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2013 Fischer SOMA Vacuum RC4 130 Reviews

Positive Reviews

PALEACE

Fantastic - yet disappointing quality

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Pros: Absolutely fantastic to ski - has boosted my skiing skills by a level, Perfect for bow legged skiers

Cons: The plastic has started to frail, buckles feel cheap, not 100% fit at the first vaccum mold

About Me: Skills: Ski instructor level, love hard ice packed slopes at race speed Physics: 73 kg, 180cm (6 foot), narrow ankles, extremely bowlegged (curved lower leg) Age: 43   Testing time: 3 weeks in the boot   Pros: Don't know what exactly makes the boot tick, but for me I guess it is a combi of: 1. The cuff of the boot now follow my curved lower leg perfectly, which makes my stance on the ski so much better 2. The soma tec stance also makes a big difference as I can now with less effort and swifter more actively turn my skis which has given me a fantastic sensation.    Cons: The plastic seems to be too soft in the areas where there's...
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Negative Reviews

joejoejoe

The 130 is more like 100-110

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Pros: Fit/moldable

Cons: Flex is softer than expected

I am currently skiing Atomic 130 race boot with molded Intuition liners.  I was hoping that the Fischer would give me an even closer fit since the outer shell is moldable.  The flex on the Atomics is MUCH softer than my Atomic boots - maybe 100-110 in my opinion, although I have not skied them so they might stiffen up a bit in the cold.  I spoke with a Fischer retailer, and he says that the Fischer rep recommends finding a 150 flex if I wanted a true 130.  I decided not to mold them or use them, and will stay with the Atomics for now and try to sell these.

More Reviews

msprace

Best Fitting Boot I've Ever Had

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Pros: Unreal Fit, my fitter will dial it in more at no charge throughout the 1st year

Cons: More money than other boots I considered

I've been skiing in Head or Rossignol boots for more than 20 years, depending on the sponsorship deal that got worked out.  I always spent an additional $100 to $200 after getting my boots fitted and worked out for me.  The fit of this boot is amazing, where I am used to voids, there are none.  I really feel that wearing this boot is going to give me more control than any boot I have ever worn.  It really feels as if the boots are part of me, when I have them on.   At the USSA Alpine National Coaches Academy at Copper the other week: Unreal performance, I have much more control on the snow, comfort is great, I could be in these all day long. Weather was...
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