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12-05-2016 01:50 PM
F1EA
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Originally Posted by reneftw View Post
I don't mind a little DIY. The thing is, I'll change the boots under warranty and I wanted to know what to do so this doesn't happen again. I guess freesole (or shoe goo) is the best option available. Next comes duct tape and sanding. I think that I will sand the ridges down and then apply freesole on them, just to be on the safe side. If anyone sees a better choice, please tell me.
Yep, you got it.
And definitely, if you get the same boots and same size, the same thing will happen again. So go ahead and file/shave/cover those ridges.
12-05-2016 02:13 AM
reneftw
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Originally Posted by F1EA View Post

Again, not saying it doesnt happen or that you have no issue. You do. But i'm pretty certain with minimal effort you can solve it and enjoy your life.
I don't mind a little DIY. The thing is, I'll change the boots under warranty and I wanted to know what to do so this doesn't happen again. I guess freesole (or shoe goo) is the best option available. Next comes duct tape and sanding. I think that I will sand the ridges down and then apply freesole on them, just to be on the safe side. If anyone sees a better choice, please tell me.
12-05-2016 01:27 AM
F1EA
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Originally Posted by reneftw View Post
@F1EA: Missions do not have the ridges we are talking about.
I'm riding K2 Maysis+, that's not what I would call a cheap boot.
@jae: so sanding them down does not work. I'll try some shoe goo then.
ok I get it. Maysis+ are really expensive. But what i mean is not that the boots are good or not. Just that the boots get worn there or not. Like I said, with TM2, Focus Boa or Prime that would not happen at all because they have hard plastic or rubber back there. I think K2 T1 has hard rubber as well. Plus Cartel are probably THE most popular binding in the world and it happens only ever so often; so it must be a sort of boot/fit combination that makes it happen.

Again, not saying it doesnt happen or that you have no issue. You do. But i'm pretty certain with minimal effort you can solve it and enjoy your life.
12-05-2016 12:29 AM
jae
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Originally Posted by glaucon View Post
So, my point here is that I see people talking about "sanding" the ridges. That sounds like a lot of work and not very effective. Filing is better and easier, and it works fine once the ridges are flattened out. I'm still using that particular binding and boot pair without issues.
I tried sanding first, filing next, found it better to use a box cutter, then used a curved razor. sand to finish. if I went straight to using a curved razor, I would have saved a lot of time.
12-05-2016 12:25 AM
jae
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Originally Posted by reneftw View Post
@F1EA: Missions do not have the ridges we are talking about.
I'm riding K2 Maysis+, that's not what I would call a cheap boot.
@jae: so sanding them down does not work. I'll try some shoe goo then.
they do work. the yellow stuff is from before I sanded, and after sanding it didn't come out.
12-05-2016 12:23 AM
glaucon I can't believe they're still making the bindings like this.

I haven't been very active in the forum but just got an alert that this thread was resurrected...

When I had my problem with it a couple years ago it was the Cartels with DriverX boots. I called Burton and sent both boots and bindings in to them. They were and are fully aware of the issue. My interactions with them are a long story that I won't get into, but the bottom line is that they sent me a new pair of boots and filed down the ridges on the bindings.

So, my point here is that I see people talking about "sanding" the ridges. That sounds like a lot of work and not very effective. Filing is better and easier, and it works fine once the ridges are flattened out. I'm still using that particular binding and boot pair without issues.
12-04-2016 12:53 PM
MMSlasher Why don't you just cut a piece of duct tape the exact size and put it directly over those ridges? I think I read some people wanted duct tape on the boot, but if it's on the Cartels themselves, no one will really ever notice.
12-04-2016 12:34 PM
reneftw
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Originally Posted by bksdds
Actually a better product that will add grip while protecting his boot would be freesole suggested by Wrathful in his boot thread. He can even put some on the effected area of his boot as well as the spot on the binding.
Can you please point me to the thread you are talking about? I'm alternating between shoe goo and freesole, besides sanding the ridges.
12-04-2016 03:17 AM
MMSlasher
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Originally Posted by reneftw View Post
On the highbacks, both of them, just above the heel.
Thanks! That is what I thought, but I was looking at some online and the ridges weren't shown in any of the four pictures.
12-04-2016 02:57 AM
reneftw
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Originally Posted by MMSlasher View Post
Where abouts on the binding is this piece that keeps rubbing? Is it for both feet or just your back foot?
On the highbacks, both of them, just above the heel.
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