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Booster Strap

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Someone from this forum reccomended the Booster Strap to help stiffen my softer boots. Anybody have any experiences with this product?
post #2 of 14
I found that they made a huge difference. Recommended.

I started a thread on this topic in August/September, I think.
post #3 of 14
I use 'em and like 'em. They're cheap enough and easy enough to attach to your boots to be worth a try.
post #4 of 14
A great product, really will help your skiing out! Bought a pair for me and was so impressed I immediately ordered another pair for my fiance. All hail the mighty booster strap!!!
post #5 of 14
I don't know that you would say that Boosters make a boot stiffer, it is more like a preloaded spring. Ends up being more responsive, imho.
post #6 of 14
just installed some on my tecnica icon x, test skiing coming up on friday.
post #7 of 14
I have been using them for years....they are excellent....when used correctly (inside the shell-last) they bring the tongue of the liner right against your shin.....this makes response time much faster....they offer 2 models...an intermediate and Expert model...the difference is the # of elastic bands used.....IMHO a great product...... [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #8 of 14
Have you tried just running the powerstrap inside the shell last? Seems to do the same thing as the booster. Costs less too.
post #9 of 14
It's the elasticity that makes them better. I can't use them under the shell like it says to in the directions - I started to get bruises on my shins within hours. For some reason when under the shell, they made the boot tongue twist sideways and dig in. But on top, like in the position of a regular power strap - they're fantastic. Easier to get them fastened to the right tightness than velcro power straps too.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
In regards to plcement of the strap, should I buy the Booster Strap and install it myself, or would it better to fave a shop install them for me? Thanks everyone for your input! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #11 of 14
They're not hard to install, but it does vary depending on the model of boot you're using. I say try it yourself and if you have trouble head for the shop.
post #12 of 14
I had my ski shop install them. They charged me $10. I'm pretty sure I could've done it myself, but I was going to the shop anyway to get my skis tuned and didn't want to have to make a trip or 2 or 3 to the hardware store to get the right nuts and bolts to do the install myself.
post #13 of 14
On my Tecnicas all I needed was a screwdriver.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Just wanted to let everyone know that i finally skied with the Booster Straps, and I'm impressed. The responsiveness and control of my skis improved dramatically.
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