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My new cracking Scarpa boots

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Hello, I'm Bobi
I start here with a problem Neh Neh

I have new touring ski boots, Sparpa Vector.
Can you you tell me your opinion about the "cracking" or "poping" sound you can hear in my video?


http://youtube.com/v/xYpTOHZHC_4

The sound comes out from both boots when they are locked forward.
I didn't use the boots yet.

Thankyou,
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Do you get any sound when the boots are in walk/tour mode?

It sounds like the walk mode lock isn't fully engaging. Have you tried removing the liners to check if you can see anything physically clicking / moving with the sound?
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There is no strange sound in walk mode.
I removed the liner but the mechanic parts are hidden, I can not see.
I'm not sure if I should return them or try to surgically open them ....
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I would send your video clip to the seller, and ask for their comment. Boots should be pretty much silent, especially when in ski mode.
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Thankyou for advice, I was not sure if this sound is normal or not.

The seller answered:

"I contacted the manufacturer.
They said that in fact, there were a few shoes that cracked like that.
They can change the walk-/skimode.
But you can also use the boots for the moment if you need them. There is no security risk."

So, I say, problem solved.
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Good to hear you received a quick and satisfactory response.

My guess is that the manufacturing process for some boot sizes resulted in those sizes being slightly over or under sized, which resulted in the sound.

Unless they can provide a quick (and quiet) replacement, try them out and see if the noise disappears as the wear in. If not ask for a replacement.
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Doesn't seem to me that the ski mode is locking properly. I had a similar problem with my scarpa maestrales (which are a great boot by the way) when the canting adjustment worked loose. This is by the ankle bone and is tightened with an Allen key or Similar
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Doesn't seem to me that the ski mode is locking properly. I had a similar problem with my scarpa maestrales (which are a great boot by the way) when the canting adjustment worked loose. This is by the ankle bone and is tightened with an Allen key or Similar
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spencerbski wrote:
Doesn't seem to me that the ski mode is locking properly. I had a similar problem with my scarpa maestrales (which are a great boot by the way) when the canting adjustment worked loose. This is by the ankle bone and is tightened with an Allen key or Similar


If it does turn out to be a loose screw than I'd put Loctite or similar on the screw because it's most likely to work itself losse and fall out at the most crucial time of your ski touring season.
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DB wrote:
spencerbski wrote:
Doesn't seem to me that the ski mode is locking properly. I had a similar problem with my scarpa maestrales (which are a great boot by the way) when the canting adjustment worked loose. This is by the ankle bone and is tightened with an Allen key or Similar


If it does turn out to be a loose screw than I'd put Loctite or similar on the screw because it's most likely to work itself losse and fall out at the most crucial time of your ski touring season.


Good advice and just what guides on touring trips have told me to do. Does seem to need retightening every so often if you don't go the loctite route it's likely to reoccur-does seem surprising on a new boot though
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