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Another SPK vs Foil boot thread....
I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but I was going back and forth between these two boots. Honestly, I thought the foil was more comfortable, but maybe that's just because it fits more like a traditional boot. The SPK certainly holds my heel in place, but it's just such a different fit form every other boot, including Salomon's.
I got the SPKs (for a solid $349). The foils were just WAY too soft, they seriously felt like mush. I've never tried on a softer flexing boot than that. I don't know how Salomon can claim that those two boots have the same flex. Anyone actually skied both of these boots? Thoughts?
Dear Newb. I just got a pair of Foils, and they are softer than a boot I rode since 1990. Seriously.
If anything is that soft it sucks anywhere outside of the park.
The original Cliff Huck-stable
ive tryed both...and i find that the foil is a softer flex....but for the park thats perfect. I don't want a stiff boot for the park. I want some articulation in my ankles.
Bin poile salade....trademark Paddy L
Skiers have genetically bigger cocks......its science
my foot is used to xwave's, and when i tried on the foil it fit perfectly, but the flex felt super soft and kept my foot in very nicely.. i went down 2 sizes from my current boot. I tried on the spk and since there were only 2 buckles i felt a pressure point on the top of my foot where the lower buckle was. I felt the foil was wayyy more comfortable dispite the differing materials of the liner. Also, the spk seemed more stiff and i could definitely notice the wider toe box, my toes were all moving around and i could tell id probably smash them when casing or something. anyway, that's my 2 cents. I havent skied on either of them so that's just how my foot felt in them.
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