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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I have a Head Edge 10.8 boot.

This winter, both top (Velcro) straps separated. I am trying to find a replacement part.

I contacted the Head email that I found. However, I did not receive an answer.

I also visited several ski shops in the Aspen area with no luck. Also, most stores listed on the Head website do actually not carry Head boots.

 

Anyone here who knows how to get such replacement parts? Possible to get a similar one from a newer boot?

post #2 of 15

You don't need to get Head replacement parts, just find a dealer for Booster straps or order them direct on line.  When I get new boots on the first things I do, after getting them to fit properly, is replace the semi-useless power strap with a Booster strap.  The Booster strap is much more efficient and effective than the stock strap.

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

You don't need to get Head replacement parts, just find a dealer for Booster straps or order them direct on line.  When I get new boots on the first things I do, after getting them to fit properly, is replace the semi-useless power strap with a Booster strap.  The Booster strap is much more efficient and effective than the stock strap.

 

I'm kinda surprised he didn't get this suggestion from the shops he visited, or at least a generic strap replacement.   

post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

I'm kinda surprised he didn't get this suggestion from the shops he visited, or at least a generic strap replacement.   

I thought the same but isn't Head the boot that uses a strap similar to the Booster strap?
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Coach13 View Post

I thought the same but isn't Head the boot that uses a strap similar to the Booster strap?
I think they only use that on the Raptor race boot. But even if it is, a Booster strap could still be used.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

The current strap is mounted with a plate to the back of the boot. I believe the screw holding the plate is also used to adjust the boot in the back of the leg. Can I fit a booster strap underneath?

 

I found this picture of the back of the booth (page 20):

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anesgo.ch%2Fdownload.php%3Ffile_id%3D146%26download%3Dtrue&ei=4SEYVcHnLMy1ggSg9oLwCg&usg=AFQjCNHWMeMoCS-D3i_1hotagftWGdKKAw&bvm=bv.89381419,d.eXY

 

In general, do ski boot manufacturer like Head not offer service parts?

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by sander View Post
 

The current strap is mounted with a plate to the back of the boot. I believe the screw holding the plate is also used to adjust the boot in the back of the leg. Can I fit a booster strap underneath?

 

Yes.    This is a straightforward process that any boot shop should be equipped for.   The only thing special about installing the Booster strap here is that you want to mark the hole using a /stretched/ strap so that the pull buckle winds up being in a convenient place for hand tightening. 

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Originally Posted by sander View Post

 

In general, do ski boot manufacturer like Head not offer service parts?

 

 

They do.    For some reason the shop(s) you went to didn't want to work on your boots.   

post #8 of 15

It looks to me like that screw moves the spoiler up and down.  It shouldn't be a problem to replace the existing strap with a Booster.  The Booster straps are 1" wide where they attach to the boot, so unless your existing strap is less than that it will work.  I've replaced original straps that were more difficult than that, at least there's a screw instead of a rivet.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

It felt a bit like end-of-season in stores. On the other, hand several places do not sell boots.

 

Reading this, it almost seems I could this myself? Seems like I have to find the right strap, drill a whole into the strip and screw it back?

i.e. http://boosterstrap.com/product/standard-booster-strap/ ?

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

I think they only use that on the Raptor race boot. But even if it is, a Booster strap could still be used.

No question-I agree.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by sander View Post
 

It felt a bit like end-of-season in stores. On the other, hand several places do not sell boots.

 

Reading this, it almost seems I could this myself? Seems like I have to find the right strap, drill a whole into the strip and screw it back?

i.e. http://boosterstrap.com/product/standard-booster-strap/ ?

Yes, you can do it yourself.  Just pay attention to what cantunamunch said about stetching it around the boot to determine where the hole needs to be.  I've found a leather punch to be the best tool for putting a hole in the strap.  Heating a nail to near red hot would also work really well.

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

Is http://boosterstrap.com/ pretty much the brand?

Doing Google searches, it seems to be the main brand?

post #13 of 15

There is only one Booster strap and that's it.

post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

Great. I am going to order a "expert" strap.

Tried to unscrew the existing one. Not that easy as the nut is starting to turn in the red soft plastic piece. Probably need to pull out the liner to get access with a wrench.

post #15 of 15

+1 on the Booster Strap. I used a small soldering iron to make the holes in mine. Yes, stretch them to the proper position before you make your holes. I had to redo my pair-not a big deal, but save yourself the effort.

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