EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Revolutions Boot Protection - Anyone tried them?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Revolutions Boot Protection - Anyone tried them?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Looking to protect the base of my doberman plug racing boots and wondering if these:

http://race-werks.com/product.php?prod_num=05777100

or these:

http://race-werks.com/product.php?prod_num=05283101

are the better call.

thanks
post #2 of 13
Seirus Cat-Tracks are classics. They've always worked for me.

And not that I've ever tried them, but I would think that the rockered bottom of the Walk-EZ Revolution might be a handful if you ever have to ride a shuttle in a standing position.
post #3 of 13
I got them shipped from teh States to help with walking in ski boots. They're a bit of a fiddle to put on, especially if someone is rushing you, but they're bloody marvellous!
post #4 of 13
I used to use the cat-tracks and these new devices look even better, but you come down to the same dilemma, where to put them when youre skiing (if you put them in the locekr it defeats the purpose)? Last time I used the cat-tracks I ended up with pockets filled with smelly mud and gravel, not pretty.
post #5 of 13
I bought a pair and like them. They are way easier to get on then cat tracks and a much more substantial probuct. Read that as they will last a lot longer.
They really make it easier to walk in boots also. The rounded sole contributes to walking comfort and traction on hard slippery surfaces.

The one negative is what do you do with them while you are skiing? They come with a small cable lock so you can lock them to something while you ski. My problem is I don't always go back to where I started skiing when I take skis off. They are to big to put in a pocket. If you ski with a pack you're covered.
post #6 of 13
There'a new version coming (I think called the Revolution II) that was seen at SIA. The new version is much smaller, lighter, and collapsible - kind of a cross between the current version and Cat Tracks. They will definitely fit in a pack and possibly even a coat pocket (or two).

The ad for them is in the SIA trade rag (published by Ski Press World).
post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
I used to use the cat-tracks and these new devices look even better, but you come down to the same dilemma, where to put them when youre skiing (if you put them in the locekr it defeats the purpose)? Last time I used the cat-tracks I ended up with pockets filled with smelly mud and gravel, not pretty.
XJGuy,
I took a queue from this and another product and started locking my cat tracks with a cable lock on a rack at the base. I usually end up at the same base I started with so that's not a problem.
post #8 of 13
I have used cat tracks for years sure does exstend the life of your boots. This new product looks good and seems to be priced right as well.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
There'a new version coming (I think called the Revolution II) that was seen at SIA. The new version is much smaller, lighter, and collapsible - kind of a cross between the current version and Cat Tracks. They will definitely fit in a pack and possibly even a coat pocket (or two).

The ad for them is in the SIA trade rag (published by Ski Press World).
Interesting. I figured I'd just lock them somewhere, but having the option of pocketing them would also be nice. Does anyone know where (or when) they're available? Update: I just sent an email to Walk-EZ asking this question and will report back.

http://walk-ez.com/index.aspx
post #10 of 13
You dont really need protection on the soles of high-end boots, because the polyether plastic they use is so stiff and abrasion resistant that you're not going to do an appreciable amount of damage to them in the normal boot life of 100-200 days.

Plus they totally fall in the skitote category of ski gear.
post #11 of 13
OK - maybe liners can be said to have 100-200 days (although OEM liners are usually much less than that before they're packed out), but not for shells. You can use shells for 10 years without trouble (until the plastic breaks down). I have Raichle Flexons from '92 that are just fine and you can't really tell the difference between the old ones and the new ones I have.

The difference between one season (50+ days for me normally) of sole wear with and without Cat Tracks is dramatic.
post #12 of 13
In addition, the tread on the soles of many high-end boots (not to mention plug boots) are very minimal and slippery due to the somewhat myopic focus toward on-ski performance. Cat-Tracks and many other sole protectors go a long way in making sure you don't crack your head on the stairs on your way up to the base lift. That to me puts them in a very different category than Ski Totes.
post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DtEW View Post
In addition, the tread on the soles of many high-end boots (not to mention plug boots) are very minimal and slippery due to the somewhat myopic focus toward on-ski performance. Cat-Tracks and many other sole protectors go a long way in making sure you don't crack your head on the stairs on your way up to the base lift. That to me puts them in a very different category than Ski Totes.
Two seasons ago while walking in the lodge with my race boots, I had forgotten to put on my cat-tracks and took a real nasty spill that resulted in my foot going through a wall and me spraining my wrist, all season long I had hip and wrist pain due to that fall.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Revolutions Boot Protection - Anyone tried them?