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Boot Guys need your help and opinion.

 

Own a pair of Langes which I have had for about 5-6 seasons.  The liners were replaced and new footbeds made by Olympic Bootwerks at squaw valley about 3 yrs ago.  Always loved the boots and even better when Buck put in Intuition liners and new footbeds.  Then the tongue where it overlaps cracked, I stopped crack with drill hole, crack went by the drill hole so I drilled again (little bigger diameter) epoxied with plastic glue and awaiting 15/16 season.

 

Heres the boot (approx. 2010) 26.5 superblaster.

 

 

I have looked around for the same boot but can't find so have thought about alternatives if plastic continues to crack and/or deteriorate. I ski about 70-90 days a year.

 

1.  Put a WANTED ad here on epic for Bears to watch for this boot at this Falls ski swaps, I will pay  cost of boot and $50.,00 to bear who find the boot for me.

 

2.  When I have to buy a new shell or the whole boot, discard the liner and put my own into boot.  This lange is wide, does anyone know the last of this boot ?  Can any boot pro recommend another boot that will take my liner and fit good.  I am just very against not using my liners and footbed as I have a fit now I have looked for over many years. Obviously woould like a boot that feels the same as my Langes ie. flex, stance etc.

 

Can anyone help me?

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
 

Boot Guys need your help and opinion.

 

Own a pair of Langes which I have had for about 5-6 seasons.  The liners were replaced and new footbeds made by Olympic Bootwerks at squaw valley about 3 yrs ago.  Always loved the boots and even better when Buck put in Intuition liners and new footbeds.  Then the tongue where it overlaps cracked, I stopped crack with drill hole, crack went by the drill hole so I drilled again (little bigger diameter) epoxied with plastic glue and awaiting 15/16 season.

 

Heres the boot (approx. 2010) 26.5 superblaster.

 

 

I have looked around for the same boot but can't find so have thought about alternatives if plastic continues to crack and/or deteriorate. I ski about 70-90 days a year.

 

1.  Put a WANTED ad here on epic for Bears to watch for this boot at this Falls ski swaps, I will pay  cost of boot and $50.,00 to bear who find the boot for me.

 

2.  When I have to buy a new shell or the whole boot, discard the liner and put my own into boot.  This lange is wide, does anyone know the last of this boot ?  Can any boot pro recommend another boot that will take my liner and fit good.  I am just very against not using my liners and footbed as I have a fit now I have looked for over many years. Obviously woould like a boot that feels the same as my Langes ie. flex, stance etc.

 

Can anyone help me?

Hi Pete,

 

     I think from the use you put these through (70-90 days per yr) they are toast by now---the super blaster was a 102 width last and had the ski/walk feature tied to the second buckle. 

     This model has been replaced by the Lange XC 120 and is 102mm wide in the 26.5 mondo size, going up and down by 2mm with each length change.  They have moved the walk release to the back of the shell with a small pull tab to activate it, which keeps the ankle buckle closed while walking and the toes away from the front of the shell---nice.

 

Stop by your local shop and give them a try---if anything the liners have gotten better and better over the years.

 

One last thing---you asked "Can anyone help me"---my best answer would be, to seek out and go to the best "boot fitter" you can find---price isn't everything---proper fit and alignment is.

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 9/9/15 at 9:59am
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Thanks Mike

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