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Hi, I tried on the Nordica Fire Arrow f3 and found it to fit quite well, I have heard that Dalbellos have a similiar feel, does anyone know of a boot that Dabello makes that would be similiar in fit and flex to that of the Fire Arrow F3's

Thanks

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If you struck oil, why are you still drilling? 

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Clays and asphaltenes reacted with formation water and clogged the rock pores, so she's doing a bit of well workover?

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I own Dalbellos, from what I've read about Firearrows (plan to try on a pair this week), not a similar fit. Dalbellos tend to have small toe box and lower volume forefoot area, have one basic higher end last: 98 width. Firearrows are all 100 mm, appear to be higher volume in forefoot/toe. If you liked the F3, doubt you'd also find a equivalent Dalbello fit the same, although you may still like it in other ways. Both will share that cabrio forward flex feel, although Firearrows claim to have a more progressive flex, while I find Dalbellos very linear. 

 

All that said, you can make most boots fit decently with some grinding and punching. And I think the Intuition liner that comes with many Dalbellos and Full Tilts (assume it could be used after-market in Nordicas) is superb. Leaves any other liner crying at the curb. OTOH, Sierra Jim and Bud Heishman, whom I respect, seem to reserve particular spleen for the Firearrow series. I think some of this revolves around the boot bed, which apparently is tough to alter, and alleged problems with shell lateral stiffness (I cannot make sense out of the argument here, given any 3 piece design's side support, but I cannot make sense out of many simple daily tasks, so...)

 


Edited by beyond - 10/21/11 at 7:30am
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Has anyone on here skied these boots yet, as thinking about purchasing a pair after trying on yesterday, seemed to be a great fit for my foot,. The main reason I didn't purchase the shop only had the F3 in my size and is waiting for the distributor, to confirm  if there are any 29.5 in a F2 or F1 available. But after reading reading some of the boot fitters comments on here about the boots, I am not so sure about them, so would like to get the opinion of some one who has actually skied the boots and there thoughts on stiffness, feel etc, not so concerned about personal opinion on fit as that is different for every one. And also how they feel compared to a conventional boot. thanks

 

 

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Hi, ski100.  I bought the F1 boot in November and have 15 days on them so far.  I'll be skiing 80+ days this season.  My bootfitter (Earl @ Sport Loft in SLC, UT) had me try on several boots and I liked the F1 the best.  (I'm female, btw.)  Earl made some minor mods for me and custom orthotics and I had Hotronics installed.  I believe the boot has noticeably improved my skiing.  I'm able to translate small foot movements to my skis with little effort.  I wondered if they'd be too stiff for me as I'm not particularly aggressive and I'm lightweight (118 lbs) but they aren't.  I really love them.

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Hi, I tried on the Nordica Fire Arrow f3 and found it to fit quite well, I have heard that Dalbellos have a similiar feel, does anyone know of a boot that Dabello makes that would be similiar in fit and flex to that of the Fire Arrow F3's

Thanks



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SJ

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Hi, I tried on the Nordica Fire Arrow f3 and found it to fit quite well, I have heard that Dalbellos have a similiar feel, does anyone know of a boot that Dabello makes that would be similiar in fit and flex to that of the Fire Arrow F3's

Thanks


Since my last post, I tried on Firearrows. Very different fit from Dalbellos. Forefoot was great, but odd heel/ankle area that was narrow on the bottom but loose/higher volume around the ankle, where you need snugness. They also don't flex like a three piece, but like a overlap. 

 

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Hi I am back,

 I did buy a pair of boots, I tried both the fire arrows and the dalbellos side by side, I found the dalbello's to fit much more snug, so I bought a pair of thick footbeds off the shelf and inserted them in my boots to replace the factory ones, they fit so well!. I ended up buying the Dalbello Krypton Cross, last years model. I agree with the comments above on how the dabellos are for smaller volume feet (which I have). I think that I originally liked the fire arrows was because the last time I tried on boots I tried on so many and they all felt so baldy that the fire arrows were great compared to them. Thanks for al the commens, I am all set for the season and seasons to come.

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