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Repairing holes in ski boots....
I just ran across an old thread about a guy who had a pair of boots that was heat pressed out so much that it pushed through the shell. Most skiers will never have this delima but I have these feet that are size ee width and there is no high performance/racing boots made for wide feet so I have 2 options,
either get foot surgery, NOT! or get proficient at heat punching my own boots. I have a pneumatic tool that was made specifically for this purpose and a commercial heat gun..
Anyway, I have punched out boots to the point that they went through the boot.
The repair....line the inner shell with a porous fiberglass mesh, tape mesh with wide tape, use a 'flexible' epoxy and flow the glue over the hole. more layers may be required.
You have any pictures of this repair? Sounds pretty intense of a DIY at home project
Have you looked into the Atomic Magna, Nordica SportMachine, or the Mach 1 HV? Those boots are 102mm wide and can be punched without issue out to pretty close to what you need. the nordica is the best with their infrared tech that you can use localized heat and suction.
I didn't do a video document of the entire procedure.....now that I think about it, that would have been a great idea but it requires quite a bit of dedication and investment to acquire the proper tools so I would say I am in a small minority of skiers willing to go this route.
For awhile, I was going through a pair of boots per year! It took many years of costly trial and error but I now feel confident enough to custom fit practically any boot.
I just thought id share my journey.
Op go to 3 boot stores and try on every single pair of boots they have. There are many different foot/ankle shapes that get catered to by different boot manufacturers. Id be surprised if you couldnt find a single model that fits you without having to punch it out.
**This post was edited on Nov 6th 2019 at 7:18:12pm
u r 100% correct. Going out and trying ski boots is something I do on a regular basis. It just got to be sort of a hobby like some people check out new cars. I should be a professional boot tester if only they fit my foot.
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