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 Post subject: Third upper strap?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Have you tried something like this?

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Unfortunately I am UK based right now and had only one opportunity to test it on snow in the Alps, mid-March, only on piste, because of disastrous snow conditions*
Well, for piste they make HUUUUUGE difference in my opinion. Like in way way better control.
Rode several days like that, then removed the additional straps for a while and felt like in cheap old-school soft boot step-ins :D
The straps are from Drake DTM are wide and work pretty well.

*It's funny to ride Never Summer Summit Split only on pistes, but actually I learned a thing or two about control this way. And the wider nose/thinner tail is a recipe for some spectacular high speed falls :D

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 Post subject: Re: Third upper strap?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:15 pm 
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a ski strap through the upper slots in the highback and around the ankle cuff of your boot accomplishes the same thing for far less weight, typically referred to as a booster strap. cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Third upper strap?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:31 pm 
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I've thought about doing the same thing with my orange rubber ski straps since I'm already carrying a pair of them anyways. I think I'd only do it for long traverses and take them off for riding.

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 Post subject: Re: Third upper strap?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:56 pm 
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google: burton torque - images

happened just before all the cool kids cut their highbacks down


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 Post subject: Re: Third upper strap?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:49 pm 
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If you don't already have some ski straps to use check out the Spark R&D Strappy Strap - silly name, useful product.
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