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Help me with boot fit..

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  Going to start skiing again and its been about 10 or so years.

I am now 38 year old male..  Very fit..  and 6'3" 225lbs..  I would fit the intermediate skiing level.

I will be skiing northeast Canada and USA..  Jay peak ect...

I have purchased a pair of Head Monster IM 75's at 184 cm..    My question is on boots..

I just tried on some Salomon X-pro 90's @ 28.5 , but what really got me was the forward lean to these boots..

They seemed to really put me on my toes....   what should I look for in boots.. 

All take all the advice.. anybody can give..   Fitment , flex , ect...

 

My skiing is going to vary from Day time with small kids to BOYS only blasting down the hills.. 

that's what it used to feel like anyhow  :)

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post #3 of 5

on top of the link that Dave has suggested, just one thing you have said makes me think that you need to be seeing a very good boot fitter who will assess your biomechanics got skiing

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I just tried on some Salomon X-pro 90's @ 28.5 , but what really got me was the forward lean to these boots..

They seemed to really put me on my toes..

 

 

this is a pretty upright boot, if that puts you "on your toes" it could be a sign of some problems with flexibility

 

please remember we can't see your feet on here so that is a gut feeling based simple on one line, best to get assessed properly in person, let us know where you are, there may well be a fitter from the forum on your doorstep

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Thread Starter 

 OK I read it all and found some good pointers for fitment..

But this article did not mention any ideas on how I should be standing out of the skiis..

to clarify standing on my toes really meant my heels felt really high..

 

This was only in the store and I did not step into bindings / skiis..

Something else I did notice was when I went from leaning forward to backward I could easily feel the boot flex in the mid sole area..

 

Thanks

 

Kyle

post #5 of 5

at 225lb you will flatten a 90 flex boot, try looking 120-130 flex, try the same X pro but in the stiffer flex. it may be all the difference that is needed

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