Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
DD, I have tried lots of boots with Boosters. I even tried them on my Dobies... but I found them to be a little useless, unless the stiffness of the strap matches the stiffness of your boot. The strap is actually part of what allows you to flex the back spine of the boot. When you put something mushy in the place of something solid you get a delayed response. Of course the response if cushy and more comfortable, but it is delayed.
I know a lot of racers who swear by them, and even use them on Dobie 150's. I tried one on mine and hated it. The back of the boot didnt move because the strap was too soft to effect the flex of the boot. I might as well have not had a strap at all. In softer boots I can see where they would be great beacuse of the rebound they offer (thinking something like the technica 130 or dobie 130 and softer). I thought about throwing some on my Heads, but they are springy enough, and I didn't want the slop... but I am of the belief that powerstraps should resemble metal, not material...
If you use the strap as prescribed by the maker and put it between your tongue and cuff, what your are saying makes litle sense, since you can tighten the booster much tighter around your lower leg then you can a powerstrap outside of your upper cuff. Your upper two buckles still connect the upper cuff to the spine of your boot, and you get much less play and more rebound.
I am in a HEAD RD96 plug which is easily as beefy as the Dobie 150, in fact I found it to be stiffer. I am skiing the RD with the lower screw removed (tried all combos) and a triple booster inside of the cuff. Works like a champ.
Understand, I have very slim lower legs and this allows the boot to fit me more snugly with no gap then any boot I have ever owned.