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selkirk

Thermofitting boots for free??

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Are there any shops in the area that do thermofitting for free? I picked up a set of boots/liners on here and they still have several fits on them and i was hoping to get them baked. I checked with Second Ascent but it was going to be $40 to do it.

Thanks a bunch!

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1. Throw them in the oven for 10 minutes at about 275 until soft.

2. Stuff liners in boots.

3. Stuff feet in liners.

4. Wait 15 minutes till done.

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No free, but Sturevants in Bellevue will do it for not that much. I paid $20 and there was a guy who paid $10 while I was there. They charge by the hour. If you want to do it yourself try Telemarktips. This is a good discussion on how it might be done.

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Backpackers does it for free, but then you have to drive down to Tacoma, which probably costs more than that $20 you'd spend at Sturtevants.

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Selkirk I'd suggest finding someone who is really good at it, that knows how to shim and stuff. I've had mine done at a pretty reputable ski shop basically with the tomtom method and they came out horrible.

 

Try calling Jim Nelson at PMS or Steve Forsythe at Centerline Ski and Boot in Bellevue. Steve is probably the best bootfitter in the area.

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If you want a real bootfitting, which is different than merely molding the liners, follow jons advice. Everyone who has done it thinks it worth the $, but they often have odd feet.

 

Otherwise just mold them yourself. I've done them at home and had a store do them. At least one of the home moldings came out better than the store.

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biggest problem with doing themo liners at home is that people generally do not put a cap on their toes before inserting them into the warm liner to create a pocket for their toes to wiggle around in. and you say it has a several fits left? i would say that done correctly you have about 3 fits total with a new liner.

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