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Damaged skis and boot liners

 Poster: A snowHead
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Busily having a bit of a mare with kit getting damaged (without managing to actually be on a mountain!!). After some advice about what would work...

1. Brand new head supershape i magnums. Second outing indoors (covid put paid to trying them out for real this year). At the end of the session they have a 6cm gouge in the base. About 4mm wide, 1mm deep at its worst. Not down to the core though. No doubt a screw head.....

I'm being offered a ptex fix for this, but don't have experience of how long that will last. Anyone got a view??


2. Boots were a bit loose in the ankles so got the ski shop to add some foam pads. First attempt was too much so had a bit taken off. I've just checked the liners cos I wanted a bit more off and have discovered when the pads were cut back they've cut straight through the liners in some places, others are just through the outer layer of the liner. To me thats new liners please. Only 3 weeks skiing in these.

Are these liners hosed? I don't fancy frozen feet!! The holes are around the ankle area so not directly near a shell seam where water would always come in. Any views on this gem??
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@slider3, decent ptex fix I’d expect be fine. Spyderjon the man for a definitive answer.

Boots loose in ankles = wrong boots/too big/both. Shop shouldn’t have sold you them.

Shop should not have cut through liners.

New boots please, that fit.
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@slider3, welcome to snowHeads! snowHead

As under a new name said, spyderjon is the man for advice about ski repairs, hopefully he'll see this thread, otherwise you can send him a PM (private message).
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Not defending the fit, but they're not terribly loose in the ankle, but the more I push the more I want a tighter ankle (predictable right...) so I got the padding to dial that out. But with hobbit width feet, small ankles and mtb calves they were the only pair I could put up with even in the shop. Widest they had and still need to be punched out more.

Mind you, hindsight is a wonderful thing. This pair have done 3 seasons so when its new boot time I've got much more to look out for.
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Duct tape will fix the liners. Skis should also repair fine, especially if the edges are intact. Never a nice feeling to put a big gouge in your skis, bad luck.
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@slider3,
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Not defending the fit


Good. Because it’s wrong Twisted Evil
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slider3 wrote:
Not defending the fit, but they're not terribly loose in the ankle, but the more I push the more I want a tighter ankle (predictable right...) so I got the padding to dial that out. But with hobbit width feet, small ankles and mtb calves they were the only pair I could put up with even in the shop. Widest they had and still need to be punched out more.

Mind you, hindsight is a wonderful thing. This pair have done 3 seasons so when its new boot time I've got much more to look out for.


needing padding around the ankle of a boot which has done a couple of weeks skiing (guessing the padding has been on there for a week or more) suggests the wrong boot shape in the first place, or a size too big trying to compensate for some other fitting issue (width/instep height) sounds very much like a boot seller not a boot fitter, and hacking though the liner to "cut back" some padding makes it sound even more like a boot seller, and one who has no pride in their work..... had you had 10-15 weeks in the boot then i would have said natural pack out of the liner but after so little time something isn't as it should be Shocked
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