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Atomic X series boot?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi,

im a 30 year old, 195 lb, 25 years of skiiing, advanced level skier. wear a 29.5 boot and am trying to figure out a new boot after years of shin bang (no longer grow hair on front of shin and am left with granulation tissue so that my shins are more like a mountain range) with salomon course boot. i though each year that nerves would be shot and no pain, but the boots won and have been retired.

ski on 177 cm 2006 atomic m11, and want to buy atomic boots. i have a line on some atomic x100 boots, but cannot find the x series boot on the atomic website though the boot looks identical design (different colours) than m100. Either that or could pay twice as much for the new hawx 100.

do people have any access to specifics on atomic x100 boot?
the x series seems strange as the x90 is identical in design to b100 and is 100 flex. very strange.

help!!
post #2 of 13
Don't know if this helps but according to this website it is based on the b series
http://www.abc-of-skiing.com/info/20...ear-atomic.asp
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that! That boot is the X90 and as you said, it is based on the B100 with a flex of 100. I am interested in the below pictured (black and tangerine) X100 which is more like the M-tech series as seen by the broader (45 mm vs 35 mm) strap plus some other features.



Here is a picture of M100 for comparison.


Does anyone known whether X100 is based on M100?

thanks!!
stefan
ps is this a discontinued line maybe?
post #4 of 13
The strap may not be a good indicator. Atomic puts a thicker strap on their stiffer boots. See the Hawx 100 45mm strap vs. hawx 90 35mm strap. Maybe it was last year's model. The website said 2007.
post #5 of 13
From the website below...
"The B110 succeeds the B90/X90 from the prior couple seasons and except for a stiffer flex… from 90 to 110…it is the same boot. "

http://www.footloosesports.com/revie...e.php?prid=382
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi Judge,

Thanks! Information is elusive about this series of boot, but had not seen the footloose website yet. It is funny how the structure and design of the X90 is so very similar to B100 and the X100 is so similar to M100. I believe it even says Multitech on Strap (though thanks for info about thicker straps for higher flex boots). My personal theory is that X series is like a wider model made for different boot models. Either that or discontinued. Or magical.

Am able to buy a X100 new for 199 CAD or a H100 for 425 USD + shipping. I just dont think I can justify double the price for this iflex thing...

Have you skied the hawx series?

thanks,
stef
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
http://www.evogear.com/outlet/alpine...-100-2007.aspx

just another picture of x100 with a little bit of non-specific info making it sound identical to m100.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by sdbaral View Post
Have you skied the hawx series?
Uggh...you hit a sore spot...J/K..I have a pair of H100 sitting behind me in my office but need to remount my bindings to use them. Smaller shell size than old boot. My skis are ancient and I need new equipment, but can't find demo days in New England. I would love to just buy new skis, but need to figure out which ones. Long answer to say no I haven't. I am not positive, but usually the last/shell is consistent shape thru flex ranges. That said the x/b series is a 104mm last vs. a 100mm last on the Hawx. The mtech is in the middle at 102. I would think these boots would fit different especially the hawx to the x series. Have you put your foot in both?
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdbaral View Post
Hi,

im a 30 year old, 195 lb, 25 years of skiiing, advanced level skier. wear a 29.5 boot and am trying to figure out a new boot after years of shin bang (no longer grow hair on front of shin and am left with granulation tissue so that my shins are more like a mountain range) with salomon course boot. i though each year that nerves would be shot and no pain, but the boots won and have been retired.

ski on 177 cm 2006 atomic m11, and want to buy atomic boots. i have a line on some atomic x100 boots, but cannot find the x series boot on the atomic website though the boot looks identical design (different colours) than m100. Either that or could pay twice as much for the new hawx 100.

do people have any access to specifics on atomic x100 boot?
the x series seems strange as the x90 is identical in design to b100 and is 100 flex. very strange.

help!!
According to my 07 tech manual the x-100 is built off of the M last and is 102 mm wide. The x-90 however is built off of the B last and so it is 104 mm wide. Of the six x series models listed in the tech manual the 130 is off of the Cs last at 99 mm, the 110, 100, 80, and womens 100 is off of the M series last, with the 90 being the only one off of the b last. So if the M11 fit you well then either the x-100 or the x-110 should fit as well.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi RicB,

THANK YOU! I figured X100 was a 102 mm last since it looks so identical to M100. What is the difference between these boots and M100 other than different buckles?


Judge, have only put my foot in M series and B series. They were out of Hawx in local store in my size, and only carried H90 anyways. The joys of living in Toronto. First of all, companies dont want to pay tariffs and make products fit canadian specs when there are 1/10 as many potential customers compared to the US of A. The X100 series is available from a local wholesaler on Ebay at the same price of a B55 in the store...so a good deal. On your end, sounds like you need a pair of Metron 11's to go with your boots. I bought some last year and love them like they were family from the first time i skied them.

thanks!
stefan
post #11 of 13
Mainly cosmetics, and the buckles. Footbeds and liners in both the x and m series are the same in their respective flex categories.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks, information totally invaluable! picked up boots today and fit great. As I bought these from a wholesaler, did not get the boots heated to custom fit to my foot. They should adjust soon after wearing a few times anyways...do you think a big deal?
thanks again,
stefan
post #13 of 13
Skiing them in will work. Just be patient. Don't forget to adjust the cuffs to your lower leg.
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