I'm just wondering if any of you guys are aware of any models (not necessarily 2010) that fit (size 25-25.5 shell) similar to the Salomon impact 8 2010 version (100 Flex) - http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/salomon/salomon-impact-8-cs-2010 and are also comparable in performance (intermediate)?
Secondly, how does the 2010 model compare to 2009, 2008? I see that the prior years' versions are 90 flex vs 100 and are also significantly cheaper... would the earlier versions be pretty much like trying completely different boots or would it be worth it ($$$ wise) to consider them?
In terms of price/value, it looks like the 2010 version is running for typically $499.99, for the performance/fit/boot features, would you suggest looking at any other model from other manufacturers or have I been steared in the right direction and will pretty much be getting the best boot (in terms of performance/specs) for my money?
Any particular sites online that anyone would suggest in particular for making the purchase itself?
Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.