Installing Skimo Straps on a Scarpa F1
Step 1: Remove your old power straps
The Scarpa F1 power straps are held on with a plastic clip. Twist the clip 90 degrees to remove it from the boot. Spread the clip open slightly with your fingers and pull on the strap to remove it.
Fold the strap lengthwise at the point you marked in Step 2. With a sharp pair of scissors, snip a small hole in the strap. Use a pointy object like a pen or screw driver to enlarge the hole.
Pro Tip - Melting a hole into the strap with a soldering iron is a quick and clean alternative. Be careful not to create too large of a hole, or burn yourself.
On the Scarpa F1 you'll be using the blue plastic washers included with your Skimo Straps. Enlarge the hole in your strap so the small lip on the washer can fit through. It's helpful to clean up any frayed threads that might be in the way.
Step 4: Mount 'em
Pass the end of the Skimo Strap through the plastic clip. Insert the blue plastic washer into the hole you created so it's on the outside of the strap as shown below.
Slide the strap and washer inside the plastic clip until you feel it snap into place. Spreading the clip open slightly with your fingers can be helpful.
Note: The stock straps on the Scarpa F1 have additional holes on each side that engage with small pins on the boot cuff. You may choose to add some small holes in your Skimo Straps to engage with these pins, but we think it's unnecessary.
Reinstall the plastic clip and strap onto your boot, and you're done!
You may prefer to trim down your Skimo Strap to a shorter length. Measure twice, cut once! Lightly melting the end of the strap is recommended to prevent fraying.