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Taller boots and their effect on skiing style - Panterra vs Cochise...

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I must have put on 30 boots and narrowed my favorites to the Dalbello Panterra 100 and the Tecnica Cochise 100.  I also had an affinity for the Tecnica Mach 1 110.  The Tecnicas are basically an inch and a half lower on my leg than the Dalbello.  So with the fact that your tibia will be locked in with your ankle from a higher point with the Dalbello how will that affect your turns, jumps, longer radius fast powder skiing, nimbleness in moguls and trees?

 

Ski store guy said "no effect".  But I can't see how.  The Panterra felt different, almost like it was up to my knee cap holding my tibia and ankle in place.  Because there is so much tongue material and disbursement on my shin it felt comfortable.

 

BUT I wonder if I will lose some of the nimbleness in my turns because my lower legs will be so stiffened up?  Remember those old school boots that were almost like low hiking boots?  Well obviously too much play and too little support...

 

I'm 5'8/155 lbs. so I'm not sure I need a "tall" boot but the Panterra felt good...

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I have short cuff Lange RS's, and my leg is as 'locked in' as it could be; a taller cuff wouldn't do anything for my control--it would only let my low-slung calf push my knee too far forward.
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