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Changing boots for 10/11 season. Salomon to FT.
So for the past two seasons I've been riding a pair of Salomon ghost's (08/09) and have had few complaints surrounding their outstanding performance all over the mountain. Unfortunately I struggled with various boot pains and fit problems in the later part of last season. I had foot beds molded, made certain adjustments, but in the end it came down to a lack of proper fit from the get go. With the 10/11 season beginning I needed to get a pair of boots that would allow me to charge as many days in row as I wanted without having to stop because of miscellaneous boot pains of all variety. Just recently I had a pair of FT konflicts (09/10) fitted by a boot master at my shop. I've heard all the rave about FT's in the past, but I'm interested to hear others opinions on the flex, performance, and functionality in comparison to the Ghost's or any boot of similar caliber.
Sparknotes: Ghost/ordinary shell shape free ride boot vs. FT konflict. (flex/performance/etc.)
NS knows much less about what will make your boots comfortable than a trained, experienced bootfitter who is actually looking at your feet.
Flex, options, and features are all second to fit when it comes to boots. Once you know what fits your foot well, then start looking at options.
Best of luck with it.
Fuck money, get powder.
I'm sorry, maybe I misunderstood. Have you already decided upon a boot that fits (in this case the FTs) and you're wondering about the options?
If so, which FT last (98 or 102) are you using?
Fuck money, get powder.
Fit is not my concern at this point. Iv'e come to the conclusion that the FT's overall fit much better then the Ghost's. Now I'm looking to find other's opinions on performance, flex, and on snow functionality in comparison to the ghost's.
98 mm, last years. To my understanding they only came in that last up untill this point, with the new shell sizing for those with wider feet this year.
No, they have the two last options moving forward. In terms of snow feel and conditions etc, there isn't really an answer because what under flexes for one person, is too soft for another and thus affects their perception of snow feel concerning the same boot. Whatever boot flex best appropriately matches your ankle flexibility and weight will translate to a great skiing boot. This is what your boot-fitter needs to determine.
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