I know this is one of those dreaded boot questions that I fear of asking the internet for. I'm going with it anyways.
Lets start with me, I'm 6'2", 170lbs, and will be 20 by the end of this season. Aggressive big mountain skier. So I'm looking for a stiff boot. For the past 3(?) years I have been wearing a pair of Nordica Sparks. Not that practical to have a soft park boot for a big mountain skier. Last season, I destroyed the boots, Tore out rivets, smashed buckles. The boots have been destroyed and thrown out.
With ski season coming up in about 2 weeks, I am beginning to panic. I've taken the first step, and gone to boot fitters. I have narrowed my choices down to the Nordica Ace of Spades and the Full Tilt Konflicts, (Salomon Ghost is also an option, $100 less, the fit is there, just not as comfortable though).
I want to avoid going for a price point boot, the Ghost is fitting, just a pain to get in and out of. I have done research on all boots, yet I am still torn between the two.
So I turn to NS, or the people who have had experience with these boots. I'd love to know the pros and cons of each boot from your personal experience.
Thank you, feel free to ask any further questions, I feel I might have missed out on something.
If your local shop has a bootfit guarantee, then what's the problem? If history is any kind of an indicator you won't get very good advice on here
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I always thought the ace of spades was a park boot but it says capable for big mountain. I guess they're not too soft then. I really want to try on the ace of spades but they're really expensive. I did try on a pair of hot doggers and they felt great.
motherdrizzlinSL: no, it was disturbing. I thought my fecal matter was going to retreat back into my bowels.