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    I don’t think the time is too critical so long as...

    I don’t think the time is too critical so long as the hot water doesn’t go cold. I usually have a cup of coffee and then come back to them.

    Yes, all the OMfit is in the tongue / heel/ ankle area.
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    My favourite method of home moulding Zipfits is...

    My favourite method of home moulding Zipfits is to use two small plastic bottles per liner. Fill the bottles with near boiling water and put them inside the liner. I then leave the liner near a...
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    I just moulded mine. I used 12mm diameter wooden...

    I just moulded mine. I used 12mm diameter wooden dowel to inject the OMfit cork - Worked perfectly, so thereís no reason to buy the proprietary Zipfit plunger.

    For my skinny legs and low instep I...
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    I remember listening to an interview with Sven...

    I remember listening to an interview with Sven Coomer in which he talked about the weight of touring boots, he said…

    “You know what makes your boots feel heavy? Blisters on your feet, they make...
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    Zipfit got back to me and confirmed that the GFT...

    Zipfit got back to me and confirmed that the GFT liners on the EU site are available for immediate shipping. So I just ordered a pair (plus some extra OMfit cork).
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    Zipfit Grand Fuckiní Teton Liner

    Has anyone had their foot in a Zipfit GFT liner yet?

    Iím a big fan of Zipfits. Less so for touring. Am hopeful that the new GFT liners may be the answer for me.

    Iíve messaged Zipfit customer...
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    My main point was that it is easier to try things...

    My main point was that it is easier to try things and see how they feel, rather than trying to predict the outcome of a change.

    When I spent my week fiddling with binding shims and binding cants...
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    I used a low ramp angle binding and a ski with...

    I used a low ramp angle binding and a ski with Binding Freedom inserts.

    Big bag of different length screws, various home made shims and a range of different canting shims.

    Took me about a week...
  9. If you put a canting strip under your pin...

    If you put a canting strip under your pin bindings it will simultaneously tilt the boot sole and shift the cuff.

    If your bindings are attached with Binding Freedom inserts you can easily try a...
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    358920 358921 358922 Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD...

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    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 120 - 26.5

    I'm using high volume liners (ZipFit Tour or Dynafit Neo CR) plus a heel shim to take up volume.
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    Scarpa Gea RS/ Maestrale RS Walk Mode

    My wife bought some Gea RSs (2018-2019 model) in a sale. The first time she used them she found that one of the boots kept jumping out of ski mode as she extended at the start of a turn. The latch...
  12. I find that I need to use a 10mm shim under the...

    I find that I need to use a 10mm shim under the toe to get a flat ramp angle when using Attack2 AT Demo bindings with (first generation WTR) Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD boots.

    The AFD can be adjusted up...
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    To complicate things further that's a very narrow...

    To complicate things further that's a very narrow boot (assuming she hasn't had lots of boot work done).

    My wife skis in Redster WC110s and she found the width of the Scarpa F1 okay when she tried...
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    Thanks. I’ll give it a try. EDIT: I just...

    Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

    EDIT:

    I just tried doing some one legged squats on my right leg, standing on the footbed....

    No forefoot post: Knee tracks slightly to the medial side.

    Medial...
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    This was the first time Iíd done it, so itís...

    This was the first time Iíd done it, so itís possible that I had beginners luck. I had some practice runs pushing my foot into a cushion to get a feel for it.

    The main thing I concentrated on was...
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    Semi weighted: Impression of feet made while...

    Semi weighted: Impression of feet made while sitting in a chair.
    Weighted: Impression made while standing.
    Unweighted: Feet in the air
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    Plaster of paris £5. Foam box £10 Thermoplastic...

    Plaster of paris £5.
    Foam box £10
    Thermoplastic £60 (but Should have been £120).

    So £75 / $100. But that does provide enough plastic for three sets of footbeds if you have more than one pair of...
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    In my everyday shoes I use an orthotic that...

    In my everyday shoes I use an orthotic that supports the medial arch of the foot and has no forefoot posting. My (amateur) understanding is that this is better for the feet long term, and is more...
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    I agree, although if there’s anywhere on the...

    I agree, although if there’s anywhere on the internet where skiers do have the knowledge, it’s Tech Talk.

    I found the Harb Alignment Technician Manual (online PDF) was a good place to start with...
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    Finished them yesterday. Have only been able to...

    Finished them yesterday. Have only been able to try them in an indoor snow dome. Very pleased with them. They are certainly better than the shop made Sidas Custom footbeds that I used before.

    I...
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    Build Your Own Fuckiní Insoles

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    I started by taking an impression of my feet in sub talar neutral (in some podiatry foam that I bought from ebay).

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    Filled the mould with plaster of paris.

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    Yes, I...
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    I use a Zipfit Tour in my alpine (no walk mode)...

    I use a Zipfit Tour in my alpine (no walk mode) boots, and love the downhill performance it provides.

    Iíve tried skinning in Zipfits in my boots with a walk mode (Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD). Skinning...
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    Leave the helmet at home?

    Leave the helmet at home?
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    This video is useful... ...

    This video is useful...


    http://youtube.com/v/Izrj3EyNpb4


    Iíve moulded several pairs at home best advice I can give is to clean the oven first and keep checking every 60 seconds so that you...
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    Article about WC racer's use of (basic non...

    Article about WC racer's use of (basic non custom) footbeds by Matt Schiller...

    https://www.skiracing.com/premium/do-top-racers-use-footbeds#
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    Aftermarket footbeds yes. I don't think custom...

    Aftermarket footbeds yes. I don't think custom footbeds are particularly popular in the German speaking countries.

    Here's a theory....

    Skiers in German speaking countries tend to be very...
  27. Poll: I got a custom outdoor gear supplier to make me a...

    I got a custom outdoor gear supplier to make me a pair of short from a three layer hard shell fabric. They have long side zips so I can put them on over ski boots. I often carry them when I'm wearing...
  28. Iíve been skiing in resorts around Innsbruck this...

    Iíve been skiing in resorts around Innsbruck this week. Iíve seen many many sets of pin bindings being used on lifts.

    To the OP. Based on the age of some of the Dynafit bindings Iíve seen being...
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    Alternative facts? ...

    Alternative facts?

    https://www.wildsnow.com/25538/scarpa-ski-touring-boots-and-the-salomon-atomic-shift-binding/#more-25538
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    Tognar cant strip under a Kreuzspitze binding....

    Tognar cant strip under a Kreuzspitze binding. There is a Kreuzpitze plate between the binding and the shim, for ramp angle reduction / bsl adjustment.

    I used new screws from Tognar, sized to take...
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    They are much less fiddly than having the brakes...

    They are much less fiddly than having the brakes freeze on Ions, or having the heel riser fall off a pair of Vipecs. For me a backcountry binding needs a simple, well proven design.
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    I read on an internet forum that SOLE in Chamonix...

    I read on an internet forum that SOLE in Chamonix do CAST conversions. This may or may not be true...

    http://solesportslabs.com/en/
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    I've done about 12 days skiing in my XTD 100s. 9...

    I've done about 12 days skiing in my XTD 100s. 9 days lift served, 3 days touring. Most of those days have been -5C to -25C. At those temps I'd say the boot is a bit stiffer than my 90 flex Rossignol...
  34. Thread: ZipFit questions

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    Lockwoods in the UK do international mail order...

    Lockwoods in the UK do international mail order if you are happy to fit them yourself.

    http://www.lockwoods.com/index.php?searchStr=zipfit&act=viewCat
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    In Europe I suspect that Dynafit shifts a much...

    In Europe I suspect that Dynafit shifts a much higher number of boots through chain stores like Intersport than it does through specialist shops. Consequently I suspect that most Dynafit boots are...
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    It's called the Hoji Pro Tour, it's a touring...

    It's called the Hoji Pro Tour, it's a touring boot designed to compete with the Scarpa Maestrale RS. Many Maggots want it to be the successor to the Vulcan, but it isn't, because that's not the...
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    I'm not sure anybody is comparing Hawx Ultra XTDs...

    I'm not sure anybody is comparing Hawx Ultra XTDs to plug boots, I just caused a bit of thread drift away from plug boots, sorry, thread hijack over.
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    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD fits me well, but looking...

    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD fits me well, but looking for a boot for my gay lover who has narrower feet than me. He's 5'6" and not that heavy, so wondering if he should track down the Scott G1 110 to try...
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    How does the fit of the Scott G1 130 compare to...

    How does the fit of the Scott G1 130 compare to the fit of the Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD130 and the Lange XT 130 Freetour?
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    I've been skiing the last two days in the 100...

    I've been skiing the last two days in the 100 flex version with a Sidas liner and so far I'm very happy with them. Only downside for me is that the 100 flex version doesn't have the user serviceable...
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    I've had the 25.5 and 26.5 here in my house for...

    I've had the 25.5 and 26.5 here in my house for the last few days while I've tried to figure out a similar dilemma. Eventually sent the 25.5 back and got hold of a thicker footbed to make the 26.5...
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    I think that might be Steve's way of saying he...

    I think that might be Steve's way of saying he can't be bothered with the hassle of posting to the US!
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    My understanding of the Radical 2.0 toe is that...

    My understanding of the Radical 2.0 toe is that it was designed to solve the problem of boots with other manufacturer's toe fittings, which would sometimes bind and affect the release of earlier...
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    Intuition Wrap Liners with touring bellows are...

    Intuition Wrap Liners with touring bellows are available from Sole in Chamonix. Maybe they would post you a pair if you asked them?
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    Some boots are much easier to cant than others....

    Some boots are much easier to cant than others. Might be a lot easier to put the boots back on eBay and go to the shop you mentioned to buy a pair of race boots which fit and are designed to be...
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    So when the boot is in ski mode movement of the...

    So when the boot is in ski mode movement of the cuff is blocked by a 'slider' between two end stops. When in ski mode the 'slider' expands. Because the 'slider' expands it makes a slop free...
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    3.6mm (Wintersteiger).

    3.6mm (Wintersteiger).
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    Thanks for reply. I could feel that there wasn't...

    Thanks for reply. I could feel that there wasn't much resistance when I was inserting the screws, so I used less force for tightening them than I have on previous mounts.
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    Have mounted two pairs of skis previously with no...

    Have mounted two pairs of skis previously with no problems, but tried mounting a pair of lightweight K2 touring skis recently and ended up with two spinners. The skis have no reinforcing plate in the...
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    You don't need heel adjusters and toe risers for...

    You don't need heel adjusters and toe risers for the SSL. Skimo sell an Aski toe shift plate that will shim the toes and give bsl adjustment at the same time.
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