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torn boot shell, repairable?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I have a pair of Nordica Sparks that are around 5 years old and have between 300 and 400 days on them. I was putting my boots on the other day and I noticed that there was a tear in the shell. It's kind of hard to describe where it is, but it's on the lower part of the shell, but is on the part of the shell that fits under the upper cuff. Is this fixable? I can't feel too much difference in the way it skis yet, but I don't imagine that this is going to improve my happiness with the boots.

 

My other question is what causes my boots to do this? this is my second pair of shells to tear in about the same spot. I do usually walk from my car to the lifts with the upper buckles undone but I don't think I'm the only one doing this.

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by TexasSkier View Post

 have between 300 and 400 days on them.

Stuff wears out. You can drill a round hole at the end of the crack so that it doesn't continue to propagate... but the shells are toast, time for new boots.

post #3 of 7

describe something else that you wear/use for 300 to 400 days that does not need to be replaced?

 

jim

post #4 of 7

My truck... oh wait, forget it, that's hanging together with bailing wire and duct tape.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

My truck... oh wait, forget it, that's hanging together with bailing wire and duct tape.


vermont survival kit!

 

jim

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

My pants are older and they're still good, though, the duct tape on some of the holes is coming loose. :) thanks for the advice. Is this normal for boots? Buying boots every 3 or 4 years is going to get expensive.
 

post #7 of 7

400 ski days = less than $2 a day for a pair of boots. That is less than the price of a cup of coffee.

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