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katrinaI skied fulltilts for years. Had to season in. 10 tongue, pro wrap liner, and a booster strap on them, but really enjoyed skiing park in them. As my needs changed (more touring than park and a big ankle surgery) they no longer worked for me. Boots are such a personal thing, but with enough boot work you can make anything fit pretty much.
PatrycjaWittYeah I’m exclusively looking for a park boot. I’m not even going to try to have one boot for everything as each situation requires different gear. Lol thanks!
CyanicenineI'm skiing full plug race boots; Nordica Dobermann WC EDT 130's with an intuition powerwrap liner and sidas custom insoles inside. I have a small, low volume foot and it took me many years and a lot of mistakes to find a good boot, and I still have to get bootwork to get the toe box punched out significantly. The precision and power transfer you get from a full plug race boot is not something I think I could ever give up, my boots have a ridiculously high cuff and my heel feels like it would rip off before it would try to lift. You can lean into the boot with your whole body weight while charging through chop or taking a rough landing. You really feel it fully support you and not taco like a comfort rec boot would. All that being said, boots are very personal, and everyone has their own preferences and unique anatomy to deal with.
katrinaNot familiar with them but boot fitter is always the best route
PatrycjaWittFollowing - as I'm in the middle of looking for a new park boot. I was riding on Salomon QST Pro 110. They were very comfortable - the amount of flex was perfect but barely lasted a year. I was skiing practically everyday.
I'm scared shitless to buy a new boot. I bought the Atomic Hawks for touring. Thought they were super comfortable in the store. Had them molded. Love them on the way up but skiing in them is a disaster for me (as for some reason kill my shins). I'm afraid it's going to happen with the park boot.
**This post was edited on Nov 13th 2020 at 11:43:29pm
neutralzombiecurrently riding with fult tilt plush, but i need a stiffer tongue, which i was told can be switched out easily. i much prefer the height of the boot, which i feel has helped a lot of relieving pressure from certain pants of my leg. (i'm 5'1") hands down the most comfortable boots ive owned. also nice that pieces are all mostly completely replaceable.
before that i wore atomic hawks, and magna, and i hated them both. i have a wide foot too, so i found it very difficult to find a good boot. that all being said i could probably benefit from seeing a boot fitter, which is my best suggestion to those who wanna invest.
katrinaSo the cuff height was my favorite thing about my full tilts, my salomon shift 130s are too short. Changing the tongue is super easy and highly recommend that and a set of booster straps.
PatrycjaWittI need a booster strap. Can I buy them in store in pc or slc anywhere or is this strictly only found online?
rebeccaaajHey guys! I’m also looking for boot recommendations. I’m riding a pair of Dalbello’s that are like 5 years old and are so tight I can barely buckle them. Anyone know good boots for high intermediate skier for all mountain and a bit of park??
CyanicenineThe best boot is always the one that fits your foot. Go to as many shops as you can and try as many boots on as possible. Tight boots, so long as they aren't causing foot damage or pain, are good. If you have a soft comfy boot then you can't transmit as much power and energy into your skis. This video is a pretty good outline for what you should look for