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Old 01-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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?
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have narrow heels like I do give salomon boots a shot.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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?
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
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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?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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!
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wish a mod would sticky this

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

Sucks shops aren't down to fit boots properly anymore... so it seems
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Definitely should sticky this.
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Definitely should sticky this.
Have no idea why it hasn't been either
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