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Full Tilt boots

post #1 of 11
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Anyone skiing on these? I had a pair of the original Raichle boots years ago and liked them. How do the new Full Tilt work with the new early rise or rocker skis? I see that they are still somewhat narrow for my old feet. Can they be stretched to accomodate bunions?

post #2 of 11

If the fit and flex pattern work for you, they work great with newer skis.  I would say that if you liked them before, you will like them more now with the moldable liner, etc.  Same molds, same basic fit, but newer materials.  And yes, fully shape-able by a good bootfitter.  One of the great things about these and the Dalbello Kryptons is the adjustability of stance, laterally as well as fore and aft.

post #3 of 11

I ski in the Full Tilt Konflicts.  One fully season in the books in these.  They are better than advertised IF they fit your feet.  The flex is buttery smooth but not noodley.  After skiing in Langes for years, I thought I might feel that these would be slower laterally, but they don't seem to be.  They are super light and super WARM which was a huge added bonus for me b/c my feet always used to be cold.  These are fantastic boots!

post #4 of 11

I like my Full Tilts. I got the soft yellow "bumblebee" version a couple years ago.  They are light, responsive and reasonably comfortable. The flex is smooth and balanced and comfortable in bumps and powder. I don't race much.

 

I hate the clips.

 

The Intuition liners do pack out after a few days but a bit of shimming makes the fit nice again. I have not heat molded them as I share the boots with my boys sometimes and I have weird feet. The boys used them first and packed them out so they were quite comfortable. The first day of the season is painful as the liners rebound but for my wide front foot and narrow heel, the fit is better than most other boots for me.

 

When my feet get sore I switch to soft Langes which I punched out radically and slit the liners. Blisters and hotspots are inevitable on these. Or I go out on old Raichle rear entry boots which are fun and reasonable performers. The Full Tilts are the first string boots.

 

Eric

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I hate the clips.

 

The Intuition liners do pack out after a few days but a bit of shimming makes the fit nice again. I have not heat molded them as I share the boots with my boys sometimes and I have weird feet. The boys used them first and packed them out so they were quite comfortable. The first day of the season is painful as the liners rebound but for my wide front foot and narrow heel, the fit is better than most other boots for me.

 


Here's a trick for getting the cable back on the plastic lip when you adjust it for length.  Take a cord zipper pull off of the zipper from an old jacket you don't use...the kind that loops through itself...and loop it around the cable.  When you need to get the cable over the plastic lip, you can slide the zipper pull around it and it goes right in.  I tried to get the FT guys to put these on there stock when they first were showing them at SIA, apparently to no avail.

 

As for the intuitions....cook them....really.  Your sons won't care but you really will.

 

post #6 of 11

Thanks for checking us out and coming back to the 3 piece design! Yes the boots can be stretched and worked on. We'd suggest not grinding as they are thin plastic (a reason why they're so light). The other question of the boots working for rocker/different camber skis, they're actually quite optimal because of the low ramp angle and soft flex. Gone are the days of having to flex a stiff boot to drive the tip of a long, stiff, straight ski to make a turn. With rocker skis its a more loose/neutral stance. Hope this helps! 

post #7 of 11

Thanks Lemming. Good trick for getting the bales on and off. But I still hate the clips.They always micro adjust to the wrong spot and cannot be reasonably backed off. There are lots of better clip designs out there.

 

I should cook the Intuitions. Can they be cooked more than once? My waterski Intuitions that had been repeatedly cooked (for a different foot) were stiffer and less comfortable than my old Vans snowboard liner. The Vans liners are getting old and I haven't seen any for a couple years. I know, I should cook the old waterski Intuitions to really try them - and practice for the Full Tilt liners.A buddy forgot his liner in the oven and burned it up - I don't want to do that!

 

While the boots aren't ultra stiff, the flex characteristics are fantastic. The boots let me feather the skis or really set an edge. Great results!

 

Eric

post #8 of 11

Full Tilt, you betcha.    I skied 8 years in my Raichle Flexons (the predecessor to Full Tilts) until the heat moldable liner (almost identical to the Intuitions) was packed out.   Then I merely bought new Intuition liners and put another 6 years on the boots.

 

What finally wore out was the top surface of the toe lug-- it eventually became slightly bevelled.  I finally noticed that the bevelling made a difference when I had a few UPWARD releases from my Salomon driver toe pieces.  (And increasing the forward pressure got me through the end of the season.)

 

So it's time for another pair, albeit with a name change to Full Tilt.

 

And why wouldn't I?  Perfect fit, great flex, they're warm, and they're surely the lightest boot since Scotts.

 

 

 

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post #9 of 11

Full Tilt - with very narrow feet and bow legs I was excited to find these well reviewed narrow boots - However with my bow legs some grinding is needed to overcome my structural probs. Stll want the option of using/renting other skis so the only mods can be on the boot - I guess Full Till is out of the running?

 

cheers

post #10 of 11

I swapped out the #6 tongue last year for a #8. This changed the whole character of the boot.  The flex is still there but the power to the ski is greatly increased.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by datatrader View Post

Full Tilt - with very narrow feet and bow legs I was excited to find these well reviewed narrow boots - However with my bow legs some grinding is needed to overcome my structural probs. Stll want the option of using/renting other skis so the only mods can be on the boot - I guess Full Till is out of the running?

 

cheers

 

Full Tilt may still be in the running.  Every Full Tilt has some shaft alignment that can be done by switching out some inserts.  If that does not do it, a well trained ski bootfitter can plane the soles to get the right correction.  If I recall correctly, Full Tilt uses solid lugged soles rather than replaceable soles.

 

D.

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