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post #1 of 16
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At last I have my new " plugs " : TECNICA Diablo Race R . The lace up liner is thin and firm so there are few hot spots revealed near ankle-bone , Achilles tendom and tuberosity of 5th matatarsal ( as I expected ) . Both boots need some work . I decided to grind them myself , have a proper tool and ... good intentions : .
Tell me how much material can be grinded out without risk of ruining shell's rigidity ? I will have to remove about 0.5 - 1.0 mm of wall thckness in few places .
post #2 of 16
You should be fine to grind the boot with those depths. Grind away!
post #3 of 16
Before you work on the 5th met area get the ankle area correct. It may change how much needs to be removed in the 5th met.

Lou
post #4 of 16
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Before you work on the 5th met area get the ankle area correct. It may change how much needs to be removed in the 5th met.

Lou
Good point , Lou , I started from Achilles tendom area then ankles and 5th met ! My job is almost done , took me about 4 hours - total . The right boot fits now like a glove . My left foot is biger ( by volume ) so there is a little bit of job to do but I will wait with finishing . I will ski a few days in Tatra Mountains next week and have an opportunity to complete all spectrum of sensations from my foots and finish grindig properly , I hope . Even now , without slope test I can say : I have the most comfortable boot ever , narrow , tight fit but presure is evenly distributed and there is enough room for toes .
I have one question more , original liners are very thin so the boots , for sure , wiil be cold . What do you think about purchasing ZipFit liners to solve that ?
post #5 of 16
Lobo, buy a 'Security Blanket' and use contact adhesive to stick it to the liner. Take your time and buy a good quality 'Blanket' so as the glue doesn't ruin it. It can be fiddly and messy, but taking your time will give awesome results.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by SMALLZOOKEEPER View Post
Lobo, buy a 'Security Blanket' and use contact adhesive to stick it to the liner. Take your time and buy a good quality 'Blanket' so as the glue doesn't ruin it. It can be fiddly and messy, but taking your time will give awesome results.
Hey , Steve ... your sense of humor is , sorry ... odd .
post #7 of 16
Wasn't supposed to a joke, we do it for all of our racers and to everyone skiing above 6000m. Security blanket being the thing you use in the mountains, a strong silver foil kinda thing. Works really well.
post #8 of 16
Lobo, sorry i see the confusion having just googled the term Security Blanket. I had directly translated it from French, sorry, this might clear things up.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couverture_de_survie

Cheers Steve
post #9 of 16
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Wasn't supposed to a joke, we do it for all of our racers and to everyone skiing above 6000m. Security blanket being the thing you use in the mountains, a strong silver foil kinda thing. Works really well.
...everyone skiing above 6000m ...oh man , you are without mercy ...
How many beers took off this afternoon ?
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post #11 of 16
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...wow !
post #12 of 16
Zipfit liners work great but don't know if they will be any warmer than stock liner. I've never tried zoo's idea, but it sounds reasonable.

Lou
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Zipfit liners work great but don't know if they will be any warmer than stock liner. I've never tried zoo's idea, but it sounds reasonable.

Lou
I am going to try zoo's idea ( next season ) but ...have doubts - durability . First I wear liner and lace it up , then slide my foot with liner on into the shell ( and same way back ) . I do it so because proper lacing is not possible when foot is in . There is so much stress when sliding in or out on liner's surface - thiny security foil will be strip off quickly , afraid .
I have never had that foil in my hands , anyway . Steve , Lou ?
post #14 of 16
We've had no problems, but there are different quality 'blankets' around and have found only one durable enough for the job, i'll try and pass on the brand/type next time i'm around the shop.
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aluminized mylar
post #16 of 16
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We've had no problems, but there are different quality 'blankets' around and have found only one durable enough for the job, i'll try and pass on the brand/type next time i'm around the shop.
And a glue ( contact adhesive ) brand/type name , please
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