Just getting into the sport, I have really hard to fit feet (super wide toe splay), and get super custom ski boots and shoes made for me. Looking to skate for recreation and fitness.
What boots are the MOST heat-moldable, especially in the toe? If anything like ski boots, it should be polyurethane or polyamid. It really needs to be able to stretch out the toe box a lot wider - specifically the toe. I'd want to bring it to a ski boot fitter to have the toe (big and little) punched out.
Also would be helpful to have an asymmetrical toe box/ foot shape, where the big toe area is really straight and doesn't taper in, or does so as little as possible
Disclaimer: definitely don't do this if you still have braces. The guard my get stuck when you mold it to your teeth!
I’ve searched the sub and seen some conflicting recos, would love to hear some more opinions. I skate mostly on flat paved paths, nothing fancy, but I love it and when the weather’s warm it’s one of my favorite forms of exercise. Have bunionettes from years of wearing heels (and fallen arches), have recently started wearing proper footwear and toe spreaders to try to mitigate further issues.
Hey guys sorry if this is a beginner question, I recently made my first two temple balls around 15 g each. However both are as solid as a rock at room temp and not that nice soft texture I see everywhere. Just wondering why my hash would be so hard instead of moldable. I use a rosin press at low temp to melt the resin before I roll it into a ball, only for 30 seconds or so, I was wondering if I need to leave the hash under heat for longer is order to melt more of the trichomes and makes it that nice texture
Lake CX403, size 48. Heat moldable shoes with carbon soles. They have been tried on, but not used/worn. Never had cleats installed. For all intents and purposes these are new, but listing as preowned due to there being no box.
CX403 CYCLING SHOE
Lake’s top-tier road shoe gets an update in the new CX403. Featuring the same custom fit carbon fiber sole and supple kangaroo leather upper as its predecessor, the CX403’s closure system is redesigned and the added rubber toe bumper helps extend the shoe’s longevity for all the training and racing ahead this season. Lake has worked long and hard on building the ultra-efficient Custom Fit carbon fiber sole. You may have had carbon-soled shoes in the past that didn’t quite fit, and if that’s the case, you recognize that ultimate power transfer is meaningless if your feet are in agony. But you can say goodbye to the era of compromise, as these are heat moldable, ensuring the perfect fit and incredible heel hold for maximum power transfer. The redesigned dual BOA closures only enhance the fit. Compared to the CX402, the CX403’s instep strap is twice as wide to better disperse pressure from the upper BOA dial. By employing two Boa dials, Lake enables you to keep your heel locked down, without requiring undue pressure on the forefoot. And as you already know, that means better blood flow, and greater comfort. The BOA closures weave between the sleek kangaroo leather upper, which promises fantastic service life. Better yet, since kangaroo leather is among the thinnest, most durable types of leather around, they’re incredibly supple and only get better with time. The perforations work in conjunction with mesh panels to maximize airflow, so your feet stay cool, instead of getting clammy. Carbon fiber panels along the instep help keep the foot stabilized and increase the efficiency of power transfer as well as resist the shoe stretching out too much and changing shape.
Unrivaled cycling shoes for the discerning racer
Stiff carbon sole can be heat-molded to your foot
Kangaroo leather is supple and forms to foot
Dual Boa closures dial fit without undue weight gain or bulk
Upper Material - Klite Kangaroo leather, Carbitex CX6 carbon fiber
Lining - Perforated kangaroo leather
Closure - 2 IP1-S BOA dials
Sole - Custom Fit Carbon Fiber sole
Cleat Compatibility - 3-bolt road
Recommended Use - road
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The mouth guard is made of a resin which is moldable when hot, and is to be preboiled and then put in the mouth and molded by biting the teeth down in it 20 seconds after taken out of the boiling water.
Especially 2 teeth were I have fillings, I generally sense warmth much more intense than in the other teeth, always been this way. I always just thought the fillings transferred the heat more than dentine or something...
Would it be wise to precool the teeth by having cold water in your mouth just before biting the warm down on the moldable (boiled) dental guard, or could that rather cause cracks in the tooth or fillings instead?
I recently discovered the joy of sugru, moldable silicone and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using them as molds. Seems to be workable enough but i am curious if anyone has any opinions on how it captures detail (especially for heads) and/or whether or not it is workable with a range of casting materials (for example, can it do apoxie or should you just keep to using resin. Thank you!
This was my original recipe: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIYBeauty/comments/iojh29/i_tried_making_a_solid_cowash_and_it_wasnt_too_bad/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
I thought that was pretty cool, but in the long run I really wanted a solid bar. I also wanted it to be a little more cleansing and less conditioning. The first bar I made was not greasy, it was a lottle too heavy for my hair in the summer.
I decided to really simplify my recipe so I ommitted the daikon extract, vitamin e, and EDTA. Looking back on it now, I think the EDTA would've been a good addition in the bar I've just made. I also omitted the SCA I used in the last bar to reduce the amount of water. The last bar I made had less than 15% surfactants and it lathered, but it was a very dense, creamy lather. I wanted more bubbles in this version so I used 40% SCI powder.
The recipe is:
40% Sodium Coco Isethionate powder
20% Cetyl Alcohol
18% Conditioning emulsifier (wholesale supplies plus)
10% Cocoa butter
5% Stearic Acid
5% Cocomidopropyl betaine
1.5% fragrance (I used rose and litsea cubeba EOs)
0.5% liquid germall plus
I melted down the cetyl alcohol, emulsifier, cocoa butter, and stearic acid in one beaker. In another beaker I weighed out the liquid germall plus, fragrance, and cocomidopropyl betaine. In another beaker I weighed out my SCI powder so it'd be ready shen my heated phase was melted. Once totally melted, I slowly added my SCI powder. At that point it was still very fluid. I took it off the heat and stirred continuously because this stuff was cooling off very fast. I kept checking the temp so I could add the beaker with the preservative once it was just below the correct temperature. I added that beaker into the main one and kept mixing. It turned into a pretty thin dough at first. I tried to pour it into a silicon mold, but it was actually setting up as I was pouring it. I realized it wouldn't be pourable but it was really easy to knead back together and form it into a disk shape. I left the disk to sit in the freezer for an hour and it was totally solid! I tried running the bar under water and tried to lather it in my hands. It's super slippy and I was able to work up a pretty good lather! I used it in the shower just now and it definitely cleaned my scalp, and I was even able to detangle all the way down to my ends! I think next time I will include some EDTA. Eventually I'd like to make some bars with extracts too, but keeping the water content to... keep reading on reddit ➡
How do I do this? I've read that you can boil bleach from the anarchist cookbook but that isn't too reliable obviously, does anyone here know how to make them or know if this is the correct way to do it?
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How effective is putting your heat moldable liner in the oven to deodorize it? I have HC Evo and that thing is stinkyyy from accumulated sweat over the month. I notice that the moisture inside the boot lingers for a pretty long time. Anyone has any tips/tricks on wicking the moisture away or other method of deodorizing your skate boots?
I definitely have some heel lift so I got some insoles and pads to circumvent that, but before I commit to molding my liners I just wanted to make sure I'm using the right method. Thanks for your help!
Edit: to reiterate I'm completely happy with the boot and I do not have heel lift with the addition of the insole/j bar pads. I just need to know if I should have the pads and insoles already inserted while I'm heat molding, or heat mold before inserting insoles etc.
So obviously regular store-bought fondant tastes terrible to most people. I just tried a marshmallow fondant recipe and it was inedibly sweet and also just hard and annoying to try to make. I also do not enjoy marzipan.
I bought some modeling chocolate today and it is the most satisfying to work with so far, but it still tastes bad and unappetizing. I tried making modeling chocolate but it broke and was way too messy for it to be worth it to me.
Is there a brand of modeling chocolate that actually is really nice to work with and eat or do I just have to accept that if I want to mold/sculpt things they won't taste good?