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10-28-2003, 05:29 PM #1
Booster straps- help...
I recently got some new boots, and I am hoping to dull my shin pain by putting some booster straps on em....The shop said they would install them for me for 15$, but that is 15$ too much for my liking....The only part that I am not sure about, is how to but the screw through the nylon strap in the back of the boot...I feel if i just puncture it with the screw, or a knife, the nylon will frey...
10-28-2003, 06:40 PM #2
heat up a nail and push it through. the heat will melt the nylon and prevent fraying.
10-28-2003, 07:21 PM #3
Z which shop around here was going to charge you $15 for the labor intesive heating of a nail and pushing it through the webbing? Do it yourself its easy and definately not worth $15For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
10-28-2003, 08:12 PM #4
My Salomon boots required drilling out 4 rivets. Probably worth the $15 to get it done... You didn't say what kind of boots you had. I didn't even have to put a hole in my Nordicas. Just looped it thru.OOOOOOOHHHH, I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
10-28-2003, 08:59 PM #5
Just bought a pair of new Tecnicas Icons.....I just dont want to waste the money i spent to screw them up, also the guy who does it is a dick and i dont really know him.....anyways the nylon is pretty thick on the booster straps and i feel like pushing a nail through without making a cut or something may be tough....
laser- the shop is down in NJ where my parents live, any suggestions of a good shop near the albany area??
10-28-2003, 09:34 PM #6
If the nail is hot enough it should just slide right through.
10-29-2003, 07:30 AM #7
Ski market in Latham is basically a waste of time the crackheads there are completely clueless last year I tried to get them to order a 178 G4 and the shop guy tried to talk me into the merits of skiing a 160 Bandit X because of its superior float in powder while retaining its ability to carve. only place in the area that sells Line though
Kliens you can basically forget about unless you happen to walk in and find that the idiot staff put the price tag that was supposed to go on a pair of snowlerblades on something good. Last year I saw a pair of new K2 Enemy's marked at $99 early in the season so its worth stopping in from time to time
I've heard that Goldstocks in Schenectady/Scotia is pretty good but its over an hour away from me. I used to go to Union though and everytime I stopped in they really knew their stuff. Plus its the only shop in the area that I know that carries a decent line of twintips/wider waisted skis. Last year they had PR's 1080s Scratch FS XXX's and Inspired's
Personally I like high adventure on rt 7 in colonie because its close to me and the guys who run it are great, their floor stock is baised towards the groomer/carver crowd but they'll special order anything you need. They are the only place around here that has Armada, Fritschi, and HeadFor sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
10-29-2003, 09:41 AM #8
I installed my booster straps myself - definitely not worth paying a shop to do it...
10-29-2003, 10:49 AM #9
Maybe I'm wrong, but don't all Tecnica Icon series boots come with booster straps right out of the box? Every pair of new Tecnica's I've ever bought had the straps already...
Are you sure this dickhead isn't charging you extra for something that is supposed to come with the boots anyway?
Last edited by hyasakyte; 10-29-2003 at 10:53 AM.
10-29-2003, 11:04 AM #10
Nope.....My boots come with regular nylon straps, the only boots that come with booster straps are the Nordica Beasts.
10-29-2003, 11:08 AM #11Originally posted by hyasakyte
Every pair of new Tecnica's I've ever bought had the straps already...
10-29-2003, 11:52 AM #12
Oh, OK. Duh, somebody JONG me.
I guess booster straps and Booster Straps are not the same thing. I'm familiar with the Booster Strap brand, but just about everybody I know refers to the normal nylon straps (booster, power, or whatever you wanta call 'em) as booster straps.
I stand corrected. Not enough crack in my cornflakes this morning...
Last edited by hyasakyte; 10-31-2003 at 07:20 AM.
10-29-2003, 02:43 PM #13
See this page for additional info.
PS - Stock rivets are a bitch to drill out.
Last edited by 13; 10-29-2003 at 02:45 PM.Balls Deep in the 'Ho
10-29-2003, 03:17 PM #14
Thanks 13.....But i dont understand all this shit about rivets, all i plan to do is burn a hole through the booster straps, and attach them the same way the original straps are attached, using the same nail and hole....Is there something I am missing??
10-29-2003, 04:51 PM #15
nope you got itFor sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
10-30-2003, 07:32 PM #16
Hey Z, did you manage to skip over my post? SALOMON boots require drilling out 4 rivets to get the old strap out, and a new one in. NORDICA boots require nothing at all -- the strap slides thru by itself.
From what it sounds like, Technica boots aren't that hard. But if you can't figure out how to heat a nail and push it thru a piece of nylon, well, maybe you should get it done for you.OOOOOOOHHHH, I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
10-31-2003, 10:52 AM #17Originally posted by BakerBoy
But if you can't figure out how to heat a nail and push it thru a piece of nylon, well, maybe you should get it done for you.
10-31-2003, 10:57 AM #18
My bad Bakerboy, i wasnt understanding all this shit about rivets...but now i do
10-31-2003, 06:32 PM #19
$15?? You should beat that guy. Even drilling out the rivots only takes a few minutes. I'll do it for you for free...of course...the ticket here might be more than $15.
phUnk, use the hard one...if it's soft get some help.
01-22-2008, 10:19 AM #20Registered User
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The problem with Booster Straps I have found is don't tighten them until you feel no slop between your leg and the top of the liner. Your calves ought to be sore and your toes might get cold.
I tighten them in the morning, and then readjust them later during the ski day, usually tighten them as needed.
I know that the Nordica Beast series of boots (and some other high-end Nordicas) has a modified Booster Strap that goes over the shell tongue, just like a regular power strap.
01-22-2008, 10:22 AM #21
thank you for your timly post on this important topic. I'm sure z greatly appreciates your perspective."It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
- A. Solzhenitsyn
01-22-2008, 10:23 AM #22
Hmmmmm? This might be the oldest thread bump I have ever seen! Nice work JONG!
01-22-2008, 10:28 AM #23
The best way to get rid of boot bang is to use the stock strap and put it inside the boot cuff around the tongue. This way the tongue will move with your leg, not to mention because the strap is attached to the back of the cuff it will give you a faster energy transfer because your leg is actually helping to pull the boot down, not slop against the tongue. Try it at home, you will see how much easier it is to flex the boot
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01-22-2008, 12:19 PM #24
holy thread bump batman
01-22-2008, 12:27 PM #25
Z is so rad he can install booster straps back east at noon and be at BSR by the time they open.