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Suitability Fischer F8000

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Hey there,

Looking to upgrade with some new boots for the new season down under. I've found a pair of Fischer F8000's 27.5 on ebay, but have had no experience with Fischers before. Would ask for Jeff's advice, but auction is ending in a day, so any advice (Rusty Guy you out there?) would be appreciated right now. Forward flex should be spot on, but obviously a little hesitant about buying new boots directly off ebay.

Foot shape is average tending toward narrow and no major problems to speak of in terms of pronation, corns or anything else. Will be skiing in a generic footbed most likely (maybe a zipfit or something similiar), and just wondering if anyone can give some information on the fit characteristics of the F8000.

Cheers
Jules
post #2 of 3

Pair in size 26.5 to good Bear home . . .

Well, I almost bought RustyGuy's ones until I was given a pair.

I find them beastly to get in and out of and difficult to adjust; wouldn't buy them off Ebay unless there was someone local could and would work on them/

Significantly tighter form factor: 299mm as compared to my 306mm Atomics. Tighter heel and far less instep room.

Can't speak to the effectiveness of the duckfoot position as I had other unresolved troubles with them (continuously slipping cuff tilt adjustment).
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I have heard of many happy owners. This boot as well as the F9000 is pretty much sold out in Austria. It was a big succes. The nearest you can get to a real race shoe, are comments I have heard about this shoe.
Notice that the foot position is as well in many other real race boots, just not advertised.
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