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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Boots loosening over the day?

So i have this problem with my 08 Burton Hails, its not a huge deal but i would like to find a way to fix it.

Long story short, i get my boots on and pull the strap to tighten the inner lining nice and tight and push the yellow bit down as far as i can..then velcro across and lace up and go.

One thing i have found though is after several hours(or half dozen lift rides) that my inner lining tends to loosen up enough where I start to get more heel movement than I'd want too. This happens I can only assume from my board dangling as i get onto the lift and holding my board up with my other foot on the lift.

I cant help but feel like im doing something wrong with the inner lining thing, its almost as if it is supposed to "lock" by jamming the top half down kind of pinching the inner lining lace, but it doesnt do this, even though its a "snug" fit it doesnt lock by any means.. The only thing i can think of is to tighten it really tight and then tie a knot or something somehow, but that could be a giant pain in the ass to undue at the end of the day.

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I don't have much of an answer for you, because I've got the same issue. I ride regular and it's my right boot that loosens up (ie the one I unstrap for the lift). Because of that I can't think it's the dangling that's causing the problem.

Rarely are both feet the exact same size or shape. I get this in other foot wear....if one side doesn't fit well, it's always my right foot being too loose.

I put in a J pad ($2) on the outside of my liner and that stopped the heel lift, but I haven't yet found a combo of insoles, heel lifts or padding that fills up the extra space and makes it as snug as my left boot.

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Its actually my lead foot which is why its something i want to fix since i also ride regular...but both boots do it...I just watched a video on another method of lacing up traditional laces that I am going to try next time out. It makes sense in theory and it might fix my problem
YouTube - Snowboard Boot Guide - Traditional Lacing

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That video is for outer lacing, not inner lacing.

If the liner lacing is slipping, then you're going to need thicker lacing.

Or the pincher thing is broken.

Another problem could be that the bottom of the liner lacing is loose, but you don't see it when initially tightening them. The laces try to equalize themselves, and make the whole thing loose.

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This is very common and frankly is just the way it is in my opinion. No matter what material is used whether it be cloth/nylon laces or fishing line or metal in the boa set ups, there is always some give in the material. What we are doing in snowboarding puts a lot of pressure on the materials and exposes this give. No matter how tight you tie it or anything you're going to do, they will most likely loosen up a bit during the course of the day. I have a solution for you... how bout you go in the lodge for 30seconds and re-tie them so they are tight again. I'm not trying to be a dick, just being realistic about the situation you're encountering.
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I have the 07 Vans Fargos witht the BOA system. I have to recrank every like 3 runs. It loosens up pretty easily. I love the boot but thats my only gripe. I think its just something you have to deal with.
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I generally have to re-tighten at most once a day. When i go in for lunch i just tighten them up again.

These are my Salomon solaces. Decent boot. Rarely any heel movement.
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