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It's time.  My liners are packed out.  There's no escaping the fact.

 

I've done a lot of reading on Intuition v Zipfits and the latter seems to be the right option.  I've seen comments along the lines of "... if you need the Zipfit Classic your shell is too large to start with".  Is this correct?  That would mean the Gran Prix is my starting point.  I very much doubt I need a lower-volume model like the World Cup or Gara, even with OMFit mix able to be added.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7

My experience about conformable liners is that it's less about the length of the shell than its fit around the business end. We always hear about shells being "too large," never sure what that means. IME, the biggest issue is shells that are a reasonable length having too much volume across the ankle or instep. The solution, to undersize the bsl and then stretch the hell out of the front, is no solution at all, just catering to dead-in-the-water manufacturers who haven't had a really novel idea about ski boots in 57 years. And who think Euro feet, with their lack of splay from back to front, are the standard for all humanity. 

 

So could well be that your bsl is fine, but the rear half of your boot is loose. In which case, any higher end liner will help. At least until it packs out. 

 

Setting aside the rant, hard to say, why don't you do a shell fit in the comfort of your bedroom/office/bathroom/den/dungeon and see? 

post #3 of 7
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Uh huh.  My shell fit is around 15-17mm.  I'm in 29.5 boots, and my feet measured as 30.5 in the store.  Each boot has been punched out a little at the first metatarsal (although the front of the foot isn't so important when it comes to the fit of Zipfit liners).  So, I'm not in a performance fit but neither are the boots too big.  That's the reason behind my query about the Classic model.  Are they actually designed for people who are trying to 'fill out' to fit a boot that's too large?  "Classic" seems an odd name for a product with that intent.

 

[edit - whatever and however they turn out the OMFit cork material can be removed from the liner, so a Classic can be 'thinned out' to the equivalent of a Gran Prix, and a Gran Prix can thin to the equivalent of the World Cup.  Hard to go wrong then under those circumstances.  It just depends on how much time you're prepared to put in messing around with the liner.]

 

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


Edited by sinbad7 - 10/5/15 at 4:04am
post #4 of 7

I've skied Zipfits for over 10 years.  I had the classic first and am now in a World Cup.  Both of mine are the full leather lined versions which I highly recommend.  Where are you?  Come out to Salt Lake and see Steve Bagley at Superior Ski (also at Snowbird inside Christy Sports).  Steve is the Zipfit Guru but any good shop can get you in the right liner. The classic should work well unless you are going to be in a really narrow race boot.  What shell are you planning on using?

 

By the way, the Zipfits will last a LONG TIME.  Longer than whatever shells you put them in.  I have 200 days on my current pair and am in the third set of shells.  I had over 300 days on my previous pair and got new ones just because I wanted them and went to a Lange WC130 (97 mm last)

 

Good Luck!

post #5 of 7
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The liners have packed out on my Speedmachine 14s.  They're not a plug boot, by any means, so the Zipfit Classic should work.  If not I can just squoosh some of the cork out to thin the liner bit by bit until I'm happy.  Hard to go wrong.  I now have all summer to work on them.

 

I've done a lot of reading, and have seen people quoting their Zipfits as lasting over a thousand days.  That's extraordinary.

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Originally Posted by sinbad7 View Post
 

The liners have packed out on my Speedmachine 14s.  They're not a plug boot, by any means, so the Zipfit Classic should work.  If not I can just squoosh some of the cork out to thin the liner bit by bit until I'm happy.  Hard to go wrong.  I now have all summer to work on them.

 

I've done a lot of reading, and have seen people quoting their Zipfits as lasting over a thousand days.  That's extraordinary.

Zipfits are awesome but they will likely stiffen whatever boot you ski considerably so keep that in mind.

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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
 

Zipfits are awesome but they will likely stiffen whatever boot you ski considerably so keep that in mind.

That is really good to know. It would be a plus for me.

Any recommendations for dealers here in Colorado?

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

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