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Between Intuition liners... Pro Tour or Luxury with a Dalbello Panterra 120?

post #1 of 7
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I did a few searches and couldn't find the exact answer for my setup... so curious what your thoughts are.

 

Short background....

I thought I'd be doing a mix of resort and short touring/side country. Turns out I end up doing more touring, and they are turning into longer ones. I purchased the Dallbello Panterra 120 with the Intuition ID wrap liner (Yes a very heavy boot, I know). In resort it feels great. But doesn't do long tours well at all. I have a somewhat wide foot, high arch, and over all a low volume foot/ankle/calf

 

With my current setup for touring I get lots of heal lift with blisters, mainly because in order to tour decently, I need to loosen the upper boot. If not then it just turns into a painful event. When not touring, the boot works sooo well. No heal lift or blisters, I love the flex and proggression of the boot. 

 

I'm thinking, maybe ditch the boots and go a different route all together. Or, thinking about different liners that might allow me to get at least another season or two out of the boots and allow them to tour a little better. Especially since this season will be more in bounds skiing and a little less touring. Thus my question about the two liners... the Pro Tour or the Luxury liner or will those even matter, will it just be wasted money. 

 

As I said, very happy with the boot for in-bounds... heck I can even drive my manual car in them... but just not working well for tours.

 

I really appreciate your input.  

post #2 of 7
Hey pnwski,
My opion do not waste your money on another liner. Your boot is made for going down.. The panterra is a generous fitting boot all around. If you feel you will committ somewhat to touring i would invest in a touring boot.. Touring boots are much different technolgy.. The panterra is a great boot if it fits and loves the frontside of the hill..
Good luck..
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by BurgMan View Post

Hey pnwski,
My opion do not waste your money on another liner. Your boot is made for going down.. The panterra is a generous fitting boot all around. If you feel you will committ somewhat to touring i would invest in a touring boot.. Touring boots are much different technolgy.. The panterra is a great boot if it fits and loves the frontside of the hill..
Good luck..

Thanks. Guess I will start looking and educating myself about the new boots.

Kind of what I was thinking. I was just hoping with this season being more in bounds, a liner might get me through the shorter limited tours I might do this season and maybe next(Plus I have a hookup on liners so i'd be paying well under retail). Then look at all new setup for boots after.

Any recommendations on what boots might be a good "do it all " boot. And I understand that means comprimising in some areas.

Thanks again.
post #4 of 7

Burgman is right and y9u already have a do it all boot.   Why invest in another?

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Burgman is right and y9u already have a do it all boot.   Why invest in another?

Lou, my understanding was that Burgman said my boot is good for the frontside. So I took that as it is not a do it all boot. And since its not working for touring then I was again thinking its not a do it all boot.

So is that typical of all "do it all boots" is that in reality they only do one thing and not the other?

Only asking so I dont make the same mistake on a new boot purchase.

Ideally I'd like a boot that I can tour in without blisters but skis like my current boot downhill. Im ok with extra weight or a less than perfect tour stride.

Obviously I could keep my current boots for inbounds and get something for touring specific. But that will put the purchase of new boots out to maybe next season. But I was thinking if I sold mine for soemthing that would work better for everything, that would be ideal so I could sell my current boots. Thus where I got my original idea of new liners if I could make them work a little better for another season or two.

Thanks again for the info.
post #6 of 7

Do all boots do everything, but that is always a compromise.    The Panterra is better at going downhill than up.  But it is a do everything boot.  It has a walk mode and can be used to tour, as you said it is heavy and the range-of-motion isn't great compared to a good touring boot.

 

You say it gives you blisters so perhaps it is also too large as well.

 

Either way you have a do it all boot, time to get a niche boot.  Touring or piste specific.

 

Lou

post #7 of 7
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Gonna head in to my local shop and have them run through my boots, they are pretty limited on other boot options for me. The shop I bought them from went out of business. Otherwise that would have been my first stop.

Thanks for the info guys.
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