Pros: Perfomance fit, comfortable, simple, CS fit
Cons: low volume instep
I got these after going through a myriad of options. I wanted a stiffer boot than my Agent 110's. The Ghost while being a lower volume boot has the ability to fit a wider forefoot due to Salomons custom shell system that uses panels in the boot of a softer more moldable plastic. These panels are mated with a stiffer PU shell based on Salomons world cup design.
The liner is moldable, and well cushioned in the ankle area, while being a little bit thinner and more performance fit oriented in the lower. Yet still comfortable. The liner also has a pull string lacing system that snugs up very nicely adding to heel hold.
other features include a very robust, semi stiff power strap. At this point I am not sure if I will replace with a power strap.
The fit of this boot IS more performance oriented. I had to visit the fitter 2 times to get the width sorted out, and the low volume fit in the instep was solved by adding a SOLE thin foot bed, and wearing Smart Wool liner socks. I'm still in debate if I like the SOLE. My other option will to be shaving the boot board down.
As far as skiing goes. The Ghost has a nice progressive flex, but is stiff enough so that I don't feel like i'm overpowering the boot. Heel hold is fantastic. This has always been problem for me.
The 2 buckle system is great. I love the simplicity of it.
I am generally really happy with this boot.
Some things of note. The single buckle lower uses rivets in the softer CS material, on my second fitting the rivets popped out of the CS material. My fitter replace all the rivets on both boots with some cool looking brass screws with wider heads and washers.
Also the CS fitting goes smoother when there is some ice water to immediately cool the boots. We wrapped my boots in plastic, and then stood in ice water for 5 minutes to set the fit.