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Quick question about Sal X-Wave & Crossmax..

post #1 of 12
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Is the X-Wave 10.0 and the older (2003) Crossmax essentially the same boot? I ask because the X-Wave 10.0 fits me very well and I can get the older Crossmax online for <$.

thanks!
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lodro
Is the X-Wave 10.0 and the older (2003) Crossmax essentially the same boot? I ask because the X-Wave 10.0 fits me very well and I can get the older Crossmax online for <$.

thanks!
Yep...well, for the most part. At one point, I think the X-Wave 10 had some sort of vibration absorbing foot-boards option, but that would be the only difference I can recall.

I have the X-Max 10 (red one) and scored them last year at the LA ski show for $239 new. They had a ton of them, while the X-Wave 10 was nowhere to be found. Go figure.
post #3 of 12
According to Ski magasine, the only difference is the colour.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bandit Man
Yep...well, for the most part. At one point, I think the X-Wave 10 had some sort of vibration absorbing foot-boards option, but that would be the only difference I can recall.

I have the X-Max 10 (red one) and scored them last year at the LA ski show for $239 new. They had a ton of them, while the X-Wave 10 was nowhere to be found. Go figure.
Coolio. How do they ski? My only conern is that they might be a bit _too_ stiff for bumps and crud, though the flex felt very nice and progressive. Currently on Atomic 10.50 so I like a relativly stiff boot..

..also, assume they have the heat moldable liner?
post #5 of 12
I have the Crossmax 10 and ski a lot of bumps and crud with them. I feel like the stiffness gives me a lot more control through heavy crud. I don't find them too stiff for bumps, but even if I did, the extra control at high speeds is well worth the cost in bumps. I have the heat moldable liner, but it is not a true custom fit. Much better than the liners in lower level boots, but not what you'd get if you're shelling out $200 for a liner alone.

And the color's really cool too
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lodro
Is the X-Wave 10.0 and the older (2003) Crossmax essentially the same boot? I ask because the X-Wave 10.0 fits me very well and I can get the older Crossmax online for <$.

thanks!
Same fit, different color. Buy what's cheapest.
post #7 of 12
I like the Crossmax for all conditions including bumps.
post #8 of 12
Mine work well in the bumps; I'm pretty happy with them. They are a lot less stiff than my old race boots. They do have a heat moldable liner(sensi-fit or something like that), but it's not as good a fit as custom foam, so you may need the services of a good boot fitter. Get a foot bed to go with them.
post #9 of 12
Some had a stiffness of 110 and some were 100. I don't recall which boot or which year. Only a minor difference though.

My 02/03 Crossmax 10's are 100. I don't think they're stiff at all.

-T
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ghost
Mine work well in the bumps; I'm pretty happy with them. They are a lot less stiff than my old race boots. They do have a heat moldable liner(sensi-fit or something like that), but it's not as good a fit as custom foam, so you may need the services of a good boot fitter. Get a foot bed to go with them.
At the price I found these for I can actually have a budget of $400 for beds, fitting etc.. (haven't decided about foam or not) and still save $200!
post #11 of 12
@ 239, you can't go wroong.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by xdog1
@ 239, you can't go wroong.
Well, I found them at $325, (I think my math was slightly off), but still...!
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