I have the opportunity to get a pair of SPK Kaos' but im a litle unsure if they are right for me. I ride park but i ride a lot of all mountain too. CAn anyone please give me some insight to this boot and if it is worth getting? Thanks
Haha thats exactly what I think when people say shit like "You will seriously get raped by a gaint ape if you ski outside of the park with SPK boots dont even think of trying that" Ill just be another re-enforcer and say that it is all about what you like, personally I love my SPK boots, they are very forgiving, and I have never worn a better boot.
okay... get in your car and be like hey tom tom, take me to mcdonalds, and get a application and be like tom tom, take me home, fill it out and get back in your car and be like tom tom, take me back to mcdonalds and then be like you here is my application, and then they will call you later and be like yo...want the job and be like yeah and then get in your car and say hey tom tom, take me to mcdonalds and then be like bam pay check then be like i quit and then be like tom tom take me to the ski hill and be like bam here is the cash and they will be like here is the season pass then be like bam im on the ski hill and then when you are done be like, tom tom take me home, and then you wake up the next day they go to your car and then be like tom tom, take me to the hill again, then do that again till there is no snow...
The boot can go anywhere, but if you charge really hard then the huge amount of flex gets real annoying on really steep or heavy powder. The SPK is great in the park and fine on groomers, it is just the extremely steep that you feel akward in them.
if the boot feels and fits good you wont have problems. boots go anywhere
You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours!-JEA
The hard goods buyer for my company skied them a couple of days last winter and said they definitely didn't hold him as quite as securely as what he'd normally wear (he has a narrow foot though) but he was still surprised how precisely they still skied. Bear in mind he is in his mid to late thirties but not old-school and that he had told us the previous year that we weren't carrying the boot because it was absolute garbage. He was very surprised how it skied but still not as precise as something that fitted properly.
hahahahahah, yea, words, like in mt hood in 80 degree weather, my feet felt freezing cold. oh yea, but since my boots fit now, i bet at tremblant in -20 condish that they will feel all warm and snuggly. i agree, but not enough said
I have seen some of the worst suggestions in this thread every. DO NOT get a boot that just feels comfortable...Go to a reputable store, get fitted for a boot, see what boots fit your properly then go from there. There may only be one or two boots that really work for you. ie. if you have a really high instep, nordica has a nice overlap which relieves a lot of pressure off of the instep. If you have a wide foot, dalbello has a the proton series, etc. Dont just chose a boot based off looks at what other people say.
/\ /\ /\ agreed proper boot fitting is what is going to help everything
hahaha i still love the comment near the top that you will get raped by a giant ape if u take these all mountain. I mean yeah they are a softer boot but it is all preference. there are people who would enjoy a softer boot instead of being in something really stiff. its all what you are into