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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Now that the 98mm shell is gone, which makes the most sense for those that used that shell? I am in the 98mm Banshee and the width is fine (albeit with a bit of a punch/grind halfway down the outside edge of each shell to relieve some pressure on that pointy bone there.

The shell choices now are 97mm and 100mm. I assume 97 could work with some manipulation but is the 100mm just wider in the toe box (which might make my toes happier). Also, is that seam on the roof of the toes box still there- I needed that ground off too.

Thanks
post #2 of 8

can you try them on and see how they fit you?  if not order the 97mm, as boots can be made bigger as needed

post #3 of 8
I would go with the 97mm it can be made bigger as Dave has said, it is a completely new shell so no seem in the top of the toe box (not that I have found a problem with anyway)
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

 thanks so much - the seam was really a problem for me - I was pinned in the 9 anyway and my first knuckle from my foot on the toe next to my big toe (longest) was rubbing it badly.  I now have a "knot" on it a year later. 

 

Related question and thread drift - how wold I know if a boot was too soft? I know the #'s are subjective and each person has their own preference but how would that manifest itself on the hill? 

post #5 of 8

too stiff = feels like you flex a small amount, but have a hard time reacting to changes in terrain, (or can't get over top of your skis)

 

too stiff = knees are WAY over your toes, and you can just stay in that possition.  No rebound from the skis.

 

 

I'm sure someone else has a better way to put this.

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

^ Thanks

 

Last question - my calf muscle is high on my lower leg -> so its (leg) narrow at the boot cuff.  I was wondering is it better (flex performance) to be on the last ladder of the buckle or move then in to the more inboard position and be at the beginning/middle?  My guess is its a push - but I am wrong a lot.

post #7 of 8

no differance, as long as the pressure feels the same on the leg.   more of an OCD issue then a boot fit issue.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

more of an OCD issue then a boot fit issue.


^ Lots of that w/ me on certain things- thanks Dave.

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