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booster straps...my boot allignment guy says get the worldcup series (i'm an intermediate)

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

i'm 180lb, an intermediate/advanced intermediate but my bootfitters' sentiments is that the tightest feedback you can get the better.... and thus to get the worldcup series (but that one is for 'experts' and over 200lb)

thoughts?

http://www.skimetrix.com/order.html

 

post #2 of 12

I have boosters and love them but the WC is probably too much for you. Never the less get the WC anyway and if you don't like it just cut out the middle band of the three bands on the WC model and that will make it the same as the intermediate model.

post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Castle Dave View Post

I have boosters and love them but the WC is probably too much for you. Never the less get the WC anyway and if you don't like it just cut out the middle band of the three bands on the WC model and that will make it the same as the intermediate model.



I'm not sure that's true. I think you're describing the Expert vs. Intermediate. I haven't fondled the WC ones, but I thought they had some sort of added, more rigid, strap in with the rubber band section to limit stretching.

 

canali, will the bootfitter exchange them for free if you don't like it? If so, try his suggestion or the expert version and see how it goes. Report back with your experience.

post #4 of 12

If you're going to use the WC version of the Booster you might as well just stick with a stock strap that has no ability to stretch.  You'll barely be able to move the WC strap.  The whole point of a Booster is to provide a more progressive flex pattern for your boot.  If you can't even get it started (unable to have the strap stretch at all) then there's no point.

 

My recommendation for you is to go with the 2-band Intermediate strap.  I ski the 3-band version on most of my shells and that straps is fairly tough to stretch once cinched up on your shell.  I'm 175 lbs. expert level skier.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

thanks guys...what i did was phone booster directly and talk with carol, who makes the straps...she said to just cut through the 2" nylon webbing piece that is inside the middle strap (it makes the 2nd strap that much less elastic and hence more stiff)...doing so will reduce it to an 'expert' level (i recall the chap who sold it to me telling me the same thing on what distinguishes the wc from expert)...so just did it and now don't at least have to take it back or whatnot.

 

cheers

 

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by canali View Post

thanks guys...what i did was phone booster directly and talk with carol, who makes the straps...she said to just cut through the 2" nylon webbing piece that is inside the middle strap (it makes the 2nd strap that much less elastic and hence more stiff)...doing so will reduce it to an 'expert' level (i recall the chap who sold it to me telling me the same thing on what distinguishes the wc from expert)...so just did it and now don't at least have to take it back or whatnot.

 

cheers

 



Boom.   Exactly what I was going to suggest.   Have you skied them yet?

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

not yet...just cut them this morning after speaking w carol at booster straps...will try them out today.

 

i still keep my original boot strap for the 'inside' liner, however, and use the booster for the outside shell.

...anyone also do this (something again my boot alllignment guy suggested) as did guy at surefoot who put in on for me

 

 

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by canali View Post

i still keep my original boot strap for the 'inside' liner, however, and use the booster for the outside shell.


 



I can see that working for a 3-piece boot.   Not so sure I'd want to deal with the strappage on a 2-piece.     Let us know how it turns out?

 

Reminder:  don't overtighten your first time out.

post #9 of 12

I use the expert version and love it (215 pounds).  However, you state you are going to use to Booster outside on the shell?  My instruc tions were to use it on the inner boot, under the top buckle.  Thats what I do and the flex is nice and progressive with good rebound assistance from the Booster. 

 

Quote from the Booster Strap web site: "The Booster Strap should be routed outside the rear spoiler and inside the plastic shell up against the tongue in front."

 

ENJOY!

post #10 of 12


 

If the OP is still using a 3-piece boot (Dalbello Krypton Cross), then outside the shell works.

 

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Originally Posted by hep4186 View Post

 

  However, you state you are going to use to Booster outside on the shell?  My instruc tions were to use it on the inner boot, under the top buckle.  Thats what I do and the flex is nice and progressive with good rebound assistance from the Booster. 

 

Quote from the Booster Strap web site: "The Booster Strap should be routed outside the rear spoiler and inside the plastic shell up against the tongue in front."

 

ENJOY!



 

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

actually got clarification from ray at booster who makes/designs the straps:

 

1/don't use the strap (along with the booster)  that comes with your boot

as that strap has no movement (elasticity) vs the booster which does

(so that straps' static effect can  nullify the booster strap's more fluid effects)

 

2/run it inside in between the outer shell and inner shin piece, not wrapping around the shell as i'd mistakenly done initially...and make

 sure the strap start from outside the shell (the point where your strap would normally be start/be attached)

i think like this link, given i have a dalbello boot: http://www.epicski.com/t/82451/booster-straps-on-kryptons

 

i think the expert might still be a bit much for me...so might swing for intermediate  and compare the difference.

 

the company has a facebook link too:

http://www.facebook.com/BoosterStrap?sk=wall

 

company website:

http://www.skimetrix.com/landing.html


Edited by canali - 12/20/11 at 8:19pm
post #12 of 12

 

I'd go with:

 

Try the "expert" first.    Then cut the strap. Then try again.

 

(Trust the bootfitter first, eh?)

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