Recently bought some Atomic Redster WC 170 Lifted Boots in 26 mondo shell. 2014 model.
Nice boot, very snug (not quite as snug as Dobie 26), feels like a 150 flex of other plug-type models. Fits like a race boot should.
The boot sole is not DIN compliant and comes with warning...PROFESSIONAL BOOTFITTER MUST PLANE THE SOLES OF THIS BOOT BEFORE IT IS SAFE TO SKI IN.
Spoke to local ski store in Chicago (if you live in Chicago you can probably guess correctly who it is). Shop told me that shops in IL are not allowed to plane boot soles as that makes them liable like a manufacturer. Advice was to drive north to WI to get this done. Stated IL was only state in country that had this rule - shop didn't have machine to do this as a result of this "law".
Has anyone ever heard of these state laws before? Does this sound right? Why would state, with all its issues, get involved in ski boots?
I guess I can possibly get this done in Montana - maybe @sibhusky can help with favorite shop in Stumptown for boot work.
Thanks for time and input.
Edited by Moose32 - 11/9/15 at 7:46pm