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Was Fit for New Dalbellos - Question on Process

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Hi,

 

I recently purchased Dalbello Panterra 120's from a local and well regarded ski shop / bootfitter.  Last week they heat molded and fit my ID liners in the boots.

 

The process was as follows:

 

1) Put a cap on toes over my ski socks, a super thin liner over all of that

2) Remove liners from heating source, place feet into liners

3) Place feet/liners into boots, tighten, make sure foot is all the way in

4) After about a minute, I stood up and placed toes raised on to a 1-2" slab of wood.  

5) Stay standed on this stick for like 5 minutes, occasionally pushing forward and back, as well as side to side as if I was imitating skiing motions.

6) Finished

 

The boots fit well but my only (minor) issue is my right toe box is bigger/looser than left.  The left feels great, it's snug but still room to wiggle.  The right makes it feel a little too loose, though I suppose I could tighten the last from 102 down to 101 if needed.

 

My question is two-part:  

 

- Is the wiggling side to side and back/forth the normal part of the process?  I would have guessed this opens up the liners more than they otherwise should at this point in the heating process.

 

- Will the liners compress at all or do they only expand from here?

 

Thanks guys!

post #2 of 2

Quote---"Will the liners compress at all or do they only expand from here?"

 

By skiing the boot the liner will "compress" between your foot and the wall of the inside of the boot, this will cause the interior space your foot inhabits to 'expand" and become more roomy:cool,.

 

mike

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