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Lange super comps

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
hey all

I got a set of the lange super comps.

have to say i love them. best boot ever had, so responsive, - i moved up from the 2001 L10 which i also loved.

anyway got the comps with the world cup liner ( laced one) bloody nightmare getting them on and off.

if i lace them up outside the boot feel like im overstreching the shell to get my foot in.

If i part lace them up, and put the liner in the boot first makes it difficult to get foot in later ( crumples

and if use no lace fit is all wrong..


also takes me ages...

so anyone got any tips on getting these b*ggers on and off.

once there on they are great.
post #2 of 13
Try a little silicone spray.
I've always skied Lange race fit boots and use it all the time to assist getting my feet in the boots...also helps get them back out...makes a huge difference. Give it a try
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
nice one, will do :P
post #4 of 13
I have Nordica Dobermann 150s, also with a lace-up liner. The easiest way to get in is to reach inside the cuff and use your thumbs to spread the lower shell as you step in. The boot will instantly swallow your foot with no problems. No silicone needed.
post #5 of 13
Also (this may sound dumb), keep your boots in the back seat rather than the trunk when driving to the hill so that they stay warm.
post #6 of 13
WD-40.
post #7 of 13
I ski a Head Raptor 130 that has a full lace up liner, and find the best method is what D(C) said. Lace up nice and tightly, then put the whole foot+liner in. If you use your thumbs/forefingers to spread the lower shell, while the rest of your hand keeps the cuff out of the way, they should go in without too much trouble. If you still have trouble getting it in (shell too cold, etc.), just stand up a bit and use your weight to force it in. I wouldn't worry about "overstretching" it.
post #8 of 13
I have the 130's with the regular liners and they are still a bugger.

Get the shells warm or they will not go on your feet. Do not leave the boots in the car overnight. Sleep with them in your room, and leave them under the car heater at full blast for a while so the shells are nice and warm before you try to put them on.

Then, as others have noted, make sure you really spread the shell. Pull it apart hard. Then stand up and put some pressure behind your foot.

It should work, but if it doesn't get them warm and try again.
post #9 of 13
DO NOT USE SILICONE OR WD-40 THEY MAY DEGRADE THE LINER OR THE PLASTIC SHELL
make sure the boots(shells) are warm you could sprinkle talcum powder on the liner but really the easiest thing is lace up snug and insert into a warm shell...
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
DO NOT USE SILICONE OR WD-40 THEY MAY DEGRADE THE LINER OR THE PLASTIC SHELL
make sure the boots(shells) are warm you could sprinkle talcum powder on the liner but really the easiest thing is lace up snug and insert into a warm shell...
Sorry, the WD-40 was a joke. But I thought people would understand that it was.

The only thing that really helps is getting the shells warm. The plastic is designed to get really firm when it hits the cold. There is a surprising difference in the flex between Lange Comps in doors and on the hill.
post #11 of 13
i figured the WD was but having seen the results of silicone when liberally sprayed on plastic stuff i would forego my usual lowercase self....
post #12 of 13
I have, however, seen a recipe for grilled salmon which involves spraying the grill with WD-40 so I guess you never know where someone will use it.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks for the help

I had practice and that's helped now, a case of getting used to them.

I suppose I was just scared of damaging them. :P

PS i didn't use the silicone in the end.
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