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post #32 of 41
On SAC right now, these 700.00 boots for $439!!!


From their description
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You'll be stoked your Zzero4 C-MF Alpine Touring Boots weigh just over seven pounds when you're halfway to your next destination on the Haute Route hut tour. These tough, yet nimble AT boots hike light and ski hard. Touted as the lightest four-buckle on the market, the Zzero 4 C-MF boots grant unrestricted climbs and rewarding downhills. Carbon fiber in the instep and PowerStringer efficiently transfers energy to your glides as you hike and holds firm during sketchy descents. The Zzero C-MF Boot's Pebax tongue flexes smoothly and consistently as you pass your skin track on the way back down, and Dynafit's lightweight, thermo-moldable Multiform liner insulates your foot so your toes don't end up frozen at the end of your hikes.
post #33 of 41
looks like it is gone now...what sizes did they have?
post #34 of 41
In general, the way to see what was -- or will be -- on SAC is to check out this third-party site:
http://sac.gearattack.com/

. . . and also see what's on permanent discount at backcountry.com and backcountryoutlet.com:
http://www.backcountry.com/store/DNF...oots-Mens.html
post #35 of 41
They had sizes from 25 to 28 and still had plenty left. It should be back.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by ayaycaptain View Post
They would be mostly for climbing up and then skiing down. I'd like them to be solid ascenders, and solid descenders, and my experience in the mountains tells me weight does matter. I also don't want a flimsy piece of cardboard under my feet that can't hold a turn for its life. Right now I do a lot of skiing in bounds recreationally, but I can see that transitioning to climbing and skiing instead, possible yo-yo'ing. I think it'd be fair to say they will need to work when my "life is on the line", b/c I may not take them there every day, but it is inevitable.
The best skis for all your requirements? Jonathan has it right

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Originally Posted by Jonathan Shefftz
I love my Trab Duo Freerando and Duo Sint Aero
so does Lowell Skoog
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The thing that impressed me most about the FreeRandos was how easily they turned. I was skiing cut-up powder, and I think they turned easier than my Atomics would have done. For me, nimbleness and turnability is a good thing.
If you're looking strictly for summer use the Sint Aeros ski like a dream and weigh next to nothing, for a more all purpose ski the FreeRandos float well and offer a softer, more forgiving construction that works well in pow. Both feature a ski-mountaineering sidecut designed to hold an edge and improve stability in pow. Put them on a scale (Marmot Mtn has one in their shop) and compare weights to other skis. Also flex them from the forward contact point to feel how stiff they are underfoot and than from the tip to see how it's been softened up forward of the front contact point to improve float and make trail breaking easier.
post #37 of 41
Scarpa Tornado on Tramdock for 205. huge savings
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Scarpa Tornado on Tramdock for 205. huge savings
Note they don't come with thermo-moldable liners (which are in the Tornado Pros) and very nice to have and you probably can find if interested.
post #39 of 41
Bob - I'll be interested to hear your read on the Havocs.

I've been skiing on them since 2004, and love them in powder and corn. They're a little less fun on less choice conditions, at least for me - crud, windhammer, crust, etc.

I picked up a pair of 2008 Volkl T-Rocks for this season's adventures, with the idea of taking them up on less than optimal days, or when I'm planning on more of a mountaineering kind of trip. My understanding from Uncle Crud is that they'll really hold an edge on icy/hammered stuff and are much better in variable conditions than are the Havocs.

To be mounted with Dynafits.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by mountaingirl1961 View Post
Bob - I'll be interested to hear your read on the Havocs.

I've been skiing on them since 2004, and love them in powder and corn. They're a little less fun on less choice conditions, at least for me - crud, windhammer, crust, etc.

I picked up a pair of 2008 Volkl T-Rocks for this season's adventures, with the idea of taking them up on less than optimal days, or when I'm planning on more of a mountaineering kind of trip. My understanding from Uncle Crud is that they'll really hold an edge on icy/hammered stuff and are much better in variable conditions than are the Havocs.

To be mounted with Dynafits.
Hi, mg.

You have to keep in mind that I only skied the Havocs on about 500 vertical feet, so it wasn't anything like a real major "test".

That said, I liked the skis a lot. They were only 163cm and I was plesantly surprised at how substantial they felt in such a short length. I was using my old Scarpa Lazers, where are very soft boots but the skis worked well. They were mounted with Fritschi FR's and everything felt nice and solid. I skied them on very mild sun cups with just a little bit of a soft, mushy layer on top. They skied great.

Matter of fact, I'll be skiing them up on Beartooth Pass in a little over a week. Maybe I'll pay a little more attention to the performance of the skis and post a review.

Your new setup sounds great.
post #41 of 41
just an FYI- the new blizzrds now have a teleplate that allow you to slide on either binding....
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