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"Best" way to take up cuff volume

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I have a pair of Rossi Experience 130LV boots that have worked well for about 70 days. I have super skinny lower legs and as these boots are packing out, there is now some excess volume at the upper buckle.

 

I've always used a Booster Strap against the tongue under the cuff to keep things snug. Now, there seems to be some room between the liner and the shell even on the tightest setting. I tried a few runs yesterday with the stock spoiler inserted, but I then felt like I was skiing off my heals instead of the balls of my feet.

 

Before I try an Eliminator Tongue Shim, is there a "better" way to take up this excess room without changing my fore/aft balance?

 

Thanks

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I have a pair of Rossi Experience 130LV boots that have worked well for about 70 days. I have super skinny lower legs and as these boots are packing out, there is now some excess volume at the upper buckle.

 

I've always used a Booster Strap against the tongue under the cuff to keep things snug. Now, there seems to be some room between the liner and the shell even on the tightest setting. I tried a few runs yesterday with the stock spoiler inserted, but I then felt like I was skiing off my heals instead of the balls of my feet.

 

Before I try an Eliminator Tongue Shim, is there a "better" way to take up this excess room without changing my fore/aft balance?

 

Thanks


Have you moved the buckle ladders around the boot shell (you might need to drill another hole) to allow you to tighten the upper shell around your leg.

 

You could also take up a fold in the booster strap (to shorten it) in the back where it is bolted to the shell (if it is bolted?)

 

If all else fails, you could layer up duck tape (very dense) onto the sides of the  upper liner to take up volume---duck tape is cheap and 5 layers = 1mm of thickness.  You  might be "surprised" how thick  1mm is.

 

Good luck

 

mike

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Ladder is moved. Booster is good. I'll try some duct tape since I don't think I need that much volume taken up, but it's definitely looser than last season.

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