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New Boots

vinnyv11

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So I bit the bullet today and upgraded boots. Coming from my first time boots that had entirely too much flex to a performance boot. Stopped in several stores but after some recommendations and proximity to my house I went over to Salters to get the fit done to see if the Dalbello boots they carry were right for me. After going through the fitting process where I was happy to find out I really didn't need many adjustments from stock as opposed to my wife who he said needed all the adjustments with orthotics and such, he put me into a boot that was still entirely too much flex but felt good. Next was a stiffer boot that felt awful when contacting my ankle. Third boot from the second I put it on just felt different than any other boot i've ever put on. The fit just felt perfect on the ankle contact points and such. After walking around the store for about an hour checking out the flex and features I decided this was the one I wanted.


So the winner is the

Dalbello Axion 11



Little stiffer than I anticipated but it felt good and gives me a little more room to work into it. Thanks for all the advice from everyone on the site and at the mountain.

Link to features and such.

http://www.skis.com/...default,pd.html

Really had a good experience with the guy at Salters but the limited selection brands way may deter some if a Dalbello boot isn't right for your foot.

Anybody have these guys that can give me some feedback.
 

gmcunni

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nice boot, i came very close to getting those last season (tho i think the graphics were diff).
 

jack97

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If it works for your foot then good for you.

I have been a Dalbello and cabrio three piece design fan for a while. Dalbello boots always has features where you can tune them to your needs. In this case, I like the ramp angle adjustment. As for the cabrio design, say good bye to shinbang, the progressive flex prevents that. Prolly the main reason bumpers like the three piece approach over the "traditional" two piece design.
 

emmaurice2

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nice. i wanted these but the fit just wasn't right for me. I ended up with Head Vector 110, so far I think it' s also a great boot.
 

St. Bear

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You're going to be blown away the first time on the mountain with the new boots. I upgraded from my 5 year old beginner boots to a (relatively) high performance boot mid-season last year (Rossignol Synergy 110), and the difference is amazing.
 

jrmagic

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Congrats on the new boots. While your foot may be "stock" I would still advise getting custom footbeds. They are night and day better than any stock footbed and will make a difference in your skiing.
 

vinnyv11

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Congrats on the new boots. While your foot may be "stock" I would still advise getting custom footbeds. They are night and day better than any stock footbed and will make a difference in your skiing.

Thanks I will definitely keep that in mind. Didn't think the 200 was justified quite yet.
 
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