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Kevin.Brock 01-20-2013 07:48 PM

Heel Lift is Killer! Advice?
 
I ride the 2012 Nike Vapen Black/Reds and ever since I got them my heel lifts almost all of the time. Im always less confident in my toeside maneuvers because of it and its tiresome. I even tighten my boot up to the point my feet get numb so that can't be good. Any advice to help?:dunno:

hot-ice 01-20-2013 07:51 PM

If you have narrow heels like I do give salomon boots a shot.

Treegreen 01-20-2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin.Brock (Post 607930)
I ride the 2012 Nike Vapen Black/Reds and ever since I got them my heel lifts almost all of the time. Im always less confident in my toeside maneuvers because of it and its tiresome. I even tighten my boot up to the point my feet get numb so that can't be good. Any advice to help?:dunno:

If you don't want to swap boots you can try things like J-bars.

See this post for ideas/merchants: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...et-j-bars.html

Donutz 01-20-2013 08:00 PM

This is not a suggestion, just a question: would it help a heel-lift situation to have something like an insole placed on top of your foot? Might press it down more?

Kevin.Brock 01-20-2013 09:53 PM

Don't know, because I don't know if its my bare heel lifting inside the liner or the liner lifting with the heel. (If that makes any sense) But its worth a try? What do you think I could use?

Kevin.Brock 01-20-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Treegreen (Post 608010)
If you don't want to swap boots you can try things like J-bars.

See this post for ideas/merchants: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...et-j-bars.html

Maybe I can try cutting some high-density foam into an L/J shape and try that. Going to Stevens Pass tomorrow so Ill have to do a temporary MacGyver thing.
Thanks!

wrathfuldeity 01-20-2013 10:01 PM

wish a mod would sticky this

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...s-faq-etc.html

grafta 01-20-2013 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin.Brock (Post 608530)
Maybe I can try cutting some high-density foam into an L/J shape and try that. Going to Stevens Pass tomorrow so Ill have to do a temporary MacGyver thing.
Thanks!

Do this ^ I had this prob, made some J bars outta foam. Got them feeling right with double sided tape, then when I was sure the shape i'd made worked I used hurricane tape to tape it all flat. There is a thread by wrathfuldeity that explains the process. Helpful stuff :thumbsup:

Sucks shops aren't down to fit boots properly anymore... so it seems :thumbsdown:

Kevin.Brock 01-20-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 608562)

Definitely should sticky this.

grafta 01-20-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin.Brock (Post 608594)
Definitely should sticky this.

Have no idea why it hasn't been either:dunno:


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