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post #1 of 13
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Hi, my current boot is Tecnica Race R + ZipFit WC liner. Wearig that combo is a pretty painful ( instep pinch ) . Wearing liners first and then shell is not my choise because that will ruin some parts of liner very quickly . So, I decided to cut out a bit of lower shell front flaps, there are marked lines for cuting . I hope that is the way to make wearing boots easier . The question is : how that modification will affect ( lowering ?) boot's performance ? Am I right or wrong with that idea ?
Thanks.
post #2 of 13
Did you try massaging the cork flow up and out of the instep area with your fingers first?
post #3 of 13
I'm not certain where you cut. I don't recall any cut lines on the instep area of the shell you are talking about. But either way Bud is correct about massaging the cork out of the tongue.

Is the pinching on your instep or your leg?

Lou
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
Did you try massaging the cork flow up and out of the instep area with your fingers first?
Yes, I did, but doing that I wanted to make easier instep buckle closing , that works . Pinching is caused by rigid edges of lower shell flaps. When I try to slip my feet into the liner I have to pull the tong up/out and then the shell edges drives into my instep . It is almost impossible to pull tong up and bend out the flaps simultaneously and slip feet without pinching. This is dogs bite like
post #5 of 13
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I'm not certain where you cut. I don't recall any cut lines on the instep area of the shell you are talking about. But either way Bud is correct about massaging the cork out of the tongue.

Is the pinching on your instep or your leg?

Lou
The pinching is on my instep . There is thin, intermittent line - on the shell flaps and on the outer wing of the cuff, take a closer look if you stock the boots . For sure thees lines are suggested cut guideways if one want to modify overall shell stiffness.
My former Tecnicas, Explosin 8 at that throat area had much softer material ( biinjection ), Diablo's throat is VERY rigid .
OK, are you able to predict performance changes after cuting ?
post #6 of 13
have you tried to put your foot in the liner first, Then put your foot AND liner into the boot?liner protects your foot that way
post #7 of 13
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have you tried to put your foot in the liner first, Then put your foot AND liner into the boot?liner protects your foot that way
Of course I've tried. Doing that way is safe with original Tecnica liners. ZipFits, in my opinion, are much, much, more exposed for damages if used that way. I ski 30+ days, sounds not too much, but I simply want my Zips to serve as long sa possible.
post #8 of 13
i have put my zipfit on first then into the shell since i owned them, the pair i am on now have had 25 days and there is barely a mark on them they go into a pair of Raptor 120RS

not had a problem doing it this way neiother have any of the clients i have who do the same
post #9 of 13
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i have put my zipfit on first then into the shell since i owned them, the pair i am on now have had 25 days and there is barely a mark on them they go into a pair of Raptor 120RS

not had a problem doing it this way neiother have any of the clients i have who do the same
OK Collin. I trust you, ... but... if my Zips will collaps ...I am only 2 hours by plane from you ...
post #10 of 13
So this is only a problem when getting into the boots. Have you tried a hot gear bag? Have you tried simply grabbing the offending corners with both hands and simply opening them up further manually rather than by footly.

Lou
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
So this is only a problem when getting into the boots. Have you tried a hot gear bag? Have you tried simply grabbing the offending corners with both hands and simply opening them up further manually rather than by footly.

Lou
Yes, I've tried all that methods, it's difficult, wrestling like
I'd like to buy Hot Gear Bag but it is still not available in EU
Ivan Petkov from HGB emailed me few months ago that the item with 220 V feed will be available from Belgium but right now I have no positiv news
post #12 of 13
lobo,

hotgear bag is on its way to europe, it should in fact be in stock

i hate recomending certain shops for anything but if you have a surefoot near you they sell it and should have 220v in stock already
post #13 of 13
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... no Surefoot shops near my location So the nearest one is in London but I am not going to go that direction right now...
I will buy on line from Antwerp but have to wait a bit yet .

Thanks Colin
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