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I am considering ordering a pair of Head Challenger 120 ski boots. I am wondering if anyone on epicski has used these and what there thoughts are. 

 

I am 5'10 175lbs and like to ski fairly aggressively. 70% off piste.  I am a size 10 shoe and thinking about ordering a mondo size 28. 

 

How does the 120 flex compare to other brands, i have heard langes typically run stiff and was wondering if there was some sort of bias to stiff or softer for head boots. 

 

All feedback is appreciated!

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Originally Posted by powderpanda View Post
 

I am considering ordering a pair of Head Challenger 120 ski boots. I am wondering if anyone on epicski has used these and what there thoughts are. 

 

I am 5'10 175lbs and like to ski fairly aggressively. 70% off piste.  I am a size 10 shoe and thinking about ordering a mondo size 28. 

 

How does the 120 flex compare to other brands, i have heard langes typically run stiff and was wondering if there was some sort of bias to stiff or softer for head boots. 

 

All feedback is appreciated!

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

read through the above article and do the "shell check" thing  written about in there---this is the thing most everyone gets wrong and suffers with it through the life of the boot.

 

If you are a solid size 10 shoe, most likely a 28.0/28.5 mondo (325mm bsl) boot will be too big and you will pay the price by compensating with your foot moving around in there.

 

By the way it is easy to soften the flex of a boot----find a boot fitter!:)

 

mike

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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post
 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

read through the above article and do the "shell check" thing  written about in there---this is the thing most everyone gets wrong and suffers with it through the life of the boot.

 

If you are a solid size 10 shoe, most likely a 28.0/28.5 mondo (325mm bsl) boot will be too big and you will pay the price by compensating with your foot moving around in there.

 

By the way it is easy to soften the flex of a boot----find a boot fitter!:)

 

mike

Thanks Mike ! i will check out the shell check asap. I currently wear a 27.5 and find it a bit too snug so I'm hoping the 28 works a little better without sliding around in the shell.

post #4 of 8

Do you have large calf muscles???

 

Large calf muscles will push your knees forward and any (ANY) upward movement (extension) at the ankle/knee will then push your feet forward into the toe box and the boot will feel too small/short, ouch!

 

mike

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i would say they are def above average. My toes do seem to constantly cram against the front of the boot.
post #6 of 8

You need to have the forward lean of any boot you ski in adjusted for the size of you calf muscle---this issue will cause you toe pain but also make your fore/aft balance be compromised.:mad

 

So measure the circumference of your calf muscle at the top of the liner and get back me.

 

mike

post #7 of 8
Please oh please get them fitted at a fitter. You'll save money in the long run.
post #8 of 8
1 thing is for sure. If your feet hurt yyou are not having a goodtime. I don't care how many drinks you have.
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