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post #31 of 53
My Top Five:

Raichle Flexon
Burton Comp
Raichle Snowboarder
Scarpa Terminator
Garmont Synergy

These are boots I've owned except the Garmont which I want to be my next pair.

They all feature the Raichle style external tongue design except the Burton which was based on the Sorel rubber lower, leather upper design.
post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by altis View Post
Indeed!

I spotted these in one of the huts while touring the Queyras this spring. Apparently, someone in Briancon does the mod. Now if only they came with Dynafit fittings too!

Someone in Chamonix too.

The Dynafit Inserts is a mould modification, i hear regularly that people have carried out this kind of work but have never seen it. I think it's a Valley rumour.
post #33 of 53
Nordica Grand Prix, darn thats good, still the shape lives in Doberman, and orig from those red one that ZURBRIGGEN competed on back in the days :-)
Dynafit 3F Comp, what a classic
post #34 of 53

Salomon SX-91 Equipe

Fine boots-- I put mine out by the trash ten years ago and have missed them since. They were stiff and confortable!

1985 Hanson Spyders with memory foam = "Hellraiser XII: Pain From Below", BUT they were firm and responsive.

In the 80's, the best racers wore Flexon.
post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by MammothMtnDreamerInJapan View Post
Pre-25 years ago era:
Rachlie Red Hots (split in half boots) yikes!

1969 era: Lange Comps(white flo liners) and the Lange Pro........

Nordica Agressor 130
Ditto on a great list 40 years of boots from the beginning of the plastic era. What about the leather era:
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
Pre 25 yrs.:
Henke
Heschung
Rosemont
Humanic
Strolz, I think you can still have these custom made.

JF
Gotta echo the Rosemonts. I skied a little bit in college and got a pair of Rosemonts. Unfortunately I then took a 20 year hiatus but that had nothing to do with the boots or skis (Fisher Superglass). Interestingly, I've still got them both (with Gertsch bindings on the skis!).
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
For Trotski.

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Lange Banshee, green ones, IIRC, first of the newer Langes
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Yikes! I had the old green Banshees for 8 seasons (yeah 8. I'm cheap). I Lost BOTH my big toenails EVERY season on the FIRST day I hit bumps (can anyone say "Lange-Bang"?!?)
post #38 of 53
I got the orange Lange Banshee in 1973----and used them until 1987.

Stubborn ex-racer masochism
post #39 of 53
Raichle Flexon
Lange z-mold
Tecnica TNT/Icon
Nordica Doberman
Dalbello Krypton
Salomon Falcon
post #40 of 53
Tecnica Icon
post #41 of 53
Fischer rc4 wc Soma
Salomon Falcon
Salomon X-wave
post #42 of 53
*Lange Tii - Brought race-stiff boots to the masses (I had the later model XRi - Pink Panther, manly for a pink boot)
*Raichle - Flexon Comp
*Salomon - SX series, their original boots, big pushers of the rear-entry craze
*Dynafit - 3F(I think) One of the first multi-gadget boots (flex, lean, cant, walk-stand)
*Most of the current boots - Most brands have lines for different volumes of feet, not just performance levels...
post #43 of 53
25 years ? OK ...
LANGE Tii - narrow and cold but ...
Salo SX 92 , stiff , durable ...
Tecnica Explosion - my love ...
Head WC - San Marco TR4 continuation ... well done
Salo Xwave , course etc - solution for everybody ...

Did not do with NORDICA yet , but I will try ... next season
post #44 of 53
I know it is the last 25 years, but I can't talk about boots from the past without bringing up Scott SuperHot. Until they broke - they were the best.

From the last 25 yrs:
Raichle Flexon Comp - made my ankles bleed, but were great
Salomon SX 91/92 - if they fit (mine did) they rocked
Nordica Grand Prix
Head WC
Nordica Dobermann - perhaps the best boot since the SuperHot
post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by anilson View Post
Nordica Grand Prix, darn thats good, still the shape lives in Doberman, and orig from those red one that ZURBRIGGEN competed on back in the days :-)
If I'm not mistaken, and there's a very good chance of that, the original GP came in a baby-blue color and goes well back to ~76. The boot was virtually untouched throughout the years (minor upper cuff changes) until they released it as a consumer version with the maroon one. I've had several of every color from the red Zuby version, black, maroon, and green, and in every flex. I loved that boot, but my toes didn't.

I consider the Dobie just a new version of the GP.

I can't believe nobody mentioned Caber!? Stenmark !!!
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Woodee View Post
If I'm not mistaken, and there's a very good chance of that, the original GP came in a baby-blue color and goes well back to ~76. The boot was virtually untouched throughout the years (minor upper cuff changes) until they released it as a consumer version with the maroon one. I've had several of every color from the red Zuby version, black, maroon, and green, and in every flex. I loved that boot, but my toes didn't.

I consider the Dobie just a new version of the GP.

I can't believe nobody mentioned Caber!? Stenmark !!!
Sorry but Caber weren't that big in Sweden although Ingmar had them.
I know I longed for Dynafit when we competed in my backyard, playing Stenmark and that gang.
post #47 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Woodee View Post
If I'm not mistaken, and there's a very good chance of that, the original GP came in a baby-blue color and goes well back to ~76. The boot was virtually untouched throughout the years (minor upper cuff changes) until they released it as a consumer version with the maroon one. I've had several of every color from the red Zuby version, black, maroon, and green, and in every flex. I loved that boot, but my toes didn't.

I consider the Dobie just a new version of the GP.

I can't believe nobody mentioned Caber!? Stenmark !!!
OK..how many years ago was that? What is the title of the thread?
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
OK..how many years ago was that? What is the title of the thread?
OMG .. I just realized that I'm old.

Didn't Caber become Rossignol in the late 80's? I remember them being fairly popular, but maybe that's because there just didn't seem to be as many choices as there are today.
post #49 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Woodee View Post
OMG .. I just realized that I'm old.

Didn't Caber become Rossignol in the late 80's? I remember them being fairly popular, but maybe that's because there just didn't seem to be as many choices as there are today.
Yeah, Caber is now Rossignol.
post #50 of 53
Noridca Grand Prix aaaaaargh!

Those green pain spreaders give me nightmares.

Thought that was the price of performance until I got the new red Nordica something 14's last year.

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Same performance but no more pain. I have really wide feet and they are just super, awesome, mega great.

Never used anything else but the Raichle's always looked supercool and Technica showed some guts to go bright Orange!
post #51 of 53
seminal boots:
Molitor ( competition leather boot, cable design led to Raichle FlexonComp)
Heirling (5 buckle competition stiffness single leather boot led to Lange and Nordica banana) the Heirling had a tripple red, white, blue chevron on the rear of the boot
post #52 of 53
Nordica Comp S
Dolomite Secret Weapon (silly, but cool in a 1983 kind of way...)
Hansen
Raichle Flexon Comp

my current Nordica Speedmachine 10
post #53 of 53
My five:

- Caber Comp (the last blue iteration before Rossi bought them and messed up the design)
- Salomon SX92 Équipe (and Girardelli was winning on a tricked-out pair of SX90 Équipes back in the day)
- Tecnica TX (best boot they ever made, to my feet - the TNT fell apart and was not as versatile for me, in comparison)
- Nordica Grand Prix (biggest improvement to my skiing since the TX when I first got 'em)
- Lange L10 Race (you could trace this back to the Tii and earlier, as well - same basic shell design throughout)

If I had to add more recent vintage:

- Nordica Dobermann
- Lange WC 120
- Scarpa Spirit 4 (awesome AT boot that's equally at home on hard-packed groomers - very versatile and comfortable)
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