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Creaking Boots

post #1 of 6
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Howdy gang, hope all is well:

I got out for my first day of the season today (so good to be back!) Blue skies, fast snow, good buddies - the only problem: my boots started creaking really loud when I walked in (flexed) them (no doubt on the snow, too, but when you ski faster than the speed of sound, you can't hear your boots ).

Anyway, the boots are 2005 Technica Diablo Race Pro 130 with both plugs in. Is there a way to stop this irritating noise?

Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 6
I've had some success sanding the material under the lower cuff buckle. Hit the edge that contacts the boot directly above the instep buckle. Another method is to turn up the tunes. That always seems to work for noises in my car!
post #3 of 6
did you remove the mice that nested in your boots over the summer. It is just them asking to get out


Do the boots creak when they are buckled, and you just flex them?
light lube (dry bike chain lube) on the side rivits might helk (assuming that is what is making the noise)
post #4 of 6
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did you remove the mice that nested in your boots over the summer. It is just them asking to get out.
Is this why my boots smell of old cheese? I always thought it was just my feet!

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Do the boots creak when they are buckled, and you just flex them?
light lube (dry bike chain lube) on the side rivits might helk (assuming that is what is making the noise)
I don't think it would matter if they were buckled or not, but yeah, they creak when I flex them. I thought about 3-in-1 oil, but I was concerned that I'd lose stiffness.?. Would I?

However, I don't think it the rivits. It seems to be the plastic-on-plastic that making the noise. Maybe I'll try the sanding techique... I'll let you know how it works.

Thanks!
post #5 of 6
Do not use 3 in 1 on plastic. The sanding method will probably help

Lou
post #6 of 6
This is a Tecnica Plastic and Uv problem. Use butter.
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