Derek Willmott, with some words by Lou
I did two mods on my TLT 5. First, with the way my feet are shaped I needed more width at the forefoot. By sticking the boot in boiling water (at our elevation of 1,800 feet) it softened enough to squish with a clamp so the toe are is flatter and wider. I stuffed a tennis ball with shims in there during the clamping, and used a wood block underneath to prevent deformation of the sole area from clamp pressure.
The mod I made that perhaps applies to more readers is my “popsicle stick” lean lock block-off. All explained below in photos.
I hope this helps some of you out!
Beyond our regular guest bloggers who have their own profiles, some of our one-timers end up being categorized under this generic profile. Once they do a few posts, we build a category. In any case, we sure appreciate ALL the WildSnow guest bloggers!