes in a convection...

    Heat them for about 11 minutes in a convection oven @ 250 F. then take them out and turn them upside down on a flat surface; lay a book or something flat on top to hold them down. Alternately you can...
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    That would be my choice. You can also do a spot...

    That would be my choice. You can also do a spot stretch on the instep if you have the right tools/bootfitter, plus grinding the bootboard. If you get the Prime XTD you may be able to use it in place...
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    Instep heights are 75mm left, 81mm right on...

    Instep heights are 75mm left, 81mm right on Verifyt.

    Average for 26.5 foot is approximately 65-70mm (25.5 foot is normally 63-68mm), so you are definitely well above average.

    What don't you...
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    Sidas has done almost every current production...

    Sidas has done almost every current production boot - if you have their Corpus-e scanner and pay them for the service, you can visually compare a customer's foot with the interior shell shapes of...
  36. In their defense, Look originally only...

    In their defense, Look originally only indemnified the Dual WTR bindings for WTR and ISO5355; they later changed their mind and said GripWalk was OK.
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    I'll take a look tomorrow, I'm at work today with...

    I'll take a look tomorrow, I'm at work today with a full slate of appointments. You can't see instep height on your phone, but I see it on the Business Intelligence app at home.
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    Don't trash them taking the old screws out (use...

    Don't trash them taking the old screws out (use heat if necessary) and use good epoxy putting the new screws in. Missing that New Gear Every Year?
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    I certainly don't mind if you do it, but knowing...

    I certainly don't mind if you do it, but knowing the interior shapes of boot shells is only part of the solution to getting a good fit. The rest is knowing what you can do to modify a particular...
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    Just buy a pair of Katana 108's and put the...

    Just buy a pair of Katana 108's and put the Griffons on them.
  41. I put an advanced skier who logs around 12-20...

    I put an advanced skier who logs around 12-20 days in their measured length on the Brannock. For expert chargers, or those with a "history" (ex-racers, etc.) I normally drop half to a full size from...
  42. You are confusing the two sole types, but it's...

    You are confusing the two sole types, but it's OK. Initially Amer said the WTR STH2 was not compatible with GripWalk, but it was partially a political call (Salomon invented WTR, Marker invented...
  43. What did they measure your foot with? If a...

    What did they measure your foot with? If a Brannock, expert skiers typically go a size smaller. If a digital scanner of some sort, it depends.
  44. Thread: New Nordica Ski

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    Real world weights here: ...

    Real world weights here:

    https://www.evo.com/guides/alpine-and-backcountry-ski-weights
  45. Since July 2021 when the ISO 23223 standard was...

    Since July 2021 when the ISO 23223 standard was finalized, the amount of permissible variance is minimal. The key points are the midpoint of the GripWalk AFD pad must be 34mm behind the toe of the...
  46. Thanks, the sample I saw last spring had just the...

    Thanks, the sample I saw last spring had just the toe fittings . . .
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    I would go Sheeva 11 in 164, several of my...

    I would go Sheeva 11 in 164, several of my ripper/ex-racer friends who are around 5' tall love it.
  48. Are there tech fittings in the heel, or just the...

    Are there tech fittings in the heel, or just the toe?
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    Yes, my bad.

    Yes, my bad.
  50. I'm looking at the Salomon spare parts catalog...

    I'm looking at the Salomon spare parts catalog now, and I only see GripWalk soles available for the Shift Pro. If you fit that boot there's no reason you can't fit an XT3, Cochise, Strider, etc....
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