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This is the first time I've seen someone else talk about their boots shattering into a hundred pieces by dropping them.  I dropped my old mid-1970s Tecnica boots on my garage floor and they disintegrated! I was sad, but relieved that I wasn't skiing in them when they self-destructed. 

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This is the first time I've seen someone else talk about their boots shattering into a hundred pieces by dropping them.  I dropped my old mid-1970s Tecnica boots on my garage floor and they disintegrated! I was sad, but relieved that I wasn't skiing in them when they self-destructed. 

 

Ha ha ha, do a little search about exploding Tecnica boots....

 

Ha ha ha!

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"Exploding" boots weren't an issue 30 years ago when they were brand new.  The Tecnica racing boots were some of the best you could get,  but this was after they sat in a garage in South Florida for a few years.  The lesson here?  Don't leave your ski equipment stored somewhere that cooks it...Florida, Texas, Arizona, etc.  There is no guarantee that the equipment today won't do the same thing over time. By the way, I don't usually see schadenfreude expressed by fellow skiers; you must be a snowboarder. 

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This is the first time I've seen someone else talk about their boots shattering into a hundred pieces by dropping them.  I dropped my old mid-1970s Tecnica boots on my garage floor and they disintegrated! I was sad, but relieved that I wasn't skiing in them when they self-destructed. 
It happens to aging plastic. I had a hard hat fall off my head and shatter before, I was glad it did then and not when a tree branch hit me.
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Back in the day we used to take a day off in surgery clinic and take the residents skiing. After one of the residents destroyed a rear entry boot the broken boot sat in the clinic to be awarded to the worst skier of each year's trip. I think the all time best award winning performance was by a resident whose yard sale included not only the customary skis, poles, goggles and hat, but wallet and car keys. (Keyhole at Alpine Meadows, ice conditions, intermediate skier, friend with poor judgement.)

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