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Yet another boot selection question

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I searched but couldnt really find what i was looking for. First the background, Im 24, 6'2 210lbs, former college racer from back east. I just moved out to alaska (incredible by the way) and have finally expirienced powder. Im currently using the Atomic RT Ti 150 and while on the harder stuff with my race skis i absolutely love them, i feel like they might be a little more then is needed for powder. So i guess my question is two fold, do i just need to work on my powder skiing technique or should i get a different boot just for free skiing?

also for anybody with a similar story, how much softer did you go with the new boots? did you feel like you lost of the precision? should i look at a consumer race boot? are those any warmer then what im currently on? sorry for the long post and thanks for any insight you all might have.
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nobody has any thoughts huh?
post #3 of 7

I'll chime in...

maybe that will spark some others to comment. Obviously, the charactereistics of your foot are going to play a huge roll. I have a short and wide foot. Historically, this has limited my selection, but recent years have changed this.

I currently use the Head S-11 and I can carve hard and fast with my Fischer WC SLs and my WC SCs, although, it is softer than I would like when I push it. Still, I don't skid out.

I am really looking at the Nordica Dobie 130.... I have heard good things. Perhaps it would be a good option for you as well coming from a 150.... just a thought.
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thanks for the reply. i have a relatively narrow foot overall, medium instep. are the consumer race boots (like the dobie 130) warmer then a full on plug?
post #5 of 7
I would certainly think so. However, I know there are some here that own the the Dobie and hopefuilly they will comment. Since our fit requirements are quite different... hopefully someone with a narrow foot will chime in as well... maybe the Atomic RT CS 130... since you already know the Atomic fit, but I don't know if you would get any powder benefit.
Good luck in your search.
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There is no reason you shouldn't be able to ski powder in race boots.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
There is no reason you shouldn't be able to ski powder in race boots.
its not that im not able to, i just feel like i could get away with skiing in something a little warmer and more comfy without feeling like im in a pair of floppy slippers
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