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new boot fit like old Nordica Beast

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Quick question: Old (probably 2003) Nordica Beast boots (stiffness 120) starting to wear out. After years of boot fitting problems, these were by far the most comfortable, ski-all-day boot i've been in. What new (in the last couple of years) Nordicas have a similar fit. Obviously the new Beasts - but these are a bit too soft.

Bit about myself - former racer, mainly east coast skiing east coast groomers.....

Thanks in advance....
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Nordic hod rod 125, These are just words, only way to know is to try on boots, with a good boot fitter.

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I went from a pair of the old Beasts to a pair of head S11s which aren't being made any more.  The fit of the Heads was very comparable to the Beasts.  I haven't tried the new Head Vectors on though which appear to have replaced the S series.
Edited by Chef23 - 11/12/09 at 5:17am
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The Nordica Beast had a 101mm last.  The Hot Rods have a narrower Doberman based last of 98mm making the significantly narrower than the Beast.  The Speedmachine 12 & 14, which are now the Speedmachine 120 & 130, have a 100mm last.  They fit very similar to the Beast, just a bit narrower.  I went from the original Beast boot to the Speedmachine 12 and didn't really notice much difference in fit.  I've been very happy with the Speedmachines.
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sport machines are 101mm.
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

sport machines are 101mm.

Really? I kind of assumed they were based on the GTS 102mm last.
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I think that they are 101,  not 100% sure.   THey have a tighter heel pocket then most other 100+mm boots
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The Beast was 101mm with a tight heel which is why they fit some people (like me) so well.  The Speedmachines are a tad narrower in the forefoot but a bit snugger in the heel.  Once I packed them out they fit like my Beasts did when they were new.
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