Forums Bindings Spark R&D Has anyone tried the Strappy Straps?
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  • #576357
    straightliner
    36 Posts

    Has anyone used the Spark Strappy Straps? My boots have been getting loose on me and I was thinking these might help.

    #651587
    B-P
    134 Posts

    I have and I love em, they make touring much less work in variable conditions, especially nice for traversing on hard pack or ice. Typically I have to work really hard to keep the skis from rolling sideways on traverses and it kills my feet, the straps almost completely eliminated that. Highly recommend them!

    #651588
    dangraham
    51 Posts

    I use them on long approaches and I do find that do tighten up the binding to boot interface. I generally find that I can’t be bothered to put them on for anything less than 500m however as they take a bit of time. Probaly a good idea for the 20bucks if your tour out of VB, but if you do slack country or sled access probaly not a big concern

    #651589
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    I haven’t used the strappy straps but created my own last year and they work great, especially for those short downhills where you don’t want to change over to ride mode. I felt a lot more stable having the lateral support. Around here, some of the de-proaches are long ski outs through wetland/bushwacking hell on rolling hills. These make that much more bearable, while still just enough of a pain in the ass to make it fun.

    #651590
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    I saw Will using them on a tour we did last spring. He was sold on them (obviously).

    #651591
    jcbackcountry
    47 Posts

    Hey folks, quite questions. Are these sold in pairs or are they $20/strap/binding?

    I keep seeing them as Strappy Strap or Strappy Straps and I can’t figure out if they are singular or plural. I’d hope you get 2 for $20 but wanted to be sure before ordering them. They seem like a good idea in tougher travel conditions.

    #651592
    Chef_Ben
    134 Posts

    @jcbackcountry wrote:

    Hey folks, quite questions. Are these sold in pairs or are they $20/strap/binding?

    I keep seeing them as Strappy Strap or Strappy Straps and I can’t figure out if they are singular or plural. I’d hope you get 2 for $20 but wanted to be sure before ordering them. They seem like a good idea in tougher travel conditions.

    Voile straps are less than 8 bucks a piece and they have a million other uses. Plus you may already have a few laying around. Also some extra webbing and a buckle off an old pack.

    I don’t like to take money out of anyone’s pocket so spend it how you please but this answer can be solved cheaply.

    #651593
    jcbackcountry
    47 Posts

    Good point Chef_Ben, I do have a few spare voile straps. I’ll give them a try.

    Still looking for an answer to Strappy Straps – sold individually or in pairs for $20?

    #651594
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    It usually takes two Voile straps per boot to wrap all the way around FWIW. And they stretch, unlike a strap. I’ve used them but it isn’t optimal.

    Like I said before, hardware stores have super cheap straps that do the same exact thing without stretching or using velcro.

    #651595
    Chef_Ben
    134 Posts

    @shredgnar wrote:

    Like I said before, hardware stores have super cheap straps that do the same exact thing without stretching or using velcro.

    Ooh I like it, everything can be found cheeper at your local hardware store!

    And you only get one for 20 bucks.

    #651596
    SnowRaider
    1 Posts

    jcbackcountry – you get two straps for $20. Imo the thicker strap spreads the pressure over the boot better.

    #651597
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    @shredgnar wrote:

    It usually takes two Voile straps per boot to wrap all the way around FWIW. And they stretch, unlike a strap. I’ve used them but it isn’t optimal.

    Like I said before, hardware stores have super cheap straps that do the same exact thing without stretching or using velcro.

    You can get longer ski straps that fit all the way around a boot, you could probably even find one that wraps around twice so that the stretch isn’t as noticeable.

    #651598
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    @Jason4 wrote:

    @shredgnar wrote:

    It usually takes two Voile straps per boot to wrap all the way around FWIW. And they stretch, unlike a strap. I’ve used them but it isn’t optimal.

    Like I said before, hardware stores have super cheap straps that do the same exact thing without stretching or using velcro.

    You can get longer ski straps that fit all the way around a boot, you could probably even find one that wraps around twice so that the stretch isn’t as noticeable.

    OR you can buy two straps for $5 at your local hardware store that don’t stretch and are more durable and you don’t have to double up. It’s a free country right?

    There are obviously many different options to this highly controversial quandary.

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