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Liner education required

Gidday guys.
I'm more than likely going to get a new Radar Pulse boot, which comes with the removable Intuition liner. Never having used a liner style boot, and not knowing anyone who uses one, I am hoping you can give me some advice

1. If I eject out of my ski, does the liner generally stay on my foot?
2. Do they float? Would hate to eject out, have a liner come off, then watch it sink 2 feet from me
3. Is it easy enough to jam your foot with liner on back in your boot while in the water, or is it necessary to be on a swim platform, put the liner back in the boot, then put your foot back in?

Sorry for the (dumb) questions, would just like to know before I do anything stupid.

Thanks to all.


  • WoodySkierWoodySkier Posts: 151 Baller
    Liner comes out with your foot in it. Ive taken some falls with the vapor binding and the liner has never come off my foot, I’m assuming the pulse is a similar design. It does float though so I wouldn’t be worried about losing it. It would be real tough to put the liner back in and put it on properly in the water vs being on the platform provided it’s the right size for you.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,608 Administrator
    pretty sure @WoodySkier has it right

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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,977 Infinite Pandas
    In an RS1 with an Intuition liner on my slalom ski for several years, I was 50/50 liner ejecting or foot only (liner stayed with the ski and boot). The liner floats well and sometimes came off my foot after ejecting from the shell. Pulse might be different. Your foot might be different. Not a big deal either way.

    I never could get in a binding in the water. Always a swim step for me.

  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,258 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    skied for years on a vapor binding. Lots of falls. Liner always came out and always stayed on my foot.
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 122 Baller
    Thanks guys, appreciate all the feedback. With the liner still on your foot, no problems jamming it back in your boot while still in the water? Which brings me to another question, putting it on initially, pull it out of your boot, put the liner on your foot, then jam it all back in, or put the liner in the boot, and jam your foot into the liner/boot?

    I very rarely get out of the water to put a ski back on, pretty much always just put it back on while the boat is dragging the rope back round, hence all my questions about putting a liner/boot setup on while in the water

    Again, apologies for the questions.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,977 Infinite Pandas
    Safe and performance fit requires careful tensioning of the laces. That is a lot easier on the step.

    Exploding out of your binding should be rare enough that you should get on the step every time.

  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,655 Mega Baller
    @wettek69 - looks like you have an outboard so probably not as convenient to get up and put a ski on using the platform.

    Liners are a bit tough to get into wet in the water, not that it cannot be done but with these systems you usually have to loosen the laces fully and then use both hands to open the wet liner up and wiggle in (usually with a horrible squelch noise) which is why the liners usually come out of the boot but stay on your foot. It is significantly easier to get into a dry liner than a wet one which is why I sometimes leave my hardshell on between sets.

  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,258 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I always had to hop back on the platform to put my boot back on.
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 122 Baller
    Thanks guys. Hoping to get to my local dealer next week to get molded!
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