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post #91 of 97
The Skootys I have don't have studs, but they have quite a bit of adjustment.
post #92 of 97
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

 

I just wanted to add a couple of notes to this thread for people looking into these......

 

Cat Tracks are well covered here nothing to add

 

Ski Tracks... I loved my first pair despite being bulky they held up for about 4 seasons (I probably ski 30-45 days a season) before 1 broke.  I bought a new pair that didn't make it to the end of the season... my friend bought 2 pairs in the course of 1 season.  Something changed in the manufacturing of these.  I used to loop these over the outside of my powerstrap and carry them on the outside of my boot or clip them to a belt loop on my pants with a caribiner   (very gaperish).

 

Scootys are awesome if they fit for you.... they are 1 size adjustable.  They would not adjust small enough for my 273 bsl (23 shell) so I couldn't use them.  Several of my friends do use them and really like them.

 

A few of my friends use Easy Walk (may be able to find them on Ebay still)... they seem to be great but not something you can carry around the mountain with you easily.

 

I'm back to a pair of Cat Tracks by default (and yes the toe/ heel lugs are replaceable om my boots just don't have much traction..... and no I don't walk from the parking lot to the lodge in boots I carry them).  I just ski a lot of places with pavement/ gravel and or stairs between the snow and the lodge.

post #93 of 97
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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

run them unde the hot tap or put them in a bowl of near boiling water, allow to soften slightly and put then onto the boot [with the boot not on your foot] allow to cool

this will stretch them just a little and make it easier to put them on when you are wearing the boot


A friend did this recently and it worked out well.  I think they were Ski Skootys, which are adjustable for size when you have tools at hand.

post #94 of 97
I also just leave my cat tracks somewhere discrete at the base at the beginning of the day, and put them back on at days end. I find them pretty easy to put on and take off but prefer to ski without the extra bulk in my pocket. Even then it's not a big deal.

Edit to add - if I'm walking on snow I don't bother with the cat tracks. I only use them when I'm walking over a reasonable distance of bare ground. They make the boot easier to walk on, guard against slipping and preserve the integrity of the boot soles
Edited by bmck3780 - 3/4/17 at 7:00pm
post #95 of 97
If you can't put cat tracks on in about 10 seconds then you should definitely not be putting on skis or venturing on to a slope! There are few tasks that require less ability or coordination. Lift foot hook on front hold back bit and stretch pop over back of boot, pull tabs if necessary to engage, repeat then walk, be careful if you are also chewing gum as the concentration required may blow your mind!
post #96 of 97
You been smokin way to much.
post #97 of 97
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Originally Posted by bmck3780 View Post

I also just leave my cat tracks somewhere discrete at the base at the beginning of the day, and put them back on at days end. I find them pretty easy to put on and take off but prefer to ski without the extra bulk in my pocket. Even then it's not a big deal.

Edit to add - if I'm walking on snow I don't bother with the cat tracks. I only use them when I'm walking over a reasonable distance of bare ground. They make the boot easier to walk on, guard against slipping and preserve the integrity of the boot soles

I left my skitrax where I always leave them--in plain sight. One day they're gone. I ask one of the mountain hosts if there's a lost and found. He says they're probably stolen. "They're a hot item." Seriously? Turns out they were in his little podium. I can't begin to fathom the concept that someone would steal them. Most people wouldn't be caught dead in them.

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