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A bit of help with Bdel and Salomon boots. Thanks!

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Heya, seen as i cant figure out how to ask a question to the boot guys I'll ask here, kinda big post but more info is better than less.

 

Okay so pretty much due to the place i work at i have access to some wicked deals on Salomon and Black Diamond ski boots. We do not specialize in skiing which is why i really do not know all too much.

 

I've skied on piste most of my life due to limited access to the mountains, i can handle most NZ off piste fine also, I've never been in any of your Northern Latitude fluffy snow. I currently own some Salomon 2007 1080 skis i got dirt cheap and am loving them so far. I'm an all mountain skier that aspires to play in the terrain park a little and also do a bit of touring when i get the chance (Not much available where i am atm) and eventually track down some touring skis/bindings.  So this background leads me to my question.

 

I've been offered the Salomon Performa 2 7 for an okay price, but if im not mistaken it is an older boot? I also have access to the Black Diamond Method for pretty much the same price (i get better deals on these) but i can probably try and swindle some other more recent Salomon boots too but not quite for as good a price. I'd like to know, provided they fit well, if the Methods would work for my all mountain (that will include a little but not purely park) style of skiing. Purchasing these would save me money in the long run when i get somewhere that i can do some touring, no?  Would it be too stiff? or should i not worry about that too much as i am not a racer. Heh all this is provided they fit of course :)

 

Thanks! I think that covers it, any words of wisdom will be gratefully taken in. And sorry again for the long post.

NZCurly


Edited by NZCurly - 5/25/2009 at 09:36 am GMT
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please read some of the posts on the bootfitters forum

 

no-one can tell you what boot will fit your foot shape, ankle flex, instep height, etc online.

 

same thing for size.

 

Boots that don't fit, even at a deal, are worthless.

 

Sorry,   if you still want to order some, the best odds are to go a bit smaller and stiffer then you think you need  (boots can be made bigger, and softer)

 

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