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 Post subject: Need help with liners.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:20 pm 
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I have a two year old pair of Vans Cirros. I have ridden 100+ days in them and the liners are shot. The shells are good and I have not had one problem with the dual boa system. I just bought a pair of Ride RFL's for the upcoming season. But I would still like to keep my old boots going. Does anyone have any suggestions on replacement liners? I have seen a couple different specialty shops online offering them. I was just interested in the opinions of members of the splitboard community.

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Intuition. I've got Pro Tours in my Malamutes & dig everything about them other than the removable tongue (tends to pop off when I pull my foot out at the end of the day).


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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Intuition Freeride is a great liner for me, hard boot or soft… Tongue style, but not a removable tongue.

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:59 pm 
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barrows wrote:
Intuition Freeride is a great liner for me, hard boot or soft… Tongue style, but not a removable tongue.

It doesn't seem that they make these anymore? I'm looking into these, as I want to get some more life from my Drivers as they have gone a little flimsy. But I don't know what one to go with. I guess I'm between the Dreamliner, Luxury or Powerwrap if I was to get one. Anyone have experience with these? Is the Powerwrap crazy stiff, and how much noticeable is it between them? Also, my boots are 9.5, but I wear a 9. I'm assuming I should go with a high volume size 9?

Also, there seems to be only 1 retailer by me. Do you need to go to them to get heat molded, or is it like hockey skates?


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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Jason: Yeah, it looks like Intuition has changed their line up a little. I would probably go with the dreamlliner or luxury, unless you want to add some serious beef to your boots. I have used Intuition's overlap style liners in a soft boot before, and they will add serious stiffness. I would probably stay away from the top stiffness models, as these would make even a played pair of Driver Xs into a monsters. Perhaps split the difference and get one of the medium stiffness overlap style liners, this will still add stiffness over a soft boot tongue style liner. I use the tongue style Intuitions now with my hard boots, as the hard boots do not need any added stiffness.
The Intuitions now come molded to a generic last, so they can be used out of the box, but fit and performance will be greatly improved by getting them molded by a competent boot fitter.
If you can find a local boot fitter who is an Intuition dealer, they should do the molding for free if you purchase through them-maybe you would need to head over to Telluride to find the right shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
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The Dreamliner is the only model that doesn't require heat molding as far as I know. I'd personally avoid the wrap style unless you're looking to add some serious beef. My Pro Tours are plenty stiff, way burlier than the stock liners that came in the Malamutes.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:26 pm 
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Thanks guys, good information.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Thanks for the info and opinions. One more question. Is it better to have a wrap liner or a tongue liner for softboots?

Mikee


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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
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liquidfreak117 wrote:
Thanks for the info and opinions. One more question. Is it better to have a wrap liner or a tongue liner for softboots?

Mikee


Depends what you are trying to achieve. As noted above, if you add an overlap style liner to a soft boot, you will stiffen the boot considerably. A tongue liner will be more flexible. I used an overlap Intuition to stiffen older (hence softened) soft boots and it certainly made them much stiffer. In my hard boots I definitely choose softer flexing tongue liners, as the boots themselves do not need additional stiffness, and the tongue liner tours better as well when the cuff is loose.

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
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Got a question on the intuition liners. Do the intuitions help with heel lift significantly? If so, which one is best? I'm not able to go to a custom fitter for molding.

I've got some 3 yr old Soloman synapse boots that I really like but they are feeling pretty blown out and I'm getting a lot of heel lift on my back foot which is starting to give me heel blisters no matter how much I tighten the laces/bindings. I like a softer boot so not too interested in stiffer boots like malamutes, etc (although at $200 for liners it is almost a wash).
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 Post subject: Re: Need help with liners.
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I won a gift card for a free pair of intuitions at the canuck splitfest :rock:

picked up a pair of Dream liners...what a difference! Feels like a totally different boot.

Now I have 3 layers of laces, one on the liner + the inside boa + the external laces = very nice supported fit

Zero heel lift, super comfy custom heat mold, extremely warm (maybe too warm!)

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