How often can you heat/bake/etc a CS boot without damage to the shell?
Salomon CS boots
The problem is that the boots have been heated three times and the buckles have separated/pulled out from the CS plastic, so I now have holes in the boots. Just wondering if the boots were over-baked or if the buckles were over-tightened when the boots were hot or if I just got a bad/defective boot.
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hard to over bake, most of the ovens are pre set to 220 F. probably over buckled when the boots were still hot.
what was going on that you kept re-heating them? normal process calls for the initial heat mold, and if any other work needed to be done, it gets done the same as any boot, one punch or grind adjustment at a time. these custom shells like fischer and salomon are not modern miracles, they are simply a way to get large amounts of shell change in a single action. fine tuning still needs to take place afterwards like any other boot. that also includes normal changes due to liner pack out over time.
First time was with the initial fitting. Second time was the start of the next season when I was experiencing some fit issues and returned to the shop. Their solution was to simple heat the boot again. At this heating, they really clamped down the buckles. Went in this past spring and replaced the stock liners with custom molded liners (different shop). Skied on them a few days then returned once again with issues and the solution was to heat the boots once more. At the start of this season, experiencing some foot issues and went back to the shop where I got the liners and they started to do the punch work and found that the buckles had torn out.