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New boot info. Something stiffer than ghost 90s
Whats up homies. Im goin out to slc for college this year and I am in need of some new ski boots. I have been riding salomon ghost 90's for 2 years now and I need something stiffer. I ride 80% park and 20% all mountain. I ski fast in powder and jump off of every pillow I can find, in the park I ski like to get surfy and keep it fun. I am 5'10 and around 185 lbs, expert skier. I also plan on getting in some tours with a frame binding this season. These boots need to handle all of this. I would like to stay with the salomon line of boots as I have had a great experience with their products. Anyone have suggestion? I plan on getting the boots fitted, but salomon boots seem to fit me well out of the box. Obviously everything is subject to change based off of what a boot fitter suggests. I would at least like to walk in to the store with a place to start and have an idea of what I want. Not sure if it matters but my skis are surface outsiders, on3p billygoats and on3p cease and desist.
If you can find any Ghost Max 130's hiding in someone's inventory that would be my first suggestion.
I was in the Ghost for years and loved it.
Currently in some Full Tilt Seth's that I enjoy. Getboards.com had a pair for under $300.
First, what someone on here suggests is probably 99% the wrong thing for you. They don't have your feet, so don't go looking for something based on what works for someone else. It will simply cloud your decision making process. I know you want to be prepared, but going into a shop / fitting-appointment with a boot in mind is like a kiss of death. You really don't want to have preconceived notions of what to get when you go in. You should go in with an open mind, try on what the fitter recommends, and then ask if the boot you loved has any known quality issues, binding compatibility issues, or other problems.
Being 80% park (or resort), you should probably avoid boots with a walk-mode, as you simply don't need it. I would suggest you focus on traditional, fixed-cuff boots (without a walk-mode) and get whatever fits your foot the best. All boots in the same price range will be about the same quality. Some might be lighter or more adjustable or have some sort of blingy feature, but just get what fits the best and what the fitter recommends. And also buy good, supportive footbeds. These are a must and not buying them at the same time is just going to be a waste of a good boot.
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