How To Heat Mold Snowboard Boots?
Your snowboard boots are an essential aspect of your riding experience. Not only do, but they also provide the power transfer, that you need to stay in control of your board. They also provide warmth and comfort, when you are out in the mind.
In addition, getting a proper fit for your boots is crucial, because, without it, you would not get the best performance out of your gear.
If you want the best possible comfort and performance, then you need to heat mold your snowboard boots. Keep in mind, not all boots are heat-moldable, but such models are worth looking for it if you want a custom fit that forms around your feet.
Here we’ll look at how to eat snowboard boots in a way that gives you a quick comfortable ride and you can also do this at home.
Why heat-moldable snowboard boots?
Technically, you are not actually molding your snowboard boots. Rather, you are molding the liner inside them. Remember that, not all the boots have heat moldable liners.
First, make sure that your boots have that feature if you heat up liners that are not intended to be moldable. So, they can easily get ruined.
Furthermore, a heat-moldable boost provides a customized fit that adds extra control, stability, and comfort to your snowboarding experience. The shoe mold around your foot, as they warm which means that they will match your exact shape.
However, it is hard to get a better fit than that. Not only does that feel good. But, it allows the user to gain extra control through the increased power transfer from your boots to the snowboard.
This customized fit provides increased stability within your boot in a way that reduces the risk of injury to your ankles and knees as well.
Think of the moldable liner as a brace around your foot. Since, the liner form snugly around each contour and curve, there is not any extra room for your ankle to move around. If you’ve any ankle issues, then heat moldable liners can help out quite a bit.
How to heat mold snowboard boots?
The first step is figuring out if your boots are intended to be heat molded and not. Make sure to ask the tech at the shop, where you purchased these snowboard boots. If they’re able to take direct heat without being ruined.
In addition, some heat moldable snowboard boots are actually intended to be molded by the heat of your feet and will form as you ride. Other styles, may need direct heat to get soft enough to form correctly.
On the other hand, if you have a self molding snowboard boot, then follow these easy steps.
- Put on your snowboard socks.
- Place your foot in your snowboard boots.
- Tighten down the lace of your snowboard boots.
- You can now either go snowboarding and wear your boots around the house begin the heat molding process.
- Be patient, it can take few days of use for the boots to give you the custom fit.
If you’ve a boot that needs to be heated directly, then follows these easy steps,
- Take your boot liner out of the snowboarding boot.
- Put on your snowboarding socks.
- Plugin regular hairdryer.
- Insert the dryer into the snowboard boot liner and turn it on.
- Heat up the liner for few minutes until it becomes flexible and pliable. Be careful not to burn and heat up the liner too much. Check every twenty-second or so.
- Insert the liner back into the snowboard boot.
- Place your foot inside the liner.
- Tighten down your snowboard boot.
- Stand up firmly with your tightened snowboard boots for about 10-minutes.
- You’d now have a fully formed liner.
- If you do not think the snowboard boot liner has formed properly, then you can heat them up again and repeat the above steps.
How much does it cost to heat the moldable snowboard boots?
Hairdryers do not provide enough heat and measuring with your shells is the best to screw up the pair of snowboard boots. If you do not know what are you doing, then costs $25 per area modified and up to $75 to $100 per boot.
Can you remold snowboard boots?
All the heat molding does is speed up the break-in time and break in just the first part of the packing out, Once they are packed out. You can not really reset the foam and you can, however, use the third-party foam to remold the part of the boot that is getting loose.
Are Burton boots heat moldable?
Depending upon the liners, most of our boot models are heat-moldable. This can be done at any authorized Burton dealer who’s a Therm-ic heat molding unit.
Simply, riding your boots will give the user a better fit out of the box and the heat from your feet causes the boots to mold or break-in.
Does heat molding snowboard boots make them bigger?
It is easier to expand the snowboard boots, then make them smaller. Try heating molding, if that is an option for you. Either way, if you are not returning the boots and wear them as much as possible and even try to push out your toes to create space, and the line will eventually give way a bit and packed out.
If you are unsure if your boots are heat-moldable and do not want to mold them yourself. You’d take them into the snowboard shop and ask a qualified tech to help. Moreover, it is possible to ruin your boot liners by heating them too much. That can cause them to become packed out which means that the padding and support they are supposed to offer no longer exist.
Furthermore, you find this an old liner, as well as one that has been heated up too much. I personally love heat moldable liners. Because of the reason mentioned at the beginning of this guide. A precise fit makes me feel like I am in better control and the added stability nice because I have had a few ankle injuries over the years.
However, you do not need a heat-moldable option to hit the slopes and you might find that regular liners work very great for your personal preferences. Every rider is different and keeps that in mind when you’re looking at the new snowboard boots or liners.