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Lange World Cup 150 review

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Greetings,

I've been skiing Rossi boots for the past 12 seasons. It was finally time to get rid of my 5 year old, Race 1's.

I tried the Nordica Dob 130 and it fit my "narrow" foot quite well. My local shop tried to get the Rossi Plug but they were sold out in size 11.

They were able to get the Lange WC 150 Plug and here are my thoughts after 2 days on snow.

Of course the boot fits like a glove. It fits my foot well enough I'll likely not have have any grinding done. Fore and aft it is not overly stiff. Laternal stiffness is "UNBELIEVABLE" !!!

Roll your ankles and go for a ride. The high cuff is very supportive if you get in the back seat.

The buckles work well and the boot is supplied with a set of longer bails which I needed to install to get the buckle closed.

Overall a thumbs-up for my feet and skiing style.
post #2 of 12
Could you compare the Lange 150 to the Dobie 130 in terms of fit? I'm just curious.

You probably have a narrow foot (like me) if you can ski it w/o any grinding done. I can get away w/o any grinding done with most boots (or with very little work done).

Thanks.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
You could tell the liner in the DOB 130 was thicker and more comfortable. Slightly softer forward flex. The toe box felt slightly wider.

I also plan to have my alignment checked and adjusted.

I was off 1-2deg in my Rossis and can feel it even more in the 150's.

FWIW.....I never owned a Plug boot or even foamed linner before.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by dtaski
You could tell the liner in the DOB 130 was thicker and more comfortable. Slightly softer forward flex. The toe box felt slightly wider.

I also plan to have my alignment checked and adjusted.

I was off 1-2deg in my Rossis and can feel it even more in the 150's.

FWIW.....I never owned a Plug boot or even foamed linner before.
What about the heel and ankle fit? Any noticable difference?
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Both are nice and snug.

I would recommend to try both on then decide. Might be difficult to find the 150 in stock. More boot than most folks need.
post #6 of 12
How was the instep height of the WC 150, compared to the Dobie?
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublediamond223
How was the instep height of the WC 150, compared to the Dobie?
I used my custom footbed so nothing was noticeably different.
post #8 of 12
I just got my new Lange 130 LFs today, and straight out of the box.... UNBELIEVABLE!!!

The combination of the old liner packing out, losing about 30 pounds, and my feet getting slightly longer really combined to make my foot much more narrow than it had previously- I'd been in Salomon plugs before if that tells anything about the foot shape difference. Whereas for the latter part of last season and the days I'd been out this year my foot had been just absolutely sloppy in the Salomons, and (after an initial struggle just to get them on) the Langes fit like gloves, absolutely rock solid in the heel pocket and toe box, with a very comfortable forward flex that is a huge contrast to the salomon's very unprogressive flex which would give me shin bang just thinking about them.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by dtaski
I used my custom footbed so nothing was noticeably different.
The footbed doesn't have anything to do with the instep height, but if you didn't notice a difference then I guess my question is answered.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by dtaski
Both are nice and snug.
Something is not right IMO. The Dobie Pro should be significantly wider than the Lange plug. Jeff Bergeron told us that that the Dobie is not tight enough in the heel for those with narrow heels.
But the Lange might be a little wider in the heel and ankle than i thought it would be. I am going to try it in the next few weeks but i think it is not as tight as the Atomic Race Tech and Tecnica XT.
post #11 of 12

Yep. Lange World Cup 150 plug is the best boot out there in my opinion.  You can turn the ski just by thinking about it.  The trick is the sizing, I went down even more with the liner but size 8 fits great (I am a 9.5-10 shoe) with a $40 "off-the-rack" footbed.

 

Bought several pair of 150's on Ebay over the past couple years as it seems inventory (and prices) has gotten very low on that boot. 

 

If you have a race background and really use your skeleton to aggressively push the boots I would recommend this boot to anyone.

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Moose32 View Post

Yep. Lange World Cup 150 plug is the best boot out there FOR ME in my opinion.  You can turn the ski just by thinking about it.  The trick is the sizing, I went down even more with the liner but size 8 fits great (I am a 9.5-10 shoe) with a $40 "off-the-rack" footbed.

 

Bought several pair of 150's on Ebay over the past couple years as it seems inventory (and prices) has gotten very low on that boot. 

 

If you have a race background and really use your skeleton to aggressively push the boots I would recommend this boot to anyone.

NIce!!!  Revived an 8 year old thread! And I don't mean a thread for 8 year olds!biggrin.gif  And fixed it for you in red.

 

 I would never trade my Head Raptor WC 150's for a Langeconfused.gif

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