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    Durable Headshok Boot?

    The Headshok is such a nice piece of engineering, too bad it is cheese-a-fied by the easy to rip rubber boot and zipties.
    Its seems that by now a better solution, like a kevlar impregnated or some other sturdy, flexable material boot and reusable clamps, would have been made. There are all kinds of materials out there that I'm sure would work better.
    I would try to do it but haven't the slightest idea how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGrr
    The Headshok is such a nice piece of engineering, too bad it is cheese-a-fied by the easy to rip rubber boot and zipties.
    Its seems that by now a better solution, like a kevlar impregnated or some other sturdy, flexable material boot and reusable clamps, would have been made. There are all kinds of materials out there that I'm sure would work better.
    I would try to do it but haven't the slightest idea how.
    Well, do some research and you'll find that the latest Headshok's and lefty's do have "re-usable clamps".
    I think if a regular rubber boot is sufficient enough for high tech military equipment and such it should be durable enough for "normal" trail use/conditions any day....
    Do you have issue with your ripping or tearing constantly?
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    I've ripped two, probably via thorny vines. Do you think a dealer might have some clamps? I'll check on it when I pickup a new boot. Thanks for the info about the clamps.

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    If you buy a boot that was made in the last year or so, they come with the clamps. Older ones came with the zip ties.

    Me? Never too much of an issue with tearing. You must have some mean a$$ed bushes where you live!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGrr
    I've ripped two, probably via thorny vines. Do you think a dealer might have some clamps? I'll check on it when I pickup a new boot. Thanks for the info about the clamps.
    What Mendon said....If you buy a new style boot it should come with the clamps.....Unfortunately there is no cure from keeping the thorns ripping the boot...
    If you keep tearing the boot because you're running into thorny bushes I can't even imagine what your limps might look like....
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    The thorns in southern NM are hell on the boots. I used sealant on the holes they produced until it got too bad.

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    Its the damn greenbriar vines. On trails that are not often used they tend to take over. When I go on exploratory rides is when the boot tends to get the holes. I had somebody recommend wrapping a neoprene beer cozy around the boot for protection, haven't tried that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGrr
    I had somebody recommend wrapping a neoprene beer cozy around the boot for protection, haven't tried that yet.
    It's all about the creative solution that solves your individual problem. I like that one, just make sure to check the boot from time to time, since it might bind up due to being constrained in a way it hadn't be before.
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