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Intuition Liners - DIY tips

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As the title says, I am about to pull the triger on some Intuition liners. As I live in Norway, and there are no bootfitters here - at all, it will be a home job.

After some research it appears that most prefer warming the liners in the oven and then placing them inside the shell.

Has anyone actually tried their recommended rice method?

Which method would those that have miolded these at home themselves recommend?
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There's a detailed thread on this in the Tech Talk forum on TGR. I've done neither but I'd think the disaster factor is a lot less with the rice method - which IIRC Markymark29 has done successfully so I'd PM him.
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@Lilledonmarco
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Has anyone actually tried their recommended rice method?

Yes - rice method worked fine for me, so no problems using this method. Cool

Did a fair amount of research beforehand and read of various problems getting inners back into shell after heating in the oven.

However for my most recent inners I actually used a DIY hot air gun (with adjustable temperature setting) and used a 90deg pvc pipe to feed the air into the toe of the boot
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@Lilledonmarco, I did Intuition Dreamliners very successfully using the oven. You just have to be attentive and know that your oven heats evenly. Obviously, if you manage to bake your liners to destruction you really shouldn't be allowed out on your own.

From memory, I heated them one at a time at about 150 C for only about 2-3 minutes. Then footbed goes in. Very thin socks. Then into the boot (might want gloves handy for that bit) and clamp them up nice and tight and evenly ensuring heel is well seated. Key is to avoid creases so a two person operation to get the boot held open may also help. You can pull on handles on both tongue and back of liner until it all feels right. Then flex and walk about a bit.

I have seen reports from people who don't bother with any of that - the mere action of skiing in them can have the same effect.

Frankly they are the best liners I have ever had (and I have had them all) so thoroughly recommend.
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spyderjon wrote:
the disaster factor is a lot less with the rice method.

I killed my microwave doing the rice method.
I used one of them muscle relief rice bags.
Cooked it to long & it burst into flames!
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geoffers wrote:
@Lilledonmarco
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Has anyone actually tried their recommended rice method?

Yes - rice method worked fine for me, so no problems using this method. Cool

Did a fair amount of research beforehand and read of various problems getting inners back into shell after heating in the oven.

However for my most recent inners I actually used a DIY hot air gun (with adjustable temperature setting) and used a 90deg pvc pipe to feed the air into the toe of the boot


excellent.

So, for your most recent liners, you just used the heat gun?
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@Lilledonmarco,
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you just used the heat gun?

Yes - I set the heat on the gun to ~110deg C for about 10 minutes (Intuition say not to heat > 119deg https://intuitionliners.com/fitting/shop-fitting-instructions/ ) and used something like this (pvc toilet cistern connector pipe) to run the air into the boot ... note that the PVC will go quite soft when you do this, but doesn't melt.



Also made a toe cap out of 5mm neoprene from an old wetsuit to pack out round my toes, plus extra padding over the bony top of my foot
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