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Tecnica Zero-G Tour Pro - One Year On ...

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@DB, You can put Booster straps on the Zero G, but you would have to remove the standard strap with the quick release.

With sufficient skill you could probably combine the two straps, to have the elasticated front section, with the quick release side Very Happy
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PowderAdict wrote:
@DB, You can put Booster straps on the Zero G, but you would have to remove the standard strap with the quick release.

With sufficient skill you could probably combine the two straps, to have the elasticated front section, with the quick release side Very Happy


What is this elastic booster strap of which you speak? I had a booster strap on some old Dynafit Titan boots many moons back but I think the purpose was too stiffen the boot at that point? I usually like beefier boots and ski my Nordica Alpine boots when I can, but find the Zero-G pretty good in that regard
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As used by the majority of WC skiers, as you can usually see the buckle under their skin suits:

https://boosterstrap.com/
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@Bobinch

They look they this, the middle part of the strap with "Booster" on it is flexible - great for keeping lower leg to boot cuff contact.



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For me the biggest benefit was having no hard end to the flex, as in I could keep pushing, and it didn't hurt my shins. The first set I fitted were the Expert/Racer version as they were on sale, and I could barely move them. They consisted of 3 elasticated straps, and cutting out the first one allowed me to get the feel I wanted.

@BobinCH, Since you are a failrly agressive skier, you might want to go with the Expert/Racer version and if they are too strong, cut one strap off (assuming they are still 3 strap), rather than going for the lower versions Very Happy
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It certainly is possible to fit booster straps - been there, done it (I also did not like the original Tecnica strap which did not stay tight enough for me)!
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PowderAdict wrote:
For me the biggest benefit was having no hard end to the flex, as in I could keep pushing, and it didn't hurt my shins. The first set I fitted were the Expert/Racer version as they were on sale, and I could barely move them. They consisted of 3 elasticated straps, and cutting out the first one allowed me to get the feel I wanted.

@BobinCH, Since you are a failrly agressive skier, you might want to go with the Expert/Racer version and if they are too strong, cut one strap off (assuming they are still 3 strap), rather than going for the lower versions Very Happy


Sounds good. Will look into it
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I’ve got over 2700m on mine now over 4 tours, including reaching the summit of this erratic rock in the middle of the glacier on the way to the Fluchthorn (3790m) Very Happy


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Snow looks much better than when I was there.
I'm guessing you went up the Wildspitze too?
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@DB, I don’t recognise the same, a quick search says the Wildspitze is in Austria. Did you mean the Weissmies?
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PowderAdict wrote:
@DB, I don’t recognise the same, a quick search says the Wildspitze is in Austria. Did you mean the Weissmies?


Now I realise, there‘s also a mountain called Fluchthorn on the Austrian Swiss border as well as within Switzerland. I was wondering why the height you gave was around 400m higher. Very Happy

https://www.routeyou.com/en-at/location/view/48063294/fluchthorn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluchthorn_(Pennine_Alps)


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PowderAdict wrote:
For me the biggest benefit was having no hard end to the flex, as in I could keep pushing, and it didn't hurt my shins. The first set I fitted were the Expert/Racer version as they were on sale, and I could barely move them. They consisted of 3 elasticated straps, and cutting out the first one allowed me to get the feel I wanted.

@BobinCH, Since you are a failrly agressive skier, you might want to go with the Expert/Racer version and if they are too strong, cut one strap off (assuming they are still 3 strap), rather than going for the lower versions Very Happy


The other option - people use them in both ways - is to run the booster strap over the liner rather than the shell tongue/overlap. This ties your shin to the spine of the boot (can be helpful if this is stiffer than the tongue/overlap). Depending on the height of the liner and shell it can make your boot "taller" at the front. Both can be useful if you find you are overpowering a lighter touring boot
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@jedster, I thought over the liner but under the shell was the recommended way to set up Booster straps?
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Between the liner and the shell is the preferred way but some people prefer them outside the shell. Remember seeing at least one WC Racer with them outside the shell during last week's races.

How to install a booster strap
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DB wrote:
Remember seeing at least one WC Racer with them outside the shell during last week's races.

Do you remember who that was ? I saw one racer with two booster straps.

All the race boots that I know of have a high enough spine that the booster strap sits above the top of the cuff at the front.
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rjs wrote:
DB wrote:
Remember seeing at least one WC Racer with them outside the shell during last week's races.

Do you remember who that was ? I saw one racer with two booster straps.

All the race boots that I know of have a high enough spine that the booster strap sits above the top of the cuff at the front.


Sorry can't remember who it was but do remember being able to see all the "Booster" which is normally at least partly hidden. Think he had white head boots which narrows it down a little. It could well be he had two pairs of booster straps installed (one over the liner and one over the shell).
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I just searched World Cup Skier, and got multiple examples, such as this one with the Booster over the shell:

Skier Booster


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@PowderAdict, Your picture is a bit too small to see what is going on, the design of all race boots that I know of means that the Booster strap is too high to touch the shell.
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Arno wrote:
@jedster, I thought over the liner but under the shell was the recommended way to set up Booster straps?


Didn't want to suggest that DB had it wrong because I know some people prefer it as he shows it.
But I believe you are right that Booster recommend it under the shell (how I use it).
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@rjs, Picture updated, not sure why the image post was so small as it was 1024x768. The straps defintely appear to be over the shell.
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@PowderAdict, I agree, the straps are not touching the shell just the liner.
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Didn't want to suggest that DB had it wrong because I know some people prefer it as he shows it.
But I believe you are right that Booster recommend it under the shell (how I use it).


I do actually put the Booster strap under the plastic tongue straight onto the liner when skiing, the pics posted earlier are just how I store them.


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rjs wrote:
@PowderAdict, I agree, the straps are not touching the shell just the liner.


I just looked at my alpine boots (Head Raptor 140 flex) and the standard straps also have a flexible section in them. The standard strap does go over the shell slightly but there is a dotted line with "front support tuning" written on it. Probably one for CEM to explain but it looks like a section can be trimmed so that the strap rests directly on the liner without having to tuck it behind anything.



Just assumed that as I could read the "Booster" on the world cup racer then it wasn't tucked behind anything (tongue/shell) and so wouldn't be sitting directly on liner. Can see if the shell is lower this wouldn't be the case.
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@DB, The shell is lower at the front on Nordica race boots, the picture is of a recreational model. I have Booster straps fitted to an older pair so can probably take a picture if anyone cares.

How you have it on your Dynafit boots seems sensible for a cabrio.
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