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Salomon x-wave 10 (fast?) or Falcon 10??

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
So I found some great deals on some Salomon Xwave 10 and Falcon 10 boots and can't decide between the two. I ski all over the mountain including a decent amount of bumps. I'm going to be working full time at a ski resort so i need some comfort. Any recommendations?

Also, does anyone know if there is a difference between xwave 10 and xwave 10 Fast? It seems that the Fast is an Euro model, but that's what I have found for cheap.

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
I have the x-wave 10 from the first year they made it, I am 155lbs and about level 9 skier.

I decided I wanted it a little softer and took out the screw towards the rear of the boot that essentaily makes it a x-wave 9! Great balance of stiffness and flex.

The real question is do they fit. Do not, I repeat do not buy without trying. You are doing yourself a massive disservice.
post #3 of 12
It really depedns on your foot. The Falcon is for a narrower lower foot.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have a pretty narrow foot. I'm about to go try them on right now...
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
so I was told that the falcons might be too narrow to fit intuition liners...can anyone confirm this?
post #6 of 12
fast = free = xwave, all the same thing

falcon = narrower xwave, in width, instep height, and heel pocket

you can fit an intuition in any boot if the shell is the right shape and has the room.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
so i went to the shop and they didn't have either boot...I called before i went to make sure they did! Needless to say I was a little disappointed.

They said the Lange Fluid 120 fit just like the Falcon 10's. Is that true?

Also, I tried the Impact 10 which replaced the Xwave 10. I liked them a lot. Any major differences?
post #8 of 12
bound to be different, each boot is unique.

seriously try them first.

my real advice would be to go an see a real bootfitter, if you are investing for a full year it will pay off.
post #9 of 12
the lange fluid series is a much higher volume boot than the salomon falcon. sounds like you should be in the market for a new shop in addition to new boots.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
just tried the falcons and they fit great. Anyone know what the differences are for 07 and 08?

Thanks
post #11 of 12
fluid is not the same as the falcon, closest lange is the HP fit that comes in the 110fr, 130fr, and comp 130 (blue).

impact is a Xwave toe box and a falcon heel.

falcons are the same shape, last year to this year (and for a few most years to come I bet)

WOW you have random questions
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by wrxskier18 View Post
just tried the falcons and they fit great. Anyone know what the differences are for 07 and 08?

Thanks
Awsome, you found your boots. So you bought 'em........right??

SJ
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