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    The Tour Pro instep seems pretty average to me,...

    The Tour Pro instep seems pretty average to me, mine is moderately high and I had no problem. It is easy to get more instep room by grinding the bootboard, though, takes about 15 seconds.
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    How much of your skiing do you do sitting in a...

    How much of your skiing do you do sitting in a chair with no weight on your feet? Lots of footbeds were made in the day like this (Superfeet done with the vacuum bag fall into this category) and some...
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    Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro is 99mm and a great boot...

    Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro is 99mm and a great boot @ 1300 grams . . .
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    It's the class I would be looking at for a...

    It's the class I would be looking at for a "dedicated touring boot".

    The number of 98mm lasted touring boots is very limited (and nobody goes narrower unless you consider the Lange XT Free LV a...
  5. Mantra M5 or K2 Mindbender 99Ti. Look past...

    Mantra M5 or K2 Mindbender 99Ti.

    Look past sidecut specs, it is one of the most overrated ways of predicting how a ski will handle a turn. The Mindbender (18.5m), for instance, lays down a solid...
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    In the 1200 gram class, there are the Atomic...

    In the 1200 gram class, there are the Atomic Backland Carbon and Salomon X-Alp, both 98mm lasts. The Atomic skis better, the Salomon tours better.
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    I don't know any ski bootfitters who make hard...

    I don't know any ski bootfitters who make hard acrylic 3/4 length orthotics, it is pretty much limited to old-school podiatrists and pedorthists (most add a flexible forebody of leather or vinyl to...
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    Take any recommendation of a specific...

    Take any recommendation of a specific off-the-shelf footbed/insole with a grain of salt. They don't have your feet. You can stand on some in the store and if they seem to match your arch shape/height...
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    I'd say the overall flex of the Hawx Ultra 130...

    I'd say the overall flex of the Hawx Ultra 130 XTD and the Zero G Tour Pro is comparable, but the Atomic has more resistance early in the flex pattern and so might be perceived by some people as...
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    Not sure exactly what you mean by "insole." ...

    Not sure exactly what you mean by "insole."

    Sole, Superfeet, Sidas and Masterfit all make "trim-to-fit" insoles (not moldable, just trim them to fit in the shoe) and various levels of "moldable"...
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    188 Rustler 11 with Warden 13 and 180 Zero G 105...

    188 Rustler 11 with Warden 13 and 180 Zero G 105 with MTN, leave the XT Frees at home.
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    I haven't tried it. I felt I got them same...

    I haven't tried it. I felt I got them same results by simply not using the power strap.
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    The nice thing about the infrared heaters is that...

    The nice thing about the infrared heaters is that they are pretty much idiot-proof if you start cold with the 6 minute default setting and only use it on conventional alpine shells.

    However, they...
  14. No problem. I believe the ski is 102mm wide, and...

    No problem. I believe the ski is 102mm wide, and as mentioned above way better than the 115mm alternative.
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    I would ram some fine steel wool in the hole and...

    I would ram some fine steel wool in the hole and use a syringe to fill with epoxy.
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    West System G-Flex

    West System G-Flex
  17. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I also have the manual and it is fine.

    I also have the manual and it is fine.
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    Depends how close your gun is to the shell; if I...

    Depends how close your gun is to the shell; if I heated a Grilamid shell for 30 seconds at a distance of 1" I'd melt a hold through it. Go slower and see how it responds; you can always heat it more...
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    The actual melting point of most Grilamid...

    The actual melting point of most Grilamid compounds is higher but the transition from solid to a gooey mass is quite fast. The real issue is that a Grilamid shell is much thinner than a comparable...
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    PS The same is true if you have the 130 flex...

    PS The same is true if you have the 130 flex version; the shell is Grilamid but I'd still use a heat gun. The Scott press may be a bit short to reach the navicular region with the cuff on, depending...
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    Nordica would like you to think that you need the...

    Nordica would like you to think that you need the infrared system they sell, but you can heat the boot with anything. I would opt not to use water, as it can hydrolyze the plastic making it...
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    No idea. I only got one day on them before...

    No idea. I only got one day on them before blowing my knee out in April.
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    I'd take the Zero G 105, quite a bit lighter than...

    I'd take the Zero G 105, quite a bit lighter than the 108 (even though 2cm longer) and a bit looser in the tail. No deals for a while, though. I'd put a Kingpin M-Werks or Tecton on it. Props to the...
  24. Thread: MNC bindings

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    Which bindings did they say worked with touring...

    Which bindings did they say worked with touring soles, besides the Baron and Duke?

    New touring boots actually have a lower toe height, as the ISO 9523 standard changed from 28mm plus or minus 3mm...
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    Neither the Kingpins nor the Noctas are...

    Neither the Kingpins nor the Noctas are left-right specific, regardless of what's printed on the ski, but I have seen cases where the tech toe fittings are molded in slightly off-axis on one boot and...
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    I feel like the ankle volume decreased slightly...

    I feel like the ankle volume decreased slightly in the new model, but I don't have the old ones around to compare anymore. Still roomy compared to my Hawx Ultra XTD 130, though.
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    It changed for the 18-19 year. To me the fit is...

    It changed for the 18-19 year. To me the fit is not that much different, and is probably mostly due to liner changes. The new Tour Pro is ~230 grams lighter than the old Guide Pro, the soles are no...
  28. Armada Tracer 98 might also be a contender . . .

    Armada Tracer 98 might also be a contender . . .
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    PS It is either the Hoji Free (this year's) or...

    PS It is either the Hoji Free (this year's) or Hoji Pro Tour (last year's). I assume you mean the Hoji Free as the Pro Tour has no toe lug at all, right?
  30. Absolutely consider it, almost everyone I know...

    Absolutely consider it, almost everyone I know owns one, but it's a very lightweight 95.

    It sounds like you might be more in the market for the Volkl V-Werks Mantra, Line Vision 99, or Head KORE...
  31. Thread: MNC bindings

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    Just as Curad doesn't call their adhesive...

    Just as Curad doesn't call their adhesive bandages "Band Aids," Marker and Tyrolia don't call their bindings that are compatible with all ISO-compliant sole types "MNC." The "Multi-Norm Compatible"...
  32. No. It never occurred to me to do this when I...

    No. It never occurred to me to do this when I owned the boots, and it doesn't come up now as they've been out of production for a while. I've punched for maleolus pain under both the carbon and...
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    Any cuff that's got a split up the middle to...

    Any cuff that's got a split up the middle to allow a walk mode won't be as solid as a continuous riveted cuff, but that doesn't mean it skis poorly. It skis about like an RX120 in my opinion, and...
  34. Ignore it. If that causes any problem before your...

    Ignore it. If that causes any problem before your kid turns 21, PM me and I will replace it.
  35. We stopped carrying Zipfit after years of selling...

    We stopped carrying Zipfit after years of selling a few pairs a year. Yes, they ski great and can be rejuvenated more or less indefinitely, but they are also heavy, cold, and suck in a touring or...
  36. When you inject more material it goes around the...

    When you inject more material it goes around the ankle, not the calf.
  37. Start with a boot with a smaller cuff...

    Start with a boot with a smaller cuff circumference and find a good bootfitter to make the forefoot 105mm wide.

    The two best examples are both relatively new designs, the Atomic Hawx Ultra and...
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    It's for when the guy before you didn't do it...

    It's for when the guy before you didn't do it right . . .
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    I suspect few people will use them without the...

    I suspect few people will use them without the screws, though manufacturers almost never include them in their quoted weights. Typically around 2.5 grams per screw.
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    I got a negative Yelp review when I used that one...

    I got a negative Yelp review when I used that one at work.
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    More like 2 sizes too big, then. And that's just...

    More like 2 sizes too big, then. And that's just length, you could also have a low volume foot and the Cochise is an "average" lasted boot.
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    You can also wear 3 rubbers simultaneously to...

    You can also wear 3 rubbers simultaneously to fill up space around your dick, but performance takes a serious hit.
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    You sure about that? You can GET a flared ISO...

    You sure about that? You can GET a flared ISO 9523 touring sole for the Cochise (came on the original Zero G Guide Pro) but Cochises ship with flat ISO 5355 soles. I took the ones off my Cochise and...
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    Actually the bindings are ISO 13992, which works...

    Actually the bindings are ISO 13992, which works with ISO 9523 soles. There are separate but related standards for bindings and boot soles.
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    Right now? I'd get Tecnica Zero G Tour Pros,...

    Right now?

    I'd get Tecnica Zero G Tour Pros, Blizzard Zero G 105's, Atomic Backland Tour bindings with leash, and G3 Alpinist+ Universal skins.

    In about 5 months I'd decide I need something...
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    Marker says it works, which is a pretty high bar...

    Marker says it works, which is a pretty high bar in liability terms. Skiing is risky.

    Whoever told you that may be confusing SoleID (Marker) with MNC (Amer Sports) - last season Amer Sports said...
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    Why would you? There's no walk mode lever running...

    Why would you? There's no walk mode lever running up between the heel and toe, and the Shift toe slides on from front to back. 301mm - 92mm - ~12mm if your Shift is mounted with a factory jig = 197mm...
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    No. An "AW" Look/Rossi binding fits Alpine ISO...

    No.
    An "AW" Look/Rossi binding fits Alpine ISO 5355 and GripWalk soles, you have ISO 9523 Touring Soles on the MTN Lab. The discontinued Look Dual WTR bindings with the adjustable height AFD are...
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    Pretty much every decent boot packs out and gets...

    Pretty much every decent boot packs out and gets roomier for the first 30-40 hours of its life. That's 6-8 days of skiing for most people. If they are super comfortable in the shop, you'll likely be...
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    IME, yes. But you have to ask whether you ski...

    IME, yes. But you have to ask whether you ski enough "resort only" days to justify it. A good alpine boot gives you more power, quicker response, and more fit options (I have skied the MTN Lab at the...
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