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post #31 of 48

Got them. Got them fit. Then skied them. Had one hot spot. Adjusted. Really really like these liners. Vast improvement from the old crappy dish rag Lange liners of old. The liners were my whole reason for the purchase of the boots. Could have put new liners in old boots. But my boots while still in great condition were to old in my opinion.  Cold.. No Nah Nit ... Could be the the skier/s you asked is cutting off their circulation in some way. I'd say they need to get their boots fit properly by someone that knows their stuff and Langes.

post #32 of 48
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Cold?  No, to the contrary, I have found them quite warm.

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Originally Posted by dcpnz View Post

Sorry to dredge up an old thread but looking for some feedback from those who've been on the boots for abit

 

I've read/heard a few complaints about the liners being unusually cold - trying to determine if that's a lone squeaky wheel talking or a common issue.

Any feedback on that issue would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 



 

post #33 of 48

I just bought a pair of the 2011-12 RX 130 Pro's.  I normally use a 100 mm last boot but the shop owner where I work thought the narrower last might be good for me.  I get my new insole made tomorrow and then we will work on that 6th toe which I always have to have blown out a bit.  But overall I am liking them and am looking forward to skiing on them.  I was at least 1-2 seasons past due on boots.

 

Rick G

 

11-21-11  Update  We finally got the regular RX 130's and I had the chance to try them on.  Well they are a better fit for my medium wide feet.  The Pro's are going back on the shelf as we hadn't done any work to them yet and I am going with the 100 mm last.

 


Edited by rickg - 11/21/11 at 7:54pm
post #34 of 48

Many thanks for Finndogs review! Just got the brand new ones. Quality of the build feels to be the super great one. But, Finndog must be from a South side (Etelänmies), there people not hunting much, otherwise foot MUST be narrower.  With my comment about new nice Lange boot, space for toebox is a huge one! Prepare for 99-100mm, not for 97, as promised. Even inter-changing lineres would not help much. Otherwise softened boots feel like "Joulun pupu" under your feet and around you heels.

 

A lot of snow for all of us! Even for you, Super-Epicski "Gurus" with thousands of posts and your funny advetizing here.

 

Would I recommend the boots? Absolytely, Yes. BUT only if you have a serious problems with your boots in your toes box. Also shell inside seems to be longer as promised. I think about 3-5mm longer. Also prepare you heel will be up +/- 0,5cm, if you have a narrow one.

P.S. It is an o"ut the box" 1st impression about my brand new Lange RX LV=97mm lasted boots)

post #35 of 48

How does does the fit on these compare to the Lange WC 130 (MF) from a few year ago? I will be looking to replace soon and these seem to solve the issues I have with my current ones (cold and too much forward lean).

 

I won't be able to try on in a shop and will buy online but will send back if needed.

 

Oh and 130 is definitely not too stiff for the "lightweights" that wondered. I was concerned too. I weigh about 160. I was looking for 120s but couldn't find any my size as they were very popular at the time. Found the 130s and they were fine. Much softer than I expected.

post #36 of 48

My 2c after a few days on my pair of last years Orange Rx 130's (100mm last):

 

Overall liking a fair bit - feel pretty good and responsive but I've got a few issues to solve too.

 

Unlike others I do find them cold - admittedly I do have chronic cold toe issues but unlike my old boots I certainly don't feel like there are any obvious pressure points cutting off circulation -  I'm currently thinking part of the problem is a poor rubber seal that lets snow into shell and then soaks the liner toe when melted - duct tape to the rescue!!!  Or failing that I'm going to look at heaters.

 

I'm also wishing I got a 120 flex - yeah I'm a lightweight but they seem to stiffen a lot on mountain vs in living room - I'm probably going to pop one of the spine bolts out to soften a little.

 

 

 

post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by MattL View Post

How does does the fit on these compare to the Lange WC 130 (MF) from a few year ago? I will be looking to replace soon and these seem to solve the issues I have with my current ones (cold and too much forward lean).

 

I won't be able to try on in a shop and will buy online but will send back if needed.

 

Oh and 130 is definitely not too stiff for the "lightweights" that wondered. I was concerned too. I weigh about 160. I was looking for 120s but couldn't find any my size as they were very popular at the time. Found the 130s and they were fine. Much softer than I expected.



I went from Lange WC 130 WC fit which looking at both boots, had much more forward lean (18-19 degrees) and a higher cuff then the RX130's.  I've only skied a half day on the RX's so far, but I find the more upright stance and the edge feel to be much better.  I'm also about 160lbs and love the 130 stiffness.  BTW: Love the overall fit/performance of this boot! 

 

post #38 of 48

Replacing stock liner with Intuion HD, improved the fit. Skiing: not very precise boot, but it is build in: thin plastic and heel pocket construction. Still great fun boot, also for powder and cold days. Build quality is superb! Grip of the sole rubber positively surpriced and is Super! IMHO proper foam liner would stiffen construction, improving boot skiing qualities. My boot is LV version=97mm last (expect 98-99mm fit and shell 3-5mm longer inside). With Lange RX LV-PRO now fit wise I would try also 306mm shell, though normally I use around 315mm BSL with less, than 10mm space in the shell). First impression: boot No.1 for cold powder days.

post #39 of 48
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I have well over 40 days on them, still feel tight and responsive. I would highly recommend putting booster strap on the boot. I have had zero issues with pack out on the stocks.  Boot is a joy to ski in; and all day comfort. I don't want or need them cranked up, all buckles are on just to the point fo snugness and I keep the booster strap tight. Not sure what Pete123 is saying about the boot not being precise? I find it to be very precise with excellent responsiveness, consistent even flex and about perfect uprightness and flex. I don't think I would want a boot more or less stiff, this one is plenty stiff for all terrain but has enough give when needed. 

post #40 of 48

Was the booster strap just an option for the 10/11 version of this boot?  It came standard on the 11/12 version.  +1 on really liking the upright stance on these.

post #41 of 48

Not sure what you mean by "booster strap."  The 10/11 and 11/12 models have totally different straps, but neither one is like a Booster Strap.  The 10/11 is an elasticized velcro strap, so while it is elastic like the Booster Strap, it doesn't have the cam lock buckle that the Booster Strap does.  The 11/12 does have a metal cam lock buckle like the Booster Strap, but the strap itself is not elastic at all, which makes it less like the Booster Strap, buckle notwithstanding, than the 10/11 strap.
 

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Was the booster strap just an option for the 10/11 version of this boot?  It came standard on the 11/12 version.  +1 on really liking the upright stance on these.



 

post #42 of 48
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I have a true booster strap. I like the elastic band as it gives when needed (more dynamic) and stays tight all day. I have last season's boot but if you don't mind spending the extra bucks, I would recommend the booster strap.  Very easy to replace. takes about 5 minutes seriously

 

 

post #43 of 48

dcpnz - I guess I'm digging up an old thread now as well - but yes, the liners are ridiculously cold.  I fix that with electronic boot heaters and don't mind because they're the best skiing boots I've ever had.

 

Gonna size down this year for even more precision.

post #44 of 48

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Edited by JayT - 1/23/12 at 1:50pm
post #45 of 48

FYI: Boot RX 130 LV with sole lengh 316mm has shell 288mm inside. 

-Boots leak reasonably. Regular capron sock over liner did the job well.

-With non-wrap version of Intuition work very well; super warm also. Tested below -20C. Very warm. After test with cold I would think twice about downsizing the shell, if there going to be many freezing days in the future.

-All boot components are solid and work perfect. Lange boot engeneers done again really nice work creating this master peace.

IMHO top freeride boot for people with medium volume feet and with from medium to reasonably high instep (I mean LV, 97mm version, it is a BIGer). Lucky people, who has good fit with RX shell.

post #46 of 48

BUT the boot is good for relaxing. Don't expect miracles from it!

post #47 of 48

Hey I know it's been awhile and I hate to go back to these older threads, but how are the 130's?  Have they performed to your expectations?  How has the last packed out?  Am 40, 5'11 188 aggressive skier and just bought a pair that I have not worn.  Do you have to be on them all the time or can you be laid back?  I have a 5 year old and am a aggressive, and technically proficient skier who skis front side and no bumps but am also laid back.  Am thinking that I should move down to the 110.  Could you offer any thoughts?

post #48 of 48
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I missed last season but I have about 60 plus days in the boot now. Still loving these and have not noticed much packing out. I don't ski them buckled very tight, I just use the booster strap and the rest of the buckles are just tight enough to click and hold. I have not had any leaking issues and I use heaters but don't find them cold on days I don't use the heaters. (if its 20 or higher, I dont use them). I think the toe box is a bit too low but I had those ground out a bit and no issues. Otherwise, I haven't touched the boot.

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