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Nah but it's to simulate the weight of the board and bindings I guess
That is not a simulation that compares to what happens while snowboarding. Probably doing that made you decide against several boots that would have been fine.

Lasso and Photons are both great options though. I have a set of photons that's causing me pain in the heel as well but the heel hold is ridiculously good. I put a tennis ball in it against the J bars last night to see if it'll help. They did get better after heat molding but it was still painful. I'm confident the tennis ball might fix my heel pinch issue.
 

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I'll get the Photon heat molded but not sure if it will matter how my shop does it. They use 32's heat devices and Burton recommends only using something called a therm-ic heater that authorized Burton sellers have. My shop doesn't sell Burton anything though.
Eh it should be fine essentially same thing. It will help for sure with the heel pain. eventually it will break in and be fine. Or else you can do the tennis ball thing over night seems to help make the pain go away without sacrificing the heel hold.
 

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Got the photons heat fit just now. Numb feet after 5 minutes while fitting. Yeah my feet SUCK. I don't even know where the problem is but eventually my toes feel so painful and bulging

Also not sure why but the internal j-bars are uneven between feet and I don't think it's from molding. They have the same height in the left foot but in the right one is super low compared to the other. Might be causing the pinch because that foot was much number than the other.
My left foot J bars seemed to be bulging more than my right foot. Right foot probably has a perfect fit but the J bars are were causing issued on my left foot. Have had the tennis ball in there for almost 24 hours. I may try it on tonight and let you know how it feels.
 

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I wish some high tech liner was invented where there is a harness internally that wraps around your foot and pulls it into the liner. Seems tricky though.
I think that's the idea of the solomon str8t jacket which you seemed to have a love hate thing going on with.
 

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Your feet curling is not necessarily bad thing. If you bend your knees while standing up that should make more room with your toes straightening out. Also the boots will pack out with time! If you get one too big it will only get bigger and then you really won't have heel hold with tons of pain.

You have a little case of OCD I am gathering here.
 
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