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Nordica GPX 130 vs. GP 130

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Those who have sold, worked on, or skied on these boots, I'd love to hear from ya. It's difficult to know the difference in PU between these boots. From what I've tried to gather, the PU is different, the liners are warmer, and possibly most importantly, the boot boards are different. Softer on all, but not by much in each place? Not sure. I'm just curious if people think it can ski a range of cheater racers, 165 fis SL, 177 fis GS, 186 fis GS, 189 & 190 Icelandic keepers and seekers, 193 vagabond, etc. I'm 215lbs. I'm been skiing the Nordica supercharger blower 130 for many many years. I run them with doby lace liners and a wc booster. They're beaten to the ground. I tried on the GPX and liked it. The new strap wouldnt stay b/c of my high volume calf and preference for the booster and I'd have to move the two upper cuff buckle claws over to the furthest screw. I noticed the buckles have a pre-curved shape that may not align perfectly with how my leg fills upper cuffs. Either way, I want to be able to run fis and big pow skis. I think I can accomplish this better with the GPX. Just curious what you all think. Thanks a bunch.
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We sell both boots and I skied in the GP130 quite a bit last spring.

They are essentially the same boot but for 2 different markets. The Dobermann GP130 is meant to look like the race boot and is aimed at the frontside carving Nastarfarian skier.

The GPX is the all mountain expert version. It gets a softer shock absorbing zeppa, a slightly cushier liner and replaceable grippy toe and heel pad.

The solid sole on the GP makes the boot more rigid torsionally and a little stiffer overall and gives you the option of adding a high traction lifter.

We sell more GPX than GP but they are both great boots.


jl
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Thanks BOOT, that's helpful.

To clarify, what do you mean by "a high traction lifter" on the GP?

Last question, did you ski the GP in various snow conditions or predominantly corduroy?

Thanks a bunch
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Thanks BOOT, that's helpful.

To clarify, what do you mean by "a high traction lifter" on the GP?

Last question, did you ski the GP in various snow conditions or predominantly corduroy?

Thanks a bunch

I skied the boots all over Aspen Highlands on a variety of skis and in all sorts of terrain. They hiked the bowl and did everything I would do in any other boot.
They worked quite well. I gave them to of the guys who works with me and he is very happy with them as well.

They are excellent boots.

jl
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These are examples of high traction lifters:
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That's really interesting. Thanks for the photo.

So you put those on the GP so you can hike? I wonder if it softened the boot enough to offset the stiffer boot board. I've skied some doby 150 boot boards and they might as well be light granite. I'm torn. Thanks for the help. Great info.
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