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10-22-2012 03:15 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
How does one really test heel lift in a store? I did the whole lean forward thing and got no heel lift then when I go strap in there is massive heel lift.
Strap-in to a board in the shop, use the toecap strap and really set the heel in the heel cup of the binding...so that the ankle strap can be looser....(so that the binding ankle strap is not holding your heel down....but it is actually the boot/liner) and have somebody stand on the heel side edge of the board so that you bend your knees and lean toeside and to see if you get lift...then have them stand on the toe edge and dump and see if you have toe jam/slop of ramming your toes into the front to the toe box. Either/both will be an indication that the boot is too big or that your ankle/heel is not being locked down...but also wear them around the store for at least 15-20 minutes and try it again....notice if you have to tighten the liner or shell to snug it more. Wearing them for a while in the store will also give you an indication of hotspots. But this only give you a starting reference because when riding a few hours and/or once they get broken and packed a bit...you will have more lift. Even my 32 focus boots every season at about 8-12 days of riding will need to be adjusted with an additional butterfly, j/c or some tounge padding on the liner. Imho, all boots will need some adjustment to fit right and later when the boot is broken in and packed abit. Infact this year bought a new pair of 32 focus boas that are a half size down because once they are broken in and packed...it should fit even better with less adjusting/modding. I also use ed viesturs sole insoles.

And this stuff is bomb for doing minor boot repairs from usual wear and tear: http://www.mcnett.com/Freesole-Ureth...pair-P186.aspx

A pic of some of the c's, a partial butterfly and there is some padding right at the ankle on the tounge (so I can have the lower boa loose and just tighten the cuff boa and my foot is locked down and yet not have any numbness or hotspots on my foot); also I use hurricane tape so that the liner will more easily slip in/out of the shell for drying after each day.
10-21-2012 03:56 PM
jdang307 How does one really test heel lift in a store? I did the whole lean forward thing and got no heel lift then when I go strap in there is massive heel lift.
10-21-2012 11:54 AM
ShredLife http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...uy-thread.html
10-21-2012 11:52 AM
NickShake Wow totally didnt think I would get this much advice lol. Thanks for all the help.
10-21-2012 05:57 AM
wrathfuldeity It might take you a few pairs to get it sorted out...just be prepared to go through a few...it was like my 4th pair before it was..."oh now this really works"...flex, heel hold, stiffness, arch support/footbed, all day comfort, ease of adjustment, foot zones, hot spots and toe box. Currently on my 8th pair of boots and can now pretty much order boots on-line and know its going to work. Btw new boots don't feel like broken in and properly adjusted boots and riding in them for 6 hours.
10-21-2012 03:42 AM
john doe
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Originally Posted by stupidmop View Post
I have burton imperials and i love them. I would suggest you go down to your local board shop and buy your boots with your bindings. You will want to buy them together.
Don't forget to ask for a "package discount" if you do this. I got %10 off my motorcycle helmet and jacket this way. It's the good thing about buying local. You can haggle.
10-21-2012 01:38 AM
stupidmop I have burton imperials and i love them. I would suggest you go down to your local board shop and buy your boots with your bindings. You will want to buy them together.
10-21-2012 12:58 AM
Nivek Really though just go try a bunch of shit on.
10-21-2012 12:49 AM
Nivek My foot in your ass.
10-20-2012 11:57 PM
john doe If you have a normal foot and lower leg then you have little to worry about ordering online. Just need to get the right size. Just hope you're not like me. Narrow heel but normal width toes. Long toes making the foot low volume and I have huge calfs/kankles making for built in forward lean.
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