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Poll Results: How often do you buy ski boots and at what price?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 1% of voters (1)
    More than once a season
  • 1% of voters (1)
    Once a season
  • 6% of voters (4)
    Once every two seasons
  • 15% of voters (10)
    Once every three seasons
  • 10% of voters (7)
    Once every four seasons
  • 12% of voters (8)
    Once every five seasons
  • 6% of voters (4)
    Once every six seasons
  • 10% of voters (7)
    Once every seven seasons
  • 4% of voters (3)
    Once every eight seasons
  • 12% of voters (8)
    Once every nine seasons
  • 13% of voters (9)
    More than once every nine seasons
  • 3% of voters (2)
    At or less than $199
  • 6% of voters (4)
    $200-$299
  • 7% of voters (5)
    $300-$399
  • 15% of voters (10)
    $400-$499
  • 26% of voters (17)
    $500-$599
  • 9% of voters (6)
    $600-$699
  • 10% of voters (7)
    $700-$799
  • 1% of voters (1)
    $800-$899
  • 7% of voters (5)
    At or more than $900
65 Total Votes  
post #31 of 34

 

I've got probably 250 days on my boots - original liners definitely packed out, but a trip to Home Depot to get some area rug anti-slip tape and I can fill in the excess volume any where I need it.  I've got it under my footbeds, on the outside of my liners fitted exactly where I need it - definitely letting me prolong the life of my liners.  Thicker socks work too, but this lets me tailor the fit where I need it. 

post #32 of 34

Finding the right boot and getting it fitted and fine tuned, punched and ground and molded, to fit your foot and stance, and getting a custom foot-bed is a big investment for me so once it is working well I have little incentive to change boots.  My boots are stiff enough so they would have to break or wear out for me to change them.  The only thing that could attract me to a new boot is if I found something that was significantly lighter, which would make hike-to terrain easier.

post #33 of 34
I wonder if it's also worthwhile to ask how many people experienced the old Technica (if I remember right) boot failure where the toe box snapped off due to the Orange pigment and UV exposure?

Another question I would wonder though is also about how many times heal and toe lugs have to be replaced/rebuilt?
post #34 of 34
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions Manus.

 

Because of the forward-looking nature of the paper, it won't be necessary to poll the Technica boot failure, although it is certainly interesting.

 

What you mentioned about the heel/toe lugs could be very useful, but unfortunately my paper is limited to 2000 words and I don't think I'll have sufficient space to mention that bit of data and its importance. However, your suggestions are greatly appreciated, and perhaps I'll look into it once I have time, purely for the pursuit of knowledge.

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