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jah love questions

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
 I'm shopping for a new boot.  Ive packed out my second pair of doberman pro 130's (98mm) from 2007.  They've been my favorite boots - they're comfortable enough and ski great for me.  I was planning on buying another pair but was curious about the Jah Love.  The nordica website description makes them sound like a doberman with a shock absorber underfoot.  How do these two nordicas compare?  Is the Jah Love really a Doberman with a bad paint job and a good price tag?  Thanks for your opinions
post #2 of 13
no it's not, don't do it.

Stick with the Dobie or another boot like it or you will be dissappointed.  This boot is Nordica's answer to the three piece shell trend with free riders and such trying to gain some market share from Dalbello, and Full Tilt.

OH, and welcome to Epicski! 
post #3 of 13
 Bud do you have the names mixed up?

Jah Love looks like Pro 130 to me, isn't the three-piecer called Ace of Spades or something like that?
post #4 of 13
Whoops! you are correct!  sorry.
post #5 of 13
 Sorry for posting in your sandbox, maybe you can tell the OP what I don't know. Is the Jah Love the same last as Pro 130, or is it the EDT shape? That would kind of matter on his decision wouldn't it?
post #6 of 13

I don't know to be honest as I have not carried that boot?

post #7 of 13
ace of spades = 3 prt boot

jah love = 98mm (EDT = 95mm wc?) so the same shape as the pro's that you are on.
post #8 of 13
edt has nothing to do with last. edt is the new aluminum i-beam boot board. 4 doberman models have the bolt through edt boot board;  wc 150, wc 130, wc 100, pro 130

130 pro and jah love are the same boot except the jah love has the rubber boot board, rasta image on shell and furry liner. 98 mm forefoot last. also same boot with different paint is the 125 HR. boots all ski relatively close to the same except for rubber boot board in jah love and HR.

jim
post #9 of 13
 As someone who has been trying on boots to replace his Dobie 150s, the EDT seems to me like it has a lower ceiling and a flatter ramp angle than the old boot.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 As someone who has been trying on boots to replace his Dobie 150s, the EDT seems to me like it has a lower ceiling and a flatter ramp angle than the old boot.

yes and yes to slightly lower ceiling and slightly flatter boot board. however the lowering of ramp and lowering of roof were done in almost equal parts, so the net difference to your foot will be about the same feel.

JFWIW, all of the new dobie edt, HR, jah love, spitfire, etc, have the same lowered boot board and lowered roof. in general i believe the changes to be moving in a positive direction. we have sold these new boots very well.

jim

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jim
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by starthaus View Post




yes and yes to slightly lower ceiling and slightly flatter boot board. however the lowering of ramp and lowering of roof were done in almost equal parts, so the net difference to your foot will be about the same feel.

JFWIW, all of the new dobie edt, HR, jah love, spitfire, etc, have the same lowered boot board and lowered roof. in general i believe the changes to be moving in a positive direction. we have sold these new boots very well.

jim

So the answer then is that a Jah Love is not exactly the same as his Dobie Pro 130s?
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
 wow!!   I certainly asked the right people.  Thanks for your help.  Now I guess I gotta ski one of these models with a rubber foot board and make a decision.  Seems to me a rubber foot board would seriously affect response.  I know ive got to try them out myself but does anyone have strong feelings about the foot board?  thanks again!
post #13 of 13
i have strong feelings about boot boards

i think that rubber boot boards are a boot fitters nightmare. a major cause of phantom fit problems that only get solved when you swap out a rubber boot board for a hard boot board, especially in warm weather skiing.

on the plus side for rubber boot boards, they can reduce shock impact from landing hard in the park or pipe or huge cliff drops.

hard boot boards transfer energy better and make the fit more consistent over time.

jim
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