Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222

    Pulse Labs Proflex

    Has anybody installed these and have any feedback on whether they accomplish what they claim to?

    It seems too good to be true, I mean, if it was that simple everybody'd be doing it, eh... but I'd be very happily corrected if they work. The fact that they've been available for two years and I can't find even a tiny bit of real world feedback about them adds to my scepticism. With all the bellyaching we do around here about boots being too soft someone has to have tried them. Anybody?

    https://pulsefitsystem.com/accessories

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,263
    I use them, I think they are awesome, but they do limit ROM somewhat. Definitely make a boot stiffer and I love how it comes up higher in the front.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Rad! That's what I was hoping to hear. As a tall guy increased cuff height also sounds great. I'd trade a little ROM for some stiffness in the application I'm considering. What boot are you using them with?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    13,064
    Had my liners heated there. Felt like i was dealing with vacuum cleaner salesman. $90!? Ill pass

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,263
    Quote Originally Posted by WhetherMan View Post
    Rad! That's what I was hoping to hear. As a tall guy increased cuff height also sounds great. I'd trade a little ROM for some stiffness in the application I'm considering. What boot are you using them with?
    I’ve used them in quite a few boots actually, Lange ZA, XT free 140, xt3 and k2 pinnacle 130s. It does change the flex profile a bit, makes things a bit stiffer off the top, but I still really enjoy them.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    Iíve used them in quite a few boots actually, Lange ZA, XT free 140, xt3 and k2 pinnacle 130s. It does change the flex profile a bit, makes things a bit stiffer off the top, but I still really enjoy them.
    Interesting. Generally I prefer boots to engage quickly. Have you moved the same pair around just drilling new holes to make them fit?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Had my liners heated there. Felt like i was dealing with vacuum cleaner salesman. $90!? Ill pass

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app
    I don't know man, the amount of effort, time, and money I spend trying to dial in boots, $65USD doesn't really faze me. Ymmv.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    13,064
    Quote Originally Posted by WhetherMan View Post
    I don't know man, the amount of effort, time, and money I spend trying to dial in boots, $65USD doesn't really faze me. Ymmv.
    Copy that. We all have different needs/wants

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,263
    Quote Originally Posted by WhetherMan View Post
    Interesting. Generally I prefer boots to engage quickly. Have you moved the same pair around just drilling new holes to make them fit?
    I moved them from pinnacles to xt frees to xt3s no problem

    Also pulse makes the best footbeds I have ever had, and I’ve had a lot.

    Expensive shop, but cool guys IMO

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    308
    Quote Originally Posted by WhetherMan View Post
    Rad! That's what I was hoping to hear. As a tall guy increased cuff height also sounds great. I'd trade a little ROM for some stiffness in the application I'm considering. What boot are you using them with?
    If your looking, I have a set I never ended up installing.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Thanks, I have a line on a pair from a buddy who never installed them either. Probably going to give them a try

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Well I still don't know how they ski, but I'm not real impressed with the install process. Here's where I got to

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	zgtp.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	364053

    That's not going to work. I contacted Pulse and they said "With large sizes we sometimes redrill the hole on the boot for the instep buckle ladder." I'm not impressed. The Zero g is specifically called out as compatible. Relocating a buckle is not called out as part of the install.

    It looks like the area around the buckle and the ladder are thicker (reinforced) so I'm not too excited about relocating the buckle to the thin unreinforced grilamid. I doubt Pulse is going to buy me new boots if it blows through the plastic. What are the chances the buckle pulls out? IDK this is annoying. I don't mind drilling new holes in boots, I've relocated ladders on cuffs many times, but this seems like a higher likelihood of destroying some very expensive hardware. Maybe I'll just go full GoldenBC, cannibalize some old boots and DIY it. And send these things back.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    13,064
    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Had my liners heated there. Felt like i was dealing with vacuum cleaner salesman. $90!? Ill pass

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app
    ....

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    ....

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app
    I concede

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,263
    What size is your boot?

    Too bad they don’t fit, tons of space for me at 25.5

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Golden
    Posts
    394
    Quote Originally Posted by WhetherMan View Post
    Well I still don't know how they ski, but I'm not real impressed with the install process. Here's where I got to

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	zgtp.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	364053
    Maybe I'll just go full GoldenBC, .
    Nice...

    Get an old pair of boots, remove cuff, heat up lower shell and cut out similarly shaped but larger pieces from the old boot and screw to the new boot. Flip over to try a version that affects the walk mode less and reduces lower shell buckling.

    Mr. Pretzels comments kind of worry me about the pulse tongue. Stiffer off the top but not everywhere else? The shape makes me think it would buckle at the same time the stock lower would, or shortly after.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Golden
    Posts
    394
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5960.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	929.8 KB 
ID:	364067
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5962.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	875.2 KB 
ID:	364068

    or flip it upside down and put them on the opposite boot to look just like the Pulse tongue

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,263
    That mod looks sweet, you seem like an absolutely awesome bootfitter.


    I should clarify it is definitely stiffer through the full ROM with the pulse, it just change the flex profile to a bit stiffer off the top. For example when I used to ski the ZA’s I would overflex the boot and irritate my haglunds, but with the proflex that completely went away.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Golden
    Posts
    394
    Slow year... haha. Thanks though.

    That's good to hear that it works well. It's kind of funny companies can't do this shit themselves. I'm still waiting on the atomic redster clubsport XTD ... @onenerdykid ????

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBC View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5960.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	929.8 KB 
ID:	364067
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5962.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	875.2 KB 
ID:	364068

    or flip it upside down and put them on the opposite boot to look just like the Pulse tongue
    This is awesome. Any tips on how to heat and cut? I've got some boots ready for surgery. A hacksaw blade was my first thought, clean it up with a rasp or file. Did this help with the lower bowing out on lighter boots like the hawx xtd or ZGTP, etc? Or did you turn to the dalbello tongue mod for that?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    That mod looks sweet, you seem like an absolutely awesome bootfitter.


    I should clarify it is definitely stiffer through the full ROM with the pulse, it just change the flex profile to a bit stiffer off the top. For example when I used to ski the ZAís I would overflex the boot and irritate my haglunds, but with the proflex that completely went away.
    I also questioned whether this would keep these lighter weight touring boots from folding when deeper in the flex. That it didn't happen for you in heavier boots is encouraging at least. Although I do wonder if it all acts the same on a 29.5 boot as a 25.5

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tahoe>Missoula>Fort Collins
    Posts
    1,629
    You should also be able to cannabalize Krypton tongues. I used one to raise the cuff on my XTDs, although I wish I had kept the ankle curve now. Was worried it would destroy walk mode ROM

    Edit: JK, forgot Krypton tongues have the spring shape at the bend. Can't. That's why I didnt keep


  22. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Missoula, MT
    Posts
    21,665
    Their power straps look a lot nicer than the NRS straps I'm currently using. Anyone use them on the softer Lupo tongue?
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Missoula, MT
    Posts
    21,665
    Anyone using them at all?
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,263
    The power strap is very nice if you like a static strap. Wide, light weight and the cam is easy to release and crank down

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    222
    I'm just going to leave an update here on my experience with Pulse.

    In light of the proflex not fitting my boot in the way that their ad copy and install video explicitly claimed it would, I asked if they'd give me a return shipping label. They would not. So I can pay $20 to ship them back to canada and be in the hole $30 for shipping, total, to get a $65 refund.

    In none of my communication with them did they even offer the hint of an acknowledgement that the information about their product is incomplete (misleading, actually) on their site. If they'd just said, hey sorry we fucked up on that, here's what you have to do, we promise your boots won't explode, I could have walked away happy. But they didn't and it's a little bit fucking annoying and I'd rather not support the company.
    There, that's my story. YMMV.

    I recommend checking out GoldenBC's threads for ways to make your own. Seems like a lot more fun and you don't have to give a nickel to the vacuum cleaner salesmen.

    Now, can any of you bootfitters tell my what the easiest way to cut boot plastic is?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •