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What Are Good Boots for K2 Public Enemy Skis???

post #1 of 13
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I just bought a pair of K2 Public Enemy skis with Salomon 912 TI Bindings. What are a good pair of boots for this setup? I have never had park skis before and would appreciate suggestions on boots from all price ranges. Thanks!
post #2 of 13
any boot that fits your foot right and is soft enough for you.

I ski in the park with some pretty stiff but still flexiable Kryptons. I am by no means a park skier though and prefer natural terrain features to trick on.

I mean realistically what ever you use to use if it work then it should work now. In park skiing it is nice to have some softer boot with some shock asorbation in the sole but you dont need it all.
post #3 of 13
How about these boots? Don't forget to get footbeds with them ;D

http://www.niccishoes.com/shoeshop/i...ts%20small.png
post #4 of 13
Nahhh......those are no good for Public Enemys. They need special bootz.

Come to think of it, thems do be lookin' purty special though.

SJ
post #5 of 13
Just kidding.....the boot has nothing to do with the ski and binding. It's only the fit and flex that count.

SJ
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
Nahhh......those are no good for Public Enemys. They need special bootz.

Come to think of it, thems do be lookin' purty special though.

SJ
that would be answer on TGR .
post #7 of 13
heydudeitsme (why does that call to mind the classic Dude Where's My Car sequence about the tatoos: dude! Sweet! Dude! Sweet!...?)

at any rate, if you haven't caught on, the guys are joshing you.

boots aren't really made for particular ski models.

bottomline, you probably should have gotten some good fitting boots before you plunked down on skis.

but that's neither here nor there.

you need to go to a shop that 1. has a good bootfitter and 2. a large selection of brands and styles.

once you go to said shop, start trying on boots.

information about bootfitting can be found both here on Epic:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=58683



and over at Realskiers:
http://www.techsupportforskiers.com/boots1.htm


read up on how to shop for boots before you do it (i.e. the tricks of getting that proper fit) and be prepared to sacrifice at least a full day of shopping and trying on.

recommending boots to people is a lot trickier than skis as everyone's feet are incredibly different.

basically, read the literature in the above links, then find a shop, then be prepared to try on a lot of boots and stand around flexing and whatnot.

wow, i'm proud of myself, I could have so easily JONGed...

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that would be answer on TGR .
There is a lot of pent up "I haven't skied yet" energy floating around.
post #9 of 13
"There is a lot of pent up "I haven't skied yet" energy floating around."

Word to that!

also pent up "I've been skiing already but threw my back out and now i can't ski for a month" energy, as well.

also there seems to be a high flux of superior JONG questioneering being tossed about these days. either there's an influx of really young kids with inquiring minds about skis, a wealth of foreign folks with limited English interpretation who just stumbled upon the site, or a grip of trolls lurking about. it's hard to say some days given the questions that have been popping up and even harder not to reply with a snarky response (when somebody says they're expert or Level 21, for example but has never owned equipment or can't ski bumps).



i'm tired of looking at my unmounted Lib Tech's and even more bummed now that Dr. L told me to stay off the slopes until mid-Dec...

trying to control that energy is hard, man, hard I tell ya!
post #10 of 13
Get Superfeet cork footbed( you'll be able to use it for a different boots as progress), and get a thermofit boot liner-a performance fit regardless of ability. the actual "hard plastic" is not as important as a good fit. These give a strong basis to start your ability progression. After that it's up to you, and you can decied the elements of the shell(plastic) that work best for you and your style.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Altaman View Post
Get Superfeet cork footbed( you'll be able to use it for a different boots as progress), and get a thermofit boot liner-a performance fit regardless of ability. the actual "hard plastic" is not as important as a good fit. These give a strong basis to start your ability progression. After that it's up to you, and you can decied the elements of the shell(plastic) that work best for you and your style.
huh?????? why not a 125 custom footbed? You can use any good custom footbed in any boot you buy. why buy a superfeet, non-custom bed but then advise a $350 custom liner??????? Are you selling this stuff? No need to go buy thermofits if the boot is new and you have a good fitter. The "hard plastic" part is called the shell, it does have an effect on the boot fit and ties back into the flex of the boot......
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by heydudeitsme View Post
I have never had park skis before and would appreciate suggestions on boots from all price ranges. Thanks!
Check out the Salomon Kaos or Salomon Kreation. Both are lighter, softer boots designed for the park. The Kreation also has shock pads and gel to absorb shock on landings.
post #13 of 13
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huh?????? why not a 125 custom footbed? You can use any good custom footbed in any boot you buy. why buy a superfeet, non-custom bed but then advise a $350 custom liner??????? Are you selling this stuff? No need to go buy thermofits if the boot is new and you have a good fitter. The "hard plastic" part is called the shell, it does have an effect on the boot fit and ties back into the flex of the boot......
I'm just recomending what has worked great for me. I don't sell any of this stuff, don't even work in the industry. Last time I looked a few weeks ago Intuition liners were $185. I know the pastic is called the shell, I used the term "plastic" euphemistically. I believe the shell is overemphasied in boot performance at the expense of a good fit. As I have said before, If I had to buy new boots now; I'd go to ebay, buy the cheapest boot in my performance range and then get Intuition liners and IMHO would have as good a boot as the $600+ stuff I see recomended here so much.

This has worked for me, your milage may vary:
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