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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 10:54 PM
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Coulda swore someone offered you a brand new pair of Burton booties for like $20 bucks

But who could be that fuckin' awesome?


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Thanks! I'll try the plastic bag idea.

Well the freezing coldness was not as noticeable when it's super warm
I thought the soaking wetness was just because of the slush haha...

I'll see how the warranty goes but I might have to try those boots of yours if you're around town sometime
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Thanks! I'll try the plastic bag idea.
i can try putting up a pic for you to get a better idea of what i mean if you'd like and try to use the thicker bags if you can...good luck!
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Just outa curiosity, where ya headed 2morra?

I was @ Cypress today & there was about 20cm of fluffy goodness up on Skychair.
Stayed fluffy all day, the snow was just startin' to fall of the trees when we left.

Bottom half was like riding is super thick porridge.

I'll be there again 2morra.


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why/where are they leaking?

a couple of things to use
silicone spray...ok but not great...spray outside
boot grease....a combo of beeswax and petrol...better but kind of messy
McNetts freesole....if you got holes or the sole are cracked/coming off...however us this stuff first if needed before the above...cause it won't stick well afterwards


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got the idea from reader's digest

so should I run to the store in the morning the get nikwax?
will it work within like 30mins?

Ha. My recommendation is to never take snowboarding advice from Readers Digest!
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SNO-SEAL, if you get the metal can, just take the lid off and place the can on the stove top on low, let it melt, then use a rag or I use my older gloves, did it in the sno-seal and work it into your boots
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Thanks for all the advice and ideas everyone

@ Kev711 Thank you!
the plastic bags worked like magic. I mainly just had them around the foot part of the boots and it did the trick.
My feet were pretty much bone dry after a full day of riding!!
AND this totally proves my theory about the boot shell.

The outside fabric parts on the outer boot shell were all soaked.
It's just the material of the boot it seems... the boot is completely intact. no holes or gaps or cracks anywhere.
Just parts of it are made of a fabric material that seems to absorb the moisture from the snow/ ice that lands on and gets stuck to it.


@timmytard
ah I was on whistler, I thought cypress is probably pretty melty now. It was good riding, but really low visibility. Went over to 7th Heaven (at last) but it was pretty much riding blind, couldn't see the slope angle at all, could barely make out the horizon line....
The snow was great though!


@ bamfb2 Yeah the tip sounded kinda bogus so I decided to ask about it first good thing too!


I'm probably going to go to the store to ask about it. Either warranty (I hope... these boots are starting to bug me ) or they might have some idea of how to fix them semi-permanently.
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I think the cheapest pair of Burton boots is @ least $150 bucks?

Pretty sure Burton doesn't sell anything for under $30?
Socks, hats, shoe laces, you might be able to get a sticker, maybe?

You never know when you might need an extra pair?

What if you actually like them more?

And even though I already have about 5 or 6 pairs of boots, I'd still buy a brand new pair for $20 bones if they fit me

Did any of those pics turn out?
Post some up or if you don't want to post them up?
Pm a few to me, I won't post em up if you don't want me to


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Are you going to be in town sometime?
I'm not planning to go to cypress in the near future... so it might be difficult to arrange
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