I am a 63 year old 6' 2'' , 250lb recreational skier in the twilight of his skiing days. I usually stay on groomed runs nowadays although I can get down most things. I like skiing at speed on wide pistes making sweeping GS style turns.
I had devoutly hoped that my beloved Salomon SX 90 Equipes size 360 bought when I skied much harder on 215 GS style skis [ Autiers ] would see me out but the plastic outer shell on one boot broke a couple of weeks ago. Also I can see that some of the other plastic parts are degraded.
Nowadays I prefer 190 to to 200 skis with moderate side cuts as I find the 180 length carvers to be too twitchy. My current favorite skis are a pair Atomic Beta Carve 10 22s.
I have tried a couple of modern overlap 4 clip boots and find them very difficult to get into and do up and even when the boots are clipped up as hard as I can manage they are clearly allowing more movement than my old boots did.
I can see that it would be prop ably pointless to buy another pair of used SX 90s as the plastic would also be degraded by time.
If I go looking for a pair of Salomon SX 92 Equipes will I be at high risk of having the plastic failure problem again. [ Say in the next 3 - 5 years ]
Will the 92 Equipes be much different in feel from the 90 Equipes. I can see that they are cosmetically quite different but it looks like the basic design is the same.
From memory Salomon made a range of rear entry boots with the SX 90 Equipes being at the top of the range in terms of stiffness. Was there much difference between the SX 90 Equipe and the lower numbers.
Is there any other manufacturers similar rear entry boot that I should look at.