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Urgent Ski Boot Problem - Bootfitters, Can you help?!

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
I wonder if anyone can help please?!

We're out in Vorarlberg, Austria at the moment and staying in a very remote place with no ski shop infrastructure. My wife has a problem with one of her ski boots, and we can't get it looked at until Saturday when we get to St Anton and visit Jennewein who I'm sure will be able to sort it (or sell us some new ones!).

The boots are 3 year old Garmont Azula 110mm flex Freeride boots (since bought out by Scott I believe). The issue is that the right boot won't click into "ski" mode and she's saying she's having to ski in "walk" mode, it definitely isn't clicking like the left boot.....any ideas if there's anything I can do to see what's going on?

Also if the "inevitable" happens and we need to buy her some new boots, any recommendations for a replacement Freeride boot? No time or facilities to research properly whilst away.....She has a narrow slender foot shape and is quite an aggresive skier, using a Marker F10 touring binding. We'd likely have access to all makes in St Anton but could do with some ideas/ advice what to be looking at.....

All help welcomed!!
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Leave both boots in walk mode, it's a great opportunity to work on technique.
Hope you sort it and have fun.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Looking at pictures of the boot, it appears to have a metal rod/plate that is then locked/clamped by the walk mode switch. If you cannot see any external mechanical issues, or internal,by removing the liner, an you cannot see anything stuck in the mechanism (grit, stones etc), then you may have to bodge a temp repair. If you access to any zip ties, you could wrap as many a possible to the exposed metal plate, to prevent it moving as freely.
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Thanks for replies, no obvious visible issues, trip to Jennewein on the horizon!
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