I've been through about three pair of ski boots and I have found that I tend to ski alot better with lighter weight boots. Just for kicks I switched boots while I was on the slopes, skiing on an atomic B5 and the difference was huge. I went from a rossignol elite bandit 2 to my old lange x zero 9's. I skied the lange's a whole lot better, its was like I was on a different pair of skis. I know that the flex and fit of these boots are different, but I've had the langes modified to fit more like the bandits(wider in the forefoot). Since then I have gotten rid of the bandits and bought a pair of salomon x-wave 10 freeride boots(they have zipfits and booster strap), mainly because I wanted a little more of a comfort fit and they were advertised as being lightweight. I like these boots alot(my everyday boot), just for kicks I weighed both of them, the lange's(my backup boots) were still lighter.... not by much though 4 oz. Are there some brands of boots that tend to be lighter than others? I feel less fatigued at the end of the day and the response edge to edge seems a whole lot quicker.
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4/30/06 at 7:50am