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post #1 of 8
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I was emailing Intuituon for some liner info and found out they have a new 2.0 Liner that does not use or apparently need an oven for fitting. Does ask me how it works, I did email back for a little more info. It's due out in mid to late Dec. Anyone gave any further info on this?

post #2 of 8

See:  http://skiingbusiness.com/1204/profiles/intuition-president-talks-boot-liners/ 

 

It is 1/2 the weight and supposedly warmer.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks, and I had read that article. What I'm wondering is if the new liners can possibly have as good a fit when they are not required to be heated for fitting? 

 

Here is the initial reply I rec'd from Intuition:

 

Yes - they will be arriving mid-late December, and will be offered in 3
thicknesses in the tongue pattern, as well as 2 thicknesses in the Power
Wrap style.

It is a new foam lining material we have been working with and testing for
over 2 years, which allows you to buckle down until you are snug, without
creating pressure points.

They will be approx. $200 US, but we still have to confirm final pricing on
these liners.

Let us know if you have other questions on the new liners.

 

post #4 of 8

Your guess is as good as mine.  Do the best of my knowledge, they have never stretched their claims before.  My Intuition liners are still good, so I'm in no rush to replace them.

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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post

See:  http://skiingbusiness.com/1204/profiles/intuition-president-talks-boot-liners/ 

 

It is 1/2 the weight and supposedly warmer.



The way I read that is  "1/2 the weight and warmer than a conventional" not necessarily half the weight and warmer than our intuition 1.0.

 

 

post #6 of 8

I'm also interested in what they've got brewing, but I would be very surprised to find any liner that could outperform one that requires a full bake.  Their latest liners have become much more responsive (the foam is firmer) and they don't "blow up" as much when they're baked making fitting them much easier.

 

After dropping down another shell size and going to the Power Wrap Plug liner I can't imagine having a better fit.  Wish I would have figured this out years ago.

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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

I'm also interested in what they've got brewing, but I would be very surprised to find any liner that could outperform one that requires a full bake.  Their latest liners have become much more responsive (the foam is firmer) and they don't "blow up" as much when they're baked making fitting them much easier.

 

After dropping down another shell size and going to the Power Wrap Plug liner I can't imagine having a better fit.  Wish I would have figured this out years ago.

 

I've been trying to figure out the demographic for this new liner since it's more expensive than the rest of their line.  I'm guessing for the folks that simply don't want to go through the effort/cost of getting a perfect fit by molding.  I would guess it would be a selling feature for some boots too.

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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

 

I've been trying to figure out the demographic for this new liner since it's more expensive than the rest of their line.  I'm guessing for the folks that simply don't want to go through the effort/cost of getting a perfect fit by molding.  I would guess it would be a selling feature for some boots too.

 

Actually, that last point might be what they're going for.  It said in that article that 75-80% of their revenue is from OEM products.  A liner that doesn't require molding is probably a more desirable OEM product, even if the performance is compromised a little compared to their heat-molded liners.

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