The boots: Atomic Hawx 120, 4ish years old.
I just noticed a new crack in the plastic on my right boot, right at the ankle transition/flex area, or the point of the the steepest curve from hortizontal (top of foot) to vertical (shin). It's about 1/2 inch long, perpendicular to the boot length, just above the second top-of-foot buckle.
Right now, the crack isn't causing any noticeable problems with performance/flex, but I fear it will expand, weaken the boot further, and possibly let water in (even after duct taping) when it gets warmer. The boots have seen a good amount of use, but aren't that old by ski boot standards, and I'd rather not replace them if I don't have to...which leads to the question:
Should bother trying to get it fused/repaired at the shop, or is this an indication that the boots' plastic has become brittle with age and use...meaning it's time for replacement? Don't want to pay for a repair if the plastic is past its prime, and other issues are likely either way.
Edited by LiveJazz - 12/29/15 at 12:50pm