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What to do when liner pack out?

post #1 of 9
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What to do?

 

Boot fit quite well till it pack out that is. The model is now out of production.

 

1) I'm getting sick of wasting time to do fitting every few years. I'd rather be skiing, not doing fitting runs.

 

2) at $400 a pop that only lasted 3 season, it's blowing my budget. I either spend the money on boot and not skiing, or spend the money to ski, on pack out liners.

 

Any other options I haven't looked at yet?

 

post #2 of 9

usually liners will last 100+ days, and a new intuition costs $200+

 

if you are feeling loose in the boot in less time, the shell might be too big?

post #3 of 9
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100 day isn't much. Mine past that.

 

I'm not even those who ski 100 days a season. How does anyone who skis more days do? New boot every other year?

post #4 of 9

Well 100 days is a lot for a liner, especially the liner of a $400 boot.  See a good fitter, get in the right size and invest in a boot beyond the beginner/intermediate price point and you may have better luck.

 

Lou

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post

100 day isn't much. Mine past that.

 

I'm not even those who ski 100 days a season. How does anyone who skis more days do? New boot every other year?



most people that ski 100 days a year, get new liners every year, and new shells every other.   Just the price of skiing.  $400 boots + $200 liners / 200 days   $3/day.   I think that is affordable...

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

most people that ski 100 days a year, get new liners every year, and new shells every other.   Just the price of skiing.  $400 boots + $200 liners / 200 days   $3/day.   I think that is affordable...

I never heard of people ordering new liner for their boots!!!

 

But in any case, the model I have is out of production depsite only 4 years old. So I doubt there's any chance for new liner.

 

The cost for new shell would be tolerable except now one end up wasting ski days just to try out the new boots! That's cost of $400 new boot + lift ticket just to break in a new boots.

 

I'm un-motivated to ski again now that my boots are loose. But I'm even less motivated to pay for lift ticket knowing whatever new boot I got will be uncomfortable for quite a few days. Come to think of it, my ski days/year goes in cycles: double the number of days the year when boots were new, then back to normal the next year or two (20-30 day), by year 4-5, it's down to a week a year (or even just a couple weekends). By then, it's like...skiing isn't too much fun any more but going to the boot fitter is totally no fun! So I didn't bother (and didn't bother skiing). This has happened twice already...

 

post #7 of 9

http://www.intuitionliners.com/

 

These work with any boot and most people feel they are far superior to stock liners.

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

http://www.intuitionliners.com/

 

These work with any boot and most people feel they are far superior to stock liners.

 

Actually the boot I have was listed around $600! But in reality I paid around $400'ish...

 

I don't exactly want too advance a boot. I'm light for my height, and ski relatively slowly. So I'll have trouble flexing a stiff expert/racing boot. (can't you tell I'm not a guy? wink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

http://www.intuitionliners.com/

 

These work with any boot and most people feel they are far superior to stock liners.

 

OK, so this sounds like the recommended route. Would be even nicer if they last longer than stock liners...

post #9 of 9

foam liners will usually last 400-600 days, but they are more money to start with, and colder then a stock liner.  

 

you are sitll at $2/day for liners, with foam or intuition...

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