Walking mech broke after 10 days
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Pro: These are light boots and a good compromise between stiffness and weight.
Cons: Boot failed after 10 days of use in the backcountry, i am now more than 3 weeks without a touring boot
After 10 days of use, i went on a ski tour - the pin of the walking mechanism fell out and the aluminum rod slid out - the boot is now unfunctional and my tour / holiday ruined as i could not skitour any more
Back in the USA I contacted Nordica to get the mechanism repaired; turns out that my local shop as well as other shops in the area are unable to repair the boot,
A specific tool is required. I was left with the option to get new boots ( still the same problematic walking mechanism ) - and i have to go through the full fitting process again - which is far from ideal as fitting new ski boots is a very painful process.
i give this boot 1 star as it failed during normal use, plus i ended up not having a touring boot for more than 3 weeks. Their rep mentioned that other customers had he same issue with this boot, and itâs a known issue - so i recommend to wait until they reengineered the walking mechanism. Also i hope that Nordica will step up their product quality assurance so this does not happen to other future boots/customers
I had the same thing happen! Darn. What was your solution?
I got these at the end of last season and scared this might happen as well and haven't put any days on it. I have a resort trip planned, with no real plans for BC, but want to be proactive. Is there any way to repair/ prevent ahead of time?