|Originally posted by debner:
Does anyone have an opinion between these two boots. They both fit about the same, and are about the same cost. I can not find any reviews of these boots. Please help.
In case it matters, I have a fairly narrow ankle, squared off toes and a relatively high instep. As mentioned about, both of these boots seem to accomodate these needs (whereas my previous Technica's were terrible).
My SO has never been happier or warmer-toed than in her X-Wave 9.0s- she moved to them from a pair of Technica TC3s that had had more modifications than I can now remember.
There is some issue about how long the liners last on these- she is ready to order new ones after about, lessee, a few over 60 days in them. That's just the price you pay for warm, thermally fitted liners, I reckon.
The slop in her previous boots was very evident once she tried the new ones, as she ran into the problem spoken of here
by BobBarnes, and she had significant ankle pain in her NEW boots from trying to skid Atomic 9'18s on Quebec ice. She had never had this trouble in the Tecnicas, oddly (possibly because she never noticed the lost motion she was putting in?). Three days of instruction fixed that.
She has also had a bit more ramp angle put in those, that helped her on hardpack but not so much on loose pow or crud. IIRC, roughly 3 degrees, corresponding to about a 13mm lift at the heel.
As a last note, these work great with her Salomon miniskis, but totally overpower the Rossignol BC ones.