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05-13-2006, 12:55 PM #1
Voile strap with metal buckle?
I've been searching for some long Voile straps (~15") with a metal buckle. Locally, I've found some long straps with plastic buckles, and short straps with metal buckles....but no long straps w/ metal.
(For reference, I find the metal buckle useful in cleaning ice out of the Dynafit female receptacles on my boots.)
05-13-2006, 02:45 PM #2
Voilé 24" Ski Strap
Weight: 25.0 g
This beefy urethane strap is perfect for bundling skis and poles together. Also works well on roof racks.
* Tough urethane material won’t crack in cold weather.
* Length is 60cm (24in.).
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Last edited by mntlion; 05-13-2006 at 02:48 PM.
05-13-2006, 05:01 PM #3
Awesome....but it ships within Canada only.
I do remember paying for MEC membership, but I think that was back in '99 or so. Since that initial purchase, everything they've had that i have wanted has been Canada-only type stuff.
05-13-2006, 08:15 PM #4Gu-powered Tech bindings
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
- Amherst, Mass.
I just pack my Dynafit toe sockets with bike grease and have never had any problems, although maybe I've just been lucky so far...
But don't these seem to be shots of a metal buckle? -
By contrast, the plastic buckle on the straps I got at a rando race seem different from the other website's shots:
(And yeah, I too used to orders lots of stuff from mec *before* the convenient on-line catalog & ordering was implemented since they suddenly started restricting U.S. sales.)
05-13-2006, 08:28 PM #5Originally Posted by Jonathan S.
I was hoping that someone who actually ordered them could confirm it....rather than placing an order only to receive a plastic buckle version.
The grease idea is a really great one! I've found the problem to occur most in springtime slushy conditions, where snow/ice can get packed in. It hasn't been a huge problem, but the plastic buckle is insufficient for clearing it. When I've found myself without any tool to clear the problem, I was able to work it out just by repeatedly stepping in and out of the toe until the toe "jaw" was able to seat firmly in place. That said, if I'm going to carry a Voile strap, I might as well have one with a metal buckle as that will save some trouble/time when this is an issue.
05-13-2006, 09:03 PM #6
if you need stuff sent from MEC to the US, PM me.
05-15-2006, 11:06 AM #7
FYI, clicking into the toe piece and then pivoting the boot back and forth a few times cleans the ice out of my fittings pretty well. The toepiece pins have a groove in them specifically to clean out the socket. Does this make any sense?
05-16-2006, 03:34 PM #8
Wilson BC had a bunch this winter if you are around.
05-16-2006, 08:53 PM #9Originally Posted by sar13
05-16-2006, 08:57 PM #10Originally Posted by Camilo
The problem is not as huge a deal if the area under the toepiece is clean/dry, as stepping into the toe causes it to close with more force -- but if there is snow/slush under the toe (I experience this in the spring), the toe jaw will not close with as much force, making it harder to clear the boot toe receptacles.
The Voile strap (or a nail) seems to be the only way to ensure the boot toe is cleared.
Just my $0.02 & experience.
05-17-2006, 10:34 AM #11Registered User
Originally Posted by mntlion
- Join Date
- Jan 2004
- North Vancouver
05-17-2006, 11:34 PM #12
Voile straps are very handy things, I keep several in my pack. A couple of the 24' length once saved me after binding failure far from the hut in Canada.
They can be ordered in 9", 18" & 24" lengths direct from Voile. For the metal buckles it may be worth calling 801-973-8622 & asking. They're good folks.
Last edited by Shredgar; 05-17-2006 at 11:37 PM.