I posted this in the wrong forum (HIKING) but could not find a way to delete it in that forum...hopefully a moderator will remove the other post.
I am on my third year using these...winter and summer (rain/mud). I have noticed more and more often this year they are starting to slip off my heels. Today, going down hill they kept coming off. I finally just started carrying them in my hand as I desended. I got a good look at them and I think what has happened is that the center bar/plate, the one that has the adjustment holes for shoe length, has stretched and no longer fits. I was thinking that I could remove these bars and hammer the bent end back into place using a vice. It also looks like I need to add a hole to shorten them just a little to fit m shoes a little better...I am on the last hole.
Does anyone know if Kahtoola sells these bars? I guess I should contact AMS in Los anchorage to see if they have any suggestions...they sold them to me in the first place and I use to love them when they stayed on my feet. Any other recommendations to repair these are appreciated. I even thought about taking the heel bars off my 6 point crampons and place them on these...just an idea...I hate them slipping off when I am walking down hill.
Thanks for any advice!