Originally Posted by FOG
This is a harsh statement about a boot. What details can you furnish, and has anyone else had the same experiences?
There's another thread that addresses this.http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=24691
Short answer is that apparently there were some TNT versions that had problems, but it sounds like the Icons should be fine.
I don't know the Icons, but my experience has been that the TNTs were fantastic boots. Stiff and solid, and they fit me better than anything else I've tried - which is, of course, the key to a great boot.
I had a pair of the early ('88? '89?) TNTs [the orange shells with black and green trim]. Replaced those with Explosion 8's in '96. The 8's did fall apart on me this season, but that was after ten good years - which doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Now I'm on Diablo Magmas, slightly softer-flexing than the 8's but a very similar feel.
Yes, I have Technica feet!
And here's what's left of my Explosion 8's...