So I posted previously about having significant issues with my 2012 Doberman Pro EDT with a race fit. My right leg has had injuries + surgery and is prone to swelling, circulation issues.
Dobie EDT skied GREAT, but was very cold and my lifelong 27.5 became too small and short this year on the bad foot. Other downside on the Dobie was it was incredibly cold for me - I heard the metal bootboard was like a heat sink.
Have had further challenges with the right leg this year - rendering it almost a .75 size larger.
Have switched to Atomic Redster 130 Pro 28.5 this year (my call - not the boot guy) - skied it last night and too much area to feel contact with the boot+ski. It\s bigger, but did pass the finger/dowel test on shell size. I've brought it back to be padded in today, but back of my mind is concerned it won't be enough and feel the response laterally I like. On the plus side, first time I went without heaters in YEARS.
Boot felt loose around the cuff and ankle was swimming like I'd put 15 days on it. Actually wore two pairs of socks lol.Guess I've lost leg girth - also the right instep a bit higher now
I am looking to transition out of classic "race" fit, so it's the first time I've had a boot with a more recreational type fit. I am looking for daily driver, so aggressive carved turns the name of the game.
I guess in my mind I have concerns the Redster won't work out, so wondering if I can get some input on alternatives - smaller around the cuff, closer around the ankle options, but still all day skiable. .That being the question, my thoughts are below:
Lange RS 130
2013 Doberman EDT pro
2013 Patron Pro
I understand the Dobie EDT is now a carbon bootboard - has anyone skied it? Is it less cold than the metal?
Would the 28.5 be a better option or same trouble, more length than the 27.5 fit I've had already?
THANKS ALL! Big dilemma - all insight appreciated