• Full Tilt Hot Dogger 2012

      • Review by Lemuel on Nov 14, 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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      • Review:

        When my rampages got worn out, I happened to be fitted for the Hot Doggers. They fit my feet perfectly. This will obviously be different for everyone, so this review is for people who fit in the Full Tilt and some other boot, helping them make the correct decision.

        Flex: These boots are extremely soft. They feel fine in the shop, a little softer than your average boot. But when you get them on snow for the first time, it is horrendous. My first run I popped a 180, landed and my knees hit the ground. These are a 6 flex, I can't imagine what a 4 or even a 2 is like. I could barely ski my first few days on them. But like any gear, you get used to it. I have over 150 days on them and I am used to the flex and have no problem skiing any terrain. I would still recommend getting at least an 8 flex, regardless of your weight.

        Weight: The boot is extremely light weight. I know some people make a big deal out of this, but I could honestly care less about boot weight. It doesn't effect my skiing.

        Durability: Full Tilts are notorious for breaking buckles. I have not had that problem. If you take care of your equipment and don't throw them in the back of the car and walk on pavement, your boots will last a long time.

        Liner: When I went into the ski shop and they found out I was skiing on Dalbello's without the ID liner, they were in awe. They said these will fit unlike anything else. And they do. I highly recommend the Intuition wrap around liners, whether you are buying a new boot or simply replacing some worn out liners on your old boots. I had them re-molded to my foot after about 75 days, so I would say they need it once a year.

        Design: I have been a big fan of the 3 piece design. It tends to fit my foot better (again this is different for everybody). If you like a stiffer boot, I would suggest a classic wrap around cuff. The ankle buckle / wire system really gets a good hold on your foot and keeps the ankle in place. The tongues are very easy to remove, which is a plus.

        What would I change: The new ones have replaceable toe and heel lugs, which is the only thing I do not like about my boots, but this is not a huge deal if you avoid walking on rocks and pavement. And of course I would prefer an 8 flex tongue as I stated before.

        As always, go to a bootfitter! But if you are buying these used and wondering about them, or if you are debating between these and another boot, I hope this review helps make your decision easier!

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
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      • Review by CuriousGeorge on Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:28 PM
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      • Review:

        Best Boots I've ever owned!

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Hot Dogger
    • Manufacturer:
    • Full Tilt
    • Year:
    • 2012
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Width
    • Narrow
      Wide
    • Comfort
    • Uncomfy
      Comfy
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
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    • Review Ratings
       
       
      Score: 9