Like the simple bomber look of this set-up, saw these boots at a local shop how do you like them? Have you moded this boot in any way? This looks like a binding set up that may be in my future, (after i totally destroy my latest soft boot set-up)
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Posts: 562 Location: Surfing or Splitboarding Downunder
The Garmont walk mode has died Having trouble getting replacements in Australia as there is no importer. The boots were good, I had a bad day touring on them and I thought it was because I took the cuff strap off but it was the walk mechanism failing. On the last trip I went back to the bulkier Scarpa boots. Any one with Garmont contact please let me know
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Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:18 pm Posts: 913 Location: reiter hills
Looking sick man!
Have had something very simular to that drawn up for a while , but can't afford to hire a machinist.
With all the new offerings, I am still a fan of the voile standard. I dont like anything hanging over the edges of my board to get caught on alder and bashed by boulders and the such. Maybe not important in a perfect world without approaches.
Just a thought. You could lighten that up. A little by ditching the solid steel pins for some hollow tubing. Ive been using brake line attached with elastic cord for few years now. Not sure of the dynamics, but how mush force is really being put on them pins in ride mode?
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1313 Location: Colorado
I was using 1/4" stainless tubing for two years until the Phantoms came out. As long as one tours via Dynafit toe, the tubing saves some weight, and is plenty strong. In fact, I have used 1/4" aluminum rod as well, also light and plenty strong. Both of these are DIY replacements as well. But remember, only for ride mode.