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Any Big Mountain/off-piste boot suggestions?

post #1 of 7
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I am looking for a boot that pairs well with big mountain twin-tips (regular shape to fatter ones, like the Rossi Scratch BC or Solomon Pocket rockets or similar). I would like them to be versatile. I typically ski off-trail/backcountry, and like steeps, moguls, pow, etc. (and would like to start experimenting with the park--but thats the lowest priority). Im an advanced to expert skier (24yrs old/6'1''/195lbs) but have been using my pair of Koflacs for way too long (since high-school) and yould finally like to step up now that getting new ski's. Any suggestions???

Thanks for your help
post #2 of 7
It sounds like you want an alpine boot rather than touring. The Lange 120 FR is supposed to give a more progressive flex in a stiff race boot. Heck of a color, but lots of good complements from skiers. Just a thought.
post #3 of 7
The Kryptons would be a good choice too. Also, you might want to check out the Salomon freeride line of boots. But having skied both Salomon's and the new Krypton Pro, I must say I cannot be happier with the Kryptons (plus the Pro's offer a regular and stiff tongue to vary flex and the forward lean can be adjusted up to 8 degrees forward).
post #4 of 7
this might help

So you want to buy some new boots? This information applies to All double boots (boots with removable liners): downhill, telemark, alpine touring, snowboard, ice climbing, and any ability or age.

First of all the sizing information on the tags is not always accurate. Different brands fit differently and sometimes the sizing tags on the boot are gone. If it is right type of boot, in the right price range, and about the right size, try it on. The first step is to shell fit. With the liner removed, your foot in the shell only, and your toes touching the front of the boot, you should have NO MORE then 2 fingers, 2 cm or ¾ inch between your heel and the back of the boot. You also want about 1-3mm around the width of your foot. Yes they will feel a bit snug at first, but they will pack out, trust us.

Put the liner back in and lace or buckle the boot up and make sure that your heel is back all the way in the boot. Then when you flex the boot forward, your heel should stay down, your toes should come back from the front of the boot, and they should feel comfortably snug. Keep in mind that they will stretch out ¼ to ½ size as your foot works it way back in in the boot, and the liner packs out and molds to your foot.

If you go bigger then this your foot will slide around, and cause blisters, you will have to over tighten your boot to make the foot stay in place, cutting off the blood flow and making your feet colder. Boot fitters can make a small boot bigger, but can not make a big boot smaller.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

much appreciated advice

thanks for all the great advice... Im looking into the Rossi freeride boots and the Lange right now...

Manus, Cirquerider, and mntlion, thanks!

post #6 of 7
I have the Rossi Bandit 1 Carbon boots (the new green ones). I think they are awesome. They are comfy, warm, stiff, etc. Great turning power. With that said, I definitely wouldn't want to use them in the backcountry while skinning up somewhere. I have Scarpa Denali's for that.
post #7 of 7
i like race boots for everything. dobermanns
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