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Who has had their boots on this summer?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I usually wait till the first issue of POWDER hits the mailbox in August, then boot up to see how they feel - so FESS UP, who has had 'em on already?
post #2 of 23
Had them on last weekend, the weekend before that, the one before that and even the one before that.

Oh, and I will have them on this weekend too.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Check back with us in January, when you are out "waltzing Matilda" whilst we are choking on the pow..
post #4 of 23
Had 'em on last weekend, and will have 'em on this weekend. Oregon rules.
post #5 of 23
Mine were on for 11 days. Sorry I missed you Sue.
post #6 of 23
Summer? It's winter here in Australia and we're having an excellent season.

I've just retired my old boots and have been wearing new boots each night for a while to help break them in before a few mates and I head off to New Zealand at the end of next week for 2 weeks skiing.

I live in a state where we have no snow and so the ski shops are not that good. The last boots I bought (about 7 years ago) were Salomon Evo 8s and I have very narrow, low volume feet. As you can imagine, particularly after packing out, they were not very responsive. I could move my feet quite a bit in the boots before hitting the sides. I went to an excellent boot fitter near where I ski this time and got some Lange World Cup 140 Fs. These are low volume, stiff shell boots which are foam fitted. They are nice and tight everywhere, properly aligned and have custom footbeds. I ride Atomic SX11s and expect to have some good crashes while I get used to these. I'll post a review when I get back from NZ and will also mention some dramas that I had in getting them fitted (1 boot had to be foamed 3 times and after skiing in sloppy boots for 3 days - this f&#%ing hurt!).

Cheers

Closh
post #7 of 23
I have my boots on about once every 3 weeks. Just for a couple of hours.

I find it easier to stay on the snow in my skis if I'm wearing them
post #8 of 23
Yup... had to try on the new boots and I'm sure I'll have them on again pretty soon...
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
I didn't mean SKIING dammit, I meant had them on in your living room.. But y'all knew that.
post #10 of 23

Who has had their boots on this summer?

Boots? We don't need no stinkin boots.
post #11 of 23
I put mine on about four and half hours after summer started and skied Mt Adams :-)
post #12 of 23
Let me give you yet another riddle! Who had the boots on, clicked them into the bindings for a few minutes or so while making whoosh, whoosh sounds in the middle of the living room… this summer?!
post #13 of 23
While I too will put my boots on for a few hours every now and again in the summer, I think clicking into them and making swoosh sounds light be a little much
post #14 of 23
i have been breaking in a new pair of tecnica xt17's and icon carbon's.
post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Euclide
Let me give you yet another riddle! Who had the boots on, clicked them into the bindings for a few minutes or so while making whoosh, whoosh sounds in the middle of the living room… this summer?!

Hey!! I do that all the time
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Euclide
...while making whoosh, whoosh sounds...
I'm such a good skier that when I carve my perfect turns, they make no sound at all, none of this skidding "whoosh, whoosh" noise. In fact all I hear are the jealous cries of men, and the sound of women swooning...

(and then I wake up)
post #17 of 23
Quote:
I'm such a good skier that when I carve my perfect turns, they make no sound at all, none of this skidding "whoosh, whoosh" noise. In fact all I hear are the jealous cries of men, and the sound of women swooning...
That's what I call confidence !
post #18 of 23
I confess. Boots have been on, goggles too.

Wife & daughter think I'm nuts.
post #19 of 23
The best way to break in new boots IMHO is to wear them while doing ironing (a bit of forward and side flexing) and watching a ski DVD. I've been making sure that my curtains are shut so that nice men in white coats don't come knocking at the door.
post #20 of 23
How about standing on your bed with skis on and pretend your jumping off a cornise as you jump onto the bedroom floor. Works best with white sheets and pillows.

I always seem to wake up before I hit bottom.
post #21 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Capacity
How about standing on your bed with skis on and pretend your jumping off a cornise as you jump onto the bedroom floor. Works best with white sheets and pillows.
You need help.

: : :
post #22 of 23

re:.....

NOT I davev!...not yet,
Going to a new boot(a Big WOOHOOOO!)....and am I going to be dancing this Winter ...Now watch one of my choices(Salomon) announce a sudden and dramatic CHANGE in their XWave-line design in the last week of August:

Steve
post #23 of 23
The only boots I've had on since late March are waterski boots. Not quite as comfortable as my Solomons. My Wiley Highwraps are so tight you have to use liquid soap or some other lube to get them on. Can only stand them for a few minutes at a time. But with waterskiing being a physically demanding sport, it’s not something you can do for more than a few minutes at a time anyway. I’ve got 3 months left of H2O skiing then a little mountain biking before our short ski season starts. But that doesn’t keep me from dreaming about fresh powder (manmade) anyway.

I’ll have to miss out on my annual trip to Summit County. My wife talked me into putting down hardwood floors this fall. The things we do for love. Their goes our ski trip budget! Looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time at Cataloochee NC.
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