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post #1 of 7
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Does the 2006 (and 2007) Lange WC 150 have that foam pad underneath the sole of the liner, like on the 2005 RL1? I need to get in my order for next yr and that pad will determine my sizing, given that I've had to remove it to fit my current ones, which are the old design (Rossignol R2003).
post #2 of 7
Have the RL11 (2006). It does have a bootboard. Two things to consider. First, the sole length has grown. This is important b/c it can help if you downsize. Or you can stay in the same size. It depends.
Second, and most important is the instep. The RL11 has a very high instep. I have not seen a post on the height of the instep. This is extremely important b/c the instep profile affects the flex and feedback. If it is not tight it will never work very well. Jeff Bergeron mentioned the very high instep of the Lange RL11.

One more thing. The ZR does have a neoprene toebox. I think last year's liner didn't have it.

Jamie
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Originally Posted by sywsyw
Have the RL11 (2006). It does have a bootboard. Two things to consider. First, the sole length has grown. This is important b/c it can help if you downsize. Or you can stay in the same size. It depends.
Second, and most important is the instep. The RL11 has a very high instep. I have not seen a post on the height of the instep. This is extremely important b/c the instep profile affects the flex and feedback. If it is not tight it will never work very well. Jeff Bergeron mentioned the very high instep of the Lange RL11.

One more thing. The ZR does have a neoprene toebox. I think last year's liner didn't have it.

Jamie
It's not the bootboard I'm talking about... The thing I'm talking about is glued to the sole of the liner and can be removed by heating up the glue and peeling it off...

Hmm...I guess I better try it on somehow...I'm pretty happy with the fit of my R2003, with that foam thingy peeled off the bottom of the liner...I don't know if I'd want any more instep room, given how high it is already... But maybe I could get by without removing the foam thingy...
post #4 of 7
Where in Toronto, can I find one?
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by D(C)
It's not the bootboard I'm talking about... The thing I'm talking about is glued to the sole of the liner and can be removed by heating up the glue and peeling it off...
My 150's of this season have the thing glued to the sole of the liner.
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by D(C)
It's not the bootboard I'm talking about... The thing I'm talking about is glued to the sole of the liner and can be removed by heating up the glue and peeling it off...

Hmm...I guess I better try it on somehow...I'm pretty happy with the fit of my R2003, with that foam thingy peeled off the bottom of the liner...I don't know if I'd want any more instep room, given how high it is already... But maybe I could get by without removing the foam thingy...
There is no foam pad glued to the sole of the ZR. My boot is the 2006 WC 150. I did not try the RL1.

Yes, try it. If you do not have a high/very high instep, don't even consider this boot. The instep profile is very important. It is directly related to the quality of the flex and feedback. A boot with a higher instep will offer less control. The area where the instep and lower leg come together is also extremely important. The RL11 was my mistake. Its very high instep was the biggest problem for me. As a result the flex was a disaster. If i skied it, i would have less control. So i did not ski it. IMO it is a great boot for those with high/very high instep.

I found this link: http://www.ginrei.net/lange-L10wc.htm Unfortunately, you can't see the sole of the liner

Jamie
post #7 of 7
The pad beneath the liner is more of a vinyl/plastic material now. It does, however, appear to be removeable with enough time/effort, but I'm not going to find out for you.

As was already stated above - this boot is very different from the RL1 of previous years. It would most certainly be best to try it on before buying, to ascertain sizing.
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