Originally Posted by NoCapes
I'm avoiding taking the liners out because of an issue with the zipfit getting hung up on the membrane under the Krypton's tongue. I did find this comment on the zipfit site about leaving the liner in:
"If you want to leave the inner boot in the shell, there is a trick to get in without disturbing the molded support and comfort you have established from the previous day of skiing.
- Insert the foot part way
- Then hoist the back of the ZipFit upward to meet your heel. That way your toes will slide easily and comfortably into the toe box, and your heel slips under the heel huggers without any resistance from the stiff shell sidewalls.
- Then use your heel to push your ZipFit inner boot heel deep into the shell's heel pocket."
NoCapes, Your first sentence above. I suggest a piece of thin plastic between the Zipfit and the Krypton;s tongue hang-up when getting into the
shell with the Zipfit on your foot; though if what you've described is working good , then by all means continue.
I initially used plastic cut from a milk carton before acquiring a 'store bought', made for the situation, 'shoe-horn' style to get past the inner shell
hangup on my Lange's. Extremely difficult, and hard on the Zipfits w/o it.
I like what the rest of your note says, the last bulet essentiall pushes the -omni fit or Flow- above the bulbish aspect of the heel. This version I unearthed, noted following, would repeat that last bullet a few times. Read on.
__ I did some re-research; reading of Zipfit from copies I'd filed from years ago; actually before the current
shoe-string style, though the method is quite similar to what I was taught with the shoe-string type.
This copying was me cut & pasting what seemed relevant to me; therefore it commences as below.
Step 3: Insert foot into boot
* Using thin socks, slip foot into boot. Slide heel
down back of liner and activate flow into the heel hugger channels.
* Toes will feel snug.
* Now grasp back of liner with one hand and hold down the shell with the other hand and
pump heel and liner up and down several times to fully seat the heel.
* Kicking heel on ground is not the beset method. The heel only bounces out of the heel pocket, instead of getting it well seated .
Step 4: Closing Boot
* Close the power strap on the liner firmly. This wraps the liner and tongue securely around the leg.
* Start at the top of the shell and close the two top buckles comfortably.
* Close the shell power strap and flex in the boot a few times to insure that the heel is well seated
and foot moves back to allow more toe room. More toe room will occur when the boot is skied in.
(the shell's power strap should be utilized as well as the power strap on the liner, this insures that the
tongue moves with the ankle and gives optimum fore aft response)
The method I was taught would commence by:
** putting foot in liner, [ this would tend to push flow down ]
** position heel into line pocket
** Adjust liner tongue to fit ankle joint
** Tension shoe strings and clamp them
** Coil excess string and secure under liner power strap.
** insert liner w/ foot into the shell
** Now grasp back of liner with one hand and hold down the shell with the other hand and pump heel
and liner up and down several times to fully seat the heel.
[ two, three, or four times seem right to me. You will get so you feel what is correct for that particular entry
. Easing any rearward pressure on the up, and creating a bit on the down, as the Zipfit slides over the shell
heel pocket top curvature. This essentially pushes flow/omnifit away from the sides of the heel to
more-so above or atop the sides of the heel, enabling better hold down of the heel ]
** Release power strap
** release string clamp
** re-tension strings & re-clamp them
** Coil excess string, and tension and close the liner power strap over this string & clamp.
** --then it would be as describe above, closing the shell buckles; __
__though in my case with older style (~2008) Lange WC four rung ladder latch catches,
I normally had to start with the lower cuff buckles before being -able- to catch either of the top ones & go top down.
Lange has since phased in a six rung latch catch, which I intend to incorporate, though another brand,
as Lange changed where the perpendicular support bar is in relation to the cuff strap groove. _Always something.!
Hopefully all is well with you, your Krypton's and
Edited by Noah - 1/21/16 at 7:31am