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post #271 of 275

HELP. Please

 

Could someone tell me which post or posts cover heating the Intuition for fit.   I love mine and may have to drop into new shells.   Sorry but this would be easier than reading several hundred posts.   Great site and am reading when I can.   Thanks Pete

post #272 of 275
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HELP. Please

 

Could someone tell me which post or posts cover heating the Intuition for fit.   I love mine and may have to drop into new shells.   Sorry but this would be easier than reading several hundred posts.   Great site and am reading when I can.   Thanks Pete

 

I just got a pair cooked into my AT boots this morning.  My shop guy told me that he doesn't believe that you can get a good second cook out of a liner that has more than ~60 days on it.  I was contemplating trying to get a second cook out of a liner that I had used for over 100 days.  The new liners and footbed feel GREAT!

post #273 of 275

If you must do it, I think there is a tutorial on how to heat and mold the liners at home with a bag of hot rice.  You should be able to find it on the Intuition website.  After molding several pairs of Intuitions in the shop, I would never try to do it at home by myself.  It is a two person job and it really helps if at least one of those people knows exactly what they are doing.

post #274 of 275
Intuition sells a home mold kit, which is the rice method ^^^. I've used it, and it seemed to work well.

The problem with oven molds as I have experienced is that you really do need a couple of experts, because the liner has to get out of the oven, perfectly in the shell, and then foot in boot before it has cooled too much to mold. With the rice method, liner stays in boot, pre warmed shell stays warm, rice pack comes out and foot goes in immediately. That is hard to mess up with basic knowledge and execution.

So the potential tradeoff is that with home mold you trade potentially a perfect mold of the outer liner (the rice is only on the inside so how hot does the outer liner get?) for a near zero error potential, and the inverse is true. Unless I knew I had an expert who would pay for any molding failures, I would personally do it myself with Intuition's kit, especially if the shell was designed with an Intuition liner in mind (true in my case).

Of course, the extent to which "never sacrifice the good for the perfect" rings true to you probably applies here.
post #275 of 275

Thanks folks I will look up Intuition and see what is up.

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