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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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Don't fucking wait so damned long before sending your shoes in!

Do yourself and your favorite Resoler a big favor. Shoes are EXPENSIVE, resoles aren't real cheap either, and the life of your shoes depend on it!

Keep an eye on the toe area of your shoes where MOST of the shit takes place. BEFORE the rubber wears down to the GLUE LINE (where the sole/SOUL? meets the shoe), or BEFORE the tip of the toe blows through, send/take/bring those fuckers in!

As soon as it blows through (Seems to be when the majority THINKS it's time for a resole), the shoes are in trouble and most likely will not be able to accept as many resoles (If any) had the timing been different.

This has been a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT and my personal opinion.

I do NOT represent any other Resolers.

LOL!





Another pet peeve.

Synthetic shoes, foot stink and BABY POWDER. OMFG! But I'll save that for another RANT later on.

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By David Sahalie
From on the road again
Apr 18, 2013
What is your phone number?

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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This is NOT a post promoting my business, so phone numbers/website info can be gotten elsewhere.

Or just PM...

LOL!

But seriously, I am NOT trying to drum up business here. I am sincerely TRYING to help those out there that seem to think that you get more value for your buck by wearing your shoes down to nothing. It's actually the opposite of course. As explained above.

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By NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Apr 18, 2013
Serious question, How are you suppose to tell if they are ready to be sent in? I don't want to send in shoes that still have 25-50% life still in the rubber.

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By Greg Pouliot
Apr 18, 2013
NorCalNomad wrote:
Serious question, How are you suppose to tell if they are ready to be sent in? I don't want to send in shoes that still have 25-50% life still in the rubber.


Good call. I think it's tough to tell, for me anyway, when it's the perfect time to send them in. I can't tell when the rubber is getting really thin as it quite frankly, looks the same to me until I blow the toe.

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By Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Apr 18, 2013
Flaming Pumpkin
NorCalNomad wrote:
Serious question, How are you suppose to tell if they are ready to be sent in? I don't want to send in shoes that still have 25-50% life still in the rubber.


This is how I do it, so take my opinion for what it is, but if i can move my big toe up and down and see it moving in the rubber quite a bit (judgement call), I usually send it in. Granted, that method may be not be great for thinner rubbers like the 5.10 Teams, but it's worked for me on other shoes.

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By Tanner Wixom
From Grand Junction, CO
Apr 18, 2013
Sending Millennium Falcon
Locker wrote:
Another pet peeve. Synthetic shoes . . .


I'm actually interested to hear a rant about why you don't like synthetic shoes. If it's not too far from the scope of the discussion on this thread, please post about synthetic shoes.

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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"How are you suppose to tell if they are ready to be sent in?"

It's in the original post.

Watch the GLUE LINE where the sole meets the rand (Shoe). When the sole wears down to the GLUE LINE, you should have sent them in a few climbs BEFORE that. Meaning, DON'T wear them down past the glue line. At that point you're into the rand of the shoe.

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By Nate C
From Madison, WI
Apr 18, 2013
Longs Peak looming
Locker wrote:
"How are you suppose to tell if they are ready to be sent in?" It's in the original post. Watch the GLUE LINE where the sole meets the rand (Shoe). When the sole wears down to the GLUE LINE, you should have sent them in a few climbs BEFORE that. Meaning, DON'T wear them down past the glue line. At that point you're into the rand of the shoe.


Right, I'll just go fire up my time machine to go back just before I got to the glue line...

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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Telling when it's going to blow through the top/toe area can be a little more difficult. A lot of the time you can FEEL where there is a weak spot by pressing and feeling around, etc...

MANY other times, it's pretty damned OBVIOUS. It will look THIN and WORN. LOL!

Often by the first or second resole, rands/toe caps are in order. Sooner than later with this issue, is also a good idea.


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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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"Right, I'll just go fire up my time machine to go back just before I got to the glue line..."


To the BACK of the "GLUE LINE" for you!




But what you wrote is way toooooooo often the case. When it's ALREADY HAPPENED!

LOL!

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By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18, 2013
Cleaning up in Jenny Lake.
Locker you should post up some photos where the owner waited too long. Visual examples would be helpful. I know my shoes are starting to get worn but I don't know if they have a few months left in them or a few pitches.

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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"Locker you should post up some photos where the owner waited too long".

I actually thought the same thing and might just do that. Could save some poor suckers from ruining their shoes.

But I am enjoying the GLUE FUMES at the moment, thus haven't the time. But it IS a good idea, and I DO think I will give it a go at some point on this thread.

THANKS!

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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"What are your qualms with baby powder"

Ever INHALE the shit? And if so, EVER inhale it with some fuckers FOOT STINK mixed in?


LMAO!

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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Apr 18, 2013
El Chorro
Haha, I always feel bad for resolers when I see a toe bust through the end of the shoe and the person says "guess it's time for a resole." Little does that person know that their shoes are fucked!

I send my shoes in way before I have to, just because I know it saves me time and money in the long run. One pair of shoes and 4 resoles equals ~$300. 5 pairs of shoes equals ~$500 or more!

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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Apr 18, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on
Is it too early for a resole?
Is it too early for a resole?



Is it too early for a resole?

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By teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Apr 18, 2013
Aiding.
I've got a decent camera and the know-how to use it, Locker, so hit me up if you want help with the digital photos. You are quite the accomplished photog, of course, but Daguerreotypes aren't really the rage any more.

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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^^^

Fucking some FUNNY shit right there!

And you SHOULD be able to get at least 20 more pitches out of them before THROWING them in the GARBAGE!

LOL!








And THANKS Tim!

PS...

"Mark" called and said he'll finally be ready to answer the question, "WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO MARK HAMILL?"

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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Apr 18, 2013
modern man
cant the mods do anything about this abuse of the american language????

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 18, 2013
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PEGGY LIPTON

Talk about a crush as a teen.

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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Apr 18, 2013
modern man
Locker wrote:
PEGGY LIPTON Talk about a crush as a teen.


peggy has a sweeeeet fro bro

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By flynn
Apr 18, 2013
John, re stink: super-thin wool socks, rotated and washed on a regular basis. Wool has its own anti-reek properties, unlike cotton or (worst) polypro a.k.a. plastic.

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By Bill Czajkowski
From Albuquerque, NM
Apr 18, 2013
Triple Jeopardy starting from 1/3 of the way up.  No good pro except at this stance and after the upcoming slab.
Locker wrote:
As soon as it blows through (Seems to be when the majority THINKS it's time for a resole), the shoes are in trouble and most likely will not be able to accept as many resoles (If any) had the timing been different.


Why not?

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By skinny legs and all
From Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Apr 18, 2013
Right Pile, Big Cottonwood Canyon, summer 2008.
Yowsah Peggy Lipton!

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 19, 2013
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"Why not?".

Pretty simple.

Because they're FUCKED UP.

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By Bill Shubert
Apr 19, 2013
Me on Kamakaze 5.10a (Ozone)
Since this seems to be a resole advice/Peggy Lipton thread...I was thinking of getting my shoes resoled, but then I noticed that the eyelet for the laces was tearing through the leather pretty bad and I figured they weren't going to last much longer anyway, even with new rubber. Right call? Or can that be fixed?

(By now the rubber is completely gone on the toes of both shoes, so it's probably too late anyway. Just wondering though. And I was too young for the mod squad but remember her well from Twin Peaks.)

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