Originally Posted by KeepCold
That's helpful. The GPX looks like it has a warmer primaloft liner while the GP does not list it. Did you wind up running these in all types of conditions or were they reserved for the stiffer/ groomer only days out west? I wonder what the warmth difference is between the two. We were skiing in single digits out here for the better part of the season, it may be a factor. However, the GP looks like it would handle everything from Race Stock GS down while the GPX could have the same limitations as the Patron.
Ski boots are like automobiles. A company developes a chassis or platform, and then you build sedan, convertible, coupe and small SUV variants off of it. Normally at the top of the food chain you have the race plug. Then you have the 98mm version, looks just like the real thing, but has a real liner and is meant to be somewhat wearable out of the box. The you change the graphics to give it more pop. Put in a cushier liner that provides better initial fit, softer zeppa, translucent plastic and a replaceable toe and heel with some traction and Voila! you have your all mountain/freeride version.
Chop down the cuff 1.5cm, put pastel accents on the buckles, fur trim around the top of the liner and you have your ladies boot. The new Nordicas are no different, except perhaps in that the race plug wasn't the first boot to be built off the new platform. It'll change next year.
The new generation Dobermanns are going to be a good thing for Nordica going forward. I expect they will do well in our store and other shops this season.
To answer about my use of the boots, I skied everywhere at Aspen Highlands, I would ski in any other boots. They hiked the bowl, they arced big gs turns down Goldenhorn/Thunderbowl, the boots were easy to set up and ski very well.