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post #31 of 37
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Oleg,

 

What level skier are you? Maybe you are in a too-stiff boot that is impeding your progress.


I've been skiing since 2003 and bough my own ski and boot back in 2005/06 season (still have the same ski and the same boots).

I think I am an advanced (by the this definition http://www.vail.com/ski-and-snowboard-school/assess-your-ability-level.aspx#79#Top I would rate myself between 7 and 8), at least what I think I am.

I am skiing everything, but moguls are not my forte.

 

I don't know if my boot is too stiff (I think it is a 100) and I am 200+ lb

post #32 of 37
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I think you might confuse Tecnica Diablo race boots with what I have,

I have tecnica diablo flame

http://www.skis.com/Tecnica-Diablo-Flame-UltraFit-Ski-Boots/218881P,default,pd.html

 

Oh, and the reason why I had asked about the boots, because, I think when you come to the ski shop, (and they have probably 100 models) I would ask for few specific/recommended and then see which one would feet better, would be easier to flex, etc (the usual drill) and eliminate few which I would not like.

 

My list right now is:

 

tecnica demon 120 (or lower)

tecnica cochise 120

Lange RX 120 or XT 120 -- that was the only one I had tried on, but I've overheard a lot of rumors that Lange boots are leaking (no idea where and how), so that would probably a big turn off

Dalbello Kr 2 Fusion (not sure if my local store caries it, I know that they have Kr 2 Pro )

 

So, I would think that I would come up to the store, show my old boot, explain what and where I am skiing and ask out of my list what would be appropriate and what would they have and try it on.

 

But I am not sure if I am going to do this this season....

post #33 of 37

All good information and it looks like you are on the right track. Not sure I can add much except to say that I am thoroughly enamored with my KR2 Cores. Neither of my Langes ever seemed to leak, if that helps.

post #34 of 37

I've loved the Full Tilts since Raichle made them. Never jumped over to Dalbello when they redesigned the concept. Just loved the fit and didn't care to start over, so I just upgrade liners and shells as they wear out. The conventional wisdom is that the Dalbello updated design is more precise, but I'll sacrifice a little precision for comfort. After years of pain in 4 buckle boots that didn't quite fit right, I'll never go back. The only choice now is color...

post #35 of 37
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All good information and it looks like you are on the right track. Not sure I can add much except to say that I am thoroughly enamored with my KR2 Cores. Neither of my Langes ever seemed to leak, if that helps.


"neither of my Langes ever seemed to leak" -- thank you that does help, I like Lange, but was afraid of leaking...

post #36 of 37

If so, I understand that a product called a "boot glove" helps. Also helps keep the feet warm by keeping the breeze out of that midline crack in the overlap shell. Yet another perk for the cabriolet design :) 

post #37 of 37
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If so, I understand that a product called a "boot glove" helps. Also helps keep the feet warm by keeping the breeze out of that midline crack in the overlap shell. Yet another perk for the cabriolet design smile.gif  

Ive used the boot glove for years and now use Hotronics. Think of the boot glove as a koozi. Put in something warm and it "helps" keep it warm. Put in something cold and it will help keep it cold.
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