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Old 12-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the Burton Ruler boots. They are the 2009 model and I have issues keeping them tight. After about 10 runs or so I need to tighten my upper zone on my lead leg. Anyone else have issues keeping similar boots tight?

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same problem. That's why I'm wearing boots with regular laces now.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same problem. That's why I'm wearing boots with regular laces now.
can;t beat traditional laces.

and to op..you can duct tape it?
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had the exact same problem. Same year and same model. I don't wear Burton boots for that reason. I had a bitch of a time finding good stiff lace up boots that didn't suck balls (TM2's) so I ended up going with a pair of salomon F22's. Even though they too have a type of rapid laces unlike the regular style I was looking for, at least the hardwear components can be replaced because instead of rivets, they use Philips head screws. If they crap out at least they can be replaced.
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Okay, thanks guys...I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. Next year I'm going for traditional laces.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So the laces actually slip? Was this a problem from the beginning onwards? Maybe new laces would help. ?
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So the laces actually slip? Was this a problem from the beginning onwards? Maybe new laces would help. ?
Yes, they slip. I don't think its the lace cables themselves but rather the plastic clamp that holds them in their place. Brand new boots and now that I've seen how this is a problem for others, I don't know why I didn't see it coming.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not to be a smartass, but you are jamming them in there? When you release them to the front, does it make a pop or click or sorts?

When you tighten them you should put your hand behind the boot while holding the laces and pull it tight. Else it won't lock.

On my Imperials this is a non issue. I have problems releasing them, takes more effort to pop them back out of the plastic.
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Put a mark on the laces to make sure they are slipping and it isn't just the boot packing out or the laces stretching. Are your bidings pulling the boots tighter causing the laces to be loose?
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I didn't change a thing when I had my rulers. The first 20 or so times out they were fine, no problems. After a while though I'd tighten my boots, they'd be good for a few hours, and then they'd loosen and i'd start to lose edge response. It's the plastic clasp that's mounted on the side of the boot that fails. The boots packed out like crazy too, but I blame that on riding a lot in the rain
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