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Intuition liner for fischer vaccum 150 race boot?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

So i have been looking at the thread concerning the vaccum boot, and i got the impression that vaccum boots could work well with intuition liners.

But can you really use intuition for any race boots? I have the 150 rc4 pro vaccuum boot, and i'm actually quite happy with it, but if it could make it even better with a intuition liner that would for sure be something that is worth considering.

I race at a very competetive level. 

post #2 of 4

sure,  why can't you use a intuition liner in that boot?

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

i've hust heard that intuition liners are too thick for race shells

post #4 of 4

it is not as simple as lumping intuition into an all inclusive category. there are many different intuition models to choose from as well as some fully heat moldable liners from other suppliers.

 

a bigger issue is weather intuition style liners have the density and durability of fit so that placing it into a race shell, the liner has the power to drive a 150 flex boot without getting crushed, leaving your hard boney spots hard against the shell.

 

also there is the issue of integration into the fischer vacuum shell. model choice of liner and molding technique is an important step. the fischer shell molds at 175 F. the intuition molds at 210/220 F. a choice must be made as to attempting to mold the liner independent of the vacuum or in conjunction with the vacuum. this leaves you the option of using a set of stacks for internal heating the liner, or using the oven which heats the liner from the outside in. i think it it still too early to tell exactly which works best.

 

I did a set of performance liners in my fischer boots leaving the shell as is after vacuuming, heating the liner on the stacks outside of the shell, and then putting the liner back into the shell. i got a fair mold of the foot to the liner, but a weak mold from the outside of the liner to the shell. the good part of this technique was that the shell did not change at all during the process and the stock liner/fischer shell still functions as well as the heat molded liner. the fly in the ointment is that the stock liner still feels better and skis better for me.

 

jim

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