Best way to dispose old ski boots?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by emkae, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. emkae

    emkae One of Us
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 1998
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    487
    Doing a bit of a tidy up and found my old boots. Now ~20 years old or so and with the plastic cracking up, of no use to anyone

    Just bin them? I doubt if they would be recyclable
     
  2. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    11,349
    Likes Received:
    1,200
    'The Powers That Be' are always telling us ordinary people to recycle or re-purpose things, so...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons obderhtiks
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,331
    Likes Received:
    3,456
  4. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us
    Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    1,451
    Whoa! One of my ski buddies has boots that are 39 years old. We are trying to convince her that the newer boots will be better for her skiing. A pair of boots only 20 years old would seem very modern to her, so perhaps I should give her a call???
     
    Sadie and MickM like this.
  5. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    39,134
    Likes Received:
    6,842
  6. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,104
    Likes Received:
    34,670
    Good question, I have to do the same, I broke a boot last week in Italy.

    Fortunately a Tecnica senior manager was at the ski test and ordered a replacement for me. I'm still using my old liners as I CBF heat moulding and going through the break-in process over here, I'll do it at home in crap snow and when I'm paying $20/day to ski.

    Not sure what the go is about recycling etc? Maybe I should sell them for $20 as I did have a repair done so they could get through the test. Means that I have touring boots with one boot that doesn't go in to walk mode though!
     
  7. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    26,293
    Likes Received:
    19,363
    This is how they make moguls.
     
    sly_karma and Bogong like this.
  8. hipo

    hipo One of Us
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,339
    Likes Received:
    2,936
    Is that an aldi sale?
     
  9. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    19,439
    Likes Received:
    8,102
    My BIL had this problem. His solution was to walk around Whistler village with pieces crumbling off as he walked; i.e., slow discreet dispersal of plastics in a high-value environment so as not to lower property values and create NIMBY conflict.
     
  10. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski.....
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2000
    Messages:
    4,009
    Likes Received:
    207
    [​IMG]
    Gold in them hills.
    Ask 50 dollars for pair of recovered SX90 heel pieces.
     
    sly_karma likes this.