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Old 09-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Ski boot dryers

Ok snow fans, quick question fer ya.

Seeing that SMB's are a great way to enjoy skiing (riding) & camping, what are you folks doing to dry your boots after a day of pow, corn or cord.

I see many 120/12 volt boot dryers, & we all know that we really don't want to heat up that liner, (just Stink up ) and blow dry with mild heat. My liners hate to be removed & even fight me to go back in, so boot drying is key. Hook'n up to shore power or something is great, but if your boondock'n it, runnning a dryer for hours seems like a real dreadful way to use your juice.


http://www.reliableracing.com/detail.cfm?edp=11304078

Do you guys/gals use something like this or use the house dryers at a resort or nothing when doing the backcountry.

If i got you thinking about sliding (n. america folks) Good ! Ya, my brother just got back from Chile, but I got more MTB in while he was gone
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: Ski boot dryers

I often use crumpled up newspaper in place of a bootdryer. The dry paper is fairly effective at absorbing moisture and odor. If my boots or gloves are pretty wet I'll swap out the newspaper after a few hours.

I hate wet gear so I try to change out of my boots and gloves if I'm going to apres or whatever.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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Ski boot dryers

I don't use boot dryers, but it really helps if you can remove the liners from the shells, and the insoles from the liners. Fairly easy with my tele boots, but I know DH boots can be a pain.

Also, if sweaty feet is your problem, try rubbing antiperspirant on them. I've done this a few times when it's really cold & I don't want to risk moisture in my boots.

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Re: Ski boot dryers

We don't travel with penthouse bed
In it's place we use metal grid wall racks
Used for store displays
Boots liners gloves hats all go
Up on the drying rack
Ready in the morning
For more pow...
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Re: Ski boot dryers

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We don't travel with penthouse bed
In it's place we use metal grid wall racks
Used for store displays
Boots liners gloves hats all go
Up on the drying rack
Ready in the morning
For more pow...

You mean, you have a PH top, but instead of a bed you put gridwall panels, so you have vented drying overhead? Interesting....
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #6
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Re: Ski boot dryers

we use a cargo net from the back of my lexus

mounted w/ 4 eye bolts to roof of Wilson

works great for light loose objects, rain gear etc

would not hold boots

BUT, in my 68 VW that I lived in for years in a ski resort....

I mounted bindings to the roof, and put the boots up overnight

heat rises ya know......

my two satang
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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Re: Ski boot dryers

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...BUT, in my 68 VW that I lived in for years in a ski resort.... I mounted bindings to the roof, and put the boots up overnight heat rises ya know...... my two satang
Blahaha...I've used Neckties, Chains, Duct Tape, Ropes, Webbing & String etc. to hang shells & liners, but burnt-out Binders ? can't believe after all these years, I've missed that one.

...I can see cabins, cribs & Rigs all over the World with boots hanging from old binders...shops, dens, kitchens, bathrooms, livingooms...frigg'n lov it!

Now to grab the sawzall & cut up some old skis. Figure 6" of Ski overhang (toe/heel) should do just fine for mounting points...Think I'll practice on a closet ceiling, though, eh.

Thanx, any pics?

VW Tele & dParkwy: Ya, wet feet = the big freeze. I always have boot sweat. I like the idea of newspaper to draw out moisture and a little pre antiperspirant - two ideas that will be tested. My Current (?) dh boots have custom liners w/custom footbeds...talk about getting beaten up hands. "Are your feet bleeding, man?" ... "Naw, thats just knuckle blood"
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Re: Ski boot dryers

Dryer sheets and newspaper work wonders and keep your boots from stinking you out.
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