i just bought the last pair of SPKs in the city.Viking had them for 400 and the dalbellos didnt fit, i couldnt pass it up. they are super nice and comfy as hell, just gotta widen them up a bit in the toe-box(i have really wide feet). cant wail till we get some damn snow in the area!!!!
Most of the gear shops in this area seem way overpriced although i was drooling over the seth's there. Got two days on skis so far this october, one day on a rail and picnic tables in naperville and a few tuns in the UP
Skiing in the midwest is like smoking a roach out of the ash tray. It's a fix but you are always left you wanting more.