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Sports Loft, Inkline and Parkcity ski boot still the best around SLC?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I've heard great things about these 3 places, but mostly from old threads (at least a couple of years). So does anyone had been to any of these places recently?

 

I've come across these names:

 

Earl and Jeremy at Sports Loft

Brent at Park City Ski Boot

OC (I believe it's Chris O'Connor) and Bootsie (not sure the real names) at Inkline, also not sure which boots they carry. I've found out that they are Full Tilt, Lange and Nordica dealers. Nothing came up searching from dealers at Tecnica, Salomon, Fischer, Atomic, Rossignol

 

Trying to figure out where to go to get new boots, and decided it's worth the drive from Boise to SLC since I end up skiing there about 3 times a season and I'm not satisfied with the service I'm getting here in town.

 

Right now I'm more towards going to either Sports Loft or Inkline, since I usually ski at LCC (actually the only place I've ever been :-) ) even though it's not at the base of the mountain, at least it's close enough for adjustments.

 

So is there anyone I'm missing here in SLC? Are these guys still the best in town for boot fitting?

post #2 of 9

I can vouch for Brent at PC Ski Boot, I've had excellent work done over the last several weeks, he's a true master at his craft.  The only caution would be if your boots take several sessions of tweaking you'd face some driving but they're pretty accommodating with those kinds of logistics.

 

Can't comment on the others.

post #3 of 9

I have a pair of Dale Boots, and when they fall apart, I'm going to get another pair of Dale Boots. They're down in SLC. If you're getting new boots, I can't recommend them enough.

 

They're more comfortable than my shoes.

post #4 of 9

Steve at Superior Ski , boots and Zipfit liners, they are great there, worth the drive to snowbird

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Steve at Superior Ski , boots and Zipfit liners, they are great there, worth the drive to snowbird

Is that at the snowbird center, by the tram?

post #6 of 9

yes, in cristy sports in the rear of the shop

post #7 of 9

Another vote for Brent Amsbury at Park City Ski Boot.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just thought I would come back here and let everybody know I had excellent service and experience at The Sport Loft working with Jeremy and Earl. Even though Brent was highly recommended I decided to stay close to LCC, I was supposed to have a fit appointment at Inkline, but the guy simply didn't show up, also he confirmed to me he would have some specific boots and sizes that could potentially work for me based on our conversation and didn't have the boots when I showed up there and talked to another boot fitter at the store after he looked at my foot.

 

On the other hand The Sport Loft offers outstanding service and they seem to care about their customers, which wasn't the experience I had at Inkline. It took about 3.5 hours to get everything done including new orthotics, liner molding and a couple of shell modifications. The bill was quite expensive, The Sport Loft is not an inexpensive place, but the quality of work and attention to details was fantastic.

 

I ended up on a K2 Spyne 130 LV with a couple punches on both ankle inside bones left and right and a size down from my previous boot.

post #9 of 9

I second Earl and the Sport Loft. Went there last week and it took about 3 hours to get fitted in new K2 Spyre 110s. My very first outing in the boots was one of the best skiing of my life. My wonky right turn has improved by half, making it a lot easier to link turns in a balanced manner. Skis and boots feel like one, and control has dramatically improved. My friends even commented I was charging down a lot more.

 

I need to go back for a couple of minor adjustments on my next trip, but I'd say the boots are 90% there.

 

Sure, it wasn't cheap, but I don't regret the decision: cash well spent! 

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