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  1. #401
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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    Because the beast is dead; it’s no longer part of their binding offering.
    Dead is such a harsh word

    We would instead say

    " The product had gone Sunset "

    Did beast ever really have much traction in the market, did they sell many?
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  2. #402
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    The beast is a strange tale of product development. Only other binding I can think of that expects many end users to modify their boots is CAST. I Agree that it is unfortunate for their clientele that they would so quickly pretend their products no longer exist and it doesn't seem outlandish that they retain the older but functional master step.

    Hoji free certainly has merits though, especially if the liner either doesn't suck or is a more similar wight to an intuition. Is anyone able to comment on the more salient features of the lock system and if it truly does have less deformation around the pivots than the competition? I know wildsnow was stoked on this but curious how noticeable it is vs the competition. It's not like it is a notable characteristic of my XTDs. Are the mating rails a big deal?

  3. #403
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6H8kjtITno

    I an definitely intrigued by this boot.

  4. #404
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    I tried a hoji free on today a size 26 which is 2 sizes too big, so it was just about the range of motion, cranked all the buckles down right undo the buckle at the back and the range of motion was truly impressive.

    For me I kinda doubt they will make this in a 24 and the Vulcans are still fine but I was impressed
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  5. #405
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    Any idea how one might replace the tongue on the Hoji Pro? I assume you have to grind out the rivet but how do you install the new rivet?

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    I know a guy who would proabbly just cut the fuckign thing out
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBC View Post
    Any idea how one might replace the tongue on the Hoji Pro? I assume you have to grind out the rivet but how do you install the new rivet?
    Photos of the area?
    Master of mediocrity.

  8. #408
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBC View Post
    Any idea how one might replace the tongue on the Hoji Pro? I assume you have to grind out the rivet but how do you install the new rivet?
    Chicago rivet?
    TLDR; Ski faster. Quit breathing. Don't crash.

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    Sorry. Haven't read through this whole thread yet. Hoji Pro vs XT Freetour 130 (2017)? So I didn't like how soft my freetours were so I put in a intuition powerwrap. Now they have ZERO articulation and touring in them kinda sucks.

    Do the Hojis ski legit or do they try really hard, but still feel like a boot that just came out of the fitting oven?

  10. #410
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    Just received a set of Hoji Free’s in the mail. My initial impression is fairly positive, based on what you can tell from carpet testing. I will mess with them more before I commit to them.

    A few thoughts for the curious out there:

    I ordered my “normal” size and fit seems good. I have seen others say that they sized up.

    Width seems accurate based on comparisons to other boots I have owned recently.

    Flex appears promising, and I intend to use them for everything, plus I weigh many pounds.

    The tongue area seems well thought out.

    The back of the boot has relatively large spaces that seem like it will allow snow to enter the boot between the upper and lower -more than any boot that I can recall.

    Buckles are a bit different but don’t seem gimmicky.

    The liners seem legit.

    Can someone tell me the proper technique to mold these? I think I will need to do this because my special ankle hurts like hell with the stock liners but ok with old intuitions. The other more normal ankle feels fine.

  11. #411
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    I've never heard of a Chicago rivet before but that seems to be a screw rivet or T nut? That is not what is on the Hoji Pro.

    link to image: https://www.backcountryskiingcanada....AT-Boots-4.jpg

    The Dynafit logo on the bottom of the tongue is the head of the rivet, the tail of the rivet goes through the tongue and a washer to the inside of the boot. It is not a pop/blind rivet and there is obviously no room inside the boot to hammer and upset, deform the tail.

    Maybe a C clamp?

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    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    And that would be how I know what a chicago rivet is despite not ever hearing of it before. Thanks capt obvious.

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    I don't know anything

    I do know how to google
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