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Atomic Hawx 2.0 90 vs Nordica NXT N3

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I weigh about 170~175 lbs, height is 5'11''. I went to try on both the Atomic hawx 2.0 90flex ($240 CAD) and the Nordica NXT N3 ($180CAD) also 90 flex, size 26.5. both feels good, no pain, with my big toe just brushing the tip of the boot/lining. the width is also nice too, my feet doesn't shift around at all and no pain either on both boots. So the question is if anyone have any recommendation on which boot I should get? I am still beginner, although starting to get into the intermediate and does groomed green and hopefully blue runs soon.

post #2 of 6

either boot might work for you for a while, but at 175+ pounds a 90 flex will NOT work for you for long.

 

I would be looking at finding a bit stiffer boot, (and maybe a bit narrower too) to help hold your foot in place better long term.

 

how was the shell fit in either boot?   10-15mm behind the heel?

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
 

either boot might work for you for a while, but at 175+ pounds a 90 flex will NOT work for you for long.

 

I would be looking at finding a bit stiffer boot, (and maybe a bit narrower too) to help hold your foot in place better long term.

 

how was the shell fit in either boot?   10-15mm behind the heel?

the shell fit was more of 30mm behind the heel I think. this is 26.5. I also tried 25.5, but that hurt my big toe. with 26.5 I can still just touch the front of the boot and not be painful

post #4 of 6

now I think your boots are BOTH too soft AND too big

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/41231-the-answer-to-quot-what-boots-quot

 

this might give you a better idea of what to look for,

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now I think your boots are BOTH too soft AND too big

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/41231-the-answer-to-quot-what-boots-quot

 

this might give you a better idea of what to look for,

but going down a size hurt my feet. I wore the 26.5 around for about 15~20 minutes, flexed and moved around like I would when skiing and it felt fine so far. Going skiing tomorrow, so will find out!

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but going down a size hurt my feet. I wore the 26.5 around for about 15~20 minutes, flexed and moved around like I would when skiing and it felt fine so far. Going skiing tomorrow, so will find out!

What mntlion is telling you is correct---if you buy a boot that is cushy/comfortable it will become too big with just a little use (3 to 4 days).  If you buy a boot that seems too small and then break it in, it will fit you long term.  The info you have been given is tried and true---if you can follow it the results will surprise you.  The info about a higher level boot is also important as the higher flex number will support you better, especially at higher speeds where G loads increase.  The tight toe issue will go away in a couple of days skiing on blue slopes.

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 3/8/15 at 11:40am
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