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Lango Comp 120 help

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
i'm leaning towards purchasing these boots. i tried on a pair of the freerides last night at a local shop and they fit great, but i have the boots buckled all the way on the bottom two buckles. i'm sure as i ski them they will loosen up and i'm afraid i won't be able to tighten them any further.

1- can you move those bottom two buckles.
2- if not, is there a way to create more bulk in the liner so the buckles aren't on the tightest position.

i do plan on having custom insoles placed in the boots, maybe this will be enough, i've never had that done before.

i am aware i can move the top buckles, those don't seem to be a problem.

and they are the MF version, the LF is out of stock and i'm too cheap to pay full price. these are $283 shipped. i'd like to make them work.

thanks

allan
post #2 of 19
Shims under the liner and possibly in the liner is your second best bet. Your best bet is to buck up and get the right boot for your foot (LF)
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
L7,

do you think they'd make a big difference? i can't find any to try on.
post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by B R
i i have the boots buckled all the way on the bottom two buckles.

i'm too cheap to pay full price. these are $283 shipped. i'd like to make them work.

is the shell fit too big?
They are just going to pack out and become bigger
can you return them?
extra shims under the footbed will help fill some space, and yes you can drill out the buckles and move them but again

is the shell fit too big?

boot buying mantra:
free is good but perfect is better
post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by B R
L7,

do you think they'd make a big difference? i can't find any to try on.
You seem to know the medium fit is too big already. I swim in a medium fit myself and am snug and happy in a LF. Get on line, see what's out there. Like Mtnlion says make sure you're looking at the right shell fit (size) in the first place.
post #6 of 19
www.coloradoskishop.com seems to have the LF available in 9.5.

I purcharsed my 120's from them. Great company to deal with.

Wait for LF's. You'll be much better off in the end.
post #7 of 19
I skied the Lange 120 Comp Midfit 2 years ago, they packed out more than any boot I have ever owned, a ridiculous amount.. The flo-packs leaked part way through the 1st season and Lange warrantied them. I put new heel & toe lugs on and sold them after 1 year.
post #8 of 19
I have found a pair of comp120 mf for $319.00, is this a good price. And is it a worhty boot? Thanks.
post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by B R
i'm leaning towards purchasing these boots. i tried on a pair of the freerides last night at a local shop and they fit great, but i have the boots buckled all the way on the bottom two buckles. i'm sure as i ski them they will loosen up and i'm afraid i won't be able to tighten them any further.

1- can you move those bottom two buckles.
2- if not, is there a way to create more bulk in the liner so the buckles aren't on the tightest position.

i do plan on having custom insoles placed in the boots, maybe this will be enough, i've never had that done before.

i am aware i can move the top buckles, those don't seem to be a problem.

and they are the MF version, the LF is out of stock and i'm too cheap to pay full price. these are $283 shipped. i'd like to make them work.

thanks

allan
1. You can move the buckle, but it's just a sign that the boot is to wide, go with the 120 LF.

2. If you add any material other than a 3mm tongue shim it's going to pack out. I like to use the 3mm tongue shim because it pushes the leg & foot back into the heel cup of the boot and hit helps to push the foot down (I buy mine from the Lange Race Dept. and so can your local shop.

I would also like to address a couple of things:

* If your new Lange boots are packing out more than any other boot you have ever owned, blame yourself and the bootfitter you worked with. Since 2002 when lange introduced the Comp shell most if not every honest bootfitter will tell you, properly sized the "Comp shell" boots just don't pack out like they used to.

* If you have any defects with Lange in respect to workmanship or materials within a year of purchase (always provide proof of purchase) you will find Lange really goes the extra mile. If your boots are worn or damaged because you did not buckle them properly, should any company replace them? If you back your car into a light pole and you get a dent should the car maker warranty your car?

coup
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by coupdevill
1. You can move the buckle, but it's just a sign that the boot is to wide, go with the 120 LF.

2. If you add any material other than a 3mm tongue shim it's going to pack out. I like to use the 3mm tongue shim because it pushes the leg & foot back into the heel cup of the boot and hit helps to push the foot down (I buy mine from the Lange Race Dept. and so can your local shop.

I would also like to address a couple of things:

* If your new Lange boots are packing out more than any other boot you have ever owned, blame yourself and the bootfitter you worked with. Since 2002 when lange introduced the Comp shell most if not every honest bootfitter will tell you, properly sized the "Comp shell" boots just don't pack out like they used to.

* If you have any defects with Lange in respect to workmanship or materials within a year of purchase (always provide proof of purchase) you will find Lange really goes the extra mile. If your boots are worn or damaged because you did not buckle them properly, should any company replace them? If you back your car into a light pole and you get a dent should the car maker warranty your car?

coup
Sean old buddy chill! I said Lange warrantied the liners immmediately.

For the 1st 10 days of skiing in them they fit great and were the warmest boots I had ever owned. But after that they got bigger & bigger. But it wasn't a problem, I said I got new liners for free changed the sole lugs and sold 'em for $250.00

I was happy with that!

I was just trying to point out to this person to make sure his boots are not too big to start with.

Love & XXXXXX

A-man!
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

shell size and fit

the shell size is fine, and so is the length of the liner. my toes are solidly up against the front of the boot. heel fits great. i just have very narrow feet. i'm currently skiing on technica irok's. these took a solid year before they were comfortable. and now they are packed out too much (i think they are 5 years old, at least 4).

the new boots haven't arrived yet. i called the shop to see if they have any LF's, but they do not. the picture of the boot on the web site showed an LF, so they have no problem taking them back. even told me to refuse shipping so i didn't have to pay for shipping them back.

i'm starting to think i shouldn't play around with the MF's. i was hoping someone would say that a custom footbed may do the trick, but so far no one has mentioned that.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
is there any difference in shell/liner from freeride to comp. i ordered comp but could only find a freeride to try on for size.
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by B R
is there any difference in shell/liner from freeride to comp. i ordered comp but could only find a freeride to try on for size.
Same lower boot but a slightly lower cuff. If your toes are comfortably at the end of the liner my guess is you could go into a smaller shell. Is this worth it? If you have an abnormally low volume foot that it hard to fit snuggly then YES it probably is worth it.
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
i just found an LF. they have the 03/04 model. is there any difference between last years model and the 03/04?

i have a full 1/2 size difference between right and left foot. my left foot in very snug in the front, my right foot is extremely snug. i could not imagine going any smaller. it's just the width of my foot that's a problem.
post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by B R
i just found an LF. they have the 03/04 model. is there any difference between last years model and the 03/04?

i have a full 1/2 size difference between right and left foot. my left foot in very snug in the front, my right foot is extremely snug. i could not imagine going any smaller. it's just the width of my foot that's a problem.
Graphics are the only difference here.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone!!!

huge help.

allan
post #17 of 19
I believe that 04/05 has the new CAC liner, which is supposed to be a big improvement in heat fitting. I think the shell is the same. You should look harder for the LF and then with a custom footbed and some fitting you can probably make them work. Good luck. LewBob
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by B R
t. my left foot in very snug in the front, my right foot is extremely snug. i could not imagine going any smaller.
In the liner or the shell? It is only the shell fit that matters long term. The liner will be tight and if need be can easily be altered as noted here and in many other threads recent and otherwise that can be found with a simple search.
post #19 of 19
Just to be sure (of many things)

Shell fit = remove the liner, put foot in shell only, move your toes so that they are touching the front and do you have 1cm (1/4 to 1/2 inch) behind your heel and the shell?
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