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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
i picked up a pair of kolfach comp 511 skiboots at auction .these boots have 2 hoses attached which appear to inflate the inner lining . i cant find info on this option and am wondering what it is for and where do i find info. thanks
post #2 of 23
More than likely these are foamed liners. It will probably cost you much more than the boots to get the liners foamed properly. May I ask why did you buy these?
post #3 of 23
I really hope that that was a joke, lol.
post #4 of 23
You should have bought a can of racing air at the same auction (makes them go faster) . Might be able to use hot air which should be easily found right around your chair.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noodler
More than likely these are foamed liners. It will probably cost you much more than the boots to get the liners foamed properly. May I ask why did you buy these?
thanks for the reply I got a great deal on a large lot of ski boots and there were a few pairs of these in the lot
post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by norm tupper
thanks for the reply I got a great deal on a large lot of ski boots and there were a few pairs of these in the lot
That's certainly an unorthodox way of shopping for gear.
post #7 of 23
He will have the e-bay market monopoly.

Going rate for these on the German site was about $4 USD ....
post #8 of 23
A few instructors may be interested in them since they won't attract the same scrutiny as the inflatable sheep and other blow up "items" they keep in their lockers.

Some nights ya' get lucky in the bar and other nights ...
post #9 of 23
They aren't inflatable...they have built in camelbacks...so in the boot, would that make them cameltoes????
post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
They aren't inflatable...they have built in camelbacks...so in the boot, would that make them cameltoes????
No, no, NO! They are for keeping your feet warm. You fill them with hot liquid. Of course, you could fill them with hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps and use them for both hydration and warming
post #11 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by norm tupper
i picked up a pair of kolfach comp 511 skiboots at auction .these boots have 2 hoses attached which appear to inflate the inner lining . i cant find info on this option and am wondering what it is for and where do i find info. thanks
Keep the whole setup in your car.....you'll never need Fix A Flat if you drive over a nail or something
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
seriously guys . the inner liner expands when you add 3 pounds pressure
the sizing on the back of the liner reads{EU 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 }
[us 9 9 1/2 10 ]
I have 4 pair assorted brands and assorted sizes
if they sell for 4 dollars each I get $3.80 profit each but it sounds like they will be worth more as a conversation piece
post #13 of 23
Seriously, I have Koflach Comp 911 with custom foamed liners. They had tubes sticking out to which various cartridges of foam were mixed and attached to permanently inflate the liners to match the shape of my feet.
post #14 of 23
Guys... before you make too much fun of Norm, remember the Head Air Boot?
post #15 of 23
Go on the German e-bay site and see how the bidding was going on them.
post #16 of 23
I skied with JebBoyd last week. He's a National Team member, and he was using a Lange XB that had little airhoses coming out the back. He pumped 'em up after he put them on. Let's try not to laugh too hard.
post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by irul&ublo
Guys... before you make too much fun of Norm, remember the Head Air Boot?
And the Nordica Air System ?


I do ! There was a small squared 'pump' in the front of the boot.
post #18 of 23
also raichle rx8 "rear entry"had a air bladder for top of foot
post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by philippeR
And the Nordica Air System ?


I do ! There was a small squared 'pump' in the front of the boot.

I had a pair of these -- bought them in Switzerland about 22 years ago, after I broke one of the cables on my Flexons and threw them into the trash (I can hear Phil's reaction now). To Norm: Stick one tube in each nostril, then....
post #20 of 23

Looks like Tecnica came out recently with something along this same line...

 

PHOENIX 100 AIR SHELL

 

More info here.

 

If your liner packed out a bit you could effectively firm it up with the air bladder. Having different compartments for the heel and front of the foot seems to make sense.

 

Why wouldn't this be a good idea?

post #21 of 23

 

Ever heard of a company called 180s?

 

They've been doing inflatable gloves for years now:

http://www.180s.com/pages/catalog_view.aspx?g=1%2c2&y=2&i=159

 

Every single person I've ever seen on the lift with these has complained that their hands are cold, wet and clammy.

post #22 of 23

Haven't heard of them before, but with regards to the Tecnica inflatable system it apparently goes between the boot and liner. I don't see how that would introduce any moisture or temperature variation.

post #23 of 23

My father has a pair of boots that inflate. He bought them in Europe many years ago. Each boot has a button on top that you use like an air pump. , keep pushing the button until you feel the boot is properly inflated. They're pretty cool, I forget what the brand name is.

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