I need a piece of advice to aid me in the search of a great freeride/powder boot!
I have always been a fan of deep snow ski , but unfortunately i never had the chance to ski it since every time i went on a trip there either was no off piste snow or the group that i was in was very strict and did not allow me to have it my way (because the skis i was wearing were for carving and did not offer flotation at all).
The only time i partially experienced it was in Switzerland in the Alps , when i was heading down the piste and i was admiring the view ; suddenly i went off track into the deep snow ( i went down to my knees in it) ...and all i can say is that it was amazing ... i was hopping around like crazy and i had the sensation that i was flying .
Since then i have been dreaming about it and have been looking at ski movies all the time ( and when i say all the time, i mean all the time ...i day dream about it at school , at home, everywhere ; and i even dream at night that i am skiing ; quite strange it is that i have this passion even though i never had the chance to properly experience it). The main place that keeps my passion going is salomonfreeskiTV youtube channel that uploads , in my opinion , the most amazing deep powder videos. So enough with the stories.
I am looking for the best/top of the line ( i know there isn't a "best" , but something near it) ski boot that can fit in this category .
So far , as i am a huge salomon ski equipment fan ( not that i own any) , i have been looking at the Salomon Ghost Max 130 2014/salomon ghost 120 CS 2013 , as well as the Salomon Quest Max BC120 2014 version. I have been looking at some others from K2 , Scarpa , Rossignol , Atomic and so on, but nothing got my attention as much as the salomon ones.
What do you recommend me ?
Height = 184 cm
Weight= 72-73 kg
Foot measure = 43 (European shoe size) = that means 28 in ski boot size as i recall
Ski performance : advanced to expert (a little over advanced, not at all an expert) ( that is how i view myself , hopefully it applies in reality as well ) ( on a scale from beginner -> pro)
To be noted that i always rented skis/boots , therefore my appreciation of quality/performance might be a bit off.( only had a pair of skis and boots when i was little so that doesn't count)
I wish i could buy a pair of skis as well , but my budget doesn't allow it : (.
Edited by Proxxey - 12/30/13 at 10:18am