Boot fitting

Got new Boots for the Winter? Its time do the MOLDING OF YOUR INNERBOOTS!

Its quite a lot of work to get your inner liners fitted, but well worth the effort 4 sure!
And, accually when you get into it, it´s not that bad.
What you need
Owen, some "fingersocks", "sportstape", thin outer sock for the liner and some patience!
First. I recommend to use a "hot air owen"
1 Put in on 100°C, at the most. Better to low than the opposite 
2 Prepare your shell
3 Prepare your feets. I use a thin "fingersock" and some tape between the toes to get some extra space for warmer feets
4 Put the inners in the owen, about 5-10 min, keep an eye on them and when they get a bit bulky they are done
5 I recommend the use of a better innersole to get more stable and comfort. Put that in the liner after heating. Pull on the liner. Pull the thin sock over the liner. Go into the shell

Make sure to get your heel down!!! And pull up the liner, 1-3 times and push the heel/shoe on the floor to make it fit prop.
6 Tighten the shoe just a bit, the harder you tighten the more space in the shoe, and maybe more woobly to ski in...
7 Pull up the liner once more
8 Walk around a bit, 10-15 min until the liner has cooled down
9 Done!
You might need to do this 1-3 times before you get it right and comfortable
Good Luck!!

Maintenance routines and use techniques
Despite their minimalist appearance, Pin bindings have proved to be one of the most reliable alpine touring bindings available. Tens of thousands are in use worldwide — they’ve served as reliable steeds for everything from Mount Everest descents to record breaking randonnee racing. Even so, every machine made by man eventually wears out or breaks.

A few minor maintenance routines and use techniques will prevent most problems with Pin bindings. If you have high mileage bindings, GENTLY tighten the screws holding the top plate, and in the case of the Comfort do the same to the screws holding the volcano. The thimble bushing in all Dynafit bindings should be lubricated and checked for wear every year or so. As mentioned above, you get to this by removing the lateral release spring cap (again, be careful not to cross thread the cap when you replace). Be aware of corrosion; when done with a trip store your skis in a place where the binding can quickly dry rather than sitting there damp. Avoid getting road salt into the binding (as from a rooftop rack or skiing a roadside plow berm). If you do get salt into the binding at the least wash them with fresh water. As for technique: When rotating the binding with a ski pole do so with care — it should flip between positions with very little force. If you use ski brakes, squeeze the brake closed with your hand when rotating the heel unit from alpine mode to touring mode, as the upward force of the brake retractor is harsh on the binding.
Another important item regarding backcountry skiing binding longevity: Quite a few people have told me that instead of carefully setting their release tension, they just dial it up to maximum and don’t look back. Avoid cranking your release settings to the max unless absolutely necessary. A binding skied with a DIN of around 7 or 8 will release before placing much stress on itself. Crank it to 10 and the binding has to absorb an immense amount of force to effect a release. For that matter, your joint tissue might do better with some care about release settings — do you really want to add the POP sound of an ACL injury to the day’s soundtrack? 
Dynafit bindings in particular have a smooth reliable release problem, so try using a DIN setting that’s not in the stratosphere. (Tip: some skiers will find they tend to pre-release more in upward (vertical) release than to the side. In this case dial up your vertical release setting a bit, but leave the lateral alone.)
Same goes for using the touring release lock while in downhill mode. While this might be wise while extreme skiing in fall-you-die terrain, it’s most often unwise because you’ve effectively locked out your safety release in the event of a fall or avalanche ride. Not to mention the stress placed on the binding toe unit in such situations, as without safety release something will have to give.
Lastly, if you’re a large person and backcountry ski aggressively, I don’t recommend the use of Dynafit as an alternativ for an alpine style binding jumping of cliffs. Modern Pin bindings are tough, but not as tough in alpine mode as an alpine binding. Buth though enough for most of us!

I have been using this kinds of bindings that have seen several hundreds of days use over years and are still going strong. Let’s hear your story — failure or success. 

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By the way
Have a look at the the link below concerning Salomon boots and the tech fitting they use for Dynafit and ATK bindings

Dynafits pateent on "standard inserts" has expired which means that some other brands have stardet to make boots without using Dynafit manufactured inserts.

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