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Can you vacuum fit any boot?

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My local ski shop (staffed by very nice staff but lacking a real boot fitter), advertises that they have a machine that will heat and vacuum mold ***any*** boot (new or old), and charges a very modest sum for this service.  Has anyone heard of anything like this?  I thought the whole idea of Fischer/Salomon boots was that they had special plastics.

post #2 of 3

Most of the plastics used in ski boots requires 300 degrees F. to be stretched and hold the stretch.  The new plastics in the Fischer

and Salomon boots will mold at about 160 degrees and will hold the new shape.

 

I would wonder about heating the entire shell of the older plastics to 300 degrees and asking the customer to put them on, I'm just sayingeek.gif.

 

mike

post #3 of 3

fischer vacuum 170 - 180 f

 

salomon 360 custom shell 220 f

 

jim

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