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2005 X-Wave 10.0 Review

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
These are my third pair of boots this year....long story....needless to say I am going to stick with these boots...I have a C foot and these boots have the perfect last...I tried on the 2005-6 X-Wave 10.0's and they were to wide...these are defenetly narrower.

I skied these in powder, breakable crust, and spring conditions. The boot is really stiff. It is not so stiff though that you cannot flex it. It just takes a bit of getting use to compared to the Technica Mag's. This boots gives you the power you need to power the bigger skis.

This is the yellow boot with the chilli-peppers on the sides. All in all this boot simply rocks...there seem to be some of them still around. My local shop specifically ordered the left over models from Salomon, and I am very pleased.

If you find the Lange's to narrow, the Technica's, Nordica's, and new Salomon's to wide I would check out this boot.

The 2005-6 x-wave 10.0's did not hold my heel and I had major lift in the same size boot...these hold your heel almost as well as the Tecnica Diablo's but do not have the big wedge of a midsole/toe box.

The boots have the best cuff hold I have ever felt and are rather snug on the leg. These are defenetly confidence inspiring boots for high speeds, but they are less forgiving than the Magnesiums and Lange Comp 120's.

It is a shame that Solly widened there 2005-06 boots as I feel this boot fills a nitch in the market for C width feet.

I give it ""
post #2 of 26
I hate to say it but Salomon's are known for packing out badly.

The heel area especially feels snug for the first 10-15 days and then it gets sloppy.

Hopefuly the boot works well for you even after they packout.

What size street show are you and what shell did they fit you for?
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well due to the trouble I have had with the shop that I bought this at I pretty much fit myself after having issues with too big/too small of boots...street shoes I wear a snug 10.5 and a comfortable 11...usually buy the 11..unless it is a pure leather shoe that will stretch...the boots are a 27.0 (9...315mm)...shell fit is 1 finger....race fit...right now I have a little pain after about 10 runs....mainly on the sides of my foot and a little arch cramping...(no custom footbeds until 1 month of wear (usually about 15 days of skiing)...but once they pack out and I have custom foot beds they will be perfect
post #4 of 26
I don't think that the "Langes too narrow" people will find much relief in Salomon boots, which are modeled after traditional Lange anatomic shells. a C width foot should have trouble with snugness in both Langes and Salomons (non-plug, I mean), both of which are D width in the forefoot and midfoot.
post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
I don't think that the "Langes too narrow" people will find much relief in Salomon boots, which are modeled after traditional Lange anatomic shells. a C width foot should have trouble with snugness in both Langes and Salomons (non-plug, I mean), both of which are D width in the forefoot and midfoot.
Well being that D is wider than C I am assuming you ment something different? And it is pretty well known that Solly's are wider than Lange's....I skied the Lange Comp 120 for about 4 days and these X-wave 10.0's for 2 days and you can trust me when I say the x-waves are wider than the Lange's...I also have 10 days in a Tecnica Diablo which yet again you should believe me is wider than the x-wave....now I did not ski but tried on the x-wave 10 for 2005-06 and it is wider than the 04-05 boot that I am reviewing...but I only tried it on for about 45 minutes or so and did not ski in it
post #6 of 26
not calling you a liar, just explaining about boots for C width feet.

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post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by gretch6364
This is the yellow boot with the chilli-peppers on the sides. All in all this boot simply rocks...there seem to be some of them still around. My local shop specifically ordered the left over models from Salomon, and I am very pleased.

The boots have the best cuff hold I have ever felt and are rather snug on the leg.

It is a shame that Solly widened there 2005-06 boots as I feel this boot fills a nitch in the market for C width feet.

I give it ""
I'm wondering if you don't have the yellow Course boots with the 120 Flex. These are more narrow than the Wave boots. I use the red Course with the 130 flex, and what you describe sounds like the 2003 course model. Look over the boot and packaging, just to be sure.

Cheers,

Michael
post #8 of 26
Michael's correct, the "Course" boot fits a lot like traditional Langes.

the "X-Wave" fits a lot like the non-race modern "AC" oriented fit that is unlike the Sollie Course or the Lange Trad Race fit.
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
They are the X-Wave 10.0's....they have the little Chilli Peppers on the sides and are Translucent (sp) yellow...the X-Wave 9 and 10's are narrower than the 6,7, and 8's....they even say x-wave on them...either way...they rock and I will not be buying new boots for a very long time....new liners yes...but I am not going through this hell again till someone comes out with boot technology that actually matters....great boots I like them they are the right width for my C foot....I am not claiming that these boots are going to be wide enough for people that cannot come close to fitting in a Lange....but for people that Langes are just a little bit to narrow...these are a great boot that won't be overly wide....like those made for fat feet like all the boots seem to be moving toward
post #10 of 26
I`m in a 2006 Xwave 10. 11wide/D/ foot fitted to a 27 shell.I told my bootfitter about all the bad pub Sollys get for packing out.He laughed and said if you buy the right size "smaller" they won`t get so loose that you have to overtighten them.
post #11 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by gretch6364
These are my third pair of boots this year....long story....needless to say I am going to stick with these boots...I have a C foot and these boots have the perfect last...I tried on the 2005-6 X-Wave 10.0's and they were to wide...these are defenetly narrower.

I skied these in powder, breakable crust, and spring conditions. The boot is really stiff. It is not so stiff though that you cannot flex it. It just takes a bit of getting use to compared to the Technica Mag's. This boots gives you the power you need to power the bigger skis.

This is the yellow boot with the chilli-peppers on the sides. All in all this boot simply rocks...there seem to be some of them still around. My local shop specifically ordered the left over models from Salomon, and I am very pleased.

If you find the Lange's to narrow, the Technica's, Nordica's, and new Salomon's to wide I would check out this boot.

The 2005-6 x-wave 10.0's did not hold my heel and I had major lift in the same size boot...these hold your heel almost as well as the Tecnica Diablo's but do not have the big wedge of a midsole/toe box.

The boots have the best cuff hold I have ever felt and are rather snug on the leg. These are defenetly confidence inspiring boots for high speeds, but they are less forgiving than the Magnesiums and Lange Comp 120's.

It is a shame that Solly widened there 2005-06 boots as I feel this boot fills a nitch in the market for C width feet.

I give it ""
Sounds like you found a winner. Good job!
post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by gretch6364
I will not be buying new boots for a very long time....new liners yes...but I am not going through this hell again till someone comes out with boot technology that actually matters
I think we may have to wait for a very long time
post #13 of 26

.....

I've read more than a few threads on other message boards....of good skiers having gone through the X_Wave 10 liners, then picking up the Zipfits....and enjoying them infinitely more than the Salomon liners...even when they were new...
post #14 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaveSkisWillClimb
I've read more than a few threads on other message boards....of good skiers having gone through the X_Wave 10 liners, then picking up the Zipfits....and enjoying them infinitely more than the Salomon liners...even when they were new...
That may be true, but i would not be happy if someone told me that. He bought the boots and now you're telling him there are much better liners than the x-wave liners.
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Do you have a link for these liner? I am not 100% sure that I an happy with the top cuff of the sollies as they are causing pain to the side of my legs...thanks
post #16 of 26
interestingly enough, the web page address simply is http://www.zipfit.com
post #17 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris D
I`m in a 2006 Xwave 10. 11wide/D/ foot fitted to a 27 shell.I told my bootfitter about all the bad pub Sollys get for packing out.He laughed and said if you buy the right size "smaller" they won`t get so loose that you have to overtighten them.
that's a fact, jack!
post #18 of 26
Actually, Zipfit has this address
www.zipfitna.com
I believe that Steve Bagley is running the show.
Heelhold is nuts.

Ooops, Sorry Gonzostrike is correct.
www.zipfit.com has finally been updated.
So, I guess they have two addresses.
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
I just wish Icould get rid of the pressure on the lower side of my leg and the pressure pionts on my shins.....otherwise the boots rule
post #20 of 26
I have had the same boots now for about 120 days(just starting to pack out), great boots for people with wider feet and aggresive skiers. Controls my B5 with easy.
post #21 of 26
I bought some 05-06 X-10s last month from a great boot fitter. He also dismissed the notion that they would pack out excessively. Time alone will tell, I guess. So far I'm more than pleased with the purchase. Sometimes the stance seems a hair too upright, but just a hair...

The boots are stiff enough for aggressive skiing, but flex enough for all day comfort.
post #22 of 26
The older X-Waves definitely did. The heel pocket in the shell was huge! I assume they've learned from that...
post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
The older X-Waves definitely did. The heel pocket in the shell was huge! I assume they've learned from that...
I remember Jeff Bergeron saying that MOST PRODUCTION BOOTS ARE TOO WIDE IN THE HEEL. That's the problem! IMO there is a big GAP between the plug and semi-plug boots and the rest of the boots. IMO, of course.
post #24 of 26
[quote=MisterK]I bought some 05-06 X-10s last month from a great boot fitter. He also dismissed the notion that they would pack out excessively. Time alone will tell, I guess.[quote]

Sorry, but if they're anything like my 04-05 X-9's, time will tell you that they pack out pretty big time. Mine were very snug - almost too snug - for the first couple of days, comfy snug after 5 days and now a bit too loose (especially in the heel) after 10+ days.
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
The older X-Waves definitely did. The heel pocket in the shell was huge! I assume they've learned from that...

I had to put some L pads in my 2003 X wave 10's to hold my heel. I have 11 days so far on the 2005's and haven't had the same problem. I did not heat the liners this time though.
post #26 of 26
I have 8 days and (according to my GPS ) just over 163,000 vertical feet on my new boots. So far there has been no significant packing out. Still, it's nice to know my boot fitter will work at solving any problems for free for a year...
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