or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Thinking of upgrading my 2002 ski boot, checking out Nordica & Tecnica boots
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Thinking of upgrading my 2002 ski boot, checking out Nordica & Tecnica boots

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I am thinking of upgrading my 2002 boots. I have a list of 3 boots so far. 2010 Tecnica Dragon 100 vs

2012 Nordica Firearrow F4 vs 2013 Nordica Transfire R2 ski boots. Does anyone have any feedback on these ski boots. I like all 3 , but can only buy one pair. Some many ski boots to fit so many feet.

post #2 of 9

You can buy all of them new, unused?

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

The Tecnica Dragon 100 is used in very good condition. The other one's are brand new. I found a few reviews on all of them and they all seem to have new features my 2002 don't have. These boots are hard to find in stock. I guess must people get 2014 or newer boots when they upgrade. I can only buy one pair. No sense in me buying all 3 pairs, unless I want to be a boot tester and do review's. I was just looking for feedback for anyone that used these boots. I have older gear.

post #4 of 9

These are all relatively wide boots, 102-103mm last, for high volume feet(high instep).  The liner of the Tecnica is likely totally packed out and useless, $10 might be too much money.  The other two are only good if they fit your feet properly.  If you have a narrow foot or low instep they are not for you.  There is a reason Nordica dumped the Firearrow boot.  Do your feet a favor, go see a knowledgeable boot fitter and, if you're on a budget tell them what your budget is.  We have brand new boots starting at @$299 and that includes work to make it fit.  I spent nearly two hours with a customer yesterday for a $299 sale and that included getting him more space for a pronounced bump on the side of his heel.

 

Used boots are generally used boots because the liners are packed out, which means no insulation.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your feedback. I will try to find a new a pair of ski boots. I have wide flat feet. I have a old 1985 lange boot 10.5 that is hard to get on and off with a too tight shin area. I have a Salomon wave 10 boot size 11  that seems to fit okay for a used 2002 model. I will get back into the hunt for a new fresh pair of ski boots indeed. I didn't know the insulation in the liners get packed out.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 


I did more research and I was up to 8 ski boots in my long list. Down to 2013 Nordica Transfire R2  vs 2013 Atomic LF120 vs 2015 Atomic Waymaker Carbon 110 ski boots.:eek

post #7 of 9

Boots are all about fit.  No way you can get useful info this way.

post #8 of 9
Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology. Then check the "Who's Who" for a fitter near you. If there isn't one listed, don't worry, srart a new thread and ask for recommendations in your locale. It appears you're in Portland and there are quite a few people here from Portland. You could even call ON3P and ask them if they recommend someone. ON3P makes really great skis in Portland.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 


Thanks for your good advice. I found my upgrade, 2013 Dalbello Proton ski boots for 66 Bucks to replace my 2002 Salomon good condition boots.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Thinking of upgrading my 2002 ski boot, checking out Nordica & Tecnica boots