Just brought my new Line blends and rossi axial2 140 bindings in to my local ski shop to get them mounted up. I've been stoked all week to get them back. Unfortunately, the shop just called me and told me that the toe pieces on my boots are so worn out that they won't work. They straight up told me that I need new boots. The boots are Lange Blaster Pro's and I bought them only a couple years ago from that same shop. They cost me about $400 bucks. Anyone ever have this happen to them? What could cause boots to wear so easily and should I get a second opinion? I'm away at college so I can't see them myself.
If you've used them before and trust them, listen to what they say. If they are correct and you go somewhere else and get them mounted to those boots you could be risking a big injury for releasing at the wrong time
This is very common in ski boots. When walking around in them the toe and heel wear out. For legality and indemnity reasons, a certified technician is not allowed to adjust or mount a binding with a ski boot that has worn out toe and heels. There's a great risk of injury because the boot won't sit properly in the bindings. Most boots however have a solution. U can easily replace to and heel pieces as long they are actually removable. They may have to order in a few parts that could cost money but it shouldn't be in anyway expensive ($30-$50 at most). Best bet is to talk to the shop and see if there's an alternative.
if i recall correctly, the blaster pros have replaceable souls... so look into doing that... if that isn't the case then pick up a new pair of boots, it is due to a worn down boot not releasing properly from the binding and is a liability issue for the shop... it is a ridiculously common problem and why many boot manufacturers make replaceable soled boots.
i definitely scope out the situation, it's not like i hit the lights and swing my cock around until i strike something warm, i'm not a fucking oil prospector... -drew
alternatively, look at the boots in the store and strategically apply layers of duct tape to the bottom of the boot till the profiles match. Tends to pull through for a season if you minimize walking on anything but snow
I would also not recommend you do this... Your knees and other joints are way more expensive to replace than a set of boots. I'm all about DIY fixes for certain things, but when it comes to safety equipment don't take any unnecessary chances. Even your parents will understand that.