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Shout Out to The Booster Strap Guys

post #1 of 10
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When I was in Colorado the beginning of the month I ran into the Booster Strap guys at Beaver Creek who were at Beaver for the WC races. We were in the "basket room" taking off our boots when and I told them I liked their product had the straps a number of years ago but had a clasp that kept slipping and didn't install them on my current boots .

 

They said that was unusual but to send the straps back to them and they would replace them FREE. When I got home I took the straps off the old boots and shipped them over to Rhode Island where Booster is located. Sure enough in todays mail, I got my new straps.

 

I'd say that's excellent customer service and the guys I met includingthe owner are really down to earth nice people. The owner and inventor of the Booster Strap told me a couple of times he couldn't believe nobody came up with this idea before him.

 

I was kidding him and asking him to give me some of his bad ideas and I'd try and pursue them.

post #2 of 10

I have not used Booster Straps on any of my ski boots but I hear awesome things from those who do.  

 

Its good to hear that they stand behind their product!  Big thumbs up!

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I have not used Booster Straps on any of my ski boots but I hear awesome things from those who do.  

 

Its good to hear that they stand behind their product!  Big thumbs up!

 



Hah!  I'm a top slop guy myself.  I just cut the built in straps off my boots the other day cause I got sick of going to the trouble of sticking them sooo loose that they do nothing just to keep them from dragging along the ground and tripping over them.  Bottom of boot tight, top not so much so for me..th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

When I first saw the straps after years off of skiing I thought it looked like great idea, but after 4 years of messing with them and not liking them tight I finally just cut them off.  Awesome for folks that use the tops of their boots a lot for leverage. 

post #4 of 10

Its the opposite for me. My lower buckles are not so tight while my upper buckles are snug.

 

Not so sure how you'd pressure the front of your boot if you don't have snug upper buckles.th_dunno-1[1].gif

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Its the opposite for me. My lower buckles are not so tight while my upper buckles are snug.

 

Not so sure how you'd pressure the front of your boot if you don't have snug upper buckles.th_dunno-1[1].gif



My shins are usually pushing the top of the tongues, but most of the force transferred to my skis happens in the ankles, arches, and balls of my feet. 

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Not so sure how you'd pressure the front of your boot if you don't have snug upper buckles.th_dunno-1[1].gif

 


"Pressuring the front of the boot"  has always seemed  to me to be a term dependent on a very narrow set of technological solutions.

 

AFAICT "pressuring the front of the boot" does nothing beyond apply pressure through the foot and apply torque through the spine of the boot.

 

If you can apply pressure through the foot and apply torque through the spine of the boot by other means (e.g. BOOSTER strap), then the only reason to keep the "pressure the front of your boot" language is because instructors find it convenient.

 

 

 

post #7 of 10
I am a j3 racer and have always used booster straps. I Currently use Nordica and technica(last years) boot. Next year I am going over to head and they include a booster strap.
Always tighten your boots. My coach cranks mine to absolute pain "screamin' powa" yet they work and hurts more to ski with loose boots.
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post #8 of 10

I love my booster straps! Such a great product but simple concept :)

post #9 of 10

So how are booster straps different from straps that come with the boots? Tried looking through their website, but it is still not clear...

post #10 of 10

Booster straps are elastic, they can be "tight", and return a snug feel,  and still allow the upper most portion of the cuff to open up and give slightly.  To the limits of the top buckle tension any way.

 

I use B Straps over or under the boot cuff without much preference, but I like a soft boot. 

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