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    That's my philosophy with any ski - round it...

    That's my philosophy with any ski - round it thoroughly so it's less likely to draw blood (tail, too).
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    Do those rockered sections ever touch the snow?

    Do those rockered sections ever touch the snow?
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    i normally work Friday, but I'll be gone all that...

    i normally work Friday, but I'll be gone all that week for ski testing and family stuff - see if you can get another slot.
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    Saw one while working on Matt Sterbenz's boot the...

    Saw one while working on Matt Sterbenz's boot the other day. Not light, but looks sweet.
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    Answers sent to your email . . .

    Answers sent to your email . . .
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    Base bevel is 1 degree, but their side edge...

    Base bevel is 1 degree, but their side edge default is pretty aggressive. They quote a "range" but it averages out at 1 and 2.8. I detuned slightly to 1 and 2, rounded out the tip and tail edges just...
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    Over several years, the flex softens. Over many...

    Over several years, the flex softens. Over many years, the plastic can get brittle enough to break. Thin polyamide shells (typically Grilamid or Pebax touring boots) can actually wear through. Soles...
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    You know a decent bootfitter can make any boot...

    You know a decent bootfitter can make any boot wider in the forefoot, right? My right foot measures 117mm to 121mm depending on which scanner I'm using, and I'm currently in a 96mm Atomic Redster CS...
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    Yeah, I normally ski a 188 Rustler 11 if it...

    Yeah, I normally ski a 188 Rustler 11 if it snows, and the 183 Bonafide was more ski than I cared for at normal speeds. I have the 177 and they feel right. 5'8" and 175 lbs.
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    Red on one foot, green on the other. Christmas.

    Red on one foot, green on the other. Christmas.
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    That is what I have, wish it had a bit of Titanal...

    That is what I have, wish it had a bit of Titanal in the build.
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    Sounds like a combination of lack of toebox width...

    Sounds like a combination of lack of toebox width and instep pressure, but hard to tell without images/seeing you in person. Depending on the boot, try grinding the bootboard (all the way to the toes...
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    Same. I'm OK with the R9 mounted at rec, ski my...

    Same. I'm OK with the R9 mounted at rec, ski my muliple pairs of 188 R11's at plus 1, but wish there was a 184 R11 (not to mention a 108mm R10.5).
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    Another Rustler 9 convert. I used to use...

    Another Rustler 9 convert. I used to use Bonafides as my low tide ski most of the time, got the R9 as a "family ski" and have been on it pretty much exclusively during the current PNW drought/freeze...
  15. That's my favorite color.

    That's my favorite color.
  16. Or a second generation TLT6

    Or a second generation TLT6
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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?
  26. 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.
  30. Enforcer 104 Unlimited

    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...
  34. 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...
  40. 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...
  42. 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).
  46. 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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