I'm about ready to look for a new pair of boots and thought I put my info out here and see if I can get some direction. I'll buy at a shop, but want to select a few models to look at.
Me: 5'9" 210lbs Advanced/Expert, East Coast skier who skis trees and bumps when possible and gets out West about once a season. I also night league race at Wachusett and usually score gold plus with occasional platinum. Usually wear a 9.5/10 size shoe and ski in a 26.0 Atomic shell.
Current Boots: Atomic CS 130 about 5 years old now. I've been pretty happy with these performance wise. But I did ditch the liner and put in the old Nordica liner (from my previous Hot Rods) because it felt denser and gave me a better fit. I left the Nordica's because they rubbed a bone spur on my heal that I was never able to fix to my satisfaction. Didn't bother me at all in the Atomics. Both had a fair amount of work done on them with grinding, canting, custom foot bed, and fore/aft balance. No complaints with performance.
What I'm looking for: I really like the performance of the Atomics. But I would like to find something that is a little warmer (I have hotronics installed and they barely keep my toes warm) and maybe a little more comfortable that won't sacrifice (much) in the way of race performance. Something heat mold-able would be nice.
May just move up to the new Atomic (Redster?) but want to have a few other options to check out before pulling the trigger.
Edited by wa-loaf - 10/9/14 at 12:19pm