Asolo AFS 101 Boot Fail - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2015   #1
Scappoose, Confusion
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Asolo AFS 101 Boot Fail

Took my 101s up on Rainier a couple weeks ago, long story short- the soles of both boots came off while descending the Muir snowfield (within a half mile), Asolo first said it was DRY ROT! When I asked them which part of the boots were wooden, they changed the story to Electrolysis... I've always associated electrolysis with metal objects moving through salt water, so that was the final straw- no more talking with the PR/cover up people at Asolo. If these had failed on the steeps it most likely would have ended up with two fatalities, we were lucky- I wonder how many accidents have happened with these boots? It's sad, cuz they used to be my go to winter mountaineering boots and I've always taken great care of them. Let me know if you've ever had a similar experience. Be safe- BrainO

Drugs and Alchohol- they aren't for everyone, but they've always been good for me- Hunter S Thompson
BrainO is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lochsa Megaloads - Fail part deux lhowemt Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics 1 09-14-2013 11:39 AM
Lava Falls ledge hole Double Disaster epic carnage fail TR !!!!!! rg5hole Whitewater Kayaking 123 12-27-2011 11:14 PM
Holy Massive Avy Awareness Fail El Flaco Winter Buzz 14 04-03-2010 09:43 PM
Rescue Fail mania Whitewater Kayaking 3 07-09-2009 10:18 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.