when I blew out a boot hinge rivet [in GOS, unbeknownst to me, I just started skiing really sloppy ] I temporarily threaded some 8 mil cord in, and knotted it on both sides. That got me through two days at Bolton. Then, I took them to Inner Bootworks near Stowe, and they replaced the rivet in a jiffy. Nice folk there.
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