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post #1 of 16
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Has anyone owned or tried Nordica Speedmachine 10's or 12's? I checked out the 8's at the ski shop, but they were too soft. The 10s 12s and 14s were out of stock. What are your opinions?

-Heliski
post #2 of 16
I tried on all the new models but have not skied in them.

Personally they fit my forefoot good but my heal would still pop even in a smaller shell.

Other then that I thought they were a nice boot with good flex characteristics.

Inside the store at least.
post #3 of 16
Try the 12 or the 14 I bought the 12's. I love em
post #4 of 16

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With decent price, I grabbed the 10 to start the season with....it's giving me the stance/balance I've missed for too long.... I'm kind of climbin' back on the *stability* wagon... so we'll see how I feel about them in late Jan...
post #5 of 16
I have the original Beast from 04 that changed its name to the Speed mashine in 05. They have flex index 110-120 and when its cold they are really stiff. They also take in snow and water in the front so that they have to be taped over with to stay dry. I like the elastic base of the boot and its easy to put on and take off. Im going to get me a pair of foam-boots as soon as I can as I still think foam is way superior for perfect fit than these soft foam versions. Im using my boots for teaching and need for them to be comfortable.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by tdk6
I have the original Beast from 04 that changed its name to the Speed mashine in 05.
I'm pretty sure the Speedmachines are a narrower last then the Beasts.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Scalce
I'm pretty sure the Speedmachines are a narrower last then the Beasts.
Im not so shure about that..... IMO the Beast turned into the Speedmachine last season and then a completely new boot was called the Beast.
post #8 of 16
The Speedmachine does have a narrower last than the Beast. They are different boots all together.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey
The Speedmachine does have a narrower last than the Beast. They are different boots all together.
But are you shure the 2003/4 Beast is the same as the 2004/5? I know the 2004/5 Speedmashine had a inner shoue that had to be put on you foot first, strapped tight and then inserted in the outer shell. So its not the exact same boot but maybe the predessor.
post #10 of 16
Completly new last/boot/liner all together. last years speedmachine was similar yet still leaked in the toebox tip. the new 06 SM has a much better seal, the top toe cap is now heat welded in place. It also has a softer rubber plastic groove under the buckles to double seal. NO more cold wet feet.
post #11 of 16
Alot of 06 boots have some sort of rubber sealing.

I am not sure why it took them so long.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Scalce
I'm pretty sure the Speedmachines are a narrower last then the Beasts.
Checked it out and the "The Beast" I have from 2003/4 is a completely different boot than later Beast line boots. The model swapped its name for the 2004/5 season into Speedmachine and there was some modifications especially to the linear. My "The Beast" is really stiff and it is narrow as heck because I had to make extensive modifications to it in order to make it fit my foot. This years similair size Speadmachine 12 fits my foot without any modifications.
post #13 of 16

Help!

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Originally Posted by Scalce View Post
I tried on all the new models but have not skied in them.

Personally they fit my forefoot good but my heal would still pop even in a smaller shell.

Other then that I thought they were a nice boot with good flex characteristics.

Inside the store at least.
I have that problem too. What can I do to help my self? Change brand to Head or Lange?
post #14 of 16
i chose the sm14 last year to ski in and have another pair coming this year. i suppose i made the move from the dobie 130 pro for several reasons.

1. the boot fit my foot perfectly out of the box.
2. it's appreciably warmer than the dobie IMHO
3. it skis very well.

i rarely put on a doberman these days.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by tdk6 View Post
But are you shure the 2003/4 Beast is the same as the 2004/5? I know the 2004/5 Speedmashine had a inner shoue that had to be put on you foot first, strapped tight and then inserted in the outer shell. So its not the exact same boot but maybe the predessor.
I have a pair of '40-'05 Beasts [ not the Beast 12, 10,etc]- it is slightly different than the '03-'04 version. Also not the same boot as the Speedmachine. These versions of the Beast were a higher end boot than what goes under the Beast name now.
I have never had a problem with leakage.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by renato View Post
I have that problem too. What can I do to help my self? Change brand to Head or Lange?
For those with a slightly loose heel in a SM boot.........

This boot has a pretty wide heel cup. It relies on liner for heel security and it works well for medium to high volume feet. If you you have a lower volume rear foot and or instep there are many options to consider. The Hot-Rod group of Nordicas and also the "civillian" Dobermans are built on a narrower last (esp. in the heel). The new '07 Langes are surprising me. They have eliminated the old gripe of the short toe box but have not compromised the heel fit. There are many others including the Heads with the FCS system that can provide a better heel grab than a SM. The new Salomon Falcon boot has a very snug heel fit and a medium forefoot. (great fit but a low instep).

SJ
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