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Scotty_BoyJust go to a boot fitter
BeefiestExpertI cant i tried if you would of read as i said the guys is an idiot...... He wanted me to buy full tilt b&e and then buy two sets of tongues and that no park skier should buy a boot that is as stiff as the ace 3 star..... So a boot fitter can measure my foot for me but when i am trying to talk to him about boots he will just refer to full tilt everytime
onenerdykidYou have a lot of detailed information here, but none of it will help unfortunately.
What you need to do is research who are the good boot-fitters in your area. If there are none, then research who are the good boot-fitters where you go skiing. There is bound to be someone who knows how to fit boots and get you properly set up. Don't be afraid to drive a couple of hours in order to do it- your boots are your most important part of gear so spend the extra time to do it right.
And FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, do not have a boot in mind before you have a fitter examine your biomechanical needs. Finding the right boot more complicated then simply knowing your length. Walking into a fit session with a boot on your mind is probably the worst thing you could do for your own comfort and enjoyment of this rad sport and will only add to your confusion and complicating things.
So to recap- find the right fitter in your area (even it means making a day out of it and driving somewhere), don't approach the fit with a boot already in your mind- be open to the fact that the best boot for you might even been a "race boot" (the entire Wells family skis in race boots FYI).
ZachAndCheeseI was in your boots a while back. I was contemplating buying boots online or just a pair someone recommended because I thought that my boot fitter was a complete dingleberry. After posting a thread quite like this I decided to stop in at a bootfitter at the mountain I was at (not my home hill or shop). Prices there were rape but I had the fitter take a look at my foot and just get the specifics and such. I didn't end up buying a pair from their but the fitter was pretty much the perfect bootfitter so I gave him a large tip and wrote down everything that he had told me. Upon returning to my home mountain/shop I bought the boots he recommended (get hooked up with pro deals there) and did everything that he said. Ended up with the perfect boot and was beyond stoked to shred on it. You can also buy it online but most people here will call you a doosh for not supporting your local shop.