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Booster strap mounting survey

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Do you like to mount the strap with the tag end on the outside - it looks better that way, but the boot buckles might interfere with the booster strap buckle

 

Or do you mount the tag end on the inside, so the booster strap buckle is on the inside - it helps you to tighten them more smoothly, but would the two booster strap buckles hit each other if you are sking with your skis close together?

 

And do you cut off your boot's original power straps, or put the boosters over them?

 

Inquiring minds want to know.

post #2 of 16

Original power straps removed, Booster Straps mounted as replacement, buckles to the outside.

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by volklgirl View Post

Original power straps removed, Booster Straps mounted as replacement, buckles to the outside.

 

Same here. Originals replaced, buckles out.

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by c1er View Post

Or do you mount the tag end on the inside, so the booster strap buckle is on the inside - it helps you to tighten them more smoothly, ?

 

It does??  How?

post #5 of 16
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Or do you mount the tag end on the inside, so the booster strap buckle is on the inside - it helps you to tighten them more smoothly, ?

 

It does??  How?

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

I have my current boots mounted to the outside, and when I tighten it the booster strap buckle hits the top boot buckle, no big deal though.

post #7 of 16

I have several pairs of boots, so I don't permanently mount mine.   I was also on a cat trip once and my bud busted his third buckel on his boot, rendering it unskiable.  I gave him my booster to strap around his cuff and it got him though the day.  

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by volklgirl View Post

Original power straps removed, Booster Straps mounted as replacement, buckles to the outside.


 

Ditto.

post #9 of 16

Original strap, inside as far it'll go. but it ends up twisted up over plastic on other side to reach D ring. Racing instructor suggested it. I found it quickens boot response noticeably. What I should do is redrill hole in shell where strap ring attaches, make it higher, so the entire strap will be inside. But I'm lazy. 

post #10 of 16

I cut a notch in the cuff so booster strap smoothly provides tension against the tongue, the buckle is to the side, outside the boot of course.

post #11 of 16

original removed, boosterstrap run inside over boot tongue,buckles too outside

post #12 of 16

Remove original, buckles to the outside, strap inside shell

post #13 of 16

Original strap removed. Booster is mounted with buckles outside - usuallly. Had a pair of boots, though, when the buckle was kinda pressuring the outside of the leg. Remounted them to have buckles inside - no difference in performance, just wierd feeling when tightening them up....

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by volklgirl View Post

Original power straps removed, Booster Straps mounted as replacement, buckles to the outside.

 

Ditto ditto.

 

I have Flexon shells so I have replaced the original power strap (with the very sucky velcro) and I run the Booster through the exact same path.  However, when I position the Booster when tightening I put it across the top of the Flexon tongue so that the bottom "half" is on the shell tongue and the top half is directly on the liner tongue (I have ZipFit liners).

post #15 of 16

Orig. removed, Booster buckle to outside. Btw, all you have to do is flip it around to change the buckle position. So what if "Booster" is upside down.

 

I've only got one screw through it attaching it in the back.  It's better to have two.

 

In my Lange's, It's never, ever been an issue of putting the Booster or any other Power strap inside the plastic overlapping cuff.  The Booster or Power Strap is way too high for that and only contacts the liner tongue and top of liner.

 

I'm not crazed about the Booster nylon strap part.  It's narrow and somewhat cheap.  I'd like to use the original power strap nylon sewed to the Booster stretchy part.  I guess that would only work in back and I'd use the narrower nylon for the buckle.  At least the back would be wide, heavy nylon webbing.

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Orig. removed, Booster buckle to outside. Btw, all you have to do is flip it around to change the buckle position. So what if "Booster" is upside down.

 


 

Swap 'em to the opposite boot.

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