• Salomon X Wave 10 2005

      • Review by ski-Froggy on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Great ski boot for almost anything, little stiff and thin for park though. If you have big legs dont even bother trying salomon boots, as far as I can tell they are made for average to thin legged people, and same for the toe box. Overall a great stiff boot for advanced skiers looking for good control and responsivness.

        Performance

        First off I have to say, although it may be obvious, you have to get aftermarket footbeds. superfeet work great for a cheaper than custom fit. If you do not get footbeds you will be hurting. I wear a size 10 shoe comfortable so with the boots I went with a 8.5. at first they were a bit to snug at my great toe but I had the toes blown out 1-2mm at a pro shop and it was pretty cheap. After that they felt great. These have been the best most responsive boots I have owned. they are very snug and comfortable, the sturdy buckles and large boot strap make sure of that. the boot strap especially I found very helpful. I didnt realize how effective the boot strap could be in securing your leg to the boot. As far as weight, they are pretty light as boots go but walking or hiking around the mountain will help you to remember you got ski boots on. I have rode these on just about all terrain and can say they are super solid. Steeps, trees and BC they feel very light and responsive, you jsut have to make sure you pay attention to the boot thinning out after a few runs, the park however is a different story. I love to ski park and do big jumps, spins and rails, but this isnt the best boot to do them in. the stiffness and the thin tongue are not to forgiving when jumping and/or spinning. I got pretty good shin bang after doing park for a while since there was nothing else to do this season in Utah. I would recommend that you get a little softer boot all around if you plan on spending alot of time in the park.

        Design

        the clear shell design is pretty money, and the weightsaving hexagonal cutouts are pretty cool too.

        Value

        All ski boots are ridiculously expensive, but if want quality you gotta put out. I got mine on end of season sale and still paid a lot of money

        Characteristics

        This boot is pretty stiff. the foward flex is forgiving if you push it but otherwise very sturdy.

        Durability

        Very durable puts up with lots of wear and scratching. the foot mold does get a little thin after a season of riding but not uncomfortably.

        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 tattooed-n-evil on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        nice boot, just didn't fit me.

        Performance

        Rode this boot twice and after like 2 hours of riding the outside of my foot went completely numb. The boot is just not wide enough for my huge feet.

        Design

        It looks decent, the clear shell, cool colours. Didn't like the feel, I felt the cuff was way to small.

        Value

        Good value, bought them at the end of last season for $350. They usually go for around $700

        Characteristics

        A really stiff flex with the flex locks. Once they are removed the flex isn't too stiff or too soft, keeping in mind i'm a bigger rider.

        Durability

        can't comment on this, because i've stopped using them

        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:
    • X Wave 10
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2005
    • 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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