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Ratchet buckles and ladder straps on ski boots?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I saw that Dalbello came out with a ratcheting buckle and strap system for their boots.

Just wondering if ladder straps would be strong enough to put on all 4 buckles of a ski boot..

My plan is to put these ratcheting buckles in replacement of the factory buckles
[IMG]http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/theovr6/9e068cf823b24ddc8a045e1a385fe3eb.gif [/IMG]

With these ladder straps on the top two
[IMG]http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/theovr6/8c26ea3c7e5c6e81b50beb2f3a177007.jpg [/IMG]

And these shorter ladder straps on the bottom two
[IMG]http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/theovr6/8559a2b43d223ad49caeb5eaa06a3000.jpg [/IMG]

Yes....No?

Please give any input or ideas.

Thanks,
Theo
post #2 of 7
yes it will work, but why go to all that trouble, and expense in the first place.   What comes with the boot usually works just fine,,,,
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
im getting the parts super cheap from my work.

i like to customize things also.

Do you think they would break?
post #4 of 7
don't think it will break, can't see the point though

 but you did say you like to modify things
post #5 of 7
I think that the stock buckles will be better.

but if you like doing stuff, great.
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by theovr6 View Post

im getting the parts super cheap from my work.

i like to customize things also.

Do you think they would break?

1.)  Good, you will need a lot of these

2.)  Also good, you will spend a lot of time fixing these

3.)  Yes.  Expensive snowboard ratchets break frequently.  Cheap parts even more so.  Especially in the cold.  But if you do want to do this, make sure you carry a bag of screws and t-nuts, and several ratchet straps in your pack every day.  And check you screws every morning.

I like metal buckles myself.  Harder to break.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
eh im kinda over it now, i had the idea stuck in my head for about 2 days. But now its not that big of a deal to me anymore.
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