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traveling boarderwrote a review of on July 19, 2010

3 5

Had these boots for several seasons and they were warm and comfortable, and were relatively easy to get in and out of, BUT, even adjusted to the stiffest settings using the microadjustment systems they were too soft for me. They packed out quickly and even on the tightest buckle positions my foot started to slip around inside them. I did have a first class ski shop recommend these for me, then custom fit them and added boot heaters, (which I love), and I also had custom foot beds made just for this boot and my feet which are; narrow heal, wide toes, very high arches, on a thin ankle with a small calf. I bought a different brand to replace these that has a narrower 98 racing base and a tougher 110 flex, I also went down a size from what the boot fitter recommended, got the toe area punched out just a bit on the sides, used the same foot beds and electronic heaters and I now have a way better boot than these old Nordica Beasts. Oh and I have learned to race now that I'm not wearing sloppy boots. I would only recommend these to a wide footed middle intermediate who doesn't get many ski days in a season and mostly stays on the green and blue runs. These are not for an aggressive black diamond charge.

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traveling boarderwrote a review of on October 24, 2008

5 5

Love these boots. I have a narrow heal, wide toe box, high arches and instep, with a very long shin bone so these were my choice over all the too short, too sft, too sloppy womens boots out there. I had the toe box punched out at the widest spot, ground down/trimmed the top of the instep flap where it dug in, put my custom footbeds in and they were a great choice. Very light and comfortable, warm with thin race socks, very stiff when you lean into them on a cold mountain, no foot movement in the boot at all, and fast and direct weight tranfer from edge to edge. I placed 2nd in a Colorado Nationals race with these! Oh and I'm female, wear a boot size 25.5, am 5' 9", 130 lbs. I use these with my 160 Atomic Race 12 SL boards. I don't think I'll tell you how old I am, but I'm not a teenager by a long shot. I do have a great bootfitter in town who respects my equipment choices! For all the fast women out there these are great!

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traveling boarderwrote a review of on October 3, 2008

5 5

These will go anywhere, and do anything you ask. These are stiffer where you need it on the torsion edges when you need it and softer in the flat landing zones when you want it. I've even taken em through the race gates just for grins, to see what time they can run. With a slight washing out in the tail they were only a couple seconds slower than my atomic race sticks, but they were tipped up on edge and still respectable in a sneaky cool kind of way. These skis love to jump, play in the pipe, run through trees, and if you tune an agressive base bevel of 2 and side bevel of 3, without detuning them too far down the tips you can really carve a fantastic high speed line down the steep groomers. I ride 161, at 5' 9", and 130 lbs. and switch them at mid day, left ski on the right foot, to keep them fresh when the snow is trashed out and ripping up my slick wax job. In short I keep em ready for everything cause they will go when you say "now"! One note - with the forward mount for the park you really have lay back on the tails with these when you go into deeper powder, unless of course you got the longer size, or if you got bindings that can be adjusted forward or back. Depending on your mood swing that day these'll hang with you through thick and thin!

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traveling boarderwrote a review of on April 19, 2007

2 5

Loved the sound and ease of installation of the soundtracks in the helmet, but after one day of hard riding, the docking port where you plug the cable to the ear speakers came unglued from it's position, resulting in an impossible-to connect-without-surgery situation. Alas the techs at the local board shop supplied us with scissors and duct tape and we cut into the setup, found the rouge port, plugged in, duct taped the damage and were good to go. Someone could rethink this connection problem for future models....

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