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post #1 of 9
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I was told that the "real race plug" boots that Fischer offers for world cup racers are not the same as the RC4 Worldcup 130/150 that anyone can buy from a shop/fitter, unlike Dabello/Lange/Rossi. I heard that these boots do not have the Soma geometry and are sold on "allocation basis" only.

 

Just curious what other / real differences between them (quality? construction? etc)?

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Originally Posted by hobieboy View Post
 

I was told that the "real race plug" boots that Fischer offers for world cup racers are not the same as the RC4 Worldcup 130/150 that anyone can buy from a shop/fitter, unlike Dabello/Lange/Rossi. I heard that these boots do not have the Soma geometry and are sold on "allocation basis" only.

 

Just curious what other / real differences between them (quality? construction? etc)?


You heard correctly---The Fischer World Cup boots are non vacuum and come in a 140 flex in sizes 24.5 thru 26.5 and a 160 flex in sizes 27.5 thru 28.5.  they are available to USSA licensed athletes at $775.00

 

The RC 4 130 (vacuum) world cup (citizen racer boots) only come in a 130 flex now, the 150 has been discontinued.

 

"Almost" all of the worldcup guy's are skiing the 140 flex----which might indicate the 160 is one stiff mama:popcorn

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 10/1/15 at 8:07am
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info Mike...  Strange that Fischer doesn't even have these 140 non-vacuum boots info on any website.

My daughter needs 22.5/23.5 so I guess that won't work then :(

I assume the quality/adjustability of the citizen race boot (Vacuum 130) is less than the 140? Or other plug boots as well?

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Originally Posted by hobieboy View Post
 

Thanks for the info Mike...  Strange that Fischer doesn't even have these 140 non-vacuum boots info on any website.

My daughter needs 22.5/23.5 so I guess that won't work then :(

I assume the quality/adjust ability of the citizen race boot (Vacuum 130) is less than the 140? Or other plug boots as well?

The Worldcup race boot info is not even in their dealer catalog.


Is your daughter racing competitively?

 

If she is in an organized (school etc) program we may be able to help??

 

The quality/adjust ability of the vacuum boot is very good and can be performed several times if needed.

 

What size is her foot?  22.5 or 23.5??

 

mike

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Yes, she's in U16 and currently on Lange ZJ+ 22.5 (since last season). Because she skis on Fischer and is getting sponsorship, she's been asked to switch to Fischer boots as well; but I was told that she will be getting the WC 130 Vacuum hence wanted to find out how does that compare with her existing boots.

post #6 of 9

I would recommend you take her to a Fischer dealer with her Lange ZJ in hand and stand in one of each brand in the show room, so both of the boots are the same temp.

Flex them both and get her feed back.  Flex is determined by the manufacturer and isn't consistent across brands.

 

mike

post #7 of 9
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thanks for the advice Mike... we'll do that. Being able to flex the boot is key but I was just curious if she's giving up anything else as she really like the Lange (& I did hear the advice to get non-vacuum if I can... though there is none for the Fischer WC130).

post #8 of 9

So far as I am aware, the Fischer World cup "non vacuum" boots are only made down to a size 24.5 so your daughter will not be able to get a pair anyway.  The Vac boot skis very well and may even need to be softened, who knows?

 

Happy skiing

 

mike

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for confirming the sizing Mike... sometimes no choice is not a bad choice :)

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