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Anyone know the width for old Tecnica TNT AVS Carbontech shell?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I have another post detailing the struggle I'm having to figure out the fit problem with my new boots.  My last boots were the Tecnica TNT AVS Carbontech shell (here's a pic of someone else's on craigslist http://reno.craigslist.org/spo/4226018197.html).  When skied, that boot was super tight, but 100% pain free on me, so I'd like to know what the last / width was.

 

Is there anyone here who remembers that boot and can help me out with that info?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 4

I think that would be about 100mm, so VERY average.

 

have you tried on any new boots to see what feels best?

post #3 of 4

You may already know----It probably was 100mm in a 26.0 mondo shell---add 2mm width per mondo size shell increase---subtract 2mm per mondo size below 26.0

so for instance, a typical 28 shell would be 104mm width fit.

 

mike

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Thanks for the info!  Got measured again this weekend at a shop in Michegan, and tried more than a few boots on. The only one that felt like a glove-fit was the Atomic with the 100 mm last and the "live fit" flexible rubber.  With a footbed, the ankle was holding well, but still there was a hot spot on the ankle bone.  I'd bet a slice of Aunt Fanny's apple pie that the ankle could be punched out for a perfect fit, but it's not happening with my local shop.

 

Tried on a couple of wider boots, and they just felt sloppy.  As the guy at the shop I went to said to me, I like the 100mm, but I'm "using every bit" of the 100mm.  He also explained that "modern" skis don't require as much side-to-side hold on the foot since you just tip and they carve, you don't need to rotate as much.  Maybe on the bunny hill, but I'm not buying it for the way I like to ski.

 

His first comment was that I have wide calves.  Second comment was that I have a wide foot.  I think that's a little overstated, however I do have falling arches, so the reality is I probably don't need a wide 104 boot as much as I need a custom orthodic. 

 

In all the boots I tried, I felt ok with a Salomon Quest 110 in a 28.5 (29 felt like too much room front to back), but the cuff was tight.  The Atomic Waymaker had a nice fitting cuff, but the lower shell felt sloppy even with footbeds in it. 

 

The guy then recommended the moldable X-Pro 130, but he couldn't mold it for me today, so I'd have had to bring it to my local Salomon dealer to have it molded, and I said "pass" for now, particularly since the price was a big jump for me.

 

Bummer.

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