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  1. #1
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    Ultimate touring power strap

    My ultimate power strap would:

    1. Have some kind of a buckle to quickly close it and open it. It has to come come off completely to allow full ROM. Cochise had that?
    2. Not flap around when touring. Maybe a magnet on the buckle/boot?
    3. Close to the last position it was used.
    4. Have reco built in.

    I think the cochise buckle power straps were closest. Anyone know where I could buy those?

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    Ladies and gentlemen, this is how a solution in search of a problem manifests itself on a message board.
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    Xl voile strap

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    Iím lucky enough to have opposable thumbs so itís pretty easy to just flick the end of the cam strap or tug on the end of the booster strap to loosen or tighten it an inch when I switch over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnfarmer View Post
    Xl voile strap
    this is the correct answer for $12
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    Missing a few key features:

    - Integrated GoPro mount
    - Electric heating capability to keep shins warm
    - Smartphone syncing via Bluetooth for remote tightening/loosening

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnfarmer View Post
    Xl voile strap
    I've been considering replacing my Maestrale RS power strap with a Voile strap for a while now, but never got around to it.

    Those of you who have done this, did you just screw the Voile strap in through one of its holes? How has durability been? Does the XL really make that big of a difference versus a regular width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    I’m lucky enough to have opposable thumbs so it’s pretty easy to just flick the end of the cam strap or tug on the end of the booster strap to loosen or tighten it an inch when I switch over.
    damn that sounds useful, what's the combined weight on the opposable thumbs? how far back on the hand do you mount them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazyasian View Post
    I've been considering replacing my Maestrale RS power strap with a Voile strap for a while now, but never got around to it.

    Those of you who have done this, did you just screw the Voile strap in through one of its holes? How has durability been? Does the XL really make that big of a difference versus a regular width?
    I'm using 24" voile-esque (the ones from Brooks Mountaineering when they were closing). I've used them for 2 years, around 70 touring days. I just screwed through holes. Holidng up great. Simple mod. I like that I can really tighten them down.

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    Is the voile xl strap strong enough? I tried the world cup booster and I they felt they gave the boot too much flex. I'm sure they work for stiff boots, but for soft boots I did not like them. I don't think the xl voile is stronger than world cup booster.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    Are they cam or ratchet? They state ratchet but it looks like a cam. If they don't slip like the dynafit cams they might be what I need.


    I am trying to avoid putting too much force on touring boot buckles. To avoid that I have to tighten the strap, tighten buckles, re-adjust the buckles, and re-tighten the power strap. If I could tighten the power strap fully to start, it would avoid putting too much pressure on the buckles and be done in one shot. Can cam power straps do that?

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    These look like a pretty good option to check out, lightweight cam strap for touring boots www.skimostrap.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgge View Post
    These look like a pretty good option to check out, lightweight cam strap for touring boots www.skimostrap.com
    Wow a paragraph to describe a cam while trying hard to be elusive it's cam. Thanks for bringing it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jongle View Post
    Missing a few key features:

    - Integrated GoPro mount
    - Electric heating capability to keep shins warm
    - Smartphone syncing via Bluetooth for remote tightening/loosening
    How's the prototype going?

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    the stockers fell off my vulcans on day 2 , i noticed there was no difference so I don't use power straps and one less thing to rememeber

    I do use the Booster strap at the hill
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    Iíll second the Pulse strap, I ran these on my Cochise for a year and now have them on my Hawx XTD. Under 40g per strap. Works great, supportive with nice broad pressure.

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    If you like an in elastic strap, sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by margotron View Post
    If you like an in elastic strap, sure
    They're not elastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    They're not elastic
    Thatís what he said. In-elastic.


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    IMO the ultimate touring setup involves NO power strap. That's how I run my Hawx Ultra XTD's, Zero G Tour Pros, and Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    That’s what he said. In-elastic.


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    Why is this silly thread still alive?

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