First post... hi all!
Hope someone can help me make a decision on ski boots.
I have a pair of
Salomon Force 9's are oldschool rear entry boots
for about 8 years...they got Glenn Plake's seal of approval back in the day. So I ran to the store to buy them... since this was the biggest trend in skiing... rear entry boots.
They cost $800 back then for these "technical boots".
1 Buckle, the rest of the adjustments were internal plates you would crank down to hold your foot in place... and they had the first Power strap on the top.
I am an aggressive skier: bumps, steeps, speed. I been skiing since I was 4, mostly east coast.
So I wanted a boot that matched my abilites... having no clue that skiparks, corked 1080's and all the other newschool trends were out over the horizon to come to skiing. I was a mogul skier...not a racer. Steep cruiser runs, and intermediates to just chill and cruise on. Skis: Rossignol Viper Z.
Fast forward to now... I need new boots and was checking out the Tecnica Agent 100 ski boots.
My main problem with my current boot was shin bang, as the liner has for the most part gotten weaker, and the bottom liner was flat and offered no protection from landing jumps... you felt everything...HARD.
The salomon boots though... were stiff on the upper half of the boot... and I could crank turns pushing hard down the mountain.
Im worried that the Tecnica Agents are too soft even at 100 flex. they feel so comfortable otherwise... the liner looks top quality, but I am so use to my shin resting up on that stiff rear entry chunk of plastic... these Tecnica felt more like a workboot then a ski boot. the boot tech told me about the cork bottom. Im a freeskier, I do go in the park, hit bumps, but focus on quality turns and style now.
Do you think this boot would be a good match for my style. As you can see I keep my boots for a serious long time.