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Ski tester reviewer Craig, Vail, Colorado

 

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Intuition Dreamliner

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Craig's review: Advanced freeride skier


Advanced freeride skier
Craig's rating of this liner:

5 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Craig

"Powder bump runs with numerous face shots, creamy untracked pow turns, and even huge carve turns on empty groomed runs at the beginning of the day are my favorite. I am not a high speed skier."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 9
 SpeedLevel 7
 Length:185 cm6'1"
 Weight:82 kg180 lbs

 


My favourite freeride skis:

1. Blizzard BonafideFreeride ski Blizzard Bonafide 2017

 

2. Kästle BMX105
Freeride ski Kästle BMX105

 

3. Liberty Genome
Freeride ski Liberty Genome 2015

 

To all my reviews

 

Amazing fit - game changer


I have been involved in a long term evaluation of both the "Pro Tongue" and "Dream Liner HV" (which are available in low, medium, and high volume) conventional tongue liners, for use in my Dalbello Krypton KR shells. Please see my review of the Intuition Pro Tongue for additional details of shell alteration, heat mold instructions (identical for both), and my foot description. I now have nearly 20 days on the Dream Liner. Here is a list of this liners highlights on my foot:

1) most comfortable liner I have ever used (around my foot)
2) most precise fit
3) lightest liner, common to all Intuition liners
4) warmest liner, common to all Intuition liners
5) easy to walk in (compared to stock or Pro Tongue liner)-great for backcountry, and use with released heel bindings.
6) more upright position, compared to Pro Tongue, or stock liner, similar to Wrap Intuition.
7) lower height compared to Pro Tongue, Wrap, or stock liner. Excellent choice for shorter legs, compared to mine.

The foam in the Dream Liner (DL) high volume is softer than the Pro Tongue (PT). Perhaps because there is more if it. I did have a hot spot near my little toe (often referred to as sixth toe) in one boot. I heated this with a hair dryer, and compressed the area with a wood clamp, till cool. Issue solved! The DL is much easier to get into and out of compared to the PT or stock liner. The tongue height is nearly the same as the hard plastic tongue of the shell, and the back height barely reaches above the shell height. I did get some initial shin bruise at the top of the liner tongue, from this low height. I kept my initial sessions short, until I acclimated to the new pressure points, and this did not seem to be a issue related to fore aft support. The DL has a more upright position, which some may prefer. I did adjust to this, but personally, prefer the more forward angulation of the PT, or stock liner. The additional foam thickness of the DL did not require any additions of rubber strips on the outside of the liner to tighten the heel pocket (which I used on both the PT and stock liner).

Summary

This is the most comfortable fit I have ever experienced, but due to its more upright position, and lower height (I am 6'1" tall) I have a slight preference for the PT based on my profile. Would love to try the PT in HV (high volume) if it were available. This high volume fit is ideal for my low volume bony foot, ankle, and calf. Either of these liners are a significant improvement over the stock liner, and make ideal replacement liners. Worth every penny!

Intuition about the Dreamliner

"A custom boot liner straight out of the box, no heat required! Hundreds of hours of testing have helped develop the Intuition Dreamliner, and after trying it on you'll see where the name came from. With a superior foot hold and improved fit, you'll see a direct correlation with higher comfort and better performance. New lining material keeps feet snug and alleviates slipping and blisters. Available in three different thicknesses to best suit your needs and styles", says Intuition

 

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