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A couple questions about new boots

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello Boot Guys,

 

I was recently fitted into a Lange RS 120 SC, mostly due to my (short) lower leg length.  But, the shell feels surprisingly good for a 97 mm boot, given my foot width.  It almost feels too good, like I do not believe the listed last.  I really like the upright stance in these.  I could use a touch more stiffness, but no short-cuff boots exist stiffer than this (the Lange RS 130 or 140 would be nice, but have the higher cuff).  The only area that needs work really will be the outer mid-foot region, where the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone is.

 

1.  Should I start with shell-stretches, or grinding to free up this area?  (the right boot especially will need a rather prominent extension in this area).  I know that every shell-stretch action has a reaction, so given the location of where the boot needs stretching I'm worried the geometry of the instep/ankle interface will be perturbed.

 

2.  I've never skied in a short-cuff ski boot... what kind of performance differences should I expect?  Will these be less stable and less rigid laterally?

 

3.  Does ZipFit or Intuition make a liner with a short cuff?  If not, is the liner height even an issue?

post #2 of 6

why not get the cuff on the stiffer boot cut down?  Then you get the flex you want and the cuff height you want....

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

why not get the cuff on the stiffer boot cut down?

 

Not gonna lie, I have an issue (90% aesthetics, 10% safety) with having sawed-off plastic on the upper cuff.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by PlugBootBlues View Post

Not gonna lie, I have an issue (90% aesthetics, 10% safety) with having sawed-off plastic on the upper cuff.

Don't think Dave means hack a load off, simply have it cut to the same as the short cuff version, it is about 1/2 -3/4 inch..... If it is done properly then you shouldn't even be able to tell it has been done. I have done this a few times where required, we use a compass and trace the exact shape from the top of the cuff at the desired height, the material is cut off roughly with snips then all the curves are ground out with a carbide burr then all the edges polished

If I can find a spare cuff in the workshop and get an hour this week I will do a demo one and post you before and after pictures...finding the time is the big problem this time of year but I will try
post #5 of 6
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Are there any answers to question number two or three?  (I've already figured out question one from searching a bootfitter's posts here).

post #6 of 6

2. none, no  3. no

 

jim

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