The boots I have now are the Nordica Speed Machines from 2006. Probably have 50-60 days on them and they aren't packed out yet. I have custom Super Feet Orthodics in them and they feel great when skiing. I do get a foot cramp the first 2 runs but it goes away after the 3rd run. I am thinking about buying a new pair of boots. The only reason is when I am out west I spend about 70% inbounds but 30% hiking and the Speed Machines are terrible for the hiking part. I'd also like a pair that make it easier to walk to the lift. I have heard aboutt he Cochise 120 and the Hell & Back series from Nordica. I have owned Technicas in the past and they were good boots but my foot is a tad wide at the toe box. I wear a size 26.5. My foot is super wide but the Nordica's seem to fit nicely. I haven't tried any on yet just want to gather some info before trying both boots on. I guess in the end I gotta go with the one that fits the best but would like to know what you guys think about both boots.