EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › When shell-stretching is finally perfect in some areas...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

When shell-stretching is finally perfect in some areas...

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

If shell-stretching/punching is perfect in some areas... does more heating for future punches cause the shell to lose all the punching progress that has been made?  One of you guys said something about subsequent heating causing the "memory" in the plastic to negate punch jobs.

 

I am almost where I need to be... right boot is done... left boot needs two specific areas blown out more. 

 

 

SO,

 

When I go back in (at my shop you need to have employees fill out a boot-fitting sheet where punches must be... in fairness to them they are busy and they're not getting any new profit from me)... anyway when I go back in do I need to request 1mm punches in all the areas already punched to maintain the good punch efforts?

 

 

 

 


Also, I am now comfortable taking a power sander to my custom footbeds... I've already trimmed down the toes... but in the 5th met tuberosity area, there is about 2mm that can come down... shall I start here or just keep going with the shell stretching?

post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

OK guys, I was hoping one of you would know about this.

 

Please see quote below, from Bud.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post

No worries, when heated back up those punches will return to stock as the plastic has memory!

 

Stretch and Punch are pretty synonymous, I just think of a punch as a round pinpoint area and a stretch as the general term for any kind of stretching of the boot's plastic.  Others may vary?


Now, does this mean every time you get new punching/shell-stretching that all previous work has to be redone to preserve the modifications to the shell?

post #3 of 4

not a case of not knowing, probably more that we all run shops and this is silly season so we are all busy (yesterday was a 14 hour day for me, today i have just finished after another 11 1/2 hour day)

 

it depends on a few factors, how hot the tech got the plastic, are the new stretches at the same place/area of the boot normally i try to work systematically from the toe back the way so that i am not heating areas then re heating etc, with a bit of care and some heat defecting shields (bacofoil works well) there shouldn't be too much of a problem, if there is then they need to rectify the original stretch

 

so all in all it depends on the nature of what is being done as to how much rectification if any is required

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CEM View Post

not a case of not knowing, probably more that we all run shops and this is silly season so we are all busy (yesterday was a 14 hour day for me, today i have just finished after another 11 1/2 hour day)

 

it depends on a few factors, how hot the tech got the plastic, are the new stretches at the same place/area of the boot normally i try to work systematically from the toe back the way so that i am not heating areas then re heating etc, with a bit of care and some heat defecting shields (bacofoil works well) there shouldn't be too much of a problem, if there is then they need to rectify the original stretch

 

so all in all it depends on the nature of what is being done as to how much rectification if any is required


Ok, well I'll try to emphasize this point if I go back in.

 

I am just so excited because finally the boots feel like the "fit" and I can keep them on for two hours at home without any pain... and of course, I wouldn't want another punch job to mess any of that up (it has literally been about seven or eight trips to the bootfitter to get to where I am now).

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ask the Boot Guys
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › When shell-stretching is finally perfect in some areas...