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Which boot should I buy? Nordica question

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I have been skiing three seasons. I have always been a solid athlete and have improved quickly. Last year I started racing. I have a Nastar handicap of 24.5, and its getting better. I have skiied over 100 days since I started in 2007. I had no fear until last season I had two really hard spills last year found out my boot is a 27.5 and I should be in a 25.5. I'm opting for the 26.  My friend who used to work for Nordica, looked at my foot and he knows how I ski. He recommended the new Doberman Pro EDT 130. My forefoot is 92mm and everything seemed in place for me to order when they came out. My company lost a lot of money this year and I haven't had a paycheck in several months. My wife is not liking the idea of me spending $800 on boots right now. Normally I would have gotten in a few days already but I am stil trying to figure this out. I know the EDT is much better and I tried to find last years model but there are none. I did find a pair of WC150 and a pair of WC100. My thoughts are, should I buy the WC100 and be able ski them right away. If I do that I will buy the 130's next spring. Or buy the WC150, and spend a lot of time breaking it in and tweaking and hopefully keep it. Both pair are 2006, and regular stance I believe. They are brand new boats and the 150's are lace up liners. I was leaning toward the 150, but read horror stories. Now I am really nervous about the 150. I have been skiing on Atomic SX11 for racing, and Nordica Top Fuel is my fun ski. I am looking to buy full race skis next year too. I ski on the east coast most days with about a week out west. Thank you for all of your help.
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 I had two really hard spills last year found out my boot is a 27.5 and I should be in a 25.5. I'm opting for the 26. 

 

     Why would you opt for a 26.0 when you should fit in a 25.5---the 26 will be to big with just a little use.  Get the boot fitted and the smaller size will not be a problem. 
      By the way a 25.5 and a 25.0 are the same exact size except, the factory footbed is thicker in the 25.0---if you are racing get a custom insole anyway and the boot will really pop.
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If you loosen the flex in the boot, can you add it back.
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If you loosen the flex in the boot, can you add it back.

Depending a little bit on how you do it and how much you do it.....no.

SJ
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I bought the WC150. I did read many articles that the flex can be changed so I think I did the right thing.
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Mike, I was told I was between the 25.5 and 26. I was scrunching my toes on the 295mm BSL.
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yup in a new boot of that nature your toes will be a bit tight, they need to be bedded in possibly even thr shells stretched but...if you have been shell checked in the 25.5 then that is the size
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Wow. I love my new Dobermans WC 150's. I was told by a good friend from Nordica, and a race coach that I would love the Doberman Pro 130. Partly because my foot was narrow, and I could work into it and get better. I am an aggressive intermediate skier who started skiing 4 years ago and started racing last year. I had planned to buy the Dob Pro 130 09/10, but business is in the tank and my budget is too. The boot is almost $1000. I looked all over for an older model but I couldnt find it. I did find the WC150 without the abducted stance, I am not sure of the year model. I think it is 07. I am not going to tell you where I got it, but you all can guess. I normally put money in local pockets.  I had to have a new boot, so I bought it online. No boot fitter in their right mind would have sold me this boot, but I got lucky. When I got it  I really thought, this is garbage. I will never wear this. I thought I bought it too big. When I got it I checked all of the measurements. It turned out to be less than 2 fingers so I was fine. I made it five minutes in the boot. I did have a sharp pain in my right heel. I broke that ankle sometime back. I started wearing the boot everyday while I was working at home. I used to work at a running store and orthotic dealer so I knew the process. I raised the heel on both, but the pain was still there. I put in the superfeet green as well. I talked to a guy where I ski and he agreed to stretch it. He stretched it and the first trip out I was in it for half the day. the pain was gone and he couldn't believe I didnt come back for more work.  I didnt want to take it off. Point and shoot. My feet were numb and a bit cold. I still didnt want to take them off. It was like a rocket. They are now my rocket boots. My best friend asked me how my rocket boots were? My girlfriend calls them my rocket boots. From the time I snapped it in it was like I was connected. I did a "wheelie" on purpose coming of a hill.  They are a blast. I have a pair of salomon cross 10's, that I used whilst I was breaking in my rocket boots. I realized how uncomfortable the Salomans were. I like the lace up liner once it was broken in. I think it has some type of gel. The first time I put it on it felt like a lumpy pillow. Now it feels like a sock. I had to peel the the boot open and yes it is a bit intense, but it isnt that bad. All of the horror stories had me scared of it. It is harder when I come in from the cold, but i have a beer and wait a few minutes. I peel it off the same. I have been 4 days, and I didnt have to change boots the last time. They are awesome. I thought I was making a huge mistake, but it turns out they work. I did take out the screws in the back to loosen it up. I put the top screw back in. I have been told that loosens it about 20 flex. My thoughts are, dont be so scared of the "plug" boots. They are nice if you are in that frame of mind to deal with the difference of regular boots. I am a huge planner. I wore the boots when I didnt have to to break them in.  I think about skiing all of the time, except when I am racing boats.  I live in the south so I dont get to ski as much as you hillanders. I want to get better everyday I go out. If you want warm feet and comfort dont go the Doberman route, but it isnt so bad and you look kind of cool when you unbuckle at the end of a run. It's like a drag car packing up it's chute at the end of a run. I dont recommend buying these boots like I did, online. I took a huge chance, and next time considering the economy is better, I will buy local. I will buy from Mike in SC probably. Thank you all for the advice. This site is better thasn most for advice.

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