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These boots really have some refinement to go trough. Especially with the clips which are too big and cannot be adjusted. Other than the problems with the buckles, I can feel that these boots will defenitely get better next year. Maybe they'll add a strap...
Pros: Light, Not too expensive, only two buckles to clip, Cable system seems like a good idea
Cons: Buckles not adjustable, No strap!, Buckles don't work with gloves
With some heavy fiddling, this might be a great boot.
The boot is extremely light and it is defenitly a good point. Walking around seems easier. The boot rather hot too, and while this is good in cold weather, my feet seem to get in sweat more than with my 1080 foils I had before. It does perform well though. I can carve rather well and on rails the flex seems just right. I didn't try it on jumps yet.
Well, I personnaly thing that these boots aren't pretty but by a somewhat magical way, when there is a snow pant over them, they look rather nice. Actually, i've gottent lots of good comments about them. One thing that really sucks is the way the clips/buckles are built. It seems you cannot unclip them with gloves because they are too close to the shell. You get used to it but it's still a pain...
I got them for a very cheap price becaus ethe shop wanted me to test them out. But they aren't very pricey compared to other boots so I guess they are good value. They will probably get better when redesigned next year.
I got the right size for me (27). But it seems that rossignol didn't think that we would like adjustments: the upper clip/cable was too loose and there was absolutely no possible way of adjusting it. Well.. there was one and it did work. We had to remove the riveted clip and drill a new hole like you see in the second picture. The hole is the "ancient" one. Also, we had to put a medium riser because the feet was hitting the end of the boot no matter how you tightened it. It seems this problem is solved now. To make the boot at its best comfort, you really HAVE to push the front thongue down so it touches your upperfeet. Also, these boots have NO straps! I will get booster straps to compensate, but this is a failure. WHat is good with the cable system is that the pressure is applied evenly on your shins.
The boot is soft when not properly adjusted. When tightened correctly it is stiffer but still has an absorbing flex. The cables are made of metal and they are not flexible, but the plastic is soft so it's a mix of the two.
I've used them maybe 6 times and I can see that the material catches marks very easily on rails, and since it is white, well it becomes quickly dirty.. Other than that, I cannot speak of durability yet.