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Tecnica Dragon 110 29.5 - length question

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Just bought a new pair of Tecnica Dragon 110 29.5's on line.  Had tried on a fair number of boots at 29.5 and fits were good but either price was too high or flex was too soft...so thought I'd try the online Tecnica's as the price and flex were what I was looking for.  If they didn't fit right I could send them back within 30 days.

 

I've got a rather pliable flattish foot and don't usually have any width or hot spot problems with boots.  I also tend to buy my runners and and hockey skates with my foot just brushing the end and prefer my ski boots to be the same...but not to the pointing of jamming. 

 

Did a shell fit on the Tecnica's and have a finger to a finger and a half behing the heel.  Also did a liner fit and my big toe is slightly stretching the neoprene toe box.  With liner in boot and standing in a relaxed skiing position big toe just touching the end of the boot with a very minor bit of pressure.  Forward flex pulls the big toe off the end of the boot.  Heel fit is excellent.

 

My concern.  The length of the boot is a hair too short.  If I upsize to a 30 the boot will be too big.

 

Question for you.  Would a toe punch out easily fix this problem?  Is the fact that I'm stretching the neoprene toe box an issue? 

 

Cheers,

 

D

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Thread Starter 

Still looking for help on this issue.  Specifically...any advice or insight on the liner fit with regards to the slight stretching of the neoprene toe box.  Is this normal?

 

I also did a precise shell measurement behind my heel and I have approx. 1.7cm.  Forefoot is also just brushing the sides of the shell.  Foot length measures out at exactly 30.0 cm.

 

Boots feel great other than the length question. 

 

Cheers,

 

D


Edited by yvrdave - 12/16/10 at 11:19am
post #3 of 7

Hi Dave,

 

The neoprene question is not significant and when the liner breaks in you should be fine---I doubt your are hitting the shell in the front, when your heel is seated into the back of the shell.  Be sure to tighten the ankle buckle (2nd from top) to the point of hurting then back off till it doesn't hurt anymore and ski with them set at that position. 

 

mike

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info.  As for any required boot fitting adjustments once the liner packs out any recommendations in Vancouver?

 

Dave

post #5 of 7

the smaller size is correct.

 

fanatitz in whistler is good I hear

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

The boot gurus were correct.  Got the Dragon 110's going for two days at Whistler and everything worked out perfectly length wise.  Cranked down the heels hard on day one as suggested and by the end of the day the boot had packed out just enough that I was barely brushing the toes on the end.  Just enough toe contact to know where the end of the boot was without being uncomfortable.  Some have noted that the midfoot volume of this boot is above average and I would have to agree...although heel was locked down tight with no lift at all.   

 

Two comfort issues did arise over the two days.

 

1.  Inner ankle sore (minor hot spot).  Specifically the front edge of the inner ankle.

 

2.  Significant hot spot (both sides) on main knuckle of baby toe. 

 

yvrdave

 

 

    

 

post #7 of 7

fanatitz in whistler is good I hear

 

why not go talk to them?

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