Originally Posted by deliberate1
sywsyw, I was waiting for you to chime in. I have read pretty much all your posts on the XT's including your modification saga. But I do not remember reading about any on-snow observations, only that, on dry, you felt more upright, which was an issue for me in the Icons until I had some boot work done. I am not looking for a race boot, but an all mountain that I can be in all day. The Icon's have a great secure feeling. But my sense is that the volume of the liner, and additional neoprene I have in there is isolating me from the feel.
Yes the XT is much more upright b/c the shell is cut lower. The high lower spine is quite thick.
Yes my new setup is better for mixed terrain than the standard configuration.
In Jeff Bergeron's opinion, the XT freeskis quite well.