I too ski the Technica XT17, and was looking to replace the old dogs. I've got a monkey foot (looks about like my hand), and the XT17 has been the best fit I can find. I tried the Atomic RT CS 130. There is a big difference in how this boot fits around the calf compared to the XT17, as in larger calf muscles (must be that skate board) are not accommodated. Just in case I can't find the right boot, I ordered up a 2002 XT17. At least I know what I'm getting in to.