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Canting plates causing water intake in boots (Nordica Dobie 130 pro)

post #1 of 6
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I ordered canting plates from a boot canting plate supplier last year and did the job myself. Now my boots are filling up with moisture and water again. The previous leak I fixed by taping the front part of my boot with gorilla tape. Now I took out the read plastic thing from the bottom of my boots (unscrew one screw) and to my dissapointment the screws were penetrating the bottom of the boot. And the area arround the screws were moist. Took some silicone and sealed the screw ends but what comes to my mind is that is this really such a smart way of fixing alignment? Are there any other options or what Im I doing wrong? Should I buy new boots and go back to shims under plates insted?
post #2 of 6
sounds like the screws you used where too long so grind some off the screws, silicone the holes, and try again.

if that doesn't work, start again, and maybe get a good boot fitting store to help you?
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. The screws were the ones supplied with the canting plates so I reccon they were the right length.
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Originally Posted by tdk6 View Post

The screws were the ones supplied with the canting plates so I reccon they were the right length.

Not for your boots.  Mntlion's suggestion is a good one  - get some shorter screws or cut those down so they don't penetrate the boot sole, then fill the holes and start again.
post #5 of 6
Why cant with plates screwed into the sole?


I'd rather see the boot sole planed (on a planer) with the degree of cant on the actual boot sole. They will then re-grind the heel and toe lugs square to the degree of cant and more than likely install riser plates on the boot sole as you desire. Pretty common practice around here with race boots. Riser plates take the wear from walking and can be replaced without upsetting the cant of the boot.

Maybe I misunderstood something?
post #6 of 6
My bad, this post is from 2002...
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