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    Lack of interior length won't cause...

    Lack of interior length won't cause "cramping/burning" in your foot in general, it is almost always instep pressure and/or lack of appropriate footbed. The Hawx Ultra last is a bit taller than the...
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    Well, it normally comes in the box with only the...

    Well, it normally comes in the box with only the lower cuff screw in place (nominal 130 flex but already pretty stiff); you can drill and install the other screw that comes in the box to make it...
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    Don't think I got a manual with mine - what do...

    Don't think I got a manual with mine - what do you want to know?
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    It depends on which Asian it's attached to. Like...

    It depends on which Asian it's attached to. Like skinny Euro feet, there are all manner of wide Asian ones and all manner of Asian skiers. Rank beginner with a low pain tolerance and no history of...
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    Atomic and Elan are up.

    Atomic and Elan are up.
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    A bit, but not like the 4.0 which is all under...

    A bit, but not like the 4.0 which is all under the toes.
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    The rippers in our shop all loved the Gunsmoke,...

    The rippers in our shop all loved the Gunsmoke, but that didn't translate to sales. Now they all have the Rustler 11, which sells like crazy . . . too bad they sold out in November.
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    Which version? 4.0 had the heating element under...

    Which version? 4.0 had the heating element under the toes, 5.0 "Toecap" starts over the toes and wraps around, but not as far under . . .
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    Have you tried having a footbed made specifically...

    Have you tried having a footbed made specifically for your arch, rather than a computer-designed shape produced by Superfeet?
  10. Hmmm. We seem to like all the same skis, and I...

    Hmmm. We seem to like all the same skis, and I have no complaints about the Zero G 105 (on my second pair).
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    Kitzbühel is coming up. They need to re-enact the...

    Kitzbühel is coming up. They need to re-enact the fence jibbing episode with Bode in 4-Quattros . . .
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    You mean he has a crazy high instep, the arch is...

    You mean he has a crazy high instep, the arch is under his foot (probably tall also, but not necessarily).

    It is very hard to analyze "outlier" problem cases without having the foot in front of...
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    Don't grind, the shell to either side of the band...

    Don't grind, the shell to either side of the band is too thin. No idea about Spokane.
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    Enforcer 104 Unlimited
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    The Salomon X-Max isn't a race shell and is...

    The Salomon X-Max isn't a race shell and is nominally only 98mm in a 26.5, not that hard to get to fit even most wider than average feet. If you're talking about real plug boots with 92-95mm lasts,...
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    I usually crayon it on then hot wax over it . . ....

    I usually crayon it on then hot wax over it . . . good for cold and dry conditions to combat static charge. Well, I used to, it seldom gets that cold and dry in the PNW.
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    This approach still works, and you can refresh...

    This approach still works, and you can refresh your memory on the Swix website for free, their instructional videos are great. CH8 is way too warm for -20 C, but proper application and finish work is...
  18. Thread: Plum Yak

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    Essentially a Guide with a wider base plate;...

    Essentially a Guide with a wider base plate; haven't been made in a while (maybe 5 years). Never used them, but used the Plum Guide for several years, got tired of the 18mm ramp and moved on, but you...
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    Best bet is to heat only the area that needs to...

    Best bet is to heat only the area that needs to be punched (i.e. the toe, make sure you shield the toe lug from heat) and not the entire boot, and use some method that doesn't stress the entire sole...
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    PS For my personal use, I rescue "mistakes" from...

    PS For my personal use, I rescue "mistakes" from the shop - heat them for like 15 minutes on the Moduvac until they completely flatten out, then re-use them. You can see on the pair in the...
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    I think they're trying to replace the Corvus...

    I think they're trying to replace the Corvus Freebird . . .
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    Footbeds? I have some. These are my "backup"...

    Footbeds? I have some. These are my "backup" footbeds - I have a custom in all 8 pairs of ski boots I'm currently using and all 4 pairs of my Sidi bike shoes as well.

    The pair in the foreground I...
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    This is for more width in the forefoot (presume...

    This is for more width in the forefoot (presume first met), right? Yes, I do them, though Scarpa says specifically not do punch the carbon reinforced shell, you just can't get as much movement as...
  24. If the boot shell is in the binding and the ski...

    If the boot shell is in the binding and the ski is on the floor, you already know what ramp that particular combination produces. You can do the same with an alpine setup you like and compare the...
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    Did you check your PM's and share the data with...

    Did you check your PM's and share the data with me?

    The reason your foot is falling asleep is almost certainly instep pressure and not lack of width (102mm in a 27.5 foot is not at all wide), but...
  26. What if . . . you put you boot in the binding,...

    What if . . . you put you boot in the binding, took the liner out, downloaded a level app (mine is Bubble Level for iPhone), put the phone on the bootboard, and read the actual angle? Pretty...
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    Even the best machines have a tolerance of +/- .2...

    Even the best machines have a tolerance of +/- .2 degrees when perfectly adjusted. Side edge bevel seems to vary depending on the width of the ski with Blizzard, with carver models under 100mm closer...
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    Got 'em. See your email for my answer, but I...

    Got 'em. See your email for my answer, but I don't see any reason why the boots you mention can't work.
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    Sure. Do the scan and share the data with me...

    Sure. Do the scan and share the data with me using my work email (see your PM's).
  30. Keep using the Nikwax "Waterproofing Wax for...

    Keep using the Nikwax "Waterproofing Wax for Leather", just rub it on and let dry - I do it once a year. Don't get the Nikwax spray on glove product.
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    Isn't the Amer boot factory there as well?

    Isn't the Amer boot factory there as well?
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    If you can still lay your hands on either of...

    If you can still lay your hands on either of those skis at this point in the season, you're lucky . . .
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    Hard to say without seeing your foot in person;...

    Hard to say without seeing your foot in person; doesn't look like you shared the Verifyt data with me so I can't look at the instep numbers or side view. Going with a Zipfit MIGHT give you more room...
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    You one of those Canucks who call a ski hat a...

    You one of those Canucks who call a ski hat a "beanie?"
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    We usually use a lacrosse ball or the crew likes...

    We usually use a lacrosse ball or the crew likes to steal my half liter water bottle . . . foot in boot method also works well for big calves; pre-heat boot in oven, have custy stand on a sheet of...
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    Actually my favorite for tall insteps is to sell...

    Actually my favorite for tall insteps is to sell them an Atomic Hawx Ultra or Prime and do a "hot" heat mold (10 minutes) with 1/4" of foam taped over their instep . . .
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    I think I sent you pictures of my toe length...

    I think I sent you pictures of my toe length setup - I use either wood or hard rubber blocks I fashion by hand with a Foredom and use with the big ring that comes with the lever punch and a small...
  38. It can happen with all brands if you let them get...

    It can happen with all brands if you let them get hot during the off season. If it's localized spots, don't bother stripping all the old glue off, get a tube of Gold Label adhesive (not the iron on...
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    Looks like you could dremel a channel in the...

    Looks like you could dremel a channel in the GripWalk soles where the lever is mashing the sole block in your top picture and get the GW soles to work - there are some OEM touring soles that come...
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    Not necessarily, the bootboard is not full-width....

    Not necessarily, the bootboard is not full-width. Is this for an instep issue?
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    Yeah, we are too busy to let anyone leave their...

    Yeah, we are too busy to let anyone leave their boots on the presses unless it is the last boot of the day. Honestly, no recreational boots, even in the 130 flex range, are that thick any more. I've...
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    I never use an IR thermometer anymore, but the...

    I never use an IR thermometer anymore, but the finger inside the shell under the punch area system works with pretty much any plastic (if you can hold your finger there for a full second it's not hot...
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    No problem, man, it's a pleasure to work on real...

    No problem, man, it's a pleasure to work on real touring boots once in a while!
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    There is no reason a reasonably skilled...

    There is no reason a reasonably skilled bootfitter can't make any of those boots work for width, and the Krypton Pro and Lupo are good choices for tall instep feet (your main problem is tallish and...
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    Even Fritschi doesn't know because the time gap...

    Even Fritschi doesn't know because the time gap between the last Freeride sold and the invention of GripWalk is substantial. I'd say go for it, at least the AFD slides.
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    There is nothing preventing you from contact...

    There is nothing preventing you from contact cementing a strip of Velcro (usually the fuzz side, most spoilers have the hook side) on the back of the Zipfits and sticking any spoiler you want on to...
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    I bet they use a calculator like this, and no one...

    I bet they use a calculator like this, and no one ever checks to see if the numbers are right:

    https://member.fis-ski.com/skicalc.htm
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    I would try a Hawx Ultra in a 29.5 as well as a...

    I would try a Hawx Ultra in a 29.5 as well as a Salomon S/Max in a 29.5, they have the smallest circumference cuffs at the moment, and that's one of the things that locks your heel in place (more so...
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    Sorry, missed this a while back. I use the...

    Sorry, missed this a while back. I use the standard K-Tech ovens - factory set at 117 C. or 242.6 F.
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    Hmmm. I think a better strategy might be going to...

    Hmmm. I think a better strategy might be going to a longer shell (29.5) in the lower volume Hawx (Ultra) to keep you lower in the shell and possibly grinding the heel of the bootboard, but It's hard...
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