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  1. #1
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    Scarpa F1 LT forward lean

    I picked up a pair of F1 LTs recently since I have been skiing F1s this season and enjoying them. Unfortunately, despite setting the boot up with as much forward lean as it can support, the LTs feel like I am standing bolt upright and are, for my ski racer style, borderline unskiable. I think the F1s have something like 5į more lean than the LT's do, and it is a massive difference.

    Have any of y'all modified the boots to have additional forward lean? I feel like doing so would be relatively easy for someone with the ability to fabricate a small metal part.

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    Have you tried using shims under your heels? Not quite the same but it could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benneke10 View Post
    Have you tried using shims under your heels? Not quite the same but it could help
    I'm going to give that a try soon, as well as moving the spoiler down and possibly adding a foam wedge behind the cuff. I'd still really love a modified heel latch to decouple the fit from these other adjustments, though!

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    Scarpa F1 LT forward lean

    I have the fix! I had the same problem. Remove the walk mode lever via 3mm hexes, usit as a template and mark with a sharpie a few notches further down the spine. Drill two more holes, reinstall and tune in your spot. The spine has a ton of teeth to match into, no loss of strength. Youíll need to clearance the shell a tiny bit with a razor knife at the bottom of the lever bracket.

    This gets you some options without gluing a bunch of junk on your liner. I can do pics later if needed

    Shims under the heels help with heel hold too if you need it. I used sticky cork on my footbed, adds insulation too.

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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by riff View Post
    I have the fix! I had the same problem. Remove the walk mode lever via 3mm hexes, usit as a template and mark with a sharpie a few notches further down the spine. Drill two more holes, reinstall and tune in your spot. The spine has a ton of teeth to match into, no loss of strength. Youíll need to clearance the shell a tiny bit with a razor knife at the bottom of the lever bracket.

    This gets you some options without gluing a bunch of junk on your liner. I can do pics later if needed

    Shims under the heels help with heel hold too if you need it. I used sticky cork on my footbed, adds insulation too.

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    That is awesome! Thank you! I would love to see pictures if you have them. With a little more forward lean I'm pretty sure these boots will crush it.

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    You can get a feel for it here, as you can see Iím set a couple notches steeper than stock. First pic is clearanced shell.


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    Thanks for the info

    Goran thanks for the info! I just did it and it worked. Eager to try it out tomorrow.

    One note: When I am practicing the flexing I am a bit concerned that a lot of pressure is now dumping into the the ankle cuff axle connector due to a different length of connection now in the walk/lock lever that probably wasnít intended by Scarpa; ideally I would change this length but I canít. I have a size 13 foot and weigh 195 pounds so I can put a fair bit of pressure on the ankle cuff.

    I have also been playing with driving a pair of 195cm 112mm width G3 sendr skis with these boots. It works. Obviously not for everyday use but when weight is a big factor and I still want the float of a big ski, I have been glad to know it works.

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    Yea in the right conditions noodle boots drive "easy" big skis just fine. I ski 192cmx116mm and 196cmx128mm all the time on 2 buckle touring boots. Its more fun than random noodle skis when the snow is deep and soft!

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