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  1. #1
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    How often to you replace your ski boots

    Just wondering how often folks replace their ski boots? I've probably skied about 150-200 days on mine, replaced the liners multiple times and I'm finding hard to judge if the boots have gotten softer on me.

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    when the red starts fading I throw that shit to the plebes in GS

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    I get rid of my old ones after the new ones show up. Generally 100-120 days, or every two seasons. Last ones didn't have a tint of red in them, upgrading to Orange in the hopes that more red will help me out.

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    once you start questioning it, its time.. take them out back and put em down. im sorry for your loss

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    As seldom as possible.

    Usually 3-400 days.

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    I always keep the old set of boots around for a little relief when breaking in the new boots. In case you need more boot work etc but still want to get out and not be in excruciating pain
    nice to have like an old pair of slippers around
    skid luxury

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    Literally when the plastic has worn so much the binding hold is suffering. X-Waves I replaced last season were from 2000.

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    Hmm... maybe I'll go and check out some boots tomorrow and talk with a fitter. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevergreene View Post
    once you start questioning it, its time.. take them out back and put em down. im sorry for your loss
    ha. ... almost 500days in my G-Rides ;
    last year, I took 'em out for Opening Day and realized between the broken hardware and worn - through liners ( yes, holes. ) , they really weren't functional anymore .

    great boot for me. ymmv.
    ' glad I have two more pair .
    (( Adrenalines baptized in '12 doing well with a replacement tongue. ~240days in.
    not a great boot , But a good work shoe. ))


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    As seldom as possible.

    Usually 3-400 days.
    ^^^ THIS ^^^
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    No worries, it's just cosmetic.
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    ^^^^^^^ That is impressive


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    5 year old Quadrants, some 400 days on them. Second pair of intuition liners in them and now finally looking for a new pair.
    Boots look surprisingly ok but have this weird vibe that the boots have gotten softer. Will prolly ski the coming season with them and start to
    check out possible replacements.

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

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    I have 2 pair of alpines that are exactly the same size/model the Dalbello Surge, the 1st pair I paid for but the 2nd pair was free from Gear buy/sell and is in noticably better shape than the 1st pair so I obviously use abuse my boots more & harder than the other guy ... but I can't see ever having to buy new Alpine boots

    3 years on my mercurys which fit great & are are still OK but with the change over in models from Vulcan to Khion I found Vulcans for crazy cheap SO good time to resfresh! mayeb sell the mercury's
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Around 250 days on my Langes and it's time for new liners. The shells are fine. New boots would mean new boot fitting and the cost associated with that.
    If you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.

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    Replacing liners, buckles, sole blocks, etc... is much cheaper and more convenient than buying new boots and having to deal with fitting, punching and remounting,
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    Managed 4 days on my Solly X-Max 120s before the shells were done. Managed a whole 7 days on the X-Pro 120s before the shells were fubar'd. The new plastic they use is an utter joke, I put 70+ days on my old Sollys and they shells were fine, liners were fusty as fuck though.

    The solly rep got sick of warranty claims my boots so gave me my money back and told me never to buy any of his stuff again...
    I Came, I Saw, I .... Made A Slight Effort & Then Went Home For Lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Replacing liners, buckles, sole blocks, etc... is much cheaper and more convenient than buying new boots and having to deal with fitting, punching and remounting,
    that why I have 2 pair of the exact same AT & Alpine boots cuz once you find something that works stick with it, yeah there could be something better out there ... or maybe not
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    This...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    As seldom as possible.

    Usually 3-400 days.
    plus this...

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Replacing liners, buckles, sole blocks, etc... is much cheaper and more convenient than buying new boots and having to deal with fitting, punching and remounting,

    I replace the liners every couple of seasons.

    I replace the shells when I crack the plastic...or sometimes a season or two after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Replacing liners, buckles, sole blocks, etc... is much cheaper and more convenient than buying new boots and having to deal with fitting, punching and remounting,
    Unless your foot slots into a boot with no work required. That makes life pretty easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ggreenie View Post
    Unless your foot slots into a boot with no work required. That makes life pretty easy
    Yup. I'm lucky that way too.

    No work required. Still cheaper to replace liners and buckles, and keep the shell.
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    New liners every season, shells when they break or become too flexible which is usually 2-3 seasons (I ski often).

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    I seem to run about every three to five years for new shells. Each shell will usually go through two sets of Intuition liners.

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    Every time I get new ski pants, to make sure they match.

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    I replace mine when the red starts to fade and they aren't as fast as they used to be.
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