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Been in a pair of Tecnica Icon TNT X boots since around 2001.  No work has been done to the shells.  Averaged about 5 days a year until 2009, when I changed jobs.  Been able to get up 20-30 times a year since then.  In 2009, I  bolted on a pair of Booster straps and put in some intuition power wraps.  Molded with the rice method.  Have been pretty happy with these boots, but know that the useful life of the shells may soon come to an end and I'd rather not have catastrophic failure on the mountain. 

 

If it matters, I'm 40 years old, 6'3", 205 and fit.  Been skiing for ~30 years (but no racing background :)).  Spend most of my time in the bumps and trees (since I can generally ski whenever I want, I really only ski hard on powder days - the only other days I'm up are with my young kids).  I prefer to noodle down the mountain at (what I consider to be) a reasonable speed, rather than charging at mach-schnell.

 

I certainly appreciate the wisdom in the advice to "buy the boot that fits you best."  My problem is that there are a ton of models out there.  I'd like to replicate the fit/feel/performance of the Icons (and would like to put the power wraps into the new shell, whatever it is).  Would appreciate any advice about what recent makes/models I should start with when I begin my shopping.

 

Thanks 


Edited by whitemb - 9/19/12 at 7:37pm
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Well Whitemb, I think we need to narrow down your search a bit here.  Pretty much every manufacturer has  medium width models in a similar flex to your current boots.  Rather than go into a shop with a preconceived list of boot models you derived from an internet forum, I would suggest you take the time to carefully choose a reputable shop and boot fitter then make an appointment with him/her and place your trust in them to help you choose the right last shape, flex, volume, size, etc. for you.  There are many excellent choices in Colorado so finding some great first hand advice should be relatively easy!  If you need some recommendations for one near you we can help you here!

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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post

Well Whitemb, I think we need to narrow down your search a bit here.  Pretty much every manufacturer has  medium width models in a similar flex to your current boots.  Rather than go into a shop with a preconceived list of boot models you derived from an internet forum, I would suggest you take the time to carefully choose a reputable shop and boot fitter then make an appointment with him/her and place your trust in them to help you choose the right last shape, flex, volume, size, etc. for you.  There are many excellent choices in Colorado so finding some great first hand advice should be relatively easy!  If you need some recommendations for one near you we can help you here!

Great.  Thank you.  Sounds like my current boots are not unique in their general characteristics.  That's good to know.

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