French Alps and Wasatch range
Oups, sorry for the late answer, but I've been a lil out of the BC.com website for a while. Here are the answers to your questions by our Alpine GURU Mike Aicher:
The boots have the exact same shell lasting and fit, but the liners are a bit different. Ghost will be a bit more comfortable for all day fit, and the X3 will feel more like a race liner (more precise)
Either boot will allow for some bootfitting over the instep, if necessary, to fit the arch area precisely.
The shogun will be lighter (2 buckles) and will therefore be a bit more nimble, for skiing in trees and bumps, but a X3 will feel more like a top performing race boot, with power and precision. It depends on the skiers preference. As for which shell size, you should have a bootfitter take a look at your foot inside the shell, and determine which is the proper fit.
Both the Shogun and the X3 have a Boot Sole Length of 326mm in size 28.5, and 336mm in a 29.5. It is likely that you will be most comfortable in a size 29.5 from us.
...and regarding the bindings, these are the same, so no worries, the Z12 are one of the best for the category
Hi Rob, not the exact same sidecut, the 09 version is a lil wider underfoot, and having skied both, the 08 execution provides a more radical carve feeling on groomers while the 09 is a lil more forgiving and versatile on various conditions with its wider footprint. But both of them are "groomers machines" and their differences are very subtle
Technical fabric that's providing moisture management and freedom of movement while being a very light material, Actilite is a Salomon's proprietary fabric developed by textile suppliers on specific requests from Salomon's R&D team
have a look on this article, you have an interesting conversion chart and all the explainations
I'd say that the accuracy is more in the 10/15 feet range, which range isn't depending from the device but from some limitations of the administrators of the satellite network
Great product! It will suit perfectly the needs of your wife. We use it to follow our trail runner Kilian Jornet when he's attempting his ultra distance records
I forgot to say that this is not specific to Suunto, but this is the same for almost all outdoor wristop computers
I wouldn't use them for this type of activities where you need to have an extreme accuracy. Due to the fact the altimeter is linked to barometric pressure, there is some variances if you don't calibrate it regularly
Hi Josep, BC can't send shoes to espana.
yes of course! Those above are sold with a 90mm brake. Ask BC or any specialty retailer if they don't have
Good move, Breck is a great place. If you go for the Shogun (or the GEISHA) exactly the same with a different top sheet design, go for the 173. Longer than your Armada, they are still very responsive in the trees. You'll love the rockered tip which provides you both great flotation and quick turnability in tight areas
No,It's a great question but I don't think so. The change is minimal. I have the small frame and i never get fogged
If you mostly enjoy short turns, go for the 152cms, if you look for more high speed stability, go for the 159cms. Both should give you a blast!
For air travel, if you mean protective enough, yes, a friend of mine has one and didn't have any issue with his board
Yes, padded and tarp bottom
Yes 100% compatible
A friend of mine who had the same issue headed down to the local sewing/fabric store and bought two items. 1: Some black spandex material - stretchy and very cheap. 2. A bottle of what was called "fabric glue" - unsure of brand name. Then she cut a piece of the spandex to fit the hole, folded the edges of the patch over over, put a bead of the fabric glue around the edge of the patch and stuck it down. She says you have to be careful not to use too much of the fabirc glue because what it does is basically "melt" the old and new spandex together. From her perspective, better to use to little than too much. A couple of days later one seam started to give way in one spot so she just put a drop of fabric glue in that spot and no further problems. Slightly less "stretchy" there because of the glue is the only downside.
Hi, I'm the marketing director for salomon and all the skis you tried are good, although very different. Based on your type of practice, I'd recommend you to give a try to the Salomon Czars as well. With 111 underfoot and their rockered tip, they are beasts in powder but still handling well on on piste transitions thanks to their traditional camber on the rest of the ski.