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Garmont G1 Plug Boot

post #1 of 17
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I found a thread on Garmont's new race boot, called the G1. It's a long thread but i think it is very interesting. You can see some pics of the boot.
Link:http://www.fantaski.it/forum/topic.a...07&whichpage=1
from the Fantaski website: http://www.fantaski.it/home/index.asp

I have read the thread and made some observations:

The boot is easy to put on and take off.
It holds the foot well.
It has a generous toebox which is taller.
With the Booster strap the response is more direct.
Its stance is more upright than the Tecnica Diablo Race R.
The boot is very precise and has better sensitivity than the Lange RL1/ Rossi R2004.

With babelfish you can translate everything you want to know.
post #2 of 17
For chrissake Jamie you want more boots?!
post #3 of 17
"The boot is very precise and has better sensitivity than the Lange RL1/ Rossi R2004"

yeah right....
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223 View Post
For chrissake Jamie you want more boots?!
HA! That's what I was thinking! The dude is definitely out of control. You will find him on ANY thread pertaining to boots.
I think it is bordering on a fetish.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
I AM OBSESSED WITH BOOTS!

I don't want to get the G1, i only wanted to let people know that a new plug is born. Old news, i guess.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
"The boot is very precise and has better sensitivity than the Lange RL1/ Rossi R2004"

yeah right....
That is the opinion of a skier who has skied both boots. He said that the G1 was better at turn initiation and that it was more precise than the Lange/Rossi boot.

The boot was very well received and the first results are very promising.
The boot is shown on Garmont's website.

According to one of the guys who skied the G1 its inspiration was the dobie last which was modified in 12 places. He also said that he could ski his best from the first day on snow.

Jamie
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post #8 of 17
Looks like a red Dobie to me. Anybody besides myself old enough to remember the Garmont boots from the late 70's early 80's maybe that were also red and had the chrome metal pieces inbedded on the inside of the boot? I wonder why Garmont alpine boots aren't mainstream retail boots here in the US.
post #9 of 17
It actually looks a bit different from the Dobie - almost reminiscient of the older Salomon plugs - or possibly even the RL1 w/o the forward lean. The cuff also appears to be pretty high for a plug boot (Dobies are low). My theory on plugs is that you buy the one that is your favorite color and just modify it to fit you. Very few of them fit out of the box anyway... so if you like red - here is your boot . The only plugs out there that I can say may not be able to be modified to fit every/any foot out is the Lange and Rossi plugs - but with enough machine shop time even those can be turned into the inner shape of a Dobermann or Racetech.
Later
GREG
post #10 of 17
it is just a picture but it reminds me of the old Nordica Grand Prix more than anything...
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
it is just a picture but it reminds me of the old Nordica Grand Prix more than anything...
That one didn't even come to mind for me, but you are right, it is close - at least on the outside.
post #12 of 17
Well as Garmont is producing all Fischer boots, including the Fischer plug too I thought it would ressemble the Fischer, However it is far off.
post #13 of 17
I like the color, simple graphics and the old school look. From what I read, they might be better anatomically formed on the inside than Dobies (or other plugs), thus might need less time fitting.
post #14 of 17
Are these available in the USA anywhere?
post #15 of 17
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Are these available in the USA anywhere?
They are not. But if you're interested PM Smallzookeeper (he carries them in Chamonix)
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
I know that there are two euro online shops which carry the boots. Links:

grigostore and nardelli The latter is updated daily. It's up and running for a few days only. They have good pices for the Head RD 96. I have not looked to see if they ship to the US.

I have read that they have an offset stance. It would be more like the aggressor, not the fischers. I heard that the advantage of offset stance boots is the effortless turn initiation.
post #17 of 17
it does look like the GPS of the later '90s........that being said garmont makes sweet tele boots. could be interesting
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