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FS-Tecnica Iconxt17 race boots

post #1 of 16
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Boots are in great condition. Awesome race boot. Size 28.5. $125 shipped!

post #2 of 16
If The Dolomites I Just Ordered (be Here Monday) Arenot Up To My Satisfaction, I'll Buy These! I Knew As Soon As I Ordered These, Something Would Surface That I Wanted!
post #3 of 16
Any work (punching, grinding, stretching, etc) done to them? How many days did you ski on them?

Thanks
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
No work done to them at all. I skied them less than 5 days.
post #5 of 16
Do you know what size liner they will accept? I'm a 29.5 in atomic and wondering if I can squeeze into those with a 29.5 custom liner. Thanks.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PwAg
Do you know what size liner they will accept? I'm a 29.5 in atomic and wondering if I can squeeze into those with a 29.5 custom liner. Thanks.
I'm sure you could get them in there. Would be tighter though.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PwAg
Do you know what size liner they will accept? I'm a 29.5 in atomic and wondering if I can squeeze into those with a 29.5 custom liner. Thanks.
I'm sure you could get them in there. Would be tighter though...but for $125 shipped, it's worth a try. Right?
post #8 of 16
I doubt you can get a 29.5 in there without significant work on the shell. I tried to put my regular Icon Carbon 28.5 liner in my XT's and it wasn't even close . In fact, the 28.5 liner that came with the XT's bunches up at the toes unless my foot is in there to flatten it out a bit. Your best bet would be to go to a decent fitter and get them to truly measure your foot. I found the XT to fit true to size....my right foot is a 28.5 as measured by GMOL and my toes lightly touch the end of the liner when I'm buckled in. My left foot measured at a 27.5 and the toes on that foot do not touch at all.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by bjohansson
I doubt you can get a 29.5 in there without significant work on the shell. I tried to put my regular Icon Carbon 28.5 liner in my XT's and it wasn't even close . In fact, the 28.5 liner that came with the XT's bunches up at the toes unless my foot is in there to flatten it out a bit.
That's correct.

The problem with the stock liner is that it does not have a neoprene toe box.
post #10 of 16
Agreed about the toe box. Disagree about the "true to size". I wear a 8.5 street and fit a 7.5 XT. In fact, if I did it again, I might go a bit smaller, actually. PwAg, it depends on which Atomic and what you mean. I think at 28.5 is a 10.5 if I'm getting the translation right, so should fit someone with an 11.5 street shoe size, and bigger if you want a more close-to-the-foot fit.
post #11 of 16
Steve, why would you go a bit smaller? I'm in a 7.5 XT, too. I wear a 9.5 street shoe size. This type of fit is not the best for those who are using the boot only for freeskiing IMO. The boot is very tight but this fit is not the best because: the boot has a narrow toe box and has no ankle pockets and the heel pocket is not sculpted. This means that the boot does not allow good ankle articulation and the ability to pressure with the big toe. This can be a problem. Of course, it skis well, but it does not allow ankle subtlety. This is what i experienced with my two sizes smaller XT. The ability to pressure with the big toe is very important. Logruve told us about this last year in a thread i started and i chose to use my Icon Alu Comp which is tight for me in the ankle/heel/instep area and the lower leg while being comfortable in the forefoot. And the difference is visible. Jeff Bergeron told me exactly the same thing. His RT boots are very tight in the heel/ankle/instep while being comfortable in the forefoot. If the foot is held very well in the ankle/heel/instep area, the forfoot can be comfortable to allow the ability to pressure with the big toe and ankle articulation. In their opinion, (and mine,too) the forefoot doesn't have to be very tight and sqeeze the toes. I admit that i used to think that a boot must sqeeze the toes to fit well . That was definitely silly.

Same story with the Diablo Race R.

I am sure the Zipfit holds the foot very well. If you have a bit more room you will be able to pressure with your big toe and this is great. The XT's heel is narrow, the cuff is narrow and i am sure that the Zip holds the foot very well. I wish i bought the XT one size smaller. But i have the Hybrid Alu Comp with the XT's cuff and the lace up leather liner which has the same type of fit as the Race Tech but is not as tight in the ankle/heel/instep area. Still, it is a great fit for me. This makes is less responsive than the RT but better for freeskiing b/c the RT, in Jeff's opinion, is too responsive for freeskiing (for non-racers). However, the Hybrid Alu XT (one finger shell fit) is now a better boot and definitely plays in the same league with the Dobie Pro, CS, Diablo Race Pro etc, all wider versions of the plugs.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...omic+race+tech (post #13)

Jamie
post #12 of 16
Steve,

When I said they fit true to size, I was talking about the measured foot size (as measured by a bootfitting pro), not the street shoe size. Most people don't wear street shoes as tight as they do their ski boots. GMOL shellfit and also used their measuring tools to determine that my left foot was smaller. Rather than have the extensive grinding necessary to make the right boot fit, I opted to live with the left boot slightly long. Since the XT's fit the rest of my foot so well, there's no foot movement on the left and I still have all my toenails on the right.

bkj
post #13 of 16
sywsyw, I'm actually thinking about going a size smaller in a different boot (Dobie/Aggressor), not an XT. But, I would have been willing to try it in an XT knowing what I know now.
post #14 of 16

Sold!!!...

howdy, kidz,

while ya'll was debatin' as to the technicalities of fit, i just went ahead an bought 'em from brett.

thx,

bruce marks
post #15 of 16
Nice, bruce, let us know how you like 'em. They're way to big for me...

...course, now that you've got 'em, head over to the Gear Discussion forum to learn how some guys have tweaked them and tuned them....
post #16 of 16

No Tweaks Needed...

howdy, kidz,

i must be 'abby normal' cause i've never needed any adjustments to my boots.:

when i was instructing, i did a week long psia clinic at mt snow. green mt boot guys were there checking stance/fit. i stood on the balance board, did the plumb bob (or was a peach steve, i forget...), had the foot imprint, checked the fit of the shell & how i buckled, how i stood in/out of the boots. and lo&behold, it was declaired i needed no adjustments!!!

i used to have custom orthodics but have since discovered that the super feet pre moulded orthodics work just as good for about 1/3rd the cost. since i have 6 pairs of boots, that's a significant savings.

having read many of the horror stories other bears have had gettin' proper fit due to various foot/stance issues, i can't imagine how they have stayed committed to the sport.

thx for listenin',

bruce marks
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