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i got bored and booked a 2 week ski trip

KustyTheKlown

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bought new boots!

worked with greg at the ski barn. super nice guy. very knowledgable and gave me a lot of his time and expertise. apparently i have narrow and particularly flexible feet. did a slew of measurements, took a good long look at my old boots, talked a lot about where, when, how, and how often i ski, then had me try on 4 pairs of boots, generally with one model boot on one foot and another model boot on the other foot, comparing for feeling. i had measured myself at home and figured i was a 99 last and that my 27/27.5 shell is the right shell size. his measurements confirmed 99 on one foot and 98 on the other, and the 27.5. the 26.5s we tried on were way too small. i wound up in nordica promachine 120 in 27.5. after settling on the boot to buy, he punched out a spot where i have a pesky bone growth. they feel good!

i found the invoice in my e-mail for my old boots. purchased summer of 2015. so 7 seasons, averaging about 42 days per season = just under 300 days in the old boots. was time for new.

we decided to keep the stock footbeds for now. i will go back if i feel a need for custom footbeds for an additional 200$.
 

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I highly recommend the custom foor beds. Have you ever had them? I used the stock footbeds for so long and thought they were fine until I tried custom footbeds. What a difference they make and I would never use the stock ones again.
 

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I highly recommend the custom foor beds. Have you ever had them? I used the stock footbeds for so long and thought they were fine until I tried custom footbeds. What a difference they make and I would never use the stock ones again.

i have used non-custom aftermarket insert footbeds by SIDAS for the past 7 years. bootfitter said to just continue using those, and that despite the 300 days of use, they are still better than factory foam inserts. so I'm gonna keep skiing the aftermarket footbeds i have now, but if i have any discomfort or issues I'll go back for customs
 

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@KustyTheKlown not being snobby here but for someone who skis and sinks in as much $$$ on skiing as you do.... 300 days in the same boot!!!! I can feel my heel lifting just thinking about that :ROFLMAO:. Same liners all 300 days?

lol. I’ve ripped thru like 6 pairs of skis since 2015, but yep one boot for the past 7 years. It’s a sign of restraint and maturity that I’m getting snow tires and boots this year instead of new pow skis
 

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Boots just start breaking in around 300 days! Until late last year I was using the same liners since high school (had to replace the shells ages ago). I managed to grab an almost new pair of Lange Tiis off ebay, they'll probably be good for longer than I will. I have been tempted to try something new again, but every time I do, they just don't feel right.
 

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Boots just start breaking in around 300 days! Until late last year I was using the same liners since high school (had to replace the shells ages ago). I managed to grab an almost new pair of Lange Tiis off ebay, they'll probably be good for longer than I will. I have been tempted to try something new again, but every time I do, they just don't feel right.

I loved my old Lange Tiis so much that I skied in them for over 20 years! Of course I was maxing out at 15 days in those years so about 300 ski days in them before they retired.
 

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KustyTheKlown, based on previous comments, I'm still trying to process how you could support this man's business with a planned visit to his resort this season???
Skiing's more important than any political views...
 

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Truth being, all of us here will do business with people we disagree politically. Ski in Republican owned resort, buy skis designed by tree huggers and manufactured in communist country (possibly using forced labor).

People talk big online but only do what’s convenient to their wallet. That’s the same on both sides.
 

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Truth being, all of us here will do business with people we disagree politically. Ski in Republican owned resort, buy skis designed by tree huggers and manufactured in communist country (possibly using forced labor).

People talk big online but only do what’s convenient to their wallet. That’s the same on both sides.

I agree generally speaking. I can't say that I ever recall avoiding a particular business due to their political views. I do business with businesses that have the products or services that I want/need. The quality of those products/services is what drives my decisions.
 

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Same

Frankly anyone else's political views are none of my business. Unfortunately social media has allowed people to wear their political affiliation as a badge of honor which is fine until it isn't. which is most of the time...
 

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i'm gonna walk thru a shopping mall with skis on my shoulder like a weirdo. its gonna be sick.

bummer i cant try the new boots. they have gripwalk soles. this apparently jives with my marker bindings, but not my look bindings. i have regular soles on order. even with the fischers+markers, the new boot hasn't been configured to the binding. its the same shell size, i haven't checked the boot sole lengths. i guess if the BSLs are the same i am safe to ski the new boots on the markers. would be weird inaugurating new skis and boots inside a mall on a 300 vert run.
 

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that's not silly that's great! I'd love to link some turns right now...

My buddy works at REI and they are doing some corporate ski event there next week as sort of an on snow demo/product training for their action sports staff.
 

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im fucking off early today and hitting the silly slope at the Meadowlands for 2 hours. i am far too excited for such silliness.

you going to bring some potted trees with you - for a little glade action?
 

kendo

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bought new boots!

worked with greg at the ski barn. . . had me try on 4 pairs of boots
curious what 3 didn't make the cut? I'm about ready to replace my boots and expect I'll be going thru the same process with the guys at SB.
 
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