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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 08:39 AM
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Thought boots were waterproof?

A friend has my boots so I had to rent a pair this week, the mountain gave me a pair of flow answers, as everyone else who rented in my group. After a few runs my foot was completly soaked, all my friends were complaining about the same thing. It was warm but there is a huge difference between sweating and just plain water soaked.

This a known problem with this boot or were they just abused as time has gone on.. I have rented in the past w/out this problem though.
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Weird. It's almost sounds like the rental shop didn't want to sink 8 times as much money into high end equipment for beginners to abuse.

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Weird. It's almost sounds like the rental shop didn't want to sink 8 times as much money into high end equipment for beginners to abuse.
Weird, being I have rented from places before with no issues
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waybe they didnt get them all the way dry before you got them
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Weird, being I have rented from places before with no issues
Weirder yet, given that all rental places no doubt stock the same exact equipment.

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Weirder yet, given that all rental places no doubt stock the same exact equipment.
Yea they all do, weird huh?
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Very. You poor soul.

The only logical course of action for you to recover from the devastating trauma and life-long mental scarring of wet feet is to demand your money back. I'm sure they'll see the error of their ways when you lay out a well-formed argument like you have in this thread.

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And here comes Mr. Get-the-last-word-in.

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Very. You poor soul.

The only logical course of action for you to recover from the devastating trauma and life-long mental scarring of wet feet is to demand your money back. I'm sure they'll see the error of their ways when you lay out a well-formed argument like you have in this thread.
Cmon I'm no slacker already done that. Next time they said they will have boots that are "8" times better.
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Joking aside, it's going to be a combination of rental quality, which is similar to military intelligence, and warm wet snow. If there's a broken seam in the top somewhere you'll get wet quick. Very few things in this world are 100% "waterproof" and being frequently abused boots is the reason.
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