Jacques is the man, no doubt about it. He only sells Dalbello with Zipfit liners. It's just because that's what he believes in and that's the combination that keeps customers "from coming back".
What I mean by that, as a bootfitter, you want to sell someone a setup and then never hear from them again until it's time to replace the setup. Jeez. The last thing you want are customers coming back every week for adjustments ("My toe hurts here, can you blow out the shell"?).
Here's my Jacques story. When I first started skiing again, I was in Tecnica Icon Carbon - you know, the most expensive boot on the planet and the one that Ski Magazine always raves about.
Well, 2 days into the boots, my shins were bloodied - really, I still have the scars.
So I go see Jacques. He put me in the Dalbello CRX shell with Leather, Zipfit liners. In a week, my shins had healed to the point where I wasn't in pain. A few weeks later, they were completely healed. My feet, have been ultra comfy (and warm) since.
I've never and would never ski on another shell. Now, I have the Diablo, which is just the CRX, but see through.
I now have going on 200 days in the liners he sold me - they're fine. I could probably get 200 more days out of them, but I won't. Zipfit has a new liner out I want to try for next year.
Jacques is a the man. And, he's been in business for 25+ years now. What does that tell you?
Oh. I forgot to mention Charlie, otherwise known as "Jacques junior". Charlie has been working with Jacques for a few years now and is also the man.
Hey. You need to show up and rip with us one of these days...