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Salomon Ghost two buckle boot 2009 review

post #1 of 8
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This is the 110 flex 2009 version. I was in the Nordica Ignition 90 flex boot. I ski almost exclusively bumps and jibs etc...
I loved the Nordicas, I just wanted something a little stiffer. Not more precise necessarily.

First impression was he fit is super anatomical. Being in Physical Therapy I appreciate to fit from a functional level.
Second was who needs 4 buckles!! This fit is better even un buckled than any boot buckled I've ever skied.
The flex is smooth and even.
Shock absorbtion is good, not as good as Nordicas.
It needs a elastic power strap like the old Nordicas and current booster strap. Why every boot company doesn't do that boggles the mind.
Super quick boot, super precise.
Cons: one they are very narrow for me! What a bitch to get in and out of.
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just to add,
Flex was right on. Soft enough for bumps but plenty stiff for crud and ripping groomers.
I have about 10 days on them.
Liner still hasn't shown and real packing out. I kinda wish it would.
post #3 of 8
update us after 25-30 days if you will hit that this season. Interesting boot.  low volume but hows the box, forefoot, heel, instep, calf?
post #4 of 8
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I will def hit it this year. Toe box super tight for me but I'm coming off a 101mm. But, somehow it works. First 5 days I was thinking I will need to get some stretching done. Instep and heel are amazingly fit and snug, perfect precision. This is accomplished by the closure of the boot but it's also the same thing that makes it so dang hard to get in and out of. getting out is harder by the way. put on with the liner on, take off, liner stays in the boot. No problems with the calf at all. I have medium calves. Forefoot tight but no pressure points.
If you have large malleoli then you may feel some pressure.
Snow feel isn't as good as my Nordicas.
Edited by ski=free - 3/10/10 at 12:55pm
post #5 of 8
Thanks much! I may be needing new boots and Greg Merz suggested this one, looks like one to try. I would try to use my Intuitions.
post #6 of 8
Awesome boot.  I have 30 days in them.  I typically am Lange guy, but I believe the Ghosts have a more buttery and progressive flex yet are just as responsive.  Hard to believe that 2 buckles and a power strap could create such a snug fit but they do.  My only issue with this boot is I HATE getting out of them.  It really is painful.  Why couldn't they just lengthen the leash that laces up the liner?  Even adding 2 inches to the leash would allow the throat of the boot to open wider and create easier access to the boot.  It is enough of an issue that I'm not sure I want to deal with it long-term.  I would also like to compare against a boot like the Full-Tilt...just to see the difference in performance.  
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post

Awesome boot.  I have 30 days in them.  I typically am Lange guy, but I believe the Ghosts have a more buttery and progressive flex yet are just as responsive.  Hard to believe that 2 buckles and a power strap could create such a snug fit but they do.  My only issue with this boot is I HATE getting out of them.  It really is painful.  Why couldn't they just lengthen the leash that laces up the liner?  Even adding 2 inches to the leash would allow the throat of the boot to open wider and create easier access to the boot.  It is enough of an issue that I'm not sure I want to deal with it long-term.  I would also like to compare against a boot like the Full-Tilt...just to see the difference in performance.  
 
Getting out really sucks but well worth it for me.
post #8 of 8
i will see if I can find them to try on.
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