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kboy

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Feb 2020

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    That sounds like me, but after trying on a couple of different K2's, Atomica and Salomon, the best fit for me was a medium width Salomon boot rather than a wider fit K2.

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    From what I read 120 should be a bit too stiff for me, but then I've read about people going up to a 130 in these and finding those soft as well (compared to other boots rated at 130 that is)

    It's such a jungle. I'll get these second hand ones and will give them a go. If they feel shit I'll just rent a pair and get something else for next year

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    Second hand boots has had 15 days of skiing in them over the last 3 years, so can't be that much wear. Those ones are a 120 boot, think that's too stiff?

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    Link?

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    Thanks for the input all, really appreciate it.

    Been thinking about it overnight and I'm gonna give these second hand boots a go and see if I have any luck. Two reasons:

    • Cost
    • Harder flex. The boots in the shop were a 100 flex and felt really swampy, I could push them down far too much without much effort. I know they'll stiffen up in the cold, but they just felt too soft. Tried a 110 boot that felt much better, gave a more solid response. Or am I thinking wrong here as well? Might be overanalyzing the flex in a warm shop? I'm 82kg and 187cm tall, so don't have that much weight to put in but don't want to end up with a pair of overly soft boots either.

    I've tried the same model and size in the shops and they feel really good. The flex is different but that shouldn't impact the fit.

    Will get a proper fit done at a shop and also a custom insoles. With a bit of luck I'll get a solid pair of boots for a £100.

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    Talk to me about second hand ski boots.

    Been trying a couple of boots at decent shops and seems like a pair of Salomon S max boots are the best fit. Feels great right out of the box so with some heat they should be great.

    I've got high arches though, so the guy helping me recommended some custom insoles. All in all, that'll be about £400 worth of boots and as money is tigh I'm looking at alternatives.

    I've found the same boot second hand. 2 years old, 14 days of skiing done in them and unfortunately a boot fit so they've been heated once. They're however just £40...

    Am I silly giving this a shot? I'm thinking it could work with another boot fit for me + custom insoles. All in all it'd be about £100 instead of £400.

    Yes / no?

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    Sounds like the same setup we have here in Sweden.

    I bought my mac mini direct from apple as I wanted some upgrades, but the MBP before that I got from somewhere else and save £2-300 iirc with no difference in warranty etc

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    Do you have Media Markt etc in Germany? I usually find these chains keeps their prices 10% ish below apple. You’ll still get all apple warranties etc (double check that though)

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    Looks like we'll be there the same week, we'll be down in 1600 though

    Fingers crossed it doesn't piss down at the top...

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    I think they'll be able to shift a fair bit of air, esp over time. I'll check them out!

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