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Full Tilt boot model differences
after over 150 days on my red/black FT classics, the soles are super worn down, the cables and buckles are starting to go, and i'm in the market for boots again. i'd like to buy another pair of FTs as my classics did me well and were super comfortable. i'm really satisfied with them.
since i know my boot size, it would be fine for me to purchase off of the internet. however, i'd like to know if there are any vital differences between boots like the drop kick, classics, first chairs, konflicts, etc? i'm trying to shop around and i'm curious as to whether these boots will have the same shape if the toebox width is the same.
as long as i buy a 99mm last boot, are there any other differences between boot models? is it just aesthetics, tongue stiffness, and marketing or is there more to it?
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Don't buy on line. That is the most important factor. Research the shops around you and find who has the best boot fitters. Go there and try some boots with the fitter. And don't only try full tilt. Try what the fitter recommends. Honestly most people who try full tilts alongside other brands buy boots from brands other then full tilt. For some people full tilt really are the best but I find it is pretty rare that a full tilt fits the best. The main issue is adding footbeds to the liner. Those wrap liners are not good for foot alignment and that is one of the most important factors in boot fitting. But as I say do some research into fitters and go try some boots.
Always have the fitter actually fit the boot too. To many people think trying a boot on with a fitter is having a boot fit. It's not. Having the boots fit is having the footbeds made, having shell and liner work done ect. None of that can be done at home so as I said before never buy online.
If you have any questions let me know.
normally i'm not one to condone buying online but if i already know what boot fits me and has worked for me the past 3 years and i want the same one again, what's the difference?
i have superfeet footbeds that i would just switch over to a new pair already so that would be taken care of.
full tilts website states that the classic, b&e, konflicts, and drop kicks all have the same exact original shell. the t-walls and the first chairs have the same shell with a slightly roomier toe box and rubber soles.
really i just would like to know if there would be any other differences between the fits of a classic, b&e, konflict, or drop kick.
it would be nice to know that they're exactly the same, but maybe i'll just head down to my shop and see if they'll price match.
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Well no there is not much difference with the classic shell. They are all a mid volume boot. The pro liner is slightly tighter fitting. The new shells do feature a reshaped toe box but the rest of the fit is similar.
But your missing my main point of trying different boots. As you say you have been in the ft for years. When did you last try a different boot? Have you tried the overload for example. Similar fit to a ft but. A much much better overall boot.
So yeah you coul just buy a full tilt online and they may work fine but I can guarantee a fitter an get you in a much better boot. Get rid of those superfeet too I hate seeing those things in ski boots. Go get a nice custom instead.
very valid point. i think i'll make a trip down to my shop later this week.
what makes the overload such a better boot? i'm not doubting you just curious. and what are your thoughts on dalbello il moros or kryptons as far as quality goes as well?
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Sorry for the late reply.
The overload was just an example but benefits include a very stiff rear cuff. This comes from the redster race boot. It makes the boot laterally really stiff. This means when you carve you can really push the ski an you won't find the boot deforming. I went from an spk to the overload 120 and the difference was mind blowing. Other nice features on the boots include flex an forward lean adjustments, the biggest lateral cuff alignment on the market. A really nice liner with padding roun the heel and toe. The a heels themselves are easy to shape and work on. So overall just a nice boot. But that is just one example. Most modern boots now have a lot of features you just won't find on a full tilt and most new boots will really out ski a full tilt too.
But it does come down to fit. So as I said go try a few things on and see what works for you shape wise.
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