eheethHave a question...
Right now I have a pair of RX130s, sized down for performance but not the most comfortable off the hill and I'd definitely not want to climb up a hill in them (so don't want to get like a cast conversion).
This year I'm keen on getting a touring setup, probably with a set of shifts, and I'm not sure what to do re the boot situation.
Should I keep my RX130s and get a pair of actual touring boots, or at least something like the atomic hawk ultra xtd... oRRR, should I just get rid of my RX130s, and get something like the Freetour XT 130s, which have similar enough downhill performance but aren't as great on the ups as a dedicated boot? Do people here have a two boot setup or is that probably overkill???
Keep your current alpine boot and add some modern crossover boot that is on the lighter side of spectrum, e.g. Atomic Hawx XTD, Salomon MTN Lab or new Salomon Shift Pro (next year release), K2 mindbender, Dynafit Hoji Free - whatever fits you well and doesn’t cost much. (If you want to be able to demo skis in such boots - Gripwalk sole is the best probably, as it supported by almost every modern freeride binding) They ski good, walk good. If you think, they are not enough for resort or you don’t want to trash them in park - just switch back to your alpine Lange and that’s all.
I have Dalbello krypton for resort/park and atomic hawx XTD. I don't see huge difference between these boots on soft snow in downhill performance.
**This post was edited on Jan 14th 2020 at 5:28:38pm