It time to replace my RX100s and I've been looking at either the RX130 or the XT130. The RX100s fit really well but after 3 seasons of 40-50 days on-snow, the liners are packed out and I'm ready for new boots. I was going to go with the RX130, but becasue I spend a lot of time in my ski boots helping out at our local ski races, the XT130 has been recommended as being a good coaches boot becasue of the walk/ski feature. Not having had the opportunity to demo these boots on hill, I've heard that there is a bit of a trade-off with the XT130 in terms of on-snow performance, so I'm still not sure which boot to buy. Would the loss of on-snow performace with the XT130 (relative to the RX130) be off-set by moving up from the RX100 to the XT130?
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4/4/13 at 9:51am