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Has Boot Geometry Changed?

post #1 of 5
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I've had a pair of Salomon X-Wave 10.0-s for around 15+ years.  This weekend I visited a boot fitter here in Park City and mentioned I was too far forward at the beginning of turns when skiing new Blizzard Cochises but centered when skiing 15 year old Solomon Scream Series.

 

He told me boot geometry's changed from 15 years ago and that it might explain the difficulty I was having with the Cochises. What do you guys think?  

 

I'm on board for a new pair as I plan on spending 70+ days in my boots this year and the consensus seems to be newer boots typically offer better performance, warmth and comfort but I'm curious as to the geometry.

post #2 of 5

the x wave was a great boot for the most part (in it's day)  yes geometry has changed a bit in 15 years as have materials and liner quality again mostly for the better

 

if you spend as much time in your boots as you suggest, they don't owe you anything ad you will have a lot more fun/comfort/performance etc etc in a new pair

 

good luck getting sorted, get to that boot fitter and see what they have that will work for you

post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by CEM View Post
 

the x wave was a great boot for the most part (in it's day)  yes geometry has changed a bit in 15 years as have materials and liner quality again mostly for the better

 

if you spend as much time in your boots as you suggest, they don't owe you anything ad you will have a lot more fun/comfort/performance etc etc in a new pair

 

good luck getting sorted, get to that boot fitter and see what they have that will work for you

Thanks.  I'm sold on making the change, although the x waves and my prior pair of racing Langes were very difficult during the first 10-15 days.  Hopefully today's fitting techniques will better accomodate my high arches, bony ankles and wide forefoot.

post #4 of 5

Interesting, skiing two different skis of totally different design and two different bindings that may have different ramp angles and the fitter thinks the difference is the boots.  Not a chance.  Discussing possible changes to boot geometry over the last years would take awhile but I think it wouldn't matter anyway.

 

CEM is correct that you've had plenty of miles on those boots and replacing them is more than due.  If you use a good fitter the change won't be and shouldn't be as painful as your current boots initially were.  

Buying new boots should be painless if someone actually fits you instead of sells you.

 

I'd avoid Mr. Boot Geometry.  

 

Lou

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Thanks Lou, yeah he didn't mention the bindings the bindings as a factor or anything other than the boots. 

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