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    Shell fit is ~23mm. I would say 26.5 is your size.

    Shell fit is ~23mm. I would say 26.5 is your size.
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    The Quantum Asolo Factory (grey) and the Quantum...

    The Quantum Asolo Factory (grey) and the Quantum Free Asolo Factory 130 (blue) have the same BSL but not the same fit - the blue one is roomier (I have both). Not sure I could have gone with a 26.5...
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    The dimensions at the base of the bootboard are...

    The dimensions at the base of the bootboard are not the same as the interior dimensions of the shell at foot level, either in length or width - the shell doesn't extend straight up, but curves out....
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    It's fine. You won't be happy in a 5mm fit, and...

    It's fine. You won't be happy in a 5mm fit, and the 25mm fit is going to be sloppy. Those are the other two choices, we are talking about ski boots.

    Possible exceptions: #1 You have an extremely...
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    Depending on how much Titanal you're drilling...

    Depending on how much Titanal you're drilling through, you'll probably notice a difference in bite after ~15-20 pairs. Not a problem if you're using a jig or something to prevent the bit wandering;...
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    Wow. I thought I was on top of it with 4 sliding...

    Wow. I thought I was on top of it with 4 sliding drawers for my bits and a new 4.1 x 9.5 Wintersteiger each season . . .
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    Spend those 5 hours clocking some overtime and...

    Spend those 5 hours clocking some overtime and buy another pair of the same skis . . .
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    Do you wax your skis? After you brush out the...

    Do you wax your skis? After you brush out the wax, take the coarse nylon brush and rub it over the top sheets.
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    Don't waste your time. Broken edge, trashed...

    Don't waste your time. Broken edge, trashed sidewall, rotten core.
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    If you experience issues with shin comfort due to...

    If you experience issues with shin comfort due to the contour of the tongue not matching up well with your leg shape, moving the tongue up or down can help.
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    Try Bondo. Mix it up and quickly smear it in with...

    Try Bondo. Mix it up and quickly smear it in with your fingers (wear a nitrile glove). And you'll be ready if someone runs into you in the ski area parking lot. Also, what kind of footbed are you...
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    Sweet, should be relatively simple. Heat molding...

    Sweet, should be relatively simple. Heat molding the shell to move the plastic in the styloid area doesn't work well, the plastic is too thick there.
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    Yes, it is possible for pressure on the instep to...

    Yes, it is possible for pressure on the instep to widen the forefoot, but usually people notice the instep pressure first. Punching to widen the forefoot is a bootfitter's bread and butter, so almost...
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    OK, got it, thanks for being willing to re-share...

    OK, got it, thanks for being willing to re-share it. Could be something wrong with the QR code, though that was previously the cleanest way to share the data.

    Looking at your images, your boot...
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    Hmmm. Still not showing. Try the "Text/Email"...

    Hmmm. Still not showing. Try the "Text/Email" button and use glouie@evo.com as the address. Thanks for your patience!
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    Sorry, herrgard, I'm not seeing your scan - you...

    Sorry, herrgard, I'm not seeing your scan - you hit the blue Verifyt Connect button to "Connect with a store" and then scanned the QR code on page 13 of this thread? It should take a few seconds,...
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    Did you feel inside with the liner out to see if...

    Did you feel inside with the liner out to see if the bootboard is lying flat? It is possible they put in the wrong size bootboard, or someone overheated the boots in the oven (i.e. more than 12-13...
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    Seattle, not Denver.

    Seattle, not Denver.
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    Amer Tech Manual 21-22 (Salomon/Atomic/Armada)...

    Amer Tech Manual 21-22 (Salomon/Atomic/Armada) came out today. Here is the part you are looking for, # L41398900 (I take this to mean that a 26 bootboard fits a shell marked anywhere from 26.0 to...
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    Good luck, I would offer to do it myself but...

    Good luck, I would offer to do it myself but you're in Canada, eh? If you intend to punch the area for more width, I would hold off on compressing the liner as you will lose cushioning - better to...
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    About 55% of the way forward from the heel on the...

    About 55% of the way forward from the heel on the lateral (outside) of the foot? Probably the styloid process - do you feel a bump there?

    I would find a shop that can punch accurately in that spot...
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    Thanks, Jon, key info as usual . . .

    Thanks, Jon, key info as usual . . .
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    I would say the local shop's advice is only good...

    I would say the local shop's advice is only good if they are offering to do this for free. The amount of movement you can expect by putting Mach 1 shells in the oven is minimal, certainly nothing...
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    You can heat mold any boot, the question is...

    You can heat mold any boot, the question is whether it will stay in that shape after it cools. Tecnica Mach 1 CAS shells are not one of the models we consider "heat moldable" (i.e. throw them in the...
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    I would give you the part number but...

    I would give you the part number but unfortunately the 20-21 tech manual doesn't list a bootboard for the Shift Pro, only the QST Pro (they may be the same, who knows). One size fits two shell sizes,...
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    Bootboards are molded to fit exactly into the...

    Bootboards are molded to fit exactly into the shape of the boot shell, the Atomic ones do not fit the Shift Pro. Stick your hand inside with the bootboard in place and see if there is actually a dip...
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    They put a dab of hot glue under the heel,...

    They put a dab of hot glue under the heel, coathanger bent with some needlenose pliers does the trick. Unless they forgot the bootboards or put the wrong size in, it is more probably a footbed...
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    If bootboards are cut short like that, it's...

    If bootboards are cut short like that, it's because the interior of the shell is shaped like that. Why do you say they are not removable? Someone put them in there.
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    Actually there is no difference between a 14.5...

    Actually there is no difference between a 14.5 and a 15.5 in kid's boots, they both use a 15.5 shell . . .
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    Go with 15.5, he'll be that size by the time...

    Go with 15.5, he'll be that size by the time there is snow on the ground. Plus, it doesn't pay to downsize kids until they're in a junior race or freeride program, just get them through the day...
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    5'8" 175 lbs, mounted on the rear mark, no...

    5'8" 175 lbs, mounted on the rear mark, no complaints . . .
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    Bad luck? My SE Gen2 is at 96% after a year and 4...

    Bad luck? My SE Gen2 is at 96% after a year and 4 months . . . will run for 2 days on a charge most of the time. Hasn't failed in the cold when I try to take a picture like my 6 and 6s.
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    I don't think so. Freeraider 16 is on order,...

    I don't think so. Freeraider 16 is on order, though.
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    Thirded on the 2nd gen SE, good bang for the buck...

    Thirded on the 2nd gen SE, good bang for the buck . . .
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    Don't forget about chopping out the elastic and...

    Don't forget about chopping out the elastic and extra vinyl in the liner tongue area, and sanding your footbeds down to a bare minimum . . . it is also possible in most cases to heat the plastic in...
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    You sand the top (side next to the liner) - the...

    You sand the top (side next to the liner) - the bottom is normally molded to fit perfectly into the shell so it won't slide around.
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    I haven't seen your feet (I don't think you did...

    I haven't seen your feet (I don't think you did the Verifyt scan), but generally unless you are really challenged by a large volume foot or tall instep most good skiers should shoot for a LV or...
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    X Max and S/Max boots have always been a nominal...

    X Max and S/Max boots have always been a nominal 98mm last, meaning they are 98mm wide across the metatarsals in a 26.5 shell. They have not changed in width over the years. They are also both 100mm...
  39. I think they were looking for a more consistent...

    I think they were looking for a more consistent and stable snowpack . . . more power to them if they can hang.
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    I also have a women's ZG85 in that build and...

    I also have a women's ZG85 in that build and prefer it to the new ones - men's and women's are the same. The newer skis are lighter and more forgiving.
  41. The $360 kit comes with everything you need...

    The $360 kit comes with everything you need except the AFD (addtional $15) and a set of Look Pivots. Some assembly (swapping toepiece baseplate) is involved, but they have a video.
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    The Fischer phone app has me at 27.2 to 27.4, and...

    The Fischer phone app has me at 27.2 to 27.4, and suggests a 28.5 boot. Like you, I normally wear a 26.5 and wore a 25.5 as a racer.

    The in-store platform Fischer machine, built by Corpus.e, does...
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    PS The platform Corpus.E scanners (the Fischer...

    PS The platform Corpus.E scanners (the Fischer in-store uses this hardware) have a "slider" that allows you to pick your skier type, which changes the size recommendation accordingly - it can vary by...
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    It's the interpretation of the results, not the...

    It's the interpretation of the results, not the accuracy of the scanning app. The various scanners in use, including Verifyt, Fisher and the in-store platform ShooIQ (Corpus.E) / Fischer deliver very...
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    No more 186's at evo. The last of the 196's will...

    No more 186's at evo. The last of the 196's will be there sometime this fall, along with some genuine World Cup skis.
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    Got it. Check your email for my response.

    Got it. Check your email for my response.
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    Size of the skier makes a difference. I have all...

    Size of the skier makes a difference. I have all my 188's at +1 (I have the 180's on the line). 5'8" and 175. If I was bigger I'd probably mount the 188 on the line, too.

    I detune all my Blizzards...
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    Hey phatboy, please share your data with me by...

    Hey phatboy, please share your data with me by turning the app on, choosing "Verifyt Connect" and scanning the QR code one page back (page 13). That will allow me to rotate the image laterally and...
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    Well, I haven't actually skied in them yet. I...

    Well, I haven't actually skied in them yet. I think you want to get the liner that comes closest to the actual length of your shell interior, as the foam doesn't go all the way to the toe and won't...
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    That's not terrible, at least the first and...

    That's not terrible, at least the first and second toes are roughly the same length (it's worse when the big toe is longer than the rest, he actually has a slight Morton's toe shape). Your friend's...
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