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Shell fitting rule for SB boots

So theres a shell fitting rule FOR SKI HARD BOOTS with which you take out the liner and put your foot into the outer shell. The optimum length and width is sth like 5-15mm length, 2mm width.

Does this rule apply to softer snowboard boots??
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Never heard that.
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So theres a shell fitting rule FOR SKI HARD BOOTS with which you take out the liner and put your foot into the outer shell. The optimum length and width is sth like 5-15mm length, 2mm width.

Does this rule apply to softer snowboard boots??
How, exactly, would one measure 2cm of width inside a hard (or even soft) boot when your foot is in there??

Seems legit.

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I believe that is the "two finger" rule for ski boots. I think when you are in your ski boots if you can easily slide two finger behind you ankle it is too big or something like that. BA probably knows this. Of course this leaves a lot of variability, but I have heard this before from skier friends. It could also be a wives tale.

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It's the two finger rule for the "average" rider. You pull the liner out shove their foot in the shell push their foot till the big toe is touching the shell shove your hand down the back of their calf with your index and middle finger pointing down. If they both fit in there snug between the heel and the shell that's your fit. That's a ski boot fit. Snowboard boot you want 1 finger for the 'average' user. If you want a performance fit you ideally want none.

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It's the two finger rule for the "average" rider. You pull the liner out shove their foot in the shell push their foot till the big toe is touching the shell shove your hand down the back of their calf with your index and middle finger pointing down. If they both fit in there snug between the heel and the shell that's your fit. That's a ski boot fit. Snowboard boot you want 1 finger for the 'average' user. If you want a performance fit you ideally want none.
none? so my feet would be of the same as as the outer shell and they the boots will be super duper tight after inserting the inner liner?
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I said performance fit. My guess is you're an average fit type of guy. My fit is my toes are curled up for 2 weeks of pure hell till they pack out.

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I said performance fit. My guess is you're an average fit type of guy. My fit is my toes are curled up for 2 weeks of pure hell till they pack out.
Now I might be scared to have you fit my boots....

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I said performance fit. My guess is you're an average fit type of guy. My fit is my toes are curled up for 2 weeks of pure hell till they pack out.

which brand which model which size?? and your foot size?
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Doesn't matter. Best boot is the one that fits YOUR feet.

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