– When you obtain the cuff alignment fasteners, get two sets and keep one set in your repair kit in case your install comes lose in the field and you loose parts. By the same token, be sure you’ve got the tools in your repair kit to tighten the cuff fastener.
– We’re not sure how will stocked Scarpa is with their cuff rivets, nor how willing they are to part with them. If you have trouble with sourcing, another way to get cuff alignment parts is from dumpster boots.
– Practice the melt-bedding of the internal fastener on junk parts or boots.
– Know this project has a WildSnow wrench level of about 8 on scale of 1-10. You’ll need a well equipped shop as well as well developed hand-skills.
– See our previous post about doing this same project on a pair of Garmont Masterlite backcountry skiing boots.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.