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Punch or grind toe

post #1 of 8
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Need a little more room for my big toes in a Tecnica Agent 130. Shell is transparent. Recommend punching toe with heat or dremel grinding?

Thoughts on DIY grinding?

Thx
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by JonD999 View Post

Need a little more room for my big toes in a Tecnica Agent 130. Shell is transparent. Recommend punching toe with heat or dremel grinding?

Thoughts on DIY grinding?

Thx

Punch first, then grind if necessary.
post #3 of 8

I always prefer grinding if the shell thickness allows it. 

 

Punches often shrink back and are less accurate. 

 

With grinding go slow in increments until you have just the right amount of space.

post #4 of 8

I thought the Tecnica Agent had soft-ish plastic, perhaps not easy to grind.  I'd try to punch first then grind. 

How long have you had this boot?  Its a 6 year old model. 


Edited by Trekchick - 6/20/15 at 8:29am
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

I always prefer grinding if the shell thickness allows it. 

Punches often shrink back and are less accurate. 

With grinding go slow in increments until you have just the right amount of space.

For your boots, yes. smile.gif
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For your boots, yes. smile.gif

Yes Sir! :-)

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
 

Yes Sir! :-)


I've done both to mine... but left the boot pressed overnight.... skied a couple days, then some grind. Hate having one big foot. 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

they are the (very cool) purple ones.  think they were the 2010 model

 

http://www.backcountry.com/tecnica-agent-130-ski-boot-mens

 

looks like thick enough in the toe to grind a little bit.  maybe punch, too. 

 

i'm in the Boston area, very close to Summit Ski/SkiMD.com in Framingham and TheSkiMonster.com in town.  think i'll wait and bring them to a pro this fall.  i bought the boots at Summit but do they have a good boot tech?  i know SkiMD is well-known for ski tuning but not sure if he does boots.

 

love the boots, don't want to ruin them.  i need some 6th toe work done, too.

 

thanks all...

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