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    Has anyone tried the toe cap straps everyone seems to be getting? How are they when skinning? Too bulky? Any suggestions on what company to look into?
    -Russ

    #592620
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Cap Straps = Dope.

    They are awesome.

    #592621
    Will
    377 Posts

    I have the ride convertable toe straps, just tried them in cap mode this last weekend. I like! It seems to me that the cap straps are much less likely to cut off circulation to your toes, which improves comfort and keeps frost bite away. In ride mode they help push your foot in to the highback making for a solid feel, and are nice to your toes for the same reasons listed above.

    #592622
    Hunter-Va
    33 Posts

    I am new to splitting, but I have had great success with the cap straps riding the resorts as well as with the splitting I have done to date.

    I made the switch to a cap strap because the old school toe straps on my low end bindings were hurting and numbing too much.

    If you are the least bit inclined to try them out, get them and you will love them.

    Hunter

    #592624
    matty_mcd
    34 Posts

    I have a really good piece of advice regarding Toe Cap Straps (Burton’s) that I’m really surprised hasn’t been posted here yet. I can’t take credit for it cause it was passed on to me by a friend but I gotta say its awesome….OK, drum role….

    Flip your Cap Straps upside down!! i.e. switch the one from you right foot to your left and vice versa.

    I always had the issue of the Cap Straps popping up and ending up on top of the toes instead of in front + on top. This usually happened when punching through a crust or just snagging the cap strap on something. now that their upside down, it never happens anymore. Give it a try!

    Note: I think Burton attempted to fix the sliding up problem with the “Non slip cap strap” in later models but I dont think it was succesful?!

    #592625
    Snowmoneil
    131 Posts

    I have been using a pair of o8-o9 burton cap straps this season and all i can say is WOW!!! sickest toe strap i have ever used… I used to use technine capstraps and they were ok, but these are great!!!! Older models used to slip up like matty was saying, but the new burton staps use a sticky rubber coating on the inside of the strap so they DO NOT slip! I started the season using over-the-toe straps then got these… Huge difference to say the least!!

    #592626
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @neilprovo wrote:

    I have been using a pair of o8-o9 burton cap straps this season and all i can say is WOW!!! sickest toe strap i have ever used… I used to use technine capstraps and they were ok, but these are great!!!! Older models used to slip up like matty was saying, but the new burton staps use a sticky rubber coating on the inside of the strap so they DO NOT slip! I started the season using over-the-toe straps then got these… Huge difference to say the least!!

    Agreed, I put a pair of the new burton caps on my Sparks and couldn’t be happier :thumpsup:

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #592627
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @96avs01 wrote:

    @neilprovo wrote:

    I have been using a pair of o8-o9 burton cap straps this season and all i can say is WOW!!! sickest toe strap i have ever used… I used to use technine capstraps and they were ok, but these are great!!!! Older models used to slip up like matty was saying, but the new burton staps use a sticky rubber coating on the inside of the strap so they DO NOT slip! I started the season using over-the-toe straps then got these… Huge difference to say the least!!

    Agreed, I put a pair of the new burton caps on my Sparks and couldn’t be happier :thumpsup:

    I’m about to do the same thing except I bought the slimmer version of Burton ones. I figured for the backcountry lighter and less bulky is better, hope they’re not less effective or poorly constructed.

    #592628
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @Ecobrad wrote:

    I’m about to do the same thing except I bought the slimmer version of Burton ones. I figured for the backcountry lighter and less bulky is better, hope they’re not less effective or poorly constructed.

    I don’t think there will be any issues. Did have to hit up some local board shops to get extra sets of burton ladder and ratchet straps as the Burton design uses narrower straps.

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #592623
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Burton toe caps rule and I’ve found no need to swap left for right.

    That is all. 🙂

    #592629
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @96avs01 wrote:

    @Ecobrad wrote:

    I’m about to do the same thing except I bought the slimmer version of Burton ones. I figured for the backcountry lighter and less bulky is better, hope they’re not less effective or poorly constructed.

    I don’t think there will be any issues. Did have to hit up some local board shops to get extra sets of burton ladder and ratchet straps as the Burton design uses narrower straps.

    Rider service sent me ladders and ratchet straps for free and without hassle.

    #592630
    Yuki_otoko
    8 Posts

    @matty_mcd wrote:

    Flip your Cap Straps upside down!! i.e. switch the one from you right foot to your left and vice versa.

    I did this with my Ride Deltas. Even though they are Convertable I never ride them as toe caps. I get too much toe lift. And the strap can still slip up. However I will still recommend them to others. They are comfortable and pull back tight when you tighten the top strap enough to just hold the board on, fully tighten the toe strap, then tighten off the top strap.

    #592631
    deejayoh
    50 Posts

    ooh. I have a pair of the first year’s Burton cap straps. I call ’em “Crap straps” because they always slip off my back boot. Might try the swapping technique because I’m not really big on paying $40 for another pair of “new improved”

    #592632
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    Anyone have a source for ordering a set of cap straps for a decent price? Last shop I saw them in wanted an arm and a aleg… Not to picky on brand, as long as they have good ratchets… Burton, Technine, or anyone else’s?

    edit: Found some Ride ones at Salty Peaks for $40 + $5 shipping, so might just snag those as I’ll be testing them on some Ride bindings… Seems like the going price these days… I’m going to make a few phone calls to shpps around the San Fran/San Jose bay area to see if anyone has something in stock that I can just grab for this weekend…

    Anyone else have any other ideas?

    Greg - NoKnees

    #592633
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Yo G,

    The Burton ones are 15% off here http://www.backcountry.com/store/BUR2513/Burton-Ultra-Capstrap.html?AID=10285443&PID=2315910 , not sure how much shipping is. I got last years version (no cut out) from my local shop for 50% off ($20). I’m going there tomorrow to get my boy something so I’ll see if they have any more.

    #592634
    bigdood
    457 Posts

    There are a couple on geartrade.com, but the ones at bcrider’s shop are cheaper

    http://www.geartrade.com/search/?cmd=Search&listTextShort=on&listTextLong=on&listText=toe+strap&sort_by=Price

    #592635
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    Cool. Chris, let me know if you found some at the local shop, I’ll gladly take them off your hands…

    If not, I’ll give the backcountry store some love….

    Last resort, geartrade works too… No great hurry, but would be nice sooner than later.. Wife needs new boots, and until that happens, some toe “capstraps” would help. Here current boots are completely packed out around where her regular toe straps hit and it’s not exactly adding to her riding enjoyment.

    I tried to set her up with some Flows in the meantime, but didn’t have the time to fully get them dialed for her on a pow day, so went back to the straps to keep her happy for now. She gets cranky when my time fiddling with her gear puts her time riding fresh powder in the trees at risk.. Can’t have that! Yep, she’s a keeper…

    Greg - NoKnees

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