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    Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book reccomends making a heel lift with a piece of 1.5 or 2 inch PVC pipe. Cut two pieces that are about as long as you boot is wide. Run a strap or bungee cord through it and put it around your foot so the pipe rests just under the heel of your boot (it should be kept in place by the heel). The key is figuring out a way to secure and remove it without taking your feet out of the bindings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeping bear
    Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book reccomends making a heel lift with a piece of 1.5 or 2 inch PVC pipe. Cut two pieces that are about as long as you boot is wide. Run a strap or bungee cord through it and put it around your foot so the pipe rests just under the heel of your boot (it should be kept in place by the heel). The key is figuring out a way to secure and remove it without taking your feet out of the bindings.
    Ah yes, I forgot about that one. They also used to be commercially available. I tried some and found them to be awkward to engage and disengage. I probably tried them on skis (it was a long time ago), they might be easier to handle on snowshoes.

    You want the tube axis to be vertical--if it is horizontal, you will crush them.

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    Good Gear Fix ideas.

    Looking at EMS, REI and Campmor it's MSR, Atlas, Crescent Moon (!), Tubbs, Redfeather and TSL. Anybody know anything about these others ?
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