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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Looking for a pair of ski boots, right now Im leaning towards Nordica Double six, need something that will be able to stand up in the back country out west, and hopefully some ski cross,  any recommendations, any opinions on the double six? I just picked up the Volkl Kendo's

post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 

i was also looking at Salomon SPK 90's but i was told it was mainly for park use and the two buckle system would not give the response as a 3-4 buckle system would, is this true?

post #3 of 14

Personally I agree.  The SPK is fairly high volume loose fitting boot that is far more at home in the park than on the hill.

 

Lou

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

Personally I agree.  The SPK is fairly high volume loose fitting boot that is far more at home in the park than on the hill.

 

Lou



how bout the Double Six? I had my mind set but then i was out trying a few different boots lately and now I have no idea

post #5 of 14

have you read the posts at the top of this forum page?  that should help you out a bunch.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

yes I have read it, and I am trying to get someones opinion on these specific boots maybe someone has used em before, i've tried on multiple boots that fit well so I am looking to see a users opinion on these boots heard good or bad things etc.

post #7 of 14

Moved from Ask the Boot Guys, to allow more participation.

post #8 of 14

Are any of the boots you mention the right size in terms of width?  There is nothing worse in a ski boot than one that is too wide.  I suggest checking the list of boot fitters for one near you and if there isn't one near you, tell us where you live and someone will recommend a fitter.

post #9 of 14
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Looking for a pair of ski boots, right now Im leaning towards Nordica Double six, need something that will be able to stand up in the back country out west, and hopefully some ski cross,  any recommendations, any opinions on the double six? I just picked up the Volkl Kendo's


Both the SPK and Double 6 are pretty darn wide (especially the SPK). They are definitely more Park oriented. Do you have a wide foot? If you want something for the backcountry and resort skiing look for a boot with walk mode. (Tecnica Cochise, Bushwacker, Atomic Tracker, Quest 14 , etc...)

As far as skier cross goes.... Pretty much everyone that I know that still competes in skier cross does it on 185-192 GS skis and 130-150 flex boots, not stuff that would be any fun outside of skier cross.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

hey thanks appreciate it! I am in Toronto area. I tried em both on, they fitted alright, but no i dont have a wide foot, so i dont need anything wide. I'll be out again soon looking, I am going to see if I can find a pair of the Salomon Ghost 100 to fit on, the quest 14 look pretty sweet might be out of my price range

 

towards ski cross it was kind of pushing it at the moment i dont plan on racing yet

post #11 of 14

Sincerely the best way to do it is to go to a Bootfitter and let him/her know what you want to do with the boots and then find options that fit your foot and your desired ski style and terrain preference.

 

You may spend more initially but you'll save money and time because you'll likely get the right boot.

 

post #12 of 14

Have to say that any boot that is too big is also comfortable in the shop.  so in the shop comfort means nothing unless accompanied by shell fit.  Trying on boots in most shops and by most customers is a waste of time.  Only an experiened and trained fitter can help you get the correct solution.

 

Lou

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

yeah that makes sense, but im use to wearing hockey skates everyday which is going to make almost any ski boot feel comfortable  beercheer.gif

post #14 of 14
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yeah that makes sense, but im use to wearing hockey skates everyday which is going to make almost any ski boot feel comfortable  beercheer.gif



Your doing it wrong, just go see a boot fitter, and then possibly a skate fitter. I played hockey for 13 years and once heat molding became popular my skates were only painful for the 4/5 hours it took to break them in. If your taking the time to go try on boots you should take the time to go see a bootfitter. 

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