ski bootfitter

  1. S

    Duplicating a custom foot bed?

    OK, I know making a fresh one that work right is an art form. I’m reasonably fortunate to have one that seems to work well. It’s been like 10 years. It now has lots of cracks on the bottom part from being removed and put back into the boot shell many many times. Though the “shape” part of the...
  2. L&AirC

    You Drive Three Hours to See a Bootfitter!?!

    That’s the comment back to me when I said how long the drive I was going to be making in a few days. Right after saying it, the person made a face like I was trying to pound in a nail with a laptop. The face that lets you know they fully believe you lack the mental capacity to be unsupervised...
  3. H

    Please explain what happens when boot shells are punched or heat molded

    To clarify my question, what happens to the boot volume when the lower shell is deformed by punching or heat molding? If the volume stays the same and punching out the forefoot width will end up reducing the height in that same area, then the new set of Rossignol Allspeed Pro boots, with 100 mm...
  4. mxracer317

    Boot flex and too tight?

    Started skiing when I was 2 years old and made the grievous sin of switching to snowboarding when I was 14. That was 25 years ago, and I finally realized the errors of my ways. LOL I was able to get back on the blue's no problem and have been doing a few black diamond's. It's like riding a...
  5. Analisa

    I still haven't experienced a magical bootfitting

    I just got my first pair of inbound boots after 3 years of monogamy with my Dynafit Mercuries - a pair of Tecnica Mach1 LV Pros. Hot damn! I feel like I bought being a better skier! They're snug in all the right places yet insanely comfortable (especially after adding some ankle padding to one...
  6. Noodler

    Boot canting options

    Looking for thoughts/opinions on the available boot canting options. I think this is a complete list: Plane the boot sole (on a jointer or belt), plate it, then route the lugs Use thin canting strips between the plates and boot sole, then route the lugs Use canted plates, then route the lugs...
  7. M

    Foot flare/leg length/heel shim/cant

    Hello, I am a Mammoth ski patroller of 11 years and have been struggling with finding a fix for my imbalance. Resources are limited in this area and it’s been hard to get solid answers... Problem: my right leg reached a point of feeling almost useless while skiing. It was hard to impossible to...
  8. asolo

    Should I go with a narrow boot and stretch ("punch")?

    I am looking for a boot with Dynafit inserts, which limits my choices quite a bit. At this point I pretty much have narrowed it down to the Tecnica Cochise 120. The fit, however, is definitely too narrow in the forefoot of my right foot. The left foot is... bearable. I do like a snugger fit...
  9. S

    Any modifications to ease boot entry

    Hello all: Last season we went to the local quality ski specialty shop and I bought my oldest son some Atomic Hawx 110. He was a senior in High School and didn't seem to be growing much and wanted to progress his skiing. The boots fit well then but were slightly difficult to get on each...
  10. S

    Bootfitter in Summit County Colorado?

    I’m in need of new boots. My current pair worked well enough, albeit not quite perfect. But the liner is beyond packed out. I can almost feel the shape of the outer shell. (I got it in Killington. Then a critical readjustment was done in Snowmass. Unfortunately, when I went to Aspen again, it...
  11. asolo

    Too much toe volume

    I am an intermediate advancing skier (5'9", 150). I am looking at Tecnica Mach1 MV 120 boots. I have skied a few days in these boots. The fit and stiffness seem more or less okay. I have tried removing one stiffness control bolt and did not like it. I think if anything, I want stiffer. One...
  12. C

    Boot Recommendations for a Wide Forefoot

    I’m headed to the shop this week in search of new boots. I’ll need something in a 120-130 flex with a fairly wide forefoot (102-104mm) and a medium to high instep. Any suggestions?
  13. Philpug

    Sold Ski Boot Spreader

    For you bootfitter wannabe's here is a must tool to have. $75.00 Shipped to Lower 48. All proceeds are reinvested into the the site.
  14. Nancy Hummel

    Heel lifts?

    I am in the RS130. I had footbeds/canting done by bootfitter. The heels were a bit loose so I went back and he put in a heel cup. Yesterday, I took out the footbeds and found 1/4 inch heel lifts in both boots. Is this normally done with heel cup placement? Why is this done? I skied without...
  15. hollyberry

    Good bootfitter near sugarbush?

    Hey everyone! I’m looking for recommendations for a great bootfitter near Sugarbush in VT. My husband and I have new equipment that we bought two summers ago on sale but didn’t get to break in or have adjusted because work/moving stole all our time : ( We’re hoping to have a better ski season...
  16. Analisa

    What's the most important factor with boot fit?

    I'm shopping for my first real inbound boot since I was a kid. I first moved out west, I went straight for a touring setup since I was mainly looking for a way to move efficiently for winter climbing, but I won a season ski pass and met a cute park rat and started skiing inbounds for about half...
  17. SBrown

    hahaha article on the game of buying ski boots ...

    Someone may have posted and I missed it, but this is gooooood The Insufferable Journey of New Ski Boots 1. Sweet, new boots! Move forward three spaces. 2. Ouch, my feet hurt! Go back two spaces. 3. Dig around in the garage for old smelly liners to replace the new stock liners. Move...
  18. J

    Regular Boot vs. Plug Boot Fit

    So I just purchased my first pair of plug boots from Dalbello and after trying them on they feel completely different than my race boots (98mm last) from the previous season. I don't really know how to describe the difference, but it feels like my foot has less feeling in the plug boot and not...
  19. Captain Furious

    Lange RS 130

    Gang, I was speaking with a boot fitter today who indicated that the last on a Lange RS 130 is 97 across all sizes. It would appear to be in direct contravention to all other ski boots that increase the width as the size increases. Does anyone have anything definitive on this topic? I have a...
  20. C

    Got new boots today Nordica Promachine 120

    I have been thinking about new boots for a while and made the move today to go in and try on some different boots. I decided to go to a local shop (I live in Mass) with a good reputation as we ski at different areas and will always be coming back home. I worked in the ski industry for about 15...
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