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is there a very good reason to use heavy boot?
or is there a very good reason not to use light boot?
any recommendation for the ultra light? thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by carver_hk View Post
is there a very good reason to use heavy boot?
or is there a very good reason not to use light boot?
any recommendation for the ultra light? thanks in advance.
There was a boot in the early 80's, the Garmont Ultralite (I &II) that were awful. If you want light now, the Raichle Flexon Comp w/ Thermoflex Liners is about the lightest thing you will get in a performance boot.
post #3 of 5
Light boots can be softer flexing which can make it harder to ski well. There is a good thread about stiff boots in the Ask The Boot Guys forum. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=58878

Among telemarkers, as skill level increases, lighter, less supportive boots can be used and often are. Telemarkers like ankle flex though, while there is some debate among alpine skiers concerning the desirability of ankle flex.

Phil, is Raichle still making those? Dynafit makes light boots. Here's a boot from Scarpa that's lighter than Flexons. http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/scarpa_f1_boot/f1_review.html

From what I've learned from another thread "plug boots" are lighter than off-the-shelf models and are very stiff and high performance.
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Light boots can be softer flexing which can make it harder to ski well. There is a good thread about stiff boots in the Ask The Boot Guys forum. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=58878

Among telemarkers, as skill level increases, lighter, less supportive boots can be used and often are. Telemarkers like ankle flex though, while there is some debate among alpine skiers concerning the desirability of ankle flex.

Phil, is Raichle still making those? Dynafit makes light boots. Here's a boot from Scarpa that's lighter than Flexons. http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/scarpa_f1_boot/f1_review.html

From what I've learned from another thread "plug boots" are lighter than off-the-shelf models and are very stiff and high performance.
No, but I refuse to acknowledge the new company .

This is a better question for the boot guys anyway. Moving, follow the bouncing link.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
thanks for the link. so it looks i should be looking at the lightest normal boots available with normal stiffness. any recommendation?
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