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I have been using intuition power wrap liners in my head vector boots, comfortable, warm, responsive all good except I cant get as much ankle flex as with the stock liners. The liners probably have 30+ days on them so have packed out as much as they're going to in the short term and  were baked in a specialist store (in another country). 

 

Had the custom footbed heel slightly raised to try and compensate but I still feel more back seat in them compared to the oem liner. I suspect an intuition tongue liner would solve my problems but not keen on dropping another $200 plus fitting! Any other suggestions appreciated.

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Why are you adding the heel lift?  Generally adding a heel lift inside the boot is used to open the ankle joint to address limited ankle dorsi flexion but does not affect the lower leg angle as does changing the external delta angle.  Perhaps experiment with a 3mm shim between your binding heel piece and boot sole to increase the delta angle a bit to see if that solves your issues.  If it does work better you can have the binding shimmed or the boot heel plated.  Perhaps a small forward lean shim between the liner and rear spine would suffice?  

 

What binding are you using? I ask this because the binding's stand height differential will affect the delta angle and subsequently, your fore/aft balance.

 

the boot board angle, forward lean angle, boot sole delta angle, and binding mount position are the four parameters on the frontal plane that affect your fore/aft balance.  These four parameters need to be coordinated to offer optimum balance.

 

good luck!

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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
 

Why are you adding the heel lift?  Generally adding a heel lift inside the boot is used to open the ankle joint to address limited ankle dorsi flexion but does not affect the lower leg angle as does changing the external delta angle.  Perhaps experiment with a 3mm shim between your binding heel piece and boot sole to increase the delta angle a bit to see if that solves your issues.  If it does work better you can have the binding shimmed or the boot heel plated.  Perhaps a small forward lean shim between the liner and rear spine would suffice?  

 

What binding are you using? I ask this because the binding's stand height differential will affect the delta angle and subsequently, your fore/aft balance.

 

the boot board angle, forward lean angle, boot sole delta angle, and binding mount position are the four parameters on the frontal plane that affect your fore/aft balance.  These four parameters need to be coordinated to offer optimum balance.

 

good luck!

Thanks Bud, 

it was the bootfitter that suggested the heel lift,

Binding is a Mojo 15, I'll try the shims and see how that works and update.

Interesting and logical info on the balance parameters

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