If you're a competitive skater, you know that hot spots can be a major pain. These areas of discomfort can develop in your boot due to the pressure of your foot against the hard carbon fiber or fiberglass material. In the worst cases, hot spots can lead to blisters and even infection.
That's where the Bont Rip Jaws comes in. This hot spot removal tool was invented by Inze Bont in the late 1970s to help skaters adjust their fiberglass speed skates. Today, the Rip Jaws is available to anyone who wants to get rid of hot spots in their carbon fiber or fiberglass skate boots.
The Bont Rip Jaws is a simple but effective tool. It consists of a pair of metal jaws that are attached to a handle. To use the Rip Jaws, you simply place the jaws over the hot spot in your boot and then use the handle to apply pressure. The jaws will spread apart, pushing the material of the boot out and relieving the pressure on your foot.
The Bont Rip Jaws is a safe and effective way to remove hot spots from your skate boots. It's easy to use and doesn't require any special skills. Plus, the Rip Jaws is a relatively inexpensive tool, making it a great investment for any skater who wants to avoid hot spots.
How to Use the Bont Rip Jaws
- Clean the area of your boot where the hot spot is located.
- Place the jaws of the Rip Jaws over the hot spot.
- Use the handle to apply pressure to the jaws.
- Hold the pressure for a few seconds, or until the hot spot is relieved.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 as needed.
Here are some tips for using the Bont Rip Jaws:
- Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this could damage your boot.
- If you're not sure how much pressure to apply, start with a light pressure and gradually increase it until the hot spot is relieved.
- If you're still having trouble relieving the hot spot, you may need to repeat the process several times.
The Bont Rip Jaws is a great way to keep your skate boots comfortable and blister-free. If you're experiencing hot spots, I highly recommend giving the Rip Jaws a try.
The Bont Rip Jaws can be ordered here:
- Bont Skates website: https://bont.com/products/