Full Tilt FT Middle Buckle

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Full Tilt BootsFT Middle Buckle
 
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1.0

Over-complicated and Under-dimensioned

By Fredrik

from Oslo, Norway

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Buckles Easily

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Downhill

Comments about Full Tilt Boots FT Middle Buckle:

I bought the Bumble Bee boots 2 years ago, and I really love them. A lot of things are nearly perfect on these boots. Light weight and great fit and flex. The boot has smarter solution to flexure than all other boots on the market.
The only problem is the buckles:

I do offpiste skiing and I tighten my buckles firmly.
I weigh only 59 kilos so my weight can not have strained them. Anyways, This buckle failed after only 20 days use.
I was astonished when I unscrewed it and looked closely at the design and what had happened;

The buckle had failed at 3 places because of metal fatigue and wear.

1) The little metal plates inside holding the axis in place were fatigue cracked.
2) The axis was bent
3) The toothed metal plate was worn out, the teeth had been deformed.
I am a designer by profession, and I can tell you this is a bad design in the first place. Aside from being under dimensioned, the thing simply has unneccessarily many moving parts that are subject to point and shear stress.

A normal ladder is much more robust..
Please change, this is an old relic from the flexon-comps. Doesn't do the job for offpisters who need a tight bootfit.

Best,
Fredrik

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