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Fischer MX Ski boots

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I demo'ed these MX5 and MX7 ski boots this past weekend.
I am a level 2 skier. I currently ski on Fischer RX6 skis and salomon boots.

I am considering buying the mx5 boot, but I was wondering if there is anyone that has information on this NEW line of Fischer MX series boots (good or bad). I can not seem find many reviews on these boots. I was hoping someone here can help me out.

Thanks
post #2 of 14
but what fits the best
post #3 of 14
I just bought the MX Pro but haven't tried it out yet. I bought it because of the abducted stance which I believe will fix my alignment.

The only reviews I found:
http://footloosesports.com/reviews/index.php?sort=boots
http://www.bootfitters.com/boot_reviews.htm
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by mntlion
but what fits the best
I liked the MX5 it seemed to feel better to me.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by davey911
I just bought the MX Pro but haven't tried it out yet. I bought it because of the abducted stance which I believe will fix my alignment.

The only reviews I found:
http://footloosesports.com/reviews/index.php?sort=boots
http://www.bootfitters.com/boot_reviews.htm
Thanks for the links, I noticed an immediate improvement in my stance and skiing, with these Fischer boots. I thought I was crazy.

Is Fischer new to the ski boot market??
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by RedDog
Thanks for the links, I noticed an immediate improvement in my stance and skiing, with these Fischer boots. I thought I was crazy.

Is Fischer new to the ski boot market??
Nope, Fischer has been making ski boots for a number of years. Not sure if they started on their own or went out and purchased a boot company though (like so many of the ski companies have done with the consolidation of the weaker players and systems out there).
post #7 of 14
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Fischer has very different boot than most all the other ski boots I demo'ed. These Fischer ski boots felt and skied the best, for me at least!

Does anyone here have actually long term experience with these Fischer MX ski boots, please reply with your thoughts or opinions.

Thanks so much!!
post #8 of 14
Love my MX7 Visions. I've had them about a month (probably 10-12 days on the snow) and have had no discomfort at all with them--thanks to great fitting from Jeff Bergeron. My skiing--particularly carving and short-radius turning--has improved significantly too. Wish I'd found 'em sooner!
post #9 of 14
I have another thread about my MX Pro's bootboard here:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=39440

Are you guys using custom footbeds in your MX boots or the stock footbeds? I am having a problem using my custom footbed because the bootboard(zeppa) underneath the liner is not flat.
post #10 of 14
Jeff Bergeron recommended the Fisher boots for me because of my stance issues (don't know the model number- 1 below the race model, I think). I haven't had a chance to try them yet.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by RedDog
Is Fischer new to the ski boot market??
I guess it depends on what you mean by "new." I would've said yes, they are new. I believe they've been making boots for about three or four years or so. That's pretty new in my book.

My understanding is that they developed their boots from whole cloth, so to speak: they didn't acquire an existing brand. They did, of course, hire some people with experience in the boot business to work out the design.

The MX was new this season, and departed from the original Fischer design, which generally gets described in words like "clunky." The original design is still around in the current race and top-end models, but those are being replaced next season with a new RC4 line. The RC4s adopt yellow as a new "corporate color" (like Lange blue, Tecnica orange, Salomon red, Nordica black) and look a lot more like everyone else's race boots.

Here's an ad from SIA.*

http://www.skipressworld.com/sia/200...2006_Day14.htm

*They must be putting together a big marketing push, since they evidently put up sufficient money to convince Nicole Hosp to take her clothes off.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston
I guess it depends on what you mean by "new." I would've said yes, they are new. I believe they've been making boots for about three or four years or so. That's pretty new in my book.

My understanding is that they developed their boots from whole cloth, so to speak: they didn't acquire an existing brand. They did, of course, hire some people with experience in the boot business to work out the design.

The MX was new this season, and departed from the original Fischer design, which generally gets described in words like "clunky." The original design is still around in the current race and top-end models, but those are being replaced next season with a new RC4 line. The RC4s adopt yellow as a new "corporate color" (like Lange blue, Tecnica orange, Salomon red, Nordica black) and look a lot more like everyone else's race boots.

Here's an ad from SIA.*

http://www.skipressworld.com/sia/200...2006_Day14.htm

*They must be putting together a big marketing push, since they evidently put up sufficient money to convince Nicole Hosp to take her clothes off.
Yeah, this MX line is not 'clunky' at all.

I feel Fischer hit a home run with this MX boot design. Even the MX5 which almost bottom of the MX line, has a GREAT feel and fit.

Thanks for the great information, much appreciated!!
post #13 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjjohnston
I guess it depends on what you mean by "new." I would've said yes, they are new. I believe they've been making boots for about three or four years or so. That's pretty new in my book.

My understanding is that they developed their boots from whole cloth, so to speak: they didn't acquire an existing brand. They did, of course, hire some people with experience in the boot business to work out the design.

The MX was new this season, and departed from the original Fischer design, which generally gets described in words like "clunky." The original design is still around in the current race and top-end models, but those are being replaced next season with a new RC4 line. The RC4s adopt yellow as a new "corporate color" (like Lange blue, Tecnica orange, Salomon red, Nordica black) and look a lot more like everyone else's race boots.

Here's an ad from SIA.*

http://www.skipressworld.com/sia/200...2006_Day14.htm

*They must be putting together a big marketing push, since they evidently put up sufficient money to convince Nicole Hosp to take her clothes off.
You are right on the money, their web site states:
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2003 This is the year of product expansion. Fischer Alpine develops a revolutionary ski boot line and optimizes the range of bindings.
This now makes Fischer a single source supplier for skis, boots and bindings, presented at ISPO with a completely new trade fair stand.
The SOMA TEC boot innovation not only receives the ISPO Award 2003, but also numerous other accolades.
I thought it was longer than that, but they have been making only Nordic boots before this.
post #14 of 14
I bought Fischer MX5 boots but can't figure out how to cuff trim device works. Instruction says to unscrew bolts inside and outside. which bolts how.. can't figure out HEEEELP
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