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Where can you buy the Zipfit liner Omfit / Spotfit Kit?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hi, I'm interested in getting a zipfit liner because i like the idea that you can customized the liner volume with their Omfit / Spotfit kit.

 

I don't see these kits for sale anywhere though. Tried emailing Zipfit and got no reply. Googled and searched forums and couldn't find anything?

 

Where can you buy the Omfit / Spotfit kit?

 

Also, anyone know any shops in Los Angeles that carry them?

post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 

Are zipfit liners old news? Why is it not sold it more places? I can't find the classic model in a US store. Only in the UK.

post #3 of 18

Call Steve at Superior sports at Snowbird, he is a big zip fit dealer. I am sure he can set you up

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mr Orange View Post
 

Hi, I'm interested in getting a zipfit liner because i like the idea that you can customized the liner volume with their Omfit / Spotfit kit.

 

I don't see these kits for sale anywhere though. Tried emailing Zipfit and got no reply. Googled and searched forums and couldn't find anything?

 

Where can you buy the Omfit / Spotfit kit?

 

Also, anyone know any shops in Los Angeles that carry them?

Here's the dealer list from zipfit's website:

 

http://www.zipfit.com/dealerlist.html

 

If you're in LA and ski at Mammoth, I'd highly recommend Corty Lawrence at Footloose; they're listed as a dealer. The additional advantage with a shop at the mountain is you can get fitted, ski the next day, and then return to the shop for adjustments if there are any problems.

 

The other good bootfitter I know of (but only by reputation, not personal experience) in the LA area is Claude at Ski Net Sports in Studio City; plus there's also Surefoot in Santa Monica.  Neither of these are on the list, but they might still be dealers -- dealer lists are not always completely up-to-date.

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

The LA locations don't sell them anymore.

 

This website sells them: http://www.skicenter.com/Search.aspx?search_freetext=zipfit

 

And you can return for 12 dollars prepaid fee.

 

Anyone know if the indy is as thick as the classic model?

post #6 of 18

I've been skiing Zipfit for over 10 years and love the comfort and performance.  I wouldn't worry about the Spotfit kit as a do it yourself thing you need right away.  I skied my first pair of Classics in two Nordica shells (Beast and Hot Rod) and never had to add any additional material.  I have the World Cup now which I skied for about 200 days in a Lange WC 130 and have just moved it into a pair of Fischer Aggressor 130's.  Again, not added material.

 

I would follow the advice to find a dealer that sells Zipfit and have them set up in your shells with the correct procedures.  If you can not find a dealer you can go to in person, call Steve Bagley, Superior Ski in Utah.  http://superiorski.com/skier/Zipfit.  Contact page on this site has his cell number!

 

Steve can recommend the correct liner for whatever shell you plan to use.  I would also highly recommend getting a HotGear bag for your  boots.  Nothing like putting on a warm boot in the morning and letting it resize to you foot a bit.  I have the full leather lined Zipfits that I also highly recommend.  GOOD LUCK

post #7 of 18

Starthaus in Truckee set me up last year. After years in foam I will never go back.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mr Orange View Post
 

The LA locations don't sell them anymore.

 

This website sells them: http://www.skicenter.com/Search.aspx?search_freetext=zipfit

 

And you can return for 12 dollars prepaid fee.

 

Anyone know if the indy is as thick as the classic model?

lots of factors in deciding what liner to buy, with of shell , how much space behind heal when liner is out,foot shape,best to find dealer. Indy is a cheaper liner 

post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mr Orange View Post
 

The LA locations don't sell them anymore.

 

This website sells them: http://www.skicenter.com/Search.aspx?search_freetext=zipfit

 

And you can return for 12 dollars prepaid fee.

 

Anyone know if the indy is as thick as the classic model?

They are a good shop and if you call and talk to Brian B. or Brian E. they can tell you more about the individual models.  I ski zipfit and I got them from these guys.

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by EasternSkiBum View Post
 

They are a good shop and if you call and talk to Brian B. or Brian E. they can tell you more about the individual models.  I ski zipfit and I got them from these guys.

I would second this -- both Brians are great, and if you are going to buy from Ski Center, you might as well get advice directly from the experts.

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 

Going to call a bunch of shops today. A lot of them do boot fit as a service rather than just sell the liner.

 

The ski center place doesn't have the Zipfit Classic. Is there any other zip fit liner just as thick? 

 

I need something thicker because this is going into my snowboard boot.

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mr Orange View Post
 

Going to call a bunch of shops today. A lot of them do boot fit as a service rather than just sell the liner.

 

The ski center place doesn't have the Zipfit Classic. Is there any other zip fit liner just as thick? 

 

I need something thicker because this is going into my snowboard boot.

The Classic is the thickest, not a clue about Zip fits in snowboard boots

post #13 of 18


I had extra cork injected at a couple of shops.  It solved my problem for a while. My left foot is narrower than my right so I needed a bit more.  Unfortunately Zipfit is not available at several resorts (Vail). The company never returned my emails  I managed to hack the liner as follows:  I purchased a used pair of used liners off Ebay, harvested the cork and injected it into my liners.  The used liners were cheap, I should have enough cork for years.  To insert the cork I fashioned an injector using a plastic tube (1/4" ID, 3/8" OD) and a 6" / 1/4" carriage bolt.  The process was a bit messy but it worked perfectly

post #14 of 18

Hi HipKneeMD,

     Thank you for this post. I am trying to do one of these injections myself, and I understand it's best to the heat the Omfit in the cylinder before doing so. Did you do this, and if so, how?

Thanks,

David

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by hipkneemd View Post


I had extra cork injected at a couple of shops.  It solved my problem for a while. My left foot is narrower than my right so I needed a bit more.  Unfortunately Zipfit is not available at several resorts (Vail). The company never returned my emails  I managed to hack the liner as follows:  I purchased a used pair of used liners off Ebay, harvested the cork and injected it into my liners.  The used liners were cheap, I should have enough cork for years.  To insert the cork I fashioned an injector using a plastic tube (1/4" ID, 3/8" OD) and a 6" / 1/4" carriage bolt.  The process was a bit messy but it worked perfectly

Fyi - Boot Lab in Vail has them for sure (Lionshead)
post #16 of 18
Just bumping this thread to see if anyone has a current source for some Omfit?
post #17 of 18

Yes, Charlie Webb will sell you some tubes of it:

 

Charlie Webb
Mountain Peak Designs
C.J. Webb, Inc.
1732 Islehurst Ln
Monument, CO 80132
303-888-0180 P
866-587-9398 F

 

Good luck.

post #18 of 18
Thanks. I'll give them a call.
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