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Went from Atomic to Lange... well

post #1 of 8
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I have been racing for a few years at a decent level and as far as I can remember I was in Atomic plugs...

Last year I tested some RL11s and I really liked the feel of them and they fit me decently out of the box...

Now my feet are cold... extremely cold... Colder than they ever were with the Atomics even after getting them fitted.

there are some reasons why I think that is...

1. I have a bone spur on the top of both my feet (above the medial cuneiform) I usually get something done to the liners to accomodate this but it wasn't done on these boots.

2. When I pull my foot out of the boot there is a lot of snow coming out of the boots. I will confess that I do a lot of skiing with my boots unbuckled because I coach (and to be honest the boots are snug enough to ski without them being clipped in) But I find that the Lange boots are much less water tight than my atomics... Any idea how to resolve those problems? I kinda think I'm going to go the good old duct tape way and seal them myself but is there any other way? And I never duct taped boots before... is there a "good" way to do it?

thanks for the insight
post #2 of 8
You are on the right track.

1. Get a "window" cut or ground into the topside of the Lange tongue to accomodate your instep bump.

2. Duct tape across the toe dam.

3. Hotronics/Thermic boot heaters.

jim
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
ok thanks for the confirmation! I'l try duct tape first and then resort to cutting the liner if it doesn't work... I was just making sure I wasn't missing something.

Thanks guys!
post #4 of 8
We prep all race liners with a Thermal Blanket, this seems to work 100% success at the moment.
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We prep all race liners with a Thermal Blanket, this seems to work 100% success at the moment.
Are you willing to to explain what this entails? Or do you prefer keeping it secret :P
post #6 of 8
It requires alot of patience and mess, take a Survival blanket and basically cut it to fit the liner, contact glue it in place. You're only limited by patience and good co ordintation as to the quality of the results. We do this for nearly all using plug shells and our High Altitude Skiers.
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Originally Posted by SMALLZOOKEEPER View Post
It requires alot of patience and mess, take a Survival blanket and basically cut it to fit the liner, contact glue it in place. You're only limited by patience and good co ordintation as to the quality of the results. We do this for nearly all using plug shells and our High Altitude Skiers.
That actually sounds like a pretty neat idea! does it take much volume you think?
post #8 of 8
Negeliable.
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