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whats the average cost of ski boot work

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

so it looks like every 100 last boot I like has a tight spot on the 6th toe area of my right foot,what is the cost to have the boot stretched in that area,what s the best method,heat gun or steam or hot water for the area to stay wider?

post #2 of 14

I paid $75CAD (~$74.80ish USD) for my bootfitter to do massive punching, grinding, bending, padding... it was well worth every penny. (I should have just bought my boots from them... but I'm cheap and their boots are too expensive for me.) 

 

Maybe the place you bought your boot at provides free bootfitting? (I would hope so if you bought in a store.)

post #3 of 14

I just paid 25 bucks for 2 puches near my big toe, and free installation of my booster strap. Of course I paid for the booster.

post #4 of 14

I went to see jdoyal for my last pair of boots and all the work was included in the price of boots (which was discounted from the previous season).

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Originally Posted by Metaphor_ View Post

I paid $75CAD (~$74.80ish USD) for my bootfitter to do massive punching, grinding, bending, padding... it was well worth every penny. (I should have just bought my boots from them... but I'm cheap and their boots are too expensive for me.) 

 

Maybe the place you bought your boot at provides free bootfitting? (I would hope so if you bought in a store.)


That's a pretty good price for a lot of work.  It costs me around $300 each time I get a new pair of plug boots set up.  That includes punching both, stretching the toe box of the left, adding risers under the toes and shaving the top by the same amount to keep within binding specs, and dialing in the alignment (lean and canting) with a Tekscan digital pressure pad.  It's a PITA to get that all done, but it ensures perfect fit and performance.

post #6 of 14

OP, that amount of work is not great, so as said, a shop would include it on the purchase of boots at near full price. If you pay by the hour, that's going to be around one hour's work. nothing has to be done to keep the widened area stabile at the shape you modify except to avoid heating the boot up too much (in front of a fire ie.)

post #7 of 14

Do it yourself. there is a good thread on makin your own bootpunch-er on here. Just need a 18inch vice grip, a golf ball, a 1.5" end cap and a heat gun. Presto chango, you can repunch and reheat if you go too far or too little. Works great.

 

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

the local shop didnt have the boot I was looking for,and in order to get it,you had to purchase it before hand,most online places will let you ship it back if they dont fit,the local shop wants 80 bucks to stretch the right toe side. do these type stretchs done with hot water hold their shape long term?

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the local shop didnt have the boot I was looking for,and in order to get it,you had to purchase it before hand,most online places will let you ship it back if they dont fit,the local shop wants 80 bucks to stretch the right toe side. do these type stretchs done with hot water hold their shape long term?





I have found these types of stretches to hold their shape for quite awhile.
post #10 of 14
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whats quite a while?

post #11 of 14
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whats quite a while?


Obviously it is going to vary from boot to boot, and even from which part of the boot is punched. I know I have a pair of Rossi/Langes where i had the toeboxes punched out on the instep. Both of the punches have held up 100%, and I had them punched 5 years ago. The boots were my primary boot for about 4 years, and I still wear them probably 1/3 of the time, so I probably have about 300 days on them, give or take.

post #12 of 14
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well that sounds pretty permanent.I had one punched out on the side,it took the guy 3 tries to get it wide enough for me to notice a diff, it only took him a couple min each time and he got me for 80 bucks.it worked but seems like a pretty high price for that little work

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post

I went to see jdoyal for my last pair of boots and all the work was included in the price of boots (which was discounted from the previous season).


I just did the same thing for my daughter's new pair of boots!  Jon's a great guy.

 


 

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Originally Posted by masterblaster View Post

well that sounds pretty permanent.I had one punched out on the side,it took the guy 3 tries to get it wide enough for me to notice a diff, it only took him a couple min each time and he got me for 80 bucks.it worked but seems like a pretty high price for that little work


Like most things in this world, you're not paying for him to do it, you're paying for him to *know* where, how and when to do it (hopefully, if he doesn't know that, you should be paying someone else instead).
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