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New boots before fitting bindings to new skis?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
HI,
Just bought some new Dynastar contact 4x4 172 cm skis.
They were awsome last year when I skiied them....

Problem I have is that my Technica boots are getting old (2001) 
I was thinking I may need to change them in the next season or next year...

Do you think I should bite the bullet on boots first, before mounting on the new ski's?

Dave

 
post #2 of 13
HOW MANY SKI DAY IN THEM?
post #3 of 13
Can you get new liners for the boots instead, or are they starting to fall tear/fall apart?
Are they the right size?  If so then the new pair will likely have the same length.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
How many ski days... hmm I am thinking 90 days..
New liner.. possible, but I have never been 100 percent with them... (I always get cold feet)

I am happy to in them, but was wondering if I ski'd this season in them on new ski's am I wasting my time with the new ski's...and bite the bullet and new boot's fitted before the bingdings get mounted...

More inteterested in your opinion's...
post #5 of 13
I think you should solve your boot problem first.  Whether that means installing hotronics, a new liner, getting the boots fitted so circulation isn't impeded, whatever it takes, do it!  Get good advice from a recommended bootfitter, and take it. 

Don't mount the bindings until you have your boots looked after.
post #6 of 13

Yes, deal with your boot issues first. Not about mounting the bindng correctly, it's about taking care of the number one priority, your ski boots.

There are 2 issues. One, solve your fit problems. Two, you are buying the latest ski technology, and attempting to drive them with 10 to 15year old boot design. I am assuming that from 2001, your Tecnica is an Icon model? Poor choice to drive a hot rod like the 4 X 4.

Boots have evolved in the last 10 years to match the latest ski designs. Get the most out of your ski experience.

jim

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by starthaus View Post

Yes, deal with your boot issues first. Not about mounting the bindng correctly, it's about taking care of the number one priority, your ski boots.

There are 2 issues. One, solve your fit problems. Two, you are buying the latest ski technology, and attempting to drive them with 10 to 15year old boot design. I am assuming that from 2001, your Tecnica is an Icon model? Poor choice to drive a hot rod like the 4 X 4.

Boots have evolved in the last 10 years to match the latest ski designs. Get the most out of your ski experience.

jim


Sorry for the thread hijack, but, technica Icons aside, could you please explain how a 2009 boot is better able to drive "a hot rod like the 4x4" than an old boot like this one. Inquiring minds want to know.
post #8 of 13
Uhhmmm... isn't the contact 4x4 an integrated binding ski? What I'm saying is, the binding can easily be re-adjusted without drilling holes, so who cares if you change boots later? You sound like you need new boots, but I don't see how that has any relation to putting bindings on your skis right now.

I say don't avoid skiing the new skis now while considering new boots, if you are buying new boots before your season starts then just wait and do the mount/ adjust once instead of twice.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks all,

yes the boots I have are Technica Icon X.

I have skiid on them quite alot, but when it's cold... bad!.. Canada BC I remember Smithers.. god... -15 or -20..
Took 15 mins to feel my toes after a few runs!

I generally ski with them very loose, meaning buckles not tight at all

Do you have any suggestions for replacements?

Thanks, Whiteroom, (I'm collecting the ski's Monday) so will check the binding, if it can be adjusted.. prefer to buy new boots in resort, as I can have them blown etc... as required..

And your right.. using 10 yr old technology to drive the best ski I've ridden for ages..  gotta change..
I was skiing on an Atomic 10.22, bought about the same time as the boots.. .but last year broke them...
Tried out Rosignol Bandits and some Zenith's but didn't get on with the Zeniths at all.. (much like hard work! all the time.. although nice and grippy when you wanted to work it!)
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
All sorted... intergrated binding.. so I can keep the old boots.. and buy some new ones on day 1 or 2..

Any thoughts on what I should buy?
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post




Sorry for the thread hijack, but, technica Icons aside, could you please explain how a 2009 boot is better able to drive "a hot rod like the 4x4" than an old boot like this one. Inquiring minds want to know.

 

Technology....
Buckles (lighter, stronger)
Power Strap (That boot doesn't have)
Materials Plastics/Metals (stronger plastics, lighter, more accurate to flex because plastic degrades over time)
Soles (not as worn out as 20 year old boots, some you can replace if you can find them)
Foot bed under your insoles are made of better materials designed to obsorb impact and vibrations.

If people want to use 20 year old boots, use them.  I see people on Old boots and straight skis all the time.

I have a question for you.  Why would you choose a boot that is far inferiour to current tech boots when you don't have to?  Why do you use new tech ski's when there are old straight ski's out there?

It's like an Old car, eventually it's time is up.....
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by vidiotdave View Post

All sorted... intergrated binding.. so I can keep the old boots.. and buy some new ones on day 1 or 2..

Any thoughts on what I should buy?
I have always preferred Tecnica's for my feet. I bought the 120 Dragon last year and really like them.
post #13 of 13
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I have always preferred Tecnica's for my feet. I bought the 120 Dragon last year and really like them.
 

Ditto, Love my Dragon 120's.  Best boot i've ever had.
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