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post #31 of 52

Snowcrest is in CA (based on your link).  What is the address on the south side of Chicago?

post #32 of 52

This is a 12-year old Zombie thread started in 2003.

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This is a 12-year old Zombie thread started in 2003.

 

Zombies?!?  I hate zombies!

 


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post #34 of 52
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This is a 12-year old Zombie thread started in 2003.


 

mmmm drool.gif  Brains.

 

Holy Crap! You would think someone would have woken  me!  What a party!  How did the London Olympics Go?

post #35 of 52

Interesting thread.  I just went to an amazing bootfitter at Ski Stop in Westwood, MA.  I will share my experience, briefly.  When I saw Gerhart (the bootfitter), he talked to me for some time and then measured my feet in length and width.  After trying on a 25.5, he put me in a 26.5 shell. I was in a 27 before this!   Then, he had me try on three different low volume boots and then narrowed it down to two.  Finally, after over an hour, we decided on a Technica Inferno Heat which is the previous year's version of the Inferno Blaze.  After a few minutes for a liner bake, he had me wear them for a bit to mold to my feet.  I have never had a more pleasant, satisfying experience.  I can't wait to get out on the mountain!  I would highly recommend to anyone considering new boots to go here (if you live in the Boston area)

post #36 of 52
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This thread was super helpful to me. I'm from the west coast and moved out to NYC about 3 years ago, and I am in desperate need of a boot fitter. I scheduled an appointment with Greg from Heino's for this weekend (renting a Zipcar to drive out there). I'll give an update when it's all said and done.


So, I have gone through the boot fitting process with Greg from Heino's and I will say that it was definitely worth it. 

 

He doesn’t just measure your feet, but he also examines them. He checks out your arch, what kind of protrusions you have, if any, and much more. He knows his gear, too. Based on your foot dimensions, he’ll have an idea of what type of boot to put you in. On top of that, he spends serious time with you. I went to him for a total of two sessions and each session lasted a little over two hours.

 

  • Details on the boots:  Technica Inferno Heat 2012's... http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/tecnica-inferno-heat-2012
  • I was OK with a slightly softer flex on the boots since I hit the bumps pretty hard. 
  • He also created custom footbeds, which I think ran me something like $100-$150. 
  • And if you are curious about skill level (to make sure Greg and Heino's can give you the right stuff), I'm an expert III+ skier. 180lbs, bindings set on a din of 10.5 on the toe and 10 on the heel.

 

I haven’t been able to ski in the boots yet, since I bought them at the end of the season for the end-of-season discount. If I don’t come back to edit my response, then you can assume they are fantastic.

post #37 of 52

I thought your review was very informative, until I realized that you cannot spell the brand, "Technica."  Any supposedly well versed ski knowledge you may possess was lost with that faux pas.  Please remember that in the future, you're no better than the "know it all sales people."

post #38 of 52
You rebooted a two year old thread to complain about someone's spelling?
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I thought your review was very informative, until I realized that you cannot spell the brand, "Technica."  Any supposedly well versed ski knowledge you may possess was lost with that faux pas.  Please remember that in the future, you're no better than the "know it all sales people."

Actually, it is Tecnica. ;)

post #40 of 52
God, looked back and it's actually an eleven year old thread!!!! The thing won't die!
post #41 of 52

Somebody called it a "zombie" thread and I agree.  Started in 2003, back to life in 2009, back to life again in 2011 and yet again now.  Some trolls must spend all their time on forums like this trying to find old thread to revive for no obvious reason.

post #42 of 52
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Heinos is probably 30 or 40 minutes from NYC depending on traffic. Prices are competitive.

 

Call and make an appointment before you go. Schedule with Greg if possible.

 

http://www.heinosskiandcycle.com/

This. A thousand times this. Heino's is the only acceptable bootfitter in the tri state area. Everyone I know on NYC-area college ski teams does their bootwork there. Please don't waste your time and money at Surefoot. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, but I hate to see you throw good money after bad.

post #43 of 52
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You rebooted a two year old thread to complain about someone's spelling?

LOL! Some people cannot sleep well at night seeing a typo....
post #44 of 52
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This is a 12-year old Zombie thread started in 2003.


Wait a minute - I can let the spelling slide but...

 

If this thread is 12 years old and it was started in 2003, that must mean you are from 2015! Can you get me a copy of the Wall Street Journal? I have some stocks to pick while I'm stuck here in July 2014.

post #45 of 52

The absolutely best ski/board shop in the metro area is Hickory and Tweed, in Armonk. It's certainly worth the 45 min drive. ALL the staff are experts and professional.

post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
 

This is a 12-year old Zombie thread started in 2003.


Wait a minute - I can let the spelling slide but...

 

If this thread is 12 years old and it was started in 2003, that must mean you are from 2015! Can you get me a copy of the Wall Street Journal? I have some stocks to pick while I'm stuck here in July 2014.

 

You don't want to quibble about spelling but timeframe mistakes? That's unacceptable? ;)

post #47 of 52
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You don't want to quibble about spelling but timeframe mistakes? That's unacceptable? ;)


Absolutely!

 

A minor spelling mistake on the wrong document could possibly lead to a lifetime of unjust incarceration - not so bad in the long run.  However time frame mistakes are a big problem; a few seconds here, a few minutes there, pretty soon you're doing serious time! And if you are really unlucky you end up like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" only instead of "I got You Babe" playing on the radio every morning it's "I'm My Own Granpaw"

post #48 of 52

I'm still waiting for the stock picks.

post #49 of 52

Registered to reply to this ancient thread. 13 years!!!

I picked up my new XT100 Lange boots from Paragon Sports, and must say that place is just magic, they measured both of my feet, brought two pairs of boots, salomon XPro100 (which is what i thought i wanted) but after fitting, i was so satisfied with service i cant describe it. Cant wait to hit the slopes!

post #50 of 52

Wait, can we talk about spelling? Or cliches? I really hate cliches.

post #51 of 52
The real test of how good a fitting may be is not how you feel in the shop, but how you feel after 10/20/30 days in the boots skiing.
post #52 of 52
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The real test of how good a fitting may be is not how you feel in the shop, but how you feel after 10/20/30 days in the boots skiing.

I had work done after 50-odd days, and I may go back for more.
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