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Fischer boots in Denver?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know of a ski shop in Denver that stocks Fischer SOMA boots? Any idea if they would still be on the shelf?
post #2 of 13
I'm not answering your question but which one of them are you looking for?
post #3 of 13
You can call or e-mail Fischer USA. They won't be able to tell you what speciific inventory a dealer has but they should be able to tell you what shops stock Fischer boots as opposed to just skis.

If you call Jeff Bergeron who has a FAQ bootfitting column at Epic Ski he probably knows, as well. He is familiar with their boots.
post #4 of 13
Yeah, their homepage only mentions http://www.gunstock.com/nordic/retail/ if you search for dealers in Denver.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
I think I'm looking for an MX-Pro or Fire in a 28.5 but I might try the softest RC Comp too. I've looked at three different large resorts over two years hoping to try on one of these boots and have not found a dealer with my size. I'm interested in the SOMA boot but I can't even find one to try on! Maybe that should tell me something. I'll be in Denver next week and I might invest a few hours if they're available. Going up the hill to a ski area is not an option. I only have time for a Denver metro shopping trip.

I've tried the Fischer web site several times. If I set the locater to USA and then look to find a town or city it gives me a list of locations with Bavarian names. It's evidently a glitch that's pulling down Swiss or Austrian cities to match the USA search. Canada worked great but I couldn't make it work for USA.
post #6 of 13
Go to http://www.fischerskis.com/en/. Click on "Company" then click on "Contact Fischer Subsidiaries". A page will come up giving you the phone and e-mail contact info for Fischer, USA. Call or e-mail to find out who in Colo. carries their boots.

You can also click on "Alpine Dealer Locater" and then "State". Ignore the zip code. It will then bring up which shops in Colo. sell Fischer skis. Unfortunately, it won't tell you if the shops also carry Fischer boots.

Just a note, the X-Fire and RC4 Race share the same shells, the same flex index and are somewhat narrower and stiffer than the MX series. As far as I can tell, only the RC4 Race and X-Fire colors are different. With either the Race/X-Fire or MX series, you may wind up going down further in shell length than you'd expect.

Fischer has survived in the USA all these years because they make some really top quality equipment. Unfortunately, I've never heard that they've won any awards for their their marketing program or distribution network. The folks at their main USA office are very helpful though.
Good luck.
post #7 of 13
I don't know about Denver, but they have them at Norway Haus on Main St in Breck. Surefoot in Vail also has them at rather inflated prices.
post #8 of 13
Did you check eBay? There's a new 28.5 MX Pro for $289.99 listed for sale. I purchased the F9000 model from the same dealer. I can PM the link if you can't find it.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
dp
Can't get to Breck. on this trip.
EFSki
I was hoping to be able to at least try on the boot before I bought one. How do you like the F9000? It's said to be very stiff. I'd rather have a stiff boot than one that bottoms out when I push it hard but I'm not an Expert. I can get an F9000 on ebay too so maybe that's the way I should go. Any thoughts on the F9000?
post #10 of 13
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I was hoping to be able to at least try on the boot before I bought one. How do you like the F9000? on thIt's said to be very stiff. I'd rather have a stiff boot than one that bottoms out when I push it hard but I'm not an Expert. I can get an F9000 on ebay too so maybe that's the way I should go. Any thoughtse F9000?
Yep, I felt the same way but price and the "7 day money back" took me off the fence. Besides, I am really wanting to try the abducted fit.

The F9000 (Soft Model) seems to fit my low volume feet pretty well. I just had it punched in one area and am now ready for a trial run. As far as stiffness, it feels about the same as my Head WorldCup N97's. I'm a lightweight, so I might not be a suitable gauge
post #11 of 13
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dp
Can't get to Breck. on this trip.
EFSki
I was hoping to be able to at least try on the boot before I bought one. How do you like the F9000? It's said to be very stiff. I'd rather have a stiff boot than one that bottoms out when I push it hard but I'm not an Expert. I can get an F9000 on ebay too so maybe that's the way I should go. Any thoughts on the F9000?
There are several versions of the F9000. They comprised the first generation Fischer SOMA Race boots. The shell and the liner have since been redesigned to make them easier to put on and take off and to improve appearance (although I thought the 1st generation looked fine, many felt it was too boxy looking). The flex on the new generation boots is somewhat softer though the numerical index remains unchanged from the first generation. The F9000 WC (non-soft version) is one very stiff boot. It listed its flex index at 150 and the soft version at 130.

If it fits, great but the F9000 WC and F9000 World Cup Soft are basically race plug boots and the F9000 Race Ti is not that far removed (semi-plug). You may need to do a lot of customization to make them work for you.
post #12 of 13
Foothills Ski and Bike in Genessee (I think it's listed in Golden) carries Fischer boots. I'm not sure if they have any of last year's boots now. They do have some of this past year's boots, though (the yellow ones).
post #13 of 13

They (ski-depot) have it in your size

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Does anyone know of a ski shop in Denver that stocks Fischer SOMA boots? Any idea if they would still be on the shelf?
If you can try the boots elsewhere you might want to check with them about their price. I bought there my previous year model of MX9 for $300.

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