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Bladder replacement needed

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have a friend who loves her Dolomite Sintesi 5-buckle shell but the bladders are packed out. Zip Fits aren't an option because of her location far from an outlet. Are there any other remedies for her to keep her boot shells and replace the bladders?

I also love the Sintesi model and purchased a second pair for parts, but eventually I will need to replace my second set of bladders too.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 16

Urologist needed?

Bladder? I thought your were looking for a urologist. You learn something everyday! Never heard of them referred to as bladders.

nolo, want model Sintesi and size liner do you need. I have a contact in New Hampshire that could help. I can call them Monday.

ed
post #3 of 16
HA! me too! I was thinking, What's a urological question doing in the gear forum?
post #4 of 16
Nolo, Has she had a bootfitter try snugging up the fit? I have done that with a number of boots as the liners lossen up. I usually have been able to get the fit better than new with some work. LewBob
post #5 of 16

At that age

Would a pullover be appropriate?

(Far from outlet? The 120V kind? Visualising a 7 eleven emergency bootfitting trip now).
post #6 of 16
[quote=comprex]Would a pullover be appropriate?

That looks pretty cool! It might have saved me from a custom foam liner! I have very skinny feet and ankles. (Jeff Bergeron calls it the chicken leg fraternity0. LewBob
post #7 of 16
I could have used a bladder replacement this morning, too much coffee!

Bladder == some of the old timers I used to hang out with at Sugarbush used this terminology for ski boot liners. I always assumed older style ski boots (predating clip-in bindings) may have actually had some sort of bladder like liner!
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
I've asked my friend for the boot model and size. Thanks, Powdigger. The pullover might also work if replacements can't be found.

I also saw an ad for a pair of new 8.5 Sintesi boots priced at $100...

(I am showing my years of skiing with my antiquated terminology.)
post #9 of 16
more liners are going to run you $150-200, if the shell fit is still OK (1-2 fing MAX) then a new liner might help. A liner should be OK for 200 + days ....


the sipfit add on liners might help if the shell is too big
post #10 of 16
She could consider an Intuitin thermo-fit liner. I love mine.
post #11 of 16
nolo,

Might still be worth a call to Steve about ZipFit's. I believe he's able to size them remotely and ship them as well as guide on how to do the molding.

Chris
post #12 of 16
I'll also recommend the ZipFit liners from Steve Bagley. They were definitely the best investment I made this year in gear. Well worth the ridiculous amount of money (for just a liner!). There's different models available depending on how tight your shell fit is (zipfitna.com).
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Chris and Noodler. That's what I might do myself, I don't know if my friend is up for "investment quality" liners. Since Bud shaved my boot soles, I don't want to change boots for a very long time.

Why in the heck did Dolomite discontinue the 5-buckle boot and why doesn't another company make one???? Could 5 buckles be a proprietary design?
post #14 of 16
nolo - so you really like your 5 buckles, huh? Funny how all of my boots only have 3 buckles. Wonder what that says about my manhood?
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolo
Thanks Chris and Noodler. That's what I might do myself, I don't know if my friend is up for "investment quality" liners. Since Bud shaved my boot soles, I don't want to change boots for a very long time.

Why in the heck did Dolomite discontinue the 5-buckle boot and why doesn't another company make one???? Could 5 buckles be a proprietary design?
Five buckles used to be common in the "old days" so it isn't propritary. Other than having another buckle to open each time I hit the lift I like the idea of having that fifth buckle to pull me back into the heel pocket. Maybe someone in the industry can tell us why 5 buckle boots are out of fashion. LewBob
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks to RiDeC too. The more options the better!

I've never had boots that worked better, Noodler, especially after getting one planed by Bud.
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