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Metal hook on my Ski pants???

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

I have a pair of Helly Hanson ski pants and on the front of the inside cuff(elastic part at the ankes) there's is a small metal hook. This thing hurts like hell when I buckel my boots against it.

 

So I have to play with the cuff until I find a place to position it so it will not hurt.

 

 

What is this for?

 

Thanks

 

Steve

post #2 of 23

You wear the cuffs inside your boots?

post #3 of 23

Its to hook onto the outside lace of lace up boot to keep the cuff from riding up.  Snowboarder type I think, not much use for a skier.  Might as well cut it off.

 

Also, I keep the elastic outside the boot to keep snow out of the top of the boot.  I don't even have my long underwear inside my boots, just my socks.

post #4 of 23

Good god man, you don't tuck the gaiters inside the boot -- they are meant to go on the OUTSIDE!!!!

post #5 of 23

OH man I got one a those also. I thought it was to hold my socks up, silly me I just thought the one on the other leg fell off!!!

post #6 of 23

OK, don't laugh.....too loud!  I have a friend, who will remain unamed, that was having all sorts of shin pain with rental boots.  Went back several times for different types and sizes of boots.  I looked down one time when she was buckling up and guess what I observed......yup, the gaiter (with the metal hook) inside the boot. Ouch!

post #7 of 23

I see beginners doing this all the time -- sometimes the entire ski pant leg gets tucked in!

post #8 of 23

Holy krimety!

 

Socks or maybe long underware in boot only.
I wear pants i can pull over my boot, and ski pants i can pull over as well.
I tuck my long underware in the boot, cause i have problems with my legs liking to have my long underware at my knee's. cannot figure this out, but those buggers dont come out of those ski boots!

post #9 of 23

PSSST I take a pair of sissors and cut my long johns off above where my boot line stops.and I wear the thinnest pair of socks I can find, I try not to carry my wallet or my cell phone inside my boots,oh and don't wear your watch on your cuff either.

JMHO

post #10 of 23

I thought they were so that the ski patrol could tow the gapers back to the lodge when something happened.  Keeping them inside of the boot totally defeats their purpose.

 

CJ

post #11 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by skidevil View Post

I have a pair of Helly Hanson ski pants and on the front of the inside cuff(elastic part at the ankes) there's is a small metal hook. This thing hurts like hell when I buckel my boots against it.

 

So I have to play with the cuff until I find a place to position it so it will not hurt.

 

 

What is this for?

 

Thanks

 

Steve

 

step 1. - put you gaters outside your ski boot.

 

step 2. no more pain

 

this reminds of hey it hurt when I hit my head off the wall.

 

solution dont do it

post #12 of 23

Possibly a skier who remembers the stretch pant days when you did tuck the pant in your boot???

post #13 of 23

Or my teenage daughter (who had been skiing for 10 years) complained about how her new boots hurt so much, she had the boot tongue outside of the shell of the boot.

post #14 of 23

Skis pants definetly over the boots but on those banger days I prefer wearing my jeans tucked into my boots ;)

post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post

I see beginners doing this all the time -- sometimes the entire ski pant leg gets tucked in!


 

Actually, these are the ones who dress for success. Do you go to an interview with your shirt tail hanging out?

post #16 of 23

I thought that hook was used to hang upside dwon from chairlifts

post #17 of 23

> Possibly a skier who remembers the stretch pant days when you did tuck the pant in your boot??? 

 

Okay, you beat me to it.

 

I wore ski pants tucked into my boots for years. It's not like it was optional either ... you had to. I suppose the equivalent of the OP's dilemma in those days would've been a newbie struggling to put the stirrup over his boot.

post #18 of 23

I have the same hook on a new pair of TNF pants I just got. All kidding aside, I put the hook onto the bottom of my booster strap because I could not figure out anything better. It seems to keep the gaters (or is that goiters) in place.

post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Boot View Post

PSSST I take a pair of sissors and cut my long johns off above where my boot line stops.and I wear the thinnest pair of socks I can find,


I try not to carry my wallet or my cell phone inside my boots,oh and don't wear your watch on your cuff either.

JMHO

I like carrying the cell phone in between the liner and the cuff.

In other news, it seems popular now amongst those in the know, to store the cat tracks under the gaiter above the boot top. - or something like that.  Of course, these are the people who bring hair dryers to the lodge to get their Dobbies off quickly. (not a bad idea)  When I mentioned you could get a 12volt hair dryer at a truck stop, they were ecstatic - no more lodge!

post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 

Oh boy I'm an idiot!

 

Sorry Sir.

post #21 of 23

I still own an old pair or stretch pants with stirrups that are way too small to even consider stretching OVER ski boots.  to complicae things, I like my top buckles very loose or not bucked at all so I wear the stirrups over the sock.  It would be impossible to be constantly messing with my boot buckles with the stirrups over the boot.  It only bothers me if they get a kink right at the bottom of my foot.  Otherwise I'd just cut the bottom off.

 

By the way, I've owned many different boots and didn't like any of them tight at the top, even rear entry ones.

post #22 of 23

Gaper thread of the year, for sure! 

 

The metal hook is to keep the gaiters hooked onto your boots.  The OUTSIDE, that is...  The hook can go on a buckle or the plastic for the buckles on the boot.   

 

This is some funny stuff, tho...  Keep em coming! 

post #23 of 23

The year is young!...

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