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- 100mm last provides more precise control without overly cramping your toes
- Flex rating of 16 on Nordica's scale ensures an super-stiff ride for ultimate power for turning those fat skis
- Performance Fit liner insulates your foot and provides comfort and cushioning
- EDT footboard tech with carbon fiber reinforcements improves the efficiency of the boot structure by enhancing power transmission and increasing torsional stiffness
- Tongue rebound provides energy to return your stance back to neutral after pressing forward
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Cream of the freeride crop
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was hesitant to purchase these initially due to the 3 buckle design but what pleasantly suprised how great these lock your heel down. These are burly freeride boots for your big sticks and those who are looking for the ultimate performance and stiffness. The boots go on and off so easy even if it's super cold out in the Gadzoom lot. Unlike my Lange's where you gotta almost shoot some lube on you shins to get the damn things off. The only bad thing about the F1's is that you do get some shin bag since they are so stiff. I guess you gotta make some sacrifices to get boots that hands down destroy others!
Nordica Firearrow F1 Ski Boot - Men's
precise vs shinbang
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Had these professionally fitted a while back, needed a bit of lateral toe punching. A stiff, powerful and responsive boot with an aggressive forward lean angle, great heel retention, and good lateral stiffness.
The upper cuff sits low relative to other boots I have used which causes me some degree of shinbang on landings and when zipper-lining. Putting the powerstrap under the shell in contact with the tongue of the liner[as you would a booster strap] helped but did not totally eliminate the problem. Will be switching to a new boot this season.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I like these boots a lot. I downsized a shell and then put the surefoot foam liner in them and they are very comfortable. Before that, they were a bit unbearable. I have not skied that many other boots, but I like these a lot. They have an edge when I need it, and ski soft when I need it as well. Magic shoes.
Great boot, but not for me
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I skied these boots all last year. They are great and I would recommend them to anyone with a narrow-medium width foot and a high instep. They are super stiff laterally which helps with turning wide skis. The 3-buckle system works really well and I wish more boots had it.
With that said, this boot is just not for me. I have a narrow foot and a medium instep. There's just too much room in this boot so I have to go back to my Lange's. Maybe if I had done as Justin had done and sized down I would be singing a different song. But they just didn't work for me.
One of the cool features of the F1 is that it comes with plastic spacers that can be placed on the outside of the liner to take up more width. I used the spacers but still wasn't pleased. So I ordered another set. I would take a run, take off my boot on the gondola, take out the liner, switch around the spacers, and put it back together and ski another run. I found a good compromise but I still wasn't 100% satisfied. So after 1 year of use I had to give these to my brother, who really likes them. I'm heading back to my Lange's because that's where my feet belong.
The specifications for the Firearrow F1...
The specifications for the Firearrow F1 on backcountry.com say that the boot is NOT thermoformable. Is this an error? The spec for the F2 says that it is...
I have Rossi's right now that are 28.5...
I have Rossi's right now that are 28.5 size with a 328mm length, they are too wide inside though @ 104mm last. Will these Nordicas work (will they have the right length to fit into my fixed bindings (are they 328mm @ 28.5?
These boots have it all. Comfort, stiffness, hands down the best boots I have ever skied. I love the shell design that they say adds lateral control. This works. What a difference. Great for any type of ski, wide or more narrow. The 3 buckle design really holds (which really suprised me). Even with all these features, this boot is so easy to put on and take off. You can't go wrong with this boot. Nordica really dialed this one in.
hard to beat combo, pretty comfy and super stiff! What more do you want?
these things RIP. period. my everyday ski is 115 underfoot and for whatever reason (the technology they claim or just a dialed in fit) they are way more nimble (and stable) with the same skis as my previous lange's. of note, i have NOT used the stock liner as i immediately had my intuition liners (which are superior to surefoot injected liners, IMO) heated back up and put my custom footbeds in. complete control at serious speeds, quick turning when necessary. i am an aggressive 6'2" 225lb skier who has broken many boots (and skis, bindings and poles) and these are plenty stiff, plenty responsive and react to gentle touch as well. i usually have to have various spots blown out etc as i put my size 15 street shoe in a 30 shell, but i have 6 days and these and don't need any bootwork, VERY happy with them. best boots i've owned, hands down (most recently nordica speedmachine 14's & lange fluid 120's).
Can you adjust the flex? If so what does...
Can you adjust the flex? If so what does it adjust to?
Unlike the Dalbellos these do not have interchangeable tongues.
I have not skied them but I hear they have the best ski control of any 3 piece boot.
Just tried these out last weekend and they ripped. I have to preface this by saying that I have been skiing Lange race boots for the last 15 years. I was worried that these were not going compare, but I was quite surprised.
They have a thin race liner. I downsized from my Langes and they fit me perfectly. I was worried about the three buckles, but having the 2nd buckle moved up really locks in your heel. It makes sense. These boots get away with three buckles because they are three piece shell, with an stiff plastic tongue under the buckles like the old Raichle or new Full Tilt boots. I have a low-moderate volume foot with low arches. Some people have felt the buckle position is uncomfortable. I like the 100mm last, I'm done squeezing into 97mm last boots.
They are pretty stiff, rated at 135. I like a stiff boot, but those who don't should go for the Firearrow F2 or F3.
They have a great feel. They are supposed to have improved lateral stiffness to drive modern, wide skis. They felt very precice with the ski on edge. I was on a Line Prophet 90, so not super wide. The boots are also relatively light.
I was only able to test them out on groomers. It is November after all, but I can see why these boots got such good reviews. Oh, and I can get them on in off in about 5 seconds as opposed to 15 minutes and a lot of pain with my old boots.
Is the fit on the Firearrow 1 2 and 3 the...
Is the fit on the Firearrow 1 2 and 3 the same? Is the only difference the flex?
Yes they are all built on a 100mm last, so the fit is going to be the same in terms of width. The key difference is the flex rating changes from the 1 to the 2 to the 3. They also have different liners. The 1 having the most performance based liner (i.e. less foam).
There are differences between the F1, F2 and F3 (i.e. besides stiffness). The F1 has a different (firmer) liner than the F2 and F3. Also, the F1 and F2 have a wider power band than the F3.