or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Techniques for an oversized boot
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Techniques for an oversized boot

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

So my buddy has size 30 boots. In my opinion they should be around 27 - 27.5, He agrees they're too big, but new boots are absolutely out of the budget for this season. What are the techniques he can employ to get a bit more snug of a fit? Tape on the liner? Double socks? Advice is appreciated, thanks.

post #2 of 7

with a boot which is potentially 3 shell sizes too big there is not an awful lot which is going to make them better, you could chuck the kitchen sink in there and he probably wouldn't notice  volume reducers, liner padding, double socks might take up a bit of space but will give a really woolly feel to the whole thing.... is there  a second hand ski sale at a local ski club in the near future, maybe he could get something real cheap there to see him through, or even rent if he does not ski much.... pretty much any boot in the correct size is going to be better than trying to do anything with this  

post #3 of 7

Colin covered the issues pretty well, but I will add that this person is compensating for all this extra room--------

 

and the definition for COM-PEN-SATE is: to make up for (something unwelcome or unpleasant) by exerting an opposite force or effect.

 

That does not sound like fun to me----- and skiing is supposed to be fun, isn't it???  Just saying.

 

mike

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I was afraid of that. :( Thanks for the info. So even used up boots with packed out liners that has lost all their stiffness will be better than what he's got?

post #5 of 7

I would use a pack out boot that fit, over a new boot 3 sizes too big.

 

 

 

maybe just rent?  or keep looking for a cheap used boot that fits?

post #6 of 7

Techniques for oversized boot?

 

Lean back, push the tails of the ski out to change direction and wave your ski poles wildly? It seems to be what 85% of weekend skiers do.

 

(I can't be the only one who is thinking this.)

post #7 of 7

I think it's more like 90% are sitting back and waving wildly, 85%, would be putting it mildly.

 

mike 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ask the Boot Guys
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Techniques for an oversized boot