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Proper Routing of Booster Straps

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I have a pair of Technica Diablo Race 130's that have had extensive work on them to dial them in. I had Bud Heishman work on them in Aspen -- he thought that I was hanging over the front of them, and put 2 degrees of lift in the toes.

An instructor at Breck noted that I was still overpowering the ski, and suggested that I install Booster Straps to bring me back off of the front of the boot a bit. I've done so, but am not sure of the proper way to route the strap -- does it go between the liner and the cuff, or just between the buckle and inner shell wrap?

I've been wearing it between the liner and the cuff, but I fell hard last weekend and the compression against the front of the boot and the lump of the booster strap (expert model) has given me shin bang on the left shin. It is not too terrible while skiing, but it does hurt during the week and while sleeping. Any ideas about how to minimize that as well?

Thanks.
post #2 of 6
First, deal with the lump and the pain. Rest the shin, ice and ibuprofen if you can tolerate it.

With the booster there is no hard rule on which way it should be routed. some prefer tongue to rear spoiler, others prefer circumnavigating the shell.

If the shin remains tender, you may want to try routing the booster around the shell. Another option may be to add a Driver Plate or Shin Plate to redistribute pressure to the shin, straighten you up, etc...

jim
post #3 of 6
How did you feel the "lump of the booster strap" through the tongue of the liner?..... Make sure the aluminum buckle is out of the way when cinched down so that it doesn't get pressed into your shin in a fall or impact.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
hope all is well, Bud and thanks for the balancing of the boots - it has made a difference. The booster strap buckle is anterior to the boot and outside the cuff - I had to raise the mounting point (the old power strap plate) as the booster kinked going inside the cuff otherwise. The elastic I. The booster is quite thick - I'd guess a third if an inch, so it displaces the top buckle significantly. In fact, I had to drill a new hole for the top buckle as I could not close the buckle otherwise. So the thickness of the strap causes a significant disparity between the top and bottom buckle.

Mike
post #5 of 6
Are you using the Triple thick elastic booster? If so that may be a bit much to try to tuck between the liner and the shell??
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
yep it is the triple. Do you think I should go completely exterior or between theinner cuff and the buckle?
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