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who he has the xwave 10.0 boots?What do you like or dislike about them?How do they compare to the 1080 boots?
Rode them for a while, they are really soft, and nice to ski park in, but they don't have the same impact absorbtion as the 1080's. In other words, easier on the shins, harder on the heels.
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i just tried it on today and it felt perfect to me but im not a big guy
i have the x wave 9.0s. i wanted i little softer flex for park, but still stiff enough for skiing skiing...they have been giving me a wee bit of shin bang (where my 1080 boots never did) and also toe jam, but i took some really flat landings. so yeah, they are a sick boot for sure, just dont land flat! also, i took the insole out of my 1080s and put them in the xwaves so they have a lot more abosorbtion, which is really nice. by the way, i am 5 foot 7ish and weigh 145lbs...if that makes any difference.
They are a lot stiffer than the 1080's and are made more for big mountain skiing than park.
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The X-Wave 10.0's kick so much ass. They're not a park boot, but I'm a heavyweight, so the stiff flex is perfect for me. I think they're actually one of the stiffest boots you can buy right now (except for the Nordica Beast), but I love mine. I got them at the beginning of this season, and they're still great. One complaint I have heard, though, is that some of the lighter-weight people who use them for park have gotten some shinbang when landing jumps. Just something to consider.
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I've got the X-Wave 9.0s from a few years ago - I'm pretty sure they haven't changed much. I like the felx on them for all-mountain, including park. But I'm pretty big and the 10.0 is stiffer than the 9.0 so it might be too stiff for you in the park - have a look at the Pro Model maybe. The footboard in both of my 9.0s snapped just in front of the heel though from hard landings, and I can't get replacement ones from Salomon Europe and they don't make the shock absorbing ones in my size, whioch really sucks - I won't buy Salomon again purely based on that. If your feet are a more normal size though and you get the shock absorbing footbeds (just go to a shop and they can order them for you) then they should be good if you want something stiffer that you can charge anything in.
i have them and they are a stiff little bitch.. but i like them. i want to get the pro model boot that looks to be just the right flex.
skring is so outahand right now
the 1080s are soft as hell
depending on what kind of skiing you do/what kind of skis you like it's a great boot. if you're exclusively riding park there are better boots out there. if you like cliff hucks/variable terrain these are an ideal boot that will drive bigger stiffer skis. i'm on armada ants now and this is an ideal boot for that ski in chop/crud/pow/hucking. not ideal for park but they'll certainly work--i have no complaints in what little park skiing ive done in them.
soft, are you serious??
xwave 10s are a very stiff boot man
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