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Point me in the right direction

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I have been searching for some new skis to replace my late 1990's K2 Merlin IV and Xplorers but have been putting a lot of thought in new boots.  I am currently running a pair of Nordica Grand Prix 7 boots that were "fitted" for me.  Unfortunately I have never been completely happy with the fit, they feel a little loose but comfortable.

 

I do have wide feet and big calfs, my work boots are an 11.5 4E and due to a broken femur an dislocated knee in high school my right leg is slightly shorter than my left.  My right boot is fitted with a 3/8" external lift built into the sole.  Can anybody recommend a good place to start and a price range I may be looking at?  Also, are there any quality fitters in So. Oregon that can also deal with my lift requirement?  

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http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitters-on-epicski


Strolz_Boot_Guy
Don Svela Custom Boot Fitting
Strolz Ski Boots Northwest
Warren, Oregon
(30 minutes north of Portland)
503-577-3240
info@strolzskiboots.com
www.skibootfitter.com

 

 

 

 

Also the shop at the base of Mt bachelor, OR I think is good.  can't remember the stores name.

 

best to look for a store, rather then a model of boot.   Odds are they will stock something close to fitting you, and will have to do custom work anyways to help you make it 100% right

post #3 of 9
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Thanks for the contact but they are over 5 hours away...Taho is the same distance as Portland for me.  I will look into Bachelor which is a 2.5 hr drive.  I was hoping to find something closer but I guess that may not happen.  

 

Would I really benifit from a newer fitted boot over my older fitted boot?  They are quite an investment. 

post #4 of 9

Mark Elling, Mount Bachelor Sports.

 

mike

post #5 of 9

Impossible to say from here, but wasn't it you that mentioned the new boot.

 

Lou

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

I am not sure I follow?

post #7 of 9

You opened the door for new boots with your original posts and Dave recommended good fitters that could help with new boots.  My brother lives in Ashland and uses someone around Shasta that seems to be good but I don't know him personally.

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

You opened the door for new boots with your original posts and Dave recommended good fitters that could help with new boots.  My brother lives in Ashland and uses someone around Shasta that seems to be good but I don't know him personally.

 

Lou


Would you be able to get a name? I am looking for someone close to home and Shasta area works. Thanks

Sent from my Android in the great outdoors.
post #9 of 9

fifth season in mt shasta city. owner is leif voltz.

 

or mark elling at mt bachelor.

 

or a whole gaggle of us in tahoe........

 

performance boots tend to run in the $500.00 to $700.00 range at suggested retail.

 

tough time of year for someone with special needs to find the best selection of fit options and performance choices. the good news is that right now most of the inventory left on store shelves is on sale.

 

jim

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