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Looking for advice on Skimo boots PDG/Alien
Anyone ridden the Dynafit PDG's? Need a bit of an insight as to what the limitations of the boots are. Also looking at Scarpa Aliens so any thoughts would be appreciated on these boots. They both tend to have good ski reviews though I would rather have advice from someone that has been hucking them.
I currently ride a pair of Dynafit Mercurys fully chopped, all the bump stops cut out, not riding with the removable tongue in using only the boots shell for its flex Weight - 1550 per boot They ride nice I like the jibby feel, feels like riding a full tilt with an 8 flex tongue.
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These boots will feel like an FT with a -1 tongue, very different from your modified Mercuries. They are non-huck boots that lack any forward or lateral support for landings.
These boots are about half the weight of your current boot, so they are a completely different breed and not designed for aggressive skiing. Awesome for the up, and they need to be finessed on the way down. Their shell wall thickness is about (or less than) half as thick as your shell and while this removes a ton of weight, it also means you can't powerfully drive the boot. They also lack a liner that has a decently padded tongue, which also contributes to their lack of support/power transfer. You need to stay very centered and balanced (read: not lean forward into the tongue of the liner).
An awesome choice for privateer rando racing, but not for anything remotely freeride. If you're looking for something that still skis well and can power 100mm waisted skis, look to the Backland Carbon, TLT 6, or F1-Evo.
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I don't know if any F1 evo's are avalible in the South Pacific. They aren't in NA right now, despite multiple attempts by yours truly.
Backland Carbon and TLT6p CL are the two other options and very similar, minus the extra $250 Dynafit wants. Worth trying both on. I like skiing in the TLT more but prefer the Backland for going up. The walk mode is just so smooth. Backland liner is also pretty fucking awesome. Dynafit CL liner is meh IMO, but really light.
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Cheers for the input, yeah was wondering the viability of em being able to be thrown around a bit. Interested in the Atomic Backland looks to be a good choice especially with the heat mold able shell. The Do-not-fits toe boxes are a menace
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