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Rossignol Course KX Kevlar Ski Boots

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Hi guys-

Beginner transitioning to intermediate. Been skiing three times and I can ski down all intermediate slopes with little trouble, learning to carve. Looking to buy my own gear and a good set of boots. What are your opinions about this set of boots?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390142799912&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


Not looking to spend hundreds on top of the line gear, just need enough to be happy and get down the slopes. Thanks! :]

post #2 of 8
Most important do they fit properly (refer to ask the boot guys section), if not find others.
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 I had those back in the day. Those are Rossi's stiffest race boots from the mid-90s. They're stiff as rocks and flex a lot less progressively than today's stiffest boots. I think they would make improving very difficult. You need something softer that will make it easy for you to bring your weight forward.
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Don't buy boots online unless it is a model you know already fits your foot.
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Bargain boots are rarely cost effective in the long run.

See a fitter and get an appropriate, properly fitted boot. Most shops will stand behind their fit guarantee for a very long time.

Buying boots on-line or at a discount store means you're on your own if they don't fit.
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Originally Posted by D(C) View Post

 I had those back in the day. Those are Rossi's stiffest race boots from the mid-90s. They're stiff as rocks and flex a lot less progressively than today's stiffest boots. I think they would make improving very difficult. You need something softer that will make it easy for you to bring your weight forward.
Cha-Ching !!!   We have a winner.

Usually i would say, everyones feet are different, you need to try a boot to know if it will work for you... but, the Course KX is something special: a boot that was wrong for everyone.

Instead of buying those boots, save your time and money and smash your foot with a hammer, the result will be the same.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips haha
post #8 of 8
I skied the original KX (a little softer than the Course K) quite happily for about half a dozen years, with 3 sets of liners, until the shells finally started breaking down.  The shell deterioration was not unexpected with over 200 ski days -- surprising maybe that they actually lasted as long as they did.

The newer KX, pictured in the ebay link, was quite different in fit & performance.   Different  in my case was definitely not better.  I switched to Lange at that time.

Any of the KX models would be a poor choice for a budding intermediate, and any boot that is likely at least a dozen years old is not really a worthwhile purchase, even though the ebay price looks pretty attractive.
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