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post #61 of 70
+1 on Greg at Heino's. Great guy, not a salesman, he is a boot fitter and a great one. Just bought my second pair of boots from him after 10 yrs in the last pair I bought from them. He guaranteed the fit and I have gnarly feet, very wide, high arch... Came back several times over 10 yrs for boot tweaks, all free of charge. He will assess your feet, stance, ankle range of motion, ability and select a few boots that make sense. He ordered boots not in stock that made sense for me to try before buying instead of just making a sale w what was on hand. I wouldn't worry about the $60 as they will get the right boot for you and have the skill to make it fit properly. 2 things, communicate and be honest about your ability and have them make a custom footbed. You will also learn a lot from him.
post #62 of 70
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In short, boots must fit, skis are based on skill and intended use, don't go too stiff in boots or too wide OR TOO NARROW in skis. Get to a level that you understand what you like and then upgrade to that at that point, in the mean time get something that is good and helps your development. 

Just a little additional clarification, or we'll have the carving nuts telling him to go for a 60-65mm.

Maybe 66?
post #63 of 70
Levy, dont confuse the issue. His needs and experience indicate different needs than ours. smile.gif
post #64 of 70
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Levy, dont confuse the issue. His needs and experience indicate different needs than ours. smile.gif


Yes sir
post #65 of 70
TL;DR.

Just IMO, getting good fitting boots is a process. For most newbies they don't know what a proper fitting ski boot feels like and will be turned off when put in a boot that actually fits for the first time. If you buy a boot that feels good (to a newbie) it wont fit for actually skiing. The process is beyond the fitting part, it's learning how boots should fit and learning how to know what you want from a boot. It is also buying the second and maybe third pair once you know how ski boots are supposed to feel. My advice is to go to the best boot fitter you can, and understand that no matter what your first boots won't be perfect, if skiing turns into a real adiction, start saving for a second smaller pair.
post #66 of 70
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

TL;DR.

Just IMO, getting good fitting boots is a process. For most newbies they don't know what a proper fitting ski boot feels like and will be turned off when put in a boot that actually fits for the first time. If you buy a boot that feels good (to a newbie) it wont fit for actually skiing. The process is beyond the fitting part, it's learning how boots should fit and learning how to know what you want from a boot. It is also buying the second and maybe third pair once you know how ski boots are supposed to feel. My advice is to go to the best boot fitter you can, and understand that no matter what your first boots won't be perfect, if skiing turns into a real adiction, start saving for a second smaller pair.

+1

post #67 of 70

So there you have it, he needs a 120 flex boot (in red of course) with a 66mm wide ski. Maybe we should tell him length, flex (and of course color) of the skis too.

 

It's sad when the poor guy probably could have got better advice at TGR (or even alpinezone :eek) than here. 

post #68 of 70
I think there was a lot of good advice offered here.
post #69 of 70
Rather than listen to the echo chamber, I would prefer to hear from the OP @Cpx71. Any progress or decisions on purchasing new boots and skis on discount?
post #70 of 70
Well, he scheduled the fitting.
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