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Rear Entry Boots Are Back on the WC circuit?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Did anybody else heard anything about Head testing some hybrid rear entry boots on the WC circuit?
I wasn't able to find any info on this but apparently a few athletes including Mancuso have tried them :confused 


Edited by jzamp - 11/30/13 at 10:15pm
post #2 of 12

This was done before in the past, one thing for sure it is easier to get in and out. But not sure the flexion will be better for control in turns...

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

I know they had been used before, I'm wondering if with the use of carbon fiber they actually made them a good alternative to the highly uncomfortable racing/performance plugs.

post #4 of 12

I heard the comment today during the Lake Louise DH. I think they were referring to one of the Slovenian skiers wearing the new Head rear entry boots and Mancuso had been testing them.

post #5 of 12

Paging @Tog

post #6 of 12
The speed skiers have used the sx92 boot for years due to the aero shell- not the SG/DH crowd, yet the 240cm'ers.
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post #8 of 12

I'm pretty sure all the rear entry boots that were used on the WC circuit back in the 80s were HEAVILY modified to be anywhere near useable.  i.e. large pieces of aluminum riveted to the cuffs etc... 

 

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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by royal View Post
 

I'm pretty sure all the rear entry boots that were used on the WC circuit back in the 80s were HEAVILY modified to be anywhere near useable.  i.e. large pieces of aluminum riveted to the cuffs etc...

 

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The original  Salomon boot (SX90, I think?) came in a normal (gray) and "Equipe" (orange) verison.  The orange one had a piece of aluminum riveted to the boot from sole to cuff.  I think they were only sold one season before they went to the SX91.

post #10 of 12

I had a pair of SX91 Equipe (red) back in the day.  I used them for about 5 seasons before the liner packed out and they became to big.  I remember them being very comfy with enough performance for me.   They were also a cinch to put on and take off.  I liked the very simple and easy to use flex adjusters.  I thought they were a good design.  By the time I was ready to replace them, rear entrys had beed relegated to the basement for beginners only.  No advanced skier would be caught dead on them, so I bought a pair of Lange Mid 5.0's with their mid entry but conventional 4 buckle design.  Another design concept that is no longer being used for performance boots.

 

Rick G

post #11 of 12

Nothing wrong with rear entry ;)

 

I use these with some of my older skis and enjoy them very much :D

 

Salomon SX 92 Equipe and SX 92 Equipe R

 

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
 

Nothing wrong with rear entry ;)

 

I use these with some of my older skis and enjoy them very much :D

 

Salomon SX 92 Equipe and SX 92 Equipe R

 

I think the 92s were a significant step down from the 91s.  One buckle closure was not a good idea.

 

Hmmm.. the 92ER looks a lot like my "Force9" pair.  Also recently saw something badged as "93" with same buckles and strap.

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