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    So, in my desperation to find boots to replace my...

    So, in my desperation to find boots to replace my LupoHawx, I tracked down some Vulcans. Super impressed with the fit in a size up now that my feet have got shittier and longer.

    First impression:...
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    From feedback I have heard, yes it is. Because...

    From feedback I have heard, yes it is. Because the proflex tongue goes up so high. I modded many boots with the opposite idea: short on top long on bottom. Reduces lower clog deformation and doesn’t...
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    The XTDs have a very tight heel and can bite like...

    The XTDs have a very tight heel and can bite like mad, but also give great heel hold. Keep grinding that boot board down if it feels like it is biting the top of your heel.

    Grinding the heel cup...
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    Looks good. Looks like the Backland pretty much. ...

    Looks good. Looks like the Backland pretty much. 1050 grams I think.
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    He hyped the hell out of Full Tilt last year and...

    He hyped the hell out of Full Tilt last year and modded their boot exactly how some old timer told him too. I'm more innovative for putting a dalbello tongue on a clapped out out Atomic boot. Why...
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    If the mv crush your instep, don’t get the lv. ...

    If the mv crush your instep, don’t get the lv.

    Grind your boot board, stretch the instep by hating the shell and jamming a softball sized object in there to push up, change your liners (tecnica...
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    Maybe this thing is worthwhile. I’ve been seeing...

    Maybe this thing is worthwhile. I’ve been seeing lots of issues with the screw towers. They seems to get crooked over time and cause issues.
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    I did that same thing to my atomic hawx with a...

    I did that same thing to my atomic hawx with a press punch for my toes. All the preventative measures but the bottom of that boot is so thin it all twists. I tried heating up the underside of the...
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    Thanks. It’s just nice to know you’re making a...

    Thanks. It’s just nice to know you’re making a difference in this world.
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    Saw a prototype 4frnt yesterday. It looked like a...

    Saw a prototype 4frnt yesterday. It looked like a ski. Didnt take a photo. Probably a new renegade based off the hoji lock. Looked like it had higher tips and tails. You’re welcome.
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    The man. Thanks.

    The man. Thanks.
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    24/25 are the same cuff so I would imagine it...

    24/25 are the same cuff so I would imagine it would continue with that pattern.

    Personally, I feel the same effect of getting pushed forward with both the Lupo and Krypton. Takes a lot of effort...
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    Sorry double post. Nerdy, I'm trying to find the...

    Sorry double post. Nerdy, I'm trying to find the aftermarket forward lean plate. The one that allows for 13 and 19 degrees. Thanks
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    I guess you would know. lol. The boot boards...

    I guess you would know. lol.

    The boot boards are identical as well?
  15. Long term reliability? How did that wedge hold up?

    Long term reliability? How did that wedge hold up?
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    I can’t find the post for the fellow who used the...

    I can’t find the post for the fellow who used the krytpon forward lean shim on his lupos. He screwed it into the ledge. I’m about to do the same thing but I want to see if it lasted for him, or how...
  17. This is the only way to do it. The binding...

    This is the only way to do it.

    The binding numbers on skimp.com are helpful to compare what has more or less angle than another binding but does not give any information that can be compared to...
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    I finally saw the current non xtd hawx ultra. It...

    I finally saw the current non xtd hawx ultra. It has a way higher toebox than the xtd. It is definitely more than the liner. The toe box looks and feels more like the hawx PRIME xtd.

    This is...
  19. I would think your measurements are irrelevant....

    I would think your measurements are irrelevant. You are measuring the tech inserts in relation to the bottom of the rubber sole. If the rubber sole is bigger or smaller that will change your...
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    Just got some 2016 187s. They’re mounted on the...

    Just got some 2016 187s. They’re mounted on the line and love a lot of the way they ski. However, I find they can dive and not resurface if you drive the tip. I also find it weird landing drops as...
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    Is Dalbello on crack? Why is the Lupo HDax...

    Is Dalbello on crack?

    Why is the Lupo HDax softer than the AX120? The former has the C tongue, the latter has a P tongue.

    Especially weird given the HD moniker made it stiffer in the 98mm last...
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    If he is, it's only because of the American in...

    If he is, it's only because of the American in him. Proper Canucks call it a toque, eh.

    And we call it 3/4" unless we are doing commercial construction then we call it "google, what is 19mm in...
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    Check out my toe punch I had made earlier in this...

    Check out my toe punch I had made earlier in this thread. I use it with any shaped punch and extender bits to get the appropriate length based on boot size.

    For in steps you can heat gun any...
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    Generally, but not only. It doesn’t have to be...

    Generally, but not only. It doesn’t have to be thick if it’s PU. You can tell as you’re releasing. Pretty much all toe boxes, no matter the plastic, need to be cooled on the punch.

    I find as long...
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    I usually take off the cuff on Krypton/Lupo to...

    I usually take off the cuff on Krypton/Lupo to punch the lower for the malleolus. Usually don't need to punch the cuff.
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    To add to GregL's response: I do the same...

    To add to GregL's response:

    I do the same trick with the finger on the inside. The only variation would be Tecnica PU at the dimpled VAS sections and Dalbello grilamid. I find those two plastics...
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    The new Salomon Strive toe is meant to be GW and...

    The new Salomon Strive toe is meant to be GW and Alpine only, price point option. No MNC.
  28. What's up with the base plates breaking where...

    What's up with the base plates breaking where they attach to the pivot arms? Saw three yesterday and lots last year. Seems like a lot of them are with people that ski Dalbellos but it also seems like...
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    We had the same warranty on an AX but there was...

    We had the same warranty on an AX but there was no punch. Just whitening around the post.

    It would be so easy for them to make the shell thicker around that Tnut. It doesn't need such a deep...
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    I think you mean X Wing and Wedge Antilles,...

    I think you mean X Wing and Wedge Antilles, obviously.
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    Yeah, I really hate when there is a half inch...

    Yeah, I really hate when there is a half inch less ski that is able to flex under my boot too.
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    From Dalbello: The ovalization comes like that...

    From Dalbello: The ovalization comes like that from the factory and is part of their dynalink patent. As for the t nut, they went with longer teeth this year to hold better but obvs they are too long.
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    The new MTN lab. Even from the photo it looks...

    The new MTN lab. Even from the photo it looks like it fits better than their other boots. The fact that the forefoot is wider than the ankle is a great start 🙄
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    It seems like all the pro HDs this year have the...

    It seems like all the pro HDs this year have the teeth on the ankle buckle t nut poking through the shell. I checked a few boots and saw it. As well as ovalizing the turret on boots that have never...
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    I think you all are being a little naive in...

    I think you all are being a little naive in thinking that high level skiers just overcome all these challenges without work. Keep in mind that they have a certain physiology that allowed them to...
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    So same idea essentially but probably more...

    So same idea essentially but probably more durable.

    I’m not sure what you mean about trying to get the forefoot flat. Take my foot for example, and this is quite common: When my foot is flat...
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    So I've got a Sidas Custom footbed question for...

    So I've got a Sidas Custom footbed question for those of you that make them.

    When putting a foot into subtalar neurtal, you may often find the first metatarsal raises and needs to be supported. I...
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    I’m laughing that you guys think a company of any...

    I’m laughing that you guys think a company of any size would consider your concerns about your 3x mounted skis in their business model. Lol
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    I'm just teasing. But also, I prefer to find...

    I'm just teasing. But also, I prefer to find things that function well rather than be super light. A smoother, better ROM walk mode will make much more difference than a hundred grams. Something that...
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    "is vastly heavier by 130g each boot" I'm all...

    "is vastly heavier by 130g each boot"

    I'm all down for tinkering but wow. Just leave your water at home and save 1000g.
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    I’ve got a pair of 191s with warden 13 demo...

    I’ve got a pair of 191s with warden 13 demo bindings for sale at our shop. One of our demos. Less used because of the size. $550cdn. We can ship. Figured one of you might be into it.
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    I’m more like a 3 degree adjustment. I realize...

    I’m more like a 3 degree adjustment. I realize the pins make the boot float but essentially the shimmed side of my sole will be a few mm lower when hanging from the pins. I’m curious if that would...
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    Thanks. I'll check it out. For the pin set up...

    Thanks. I'll check it out.

    For the pin set up I would be looking at shimming the binding. Not as crucial as the hill set up but it would be nice to be consistent.

    That being said, I wonder if...
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    You use the toe pieces on a punch? I never...

    You use the toe pieces on a punch? I never thought of that. Looks like a decent shape. I'll check that out today.
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    It seems you completely missed the point. The...

    It seems you completely missed the point. The point is that people need specific things. You so eloquently pointed out that you need more ramp. This is because of your anatomy and gear choice....
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    What' your favourite width expansion tool? I...

    What' your favourite width expansion tool?

    I dislike using hydraulic expanders. I find the set up too slow, lining it up is too inconsistent, and you have the challenge of not collapsing instep...
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    Canting options for Lupo? Also, tech binding...

    Canting options for Lupo?

    Also, tech binding canting options? I see cant strips at Tognar that I could custom cut. Anything else out there?
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    The fact that you just said canting is smoke and...

    The fact that you just said canting is smoke and mirrors most of the time.... Wow.
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    I’m a big fan of the QST 106 for a DD. Prefer it...

    I’m a big fan of the QST 106 for a DD. Prefer it over the Mfree because the tip flops less. Carves sweet, surfs really well for the waist width. I disliked the last gen 106, love this one. Ski...
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    I put them on my flip flops

    I put them on my flip flops
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