So here I am, resurrecting a year-quiet thread with my second post. Oh well, here goes:
Originally Posted by skierzzzzzz
Ya know, it ticks me off when idiots don't know what they're talking about (except for maybe 1 or 2 of you).
The TNT that was yellow colored had the problem with the shell cracking because of the dye that was used. Do not buy that shell, it will crack. I had 2 pair, the first pair cracked after 4yrs., the second pair after 4 days.
The EXPLOSION 8 is an excellent boot and is not very stiff, the EXPLOSION 10 was the stiffer boot. These boots are orange. I have 2 pairs, the first pair I am still using after 5yrs., the second pair of shells I have sitting and waiting for new bladders. This shell had no problems with cracking. That problem was corrected by Tecnica.
My ten-year-old Explosion 8's blew up on me this year. In the middle of a mogul run my foot started feeling sloppy. When I got to the bottom I looked down and saw a split running down the inside of the boot. And by the time I got back to my car and unbuckled the boot, it came off in pieces.
I loved the boots, and I think I got more than my money's worth out of them. But here's direct evidence that they can crack:
For what it's worth, I went to my local ski shop the day these died and replaced them with a pair of Diablo Magmas. If I get another ten years out of the new boots, I'll be more than happy.
|The EXPLOSION 8 is an excellent boot and is not very stiff, the EXPLOSION 10 was the stiffer boot.
Not stiff is a very relative term. Yes the 8s were a step softer than the 10s, but they were definitely expert boots, stiff enough that I (170 pounds, and a plenty strong skier) never came close to overpowering them. (Until that last day, apparently!)