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Fischer Vacuum vs traditional boot with experienced bootfitter

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My equipment got jacked last week, so I'm in the need for new boots.  I plan on getting a custom footbed again, though I'm torn on whether to go with a traditional boot, like the Lange RX130, or go with the Fischer Vacuum's.  The Fischer's don't seem to have much on-mountain results yet since they came out so late in the season last year, so I'm a bit torn.  And they will probably run me an additional $200-300 or so over a traditional boot.  Does a Fischer vacuum boot outperform a traditional boot fitted by an experienced bootfitter, both having a custom footbed and possibly a different liner?  Is it worth the additional cost?

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Boot guys???

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personally i have seen the process done but not had a pair done so can't comment on if it is better, i know i am not going to re train as a IT consultant quite yet though

 

i guess it really depends on your foot and the sill of the boot fitter you are working with, if average boot fitter then the vac boot is a good safe option if good boot fitter ????? 

all depends on your foot the selected shell and the fitters skills

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I have not used any of the fischer boots yet.   Our store doesn't sell them, and I have not worked aftermarket on them

 

I think it is a good idea, and can help people out, but it more depends on the boot fitter, and feedback from the customer.   If either "dont work" it will be even easier to screw things up as the boot is SO adjustable.   I hope fischer picked stores wisely.  

 

I would look for good stores, and if they sell fischer, great, if not the staff are the key.

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We do sell the Fischer vacuum boot. The fit as with any other boot depends on the experienced bootfitter. The Fischer vacuum system is in most shops that have a lot of experience fitting boots.  Any boot could work for you Vacuum or non it depends on how well the bootfitter evaluated your needs and selected the proper fit. Their are plenty of great bootfitters that can help you make your decision.  If the boot fitter selected the proper fit for you any boot should perform well. God luck.

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Thanks for the feedback.  We've got a few really good boot fitters around here, particularly Larry Houchen and Lee Kinney.  Lee sells the Fischer Vacuums, while Larry does not.  I think Vacuum or not, I will still get a good boot going to either guy.

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