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|07-30-2014 12:20 AM|
I had Rulers and I had the same problem. I preheated a oven at 210 degrees and put a wet towel on the rack. I then popped the liners in for 15 minutes. I had some heavy socks. I then used a couple old pairs and cut just the toe areas off too build up a larger toe area. I then duct taped it nicely.
Took the liners out, popped in my foot with my custom socks. Let them sit for like 15 minutes and you're good!
Save your sock creation for future moldings. I've done this 3 times now. My new Ions seem like I already did that?? So I'm leaving those
|06-13-2014 03:08 PM|
Originally Posted by crwaite89 View Post
Having learned that lesson, I put them on my new 32's right from the start.
|06-13-2014 02:54 PM|
I use a shop in South London called Finches Ski Emporium, family run business that has a great reputation, again, they only employ snowboard staff from September to March, for the simple fact that economics don't allow for a specialist in the off season...
That is not to say they don't have stock, and the owners do know what they are talking about, and they do have a ski specialist all year round, but he is ski and not so much snowboard, although he is great with all sorts of info, and does know his shit...
If you want there details and ever get up that way, drop me a PM i can send you details...
|06-13-2014 02:02 PM|
Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
I really wouldn't know as I haven't been to one yet but I would imagine they cater for snowboarders fine as some of the resorts look pretty well equipped from what I'v seen.
|06-13-2014 01:54 PM|
|td.1000||try asking for some j-bars while you're at it|
|06-13-2014 01:51 PM|
Originally Posted by crwaite89 View Post
|06-13-2014 01:41 PM|
To the OP, I forgot to mention that if you have a comfortable boot and you have some minor heel lift issues? That may be fixed by a few C or L bar pads. (Adhesive pad that go on the liner around the sides of your ankle.). If that Rock place has a ski boot but doesn't have a SB Boot fitter? Ask about the pads anyway. Ski fitters use them too I understand. They are also available online! (Google!)
Kevin, I understand the situ there in the UK. Figured thst out cuz of all the talk of indoor slopes.
But what about when you travel to the resorts? Don't they have any shops on the property. What about the surrounding town? That's really more to the point of my original question.
I understand that is cumbersome and very inconvenient. I even understand that you have some choice limitations due to some manf. not shipping product to places in Europe. I was just trying to get a better understanding of exactly how Screwed you guys really were regarding your available options and getting properly outfitted! lol!
(...I'm guessing maybe most of those EU resorts are still significantly more skier oriented? ) That would suck!
|06-13-2014 01:35 PM|
Originally Posted by Kevin137 View Post
I'm from the south coast of the Uk, Southampton area. Snow and rock is where I plan to go tomorrow. I'm just praying that someone there actually knows what there are talking about!
|06-13-2014 01:33 PM|
I totally get where you are coming from and I do understand it's a hard problem to solve over the internet
Well the thing is I'v not actually been to a resort to snowboard yet, but I'm planning to next season. In the UK we do have some stores that are specific to snowboarding/skiing at various snowdomes around the country but the problem is I decided to buy at the end of the season (for financial reason) which by that time a lot of the boots in my size have run out of stock so I'v unfortunately had no opportunity to try any on.
But like I said I will travel a local(ish) store tomorrow and see if they have an expert that can offer some advice
But thank you for the advice! I'll try that out and see how it goes!
If it turns out I have to wait until next season to buy a pair that fit 100 percent how I need then and pay more then I would much rather do that if I have to
|06-13-2014 01:29 PM|
The problem in the UK is that there are not actually that many shops, and the ones that are around (chains), like Snow & Rock etc, are normally are Venture Capitalists, and as such they employ on minimum wage, thus the service you get it SHIT.
There are a few independents, but they are not so many, and very few employ snowboard specialists, they do have ski boot fitters, but that is definitely not the same in the UK...!!!
It is still better to find an independent i think, and if you let us know where you are, then it is easier to find people that have experience with different shops...
I am still assuming you are in the UK though, i may be wrong, but as you put boot size in UK sizes, i just assumed...
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