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Intuition liner suggestion?

post #1 of 8
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I'm trying to decide which liner I should get for next season to replace my dying Power Wraps. No real access to ski shops within 3 hours of me. Standard liners have never worked for me and my Power Wraps are pretty old and never really had the heel hold or calf volume that I'd like....maybe because they're too old and couldn't mold to the new shells properly. Even if new Power Wraps would work, I'd rather have a tongue liner since I've got a 2 piece shell.

 

Anyway, I've got a 26.5 Rossignol Evo 100 boot and have a very high instep with a very wide foot as well. Yet I've got tiny ankles and calves. I've got about 3/4"-1" of clearance at the back of the boot with the liner removed and had to punch the last out to accommodate my wide foot.

 

I've been debating between a Race HD or Race FX liner as they seem to advertise that they are good for wide feet with high insteps and skinny calves but worry that maybe they won't have enough thickness to fill the boot. I have considered the Luxury liner or Dreamliner as well but I'm not real sure if they would work or not.

 

Any opinions are welcome.

post #2 of 8
IIWY (if I was you) I'd call the helpful people at Intuition (https://intuitionliners.com/contact-us/) and explain your needs to get their recommendation. You may need some additional padding in certain spots after you mold them, but that's not a huge problem.
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

IIWY (if I was you) I'd call the helpful people at Intuition (https://intuitionliners.com/contact-us/) and explain your needs to get their recommendation. You may need some additional padding in certain spots after you mold them, but that's not a huge problem.

This is the only answer to the OP's question.....pick up the phone.

post #4 of 8

^^^^ This, although I'd first go to their website and check out the various models and the chart on how they compare. That'll help you focus your questions. They're super helpful. And FWIW, the Powerwrap has about the best heel hold of the line (have owned several models), you will want something with plenty of ankle and heel thickness. The Dreamliner MV might work best for a tongue version. I'd avoid one of the race liners unless you're pretty advanced and like a very stiff liner. If you're on a 100 flex boot, doubt that's an accurate take.

 

But suspect your heel hold issue may be your foot fighting your boots more than a flaw with the liners. You might need additional customization on the boots. 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Fair enough. I tried using their liner recommendation link on their website but never heard anything back. I'll see about calling them fairly soon and get their take. I've probably read over the pros and cons of each liner in the lineup a dozen times since the end of last season but struggling to pull the trigger on any one in particular.

post #6 of 8

If you have 3/4-1" gap when doing a shell fit, you need a smaller(shorter) shell.  There are plenty of shells that should work just fine, even if some punching or stretching is needed to accommodate the width of your foot.  Buying a new liner is a waste of money.

post #7 of 8

If you want better heel hold than a Power Wrap, and a tongue liner, consider Zipfit.      It will be an adventure to put on and it won't be warm, but you will have heel hold. 

 

Tbh, it really sounds like you need a different shell tho. 

post #8 of 8
You have to be careful switching to a tongue liner. I have a se and tried them in two different boots designed for wrap liners. I couldn't get either one tight enough around my calf with the tongue liner, very sloppy fit.
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