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Patron Pro, RX130 or Nordica F1??

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Looking to purchase new boots this season. Middle aged, hard charger (still!) skis everything except a lot of bumps due to a bad ankle. NEED some help here. I like all three of these boots but some other profession/expert input is welcome! Thanks in advance!!

 

Chad "no turns" Bowen

post #2 of 16

What did your boot fitter say? The person who has seen your foot and fitted the boot to your foot. 

post #3 of 16

These are very different boots with very different volume(s).  

post #4 of 16
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I thought you might be the first to jump in Phil! Unfortunately, the decent bootfitter who was around here was finally tired of OH winters (or lack there of) and moved. WHEN I do buy a new pair, I'll head up to Cleveland to Geiger's to have them customized....best we can do around here anymore! mad.gif
 

post #5 of 16

Are you close to the Michigan border?  There's a good guy in Ann Arbor that Bumpfreaq and Snomiser go to.

post #6 of 16
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I hear that......my last two pairs are Lange WC 120 HP and Fischer Progressor 120's and really didn't like that boot. Way too loose and soft for me. I understand that these are 3 distinctly different boots. The Patrons are closer to the old race fit clamp them to your feet. Not sure I want to do that again with my ankle. I can still hit 80+ MPH making turns so just wanting some validation. I have heard & read very good things about the F1's and the RX's..........

post #7 of 16
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not really but I am willing to drive the 3+ hours to get it right! $$$ is NOT an issue!

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

Wondering if that is the guy at Sun & Snow in Ann Arbor?

post #9 of 16
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Wondering if that is the guy at Sun & Snow in Ann Arbor?

Yes. 

His name is Rob. 

post #10 of 16
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I thought you might be the first to jump in Phil! Unfortunately, the decent bootfitter who was around here was finally tired of OH winters (or lack there of) and moved. WHEN I do buy a new pair, I'll head up to Cleveland to Geiger's to have them customized....best we can do around here anymore! mad.gif
 

 

There are some good fitters in West New York, Miguel at Mud Sweat & gears come to mind. 

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help!
 

post #12 of 16
I have the F2 and love it. I have narrow feet and a very high arch. The boot is stiff but the flex is progressive. I do have the Surefoot inner boot, though, so I do not know how the OEM liner performs.
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. I can still hit 80+ MPH

yo dog that's crazy eek.gif

 

once you figure out the flex you want you will know within seconds of trying it on which is the winner and which is a 700 dollar mistake

post #14 of 16
Fwiw I bought a pair of the rx 130 lv online last year. Left one needed some grinding and punching thanks to my girlfriend for running my foot over a few years back. Took it to Ferdl aster real close to geigers and was happy with the work they did. Ran me 50$ and that included any additional punching for the year.

The next closest place I would go to is mud sweat and gears.

My .02 from a fellow Ohioan.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

So fellow Ohioan......you wouldn't go to Geiger's then?
 

post #16 of 16
I would answer that based on what work you think you need done. I may be wrong and I HAVE NOT been to every ski shop in Ohio. The conversations I had on the phone with three different fitters from three different stores gave me the feeling that boot work to them meant baking a liner and adding a semi custom insole.

Why did I end up where I did? The gentleman I dealt with also had a pair of rx130 lv and told me how he needed some length for his big toe and width for his "6th" toe. Essentially what I needed. I figured he at least could relate to my situation.

As long as you have an idea of what work needs to be done to make your feet happy, I would call the local stores, talk to the fitters and go to the one who sounds like they can get it done.

Sorry for the lack of a definitive answer but I feel like there isn't one.
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