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I need some help fitting some Nordica Speedmachine 12's

post #1 of 6
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Ok, so I've been reading the forums here for about a week, and went to all the local ski shops here, including two "experienced" boot fitters in Western Colorado.

I tried on literally everything from Nordica, Salomon,Tecnica, and I think Atomic. I like the way the Nordica Speedmachine 12's felt the best.

He measured my foot on the Mondo scale and it showed a 27. I wear a size 10US.

When we shell fit the boot, should I be doing with, or without socks? Should all my toes be touching the front, or just the longest?

With my current 27 shell, with my bare foot's toes lightly touching the front, I have more than 2 fingers behind the heel. It's probably close to an inch. I'm using my index and pointer finger, one on top of the other; not side by side.

He said that the 27 would be fine, and that the 26 would be a "Racers" fit.

Now I'm having second thoughts that I should take them back tomorrow and get the 26's. How much do these Speedmachines pack out?

What do you guys think? I really like this boot, and want to have the proper size. Can I use the liner from the 27 in a 26.5? I'm worried that even though I haven't used them, he did heat form the liner.

Thanks again for all the help!!!

John
post #2 of 6
Motoracer51,

Do you race Motocross?

John, You can probably go with the 26 but realize you may have to do some grinding and/or stretching here and there to optimize the fit and get the comfort you need, but the added feel and response will be noticable. If you are a strong skier and are aiming for performance over comfort, go for it. I am wondering though if you are liking the Speedmachine 10, this kinda tells me you may want to stay in the 27.5 shell?

No, you don't want to use the larger liner in the smaller shell. Don't worry, heating the liner does not preclude it from being heated for someone else and should not void your chance to return.
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
Motoracer51,

Do you race Motocross?

John, You can probably go with the 26 but realize you may have to do some grinding and/or stretching here and there to optimize the fit and get the comfort you need, but the added feel and response will be noticable. If you are a strong skier and are aiming for performance over comfort, go for it. I am wondering though if you are liking the Speedmachine 10, this kinda tells me you may want to stay in the 27.5 shell?

No, you don't want to use the larger liner in the smaller shell. Don't worry, heating the liner does not preclude it from being heated for someone else and should not void your chance to return.
Thanks for the response Bud.

I used to race motorcross and then got into roadracing later in my career quitting in the late 90's.

Upon doing a few more shell fits myself, it appears that I have 2 fingers PLUS about 1/8-1/4" space behind my heel. This is with all my toes lightly touching the front of the shell.

I'd rate myself as a level 7 skier, always looking to improve and very competitive with my friends.

Thanks for the help!!

ETA:

I'm using orange SuperFeet beds.

Also, does Nordicas, and more specifically the Speedmachine 12's tend to pack out more or less than the average boot?
post #4 of 6
they pack about 1/4 to 1/2 size (like most boots)

your goal is 5-15mm (more universal then fingers) sounds like the 26 shell is right.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help guys.

Went back to the shop, and with the 26, I measured about 1/2" behind the heel in the shell.
post #6 of 6
Perfect! May need to do some little fitting adjustments, but this will be a much better fit in the long run and will help your skiing become more precise.
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