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Overall, they work for me. I can use them everywhere because they are stiff enough to keep me stable. I have used other boots that are much stiffer (Nordica GTS 12's and Beast 10's) and found that they are FAR better boots and probably allow me to ski a little bit more aggressively and comfortably, but for the price, you cant go wrong if they work.
If you weigh less than 150 lbs, and find these on sale for a good price, unused, and are in the market for boots but dont want to spend 400, I say get these if you fit Nordica boots well and if you find a good price in your size.
They arent the best things out there, by far.. but if they work for you, they work.
Average. C+ grade.
For me, they have done wonders, regardless of the fact that they dont have anything special when it comes to accomidations... The liner is fairly primative, but as far as how they work for me, they are pretty good boots.
I have taken these things all over the place.. cold weather in Canada, warm weather in California.. they are never too uncomfortable, even with a liner that isnt all that fantastic..
They are a bitch to cram your foot in, but if your foot fits well in Nordica boots, you should be fine once you bite the bullet and shove your foot down the tounge... Nordica boots are made for people with small ankles and big toes... apparently, and so they have a small area to get your feet through... I hear from many people that its kinda like stuffing Ron Jeremy into a 13 year old, but Iono if its qutie THAT bad from my experience with them.
They are based off of the GTS line in nordica, so they are pretty much the same thing as any other GTS when it comes to design... exept these arent as stiff as the GTS 8's or 12's, so they are probably better for people who weigh practically nothing... such as myself... If you weigh more than me, just go for the 8's and the 12's they were certainly work better.
They look pretty cool... red, grey, black... colors that pretty much match anything on the market these days... if you actually care that your equip matches... they are very basic, but very functionable.
Being I got these for 40 bucks, and that now they are in stores for 110, I say snag them if you can find some in your size... and if you fit well in Nordica boots (if you have flinstone feet like I do, you should). They are at good value now, and if you dont weigh that much and dont nessesarily need a pair of 12 flex rating boots, I say get them if you find a pair. They are decent boots.
Okay, so these things are by far not the stiffest things in the book... they have 2 settings, one soft and one hard, the soft being at 60, the hard at 70. Flex rating is 6-7.. apparently.
For me, this works, I weigh no more than 140 lbs at any one time due to my incredibly scrawny self. I would never reccomend this to someone weighing too much more than me, they just arent going to work right and they will flex too much for them.
Personally, the Beast 10's would probably be the ultimate boot for me, but these were cheaper and they seemed to fit just as well, so I snagged them for 40 bucks.
They are alright. I would never reccomend them to somebody if they, A: are really looking for some top of the line boots. B: have narrow toes and big ankles. C: weigh more than 150 lbs D: find them for over 200 bucks, and E: are incredibly aggressive and need really stiff boots.