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narrow park boot

post #1 of 8
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I looked in the search bar, and couldn't find what I wanted. I know you guys are also not park guys mostly but you give good advice so I thought I might hit you all up. My dilemma in the off season is finding a narrow park boot that is soft enough in the park but firm enough to rip turns when I need to outside of the park. I have checked out some boots, but I'm not sure which ones are narrow. I'm a decent skier and will be seeing a lot of Colorado skiing next winter. I'm looking for a park boot that I can still push to hit hard carving lines.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated... the store over here is full of morons .

post #2 of 8
find a store with less morons?

lange 130 FR might be an answer, narrow (98mm?), real liner, shock absorbing boot board, etc.

but really find a good boot fitter, and let THEM find you a good boot, that is their job. They can see your feet, see how you ankle moves, see your amount of pronation, see your leg size, shell fit you, see how you flex the boot, make upper cuff adjustments, make you a footbed, and make changes to all the above stuff after you go ski it. We are just a bunch of geeks on the internet.

plus if you go with the 130 FR, the orange will make you spin WAY faster. extra 90' for sure.
post #3 of 8
Get a real pair of boots as mntlion suggests, then you can ski the park AND the real parts of the mountain. Problem solved!
post #4 of 8
Salomon Falcon line is narrow, responsive away from park; they make a coupla versions for park/impact with same shell design.
post #5 of 8
Park boots are just mid-level shells mated with cheap liners to create something more affordable for the younger crowd. Usually a company uses a wider shell just so that it "fits" more people in the shop. The shock absorbing capabilities are really no better than the cork or foam already found in most bootboards.
post #6 of 8
Get a pair of plug boots (cheap) and soften them (see SYWSYW's threads on this process). The only issue I've noticed between my Icon Carbons and my Icon XT's (plugs) is that there is a huge difference in the shock absorption of the plugs (I guess I'm disagreeing with Tc618). The Icon Carbons have some sort of elastomeric "shock absorber" under the heel that I thought was just a marketing gimmick...until I skied the plug boots in death cookies...lost some fillings, I did. The non-plug boots were much smoother and less jarring in the same conditions.

Did I mention that I have a pair of Rossi R2004 plugs in size 8 for sale cheap? ($125 shipped in the lower 48).
post #7 of 8
Flexon's, dude!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 8
Rampage, dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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