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Park/pipe boots for all mountain?

post #1 of 4
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Hey so i recently went to a ski shop and was fitted into some nordica ace of spades boots. they fit really nicely, very snug and no pressure points or anything like that.

 

i went home and did some research and found that they were designed for the park and pipe. 

 

i am not planning on doing any skiing in the park and even less in the pipe.

 

i'm an advanced/expert skier looking to ski pow, trees and moguls.

 

just wondering if the park boot is right for me considering the skiing i'm looking to do

 

thanks for any input

post #2 of 4

if the boots fits you, ignore the marketing.

 

"race" boots are not just for hardpack,  they are just stiff, and narrow

 

"beginner" boots are wide and soft.

 

park boots are medium, and medium (and usually ugly) and marketed to park kids.

post #3 of 4

Often times park boots are the same as an All Mountain boots. Sometimes the only difference is the look of the boot, i.e. buckles ,color snd Velcro strap. If it fits and flexes right, its all good.

 

Jeffrey S. Rich C. Ped.

http://www.usorthoticcenter.com

post #4 of 4

As stated before if the boot fits it can go anywhere. Our shop sells plenty of park/pipe boots to all mtn skiers. Usually the liners have a softer feel and the boot board (zeppa) is a softer rubber material. Lots of free skiers like the fit and feel of these boots.

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