Gear Question

I like what I've read about this boot, and...

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I like what I've read about this boot, and definitely the price. It even was one of the "winnners" in this year's backcountry magazine gear guide issue. The only concern I have is skiing on the resort side. I can't afford alpine and at setups and will ski on the resort with wifee, other times, etc. Backcountry mag says they're not "resort rippers."

Are my concerns about using them on for the resort warranted? Not stiff enough, etc.?

Thx, Jeff

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Jeff.. you know its all personal preference. these boots do only have a 100 flex so you need to make the call . They definately will not fit in alpine bindings they must go into an AT binding. If you looking for a resort ripper with Dynafit fitting try the Skookum or Mobe .. skookum being a good blend of both worlds. If your going to use a Dynafit binding for the resort as well as Bckcountry I would say this would be good. If you trying to drive a ski that is more than 120 underfoot the maestrell could be a bit sqirlley for you.

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Jeff.. you know its all personal preference. these boots do only have a 100 flex so you need to make the call . They definately will not fit in alpine bindings they must go into an AT binding. If you looking for a resort ripper with Dynafit fitting try the Skookum or Mobe .. skookum being a good blend of both worlds. If your going to use a Dynafit binding for the resort as well as Bckcountry I would say this would be good. If you trying to drive a ski that is more than 120 underfoot the maestrell could be a bit sqirlley for you.

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If you are looking for a boot to use for both resort and touring I'd check out the Tecnica Cochise or Cochise Pro Light boots. They are significantly beefier and stiffer so you'll pay some weight penalty, but they should perform significantly better at the resort. They also get great reviews for their comfort in walk mode.