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I was trying to find the above
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Great ski, but too much money at $279.

Also over 10 year old so some shops may not work on the binding....check the indemnification list. 

http://www.gondyline.com/indemnified.php

If this was to be a shop purchase and they would set and test the bindings I would pay $200 for a 175 T50 5 star. That is the first year 5 stars and was a real game changer of a ski. It would certainly get you to where you want to go - Make sure you go view some demos on line of modern skiing.....you'll need to adapt your movement patterns to shaped sidecut....not difficult just different from what you are used to. The difference is clear and any good modern demonstration skiing on groomed terrain will show it.  I've linked a few videos in my beginner tips thread. CSIA, Italian demo team, Josh Foster are a few good sources of visual learning. The material avail for free now on the www is absolutely mind blowing!

Enjoy your quest and welcome to epicski. 

(70 is the ski width under the boot, most skis are marked with the tip tail and waist dims - all of my examples are)
mentioned videos from the Italian ski team. Tried to reply to that post...sorry

The Beginner Tips thread is in the Beginner Zone, which is under Ski Training.  Easiest way to find it is on the list of links at the top of the forum.

 

http://www.epicski.com/f/56/beginner-zone

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Any recommendations for best boot shop to get demos from in Winter Park area? any particular shop known for more knowledgeable boot fitters?

 

My 2013 Dabello Voo Doo boots  flex at70/80.   I think we've established I am moderate  intermediate at best but I feel I do want much stiffer boots based on the fit I currently have now being not so great to begin with... I definitely have taken in from the great advise here that I need to work on body positioning etc.....

 

 I contacted La Feet custom fitter shop in WP.... they sound incredible but I am totally not worthy of and not willing to spend the $850 for boots. I'd love to have the custom work done, but I don't ski enough to justify that at all.

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These posts are from a thread in 2012 by another big guy in Colorado.  What you may be more interested in finding at this point is a shop with a good boot fitter who has "new old stock".  If I can find that in NC, you certainly should be able to in CO.

 

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Dude, you are NOT SOL in CO at all. You have 3 of the probably top 10 bootfitters in the nation right here. Lee at The Custom Foot in Denver, Larry at Larrys Boot Fitting in Boulder and Greg Hoffman at Ski Boot Fitting in Vail. Go see any one of them. People literally FLY to CO to see these guys. They'll get you sorted out the right way. I prefer Greg at SBF, since they occupy the hut at the top of Chair 4. You can ski a couple runs, go in, get an adjustment and go ski another couple runs and know immediately if it helped or didn't. Lee's an awesome guy too and Larry knows his stuff. One of them will definitely get you in a properly fitted boot.

 

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Dude, you are NOT SOL in CO at all. You have 3 of the probably top 10 bootfitters in the nation right here. Lee at The Custom Foot in Denver, Larry at Larrys Boot Fitting in Boulder and Greg Hoffman at Ski Boot Fitting in Vail. Go see any one of them. People literally FLY to CO to see these guys. They'll get you sorted out the right way. I prefer Greg at SBF, since they occupy the hut at the top of Chair 4. You can ski a couple runs, go in, get an adjustment and go ski another couple runs and know immediately if it helped or didn't. Lee's an awesome guy too and Larry knows his stuff. One of them will definitely get you in a properly fitted boot.

You missed one.  Jeff Bergeron in both Breckenridge and working with Lee in Denver. (last I heard at least)  While not right on the hill it is possible to ski, break for lunch and get an adjustment if he knows your coming and head back out, or have him work on things at the end of the day.  He is right on main street in Breckenridge.

 

You are absolutely correct that people come from all over to see all these guys.  

 

I can also vouch for Greg Hoffmann.  I've known him since the late 70's.  He's a great guy and knows his stuff.  

 

I suspect it would be hard to find a more concentrated group of well known expert boot fitters anywhere when you consider how many are in  Denver, Summit and Eagle counties in Colorado.

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