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Thread: Megaride Replacement?
07-21-2010, 04:26 PM #1
I think it's time to retire my Megarides. I've been through 2 sets of liners, and rather than buy a third set, I'm thinking it might be time for an upgrade.
I already have an uber-stiff AT boot (Titans) so these are primarily for touring.
I'd like something not too heavy and that tours well, but a bit stiffer than my Megarides.
I'm considering the following:
Dalbello Virus Lite
Any other boots I should be looking at?
07-21-2010, 04:33 PM #2
Radium isn't too heavy, but is noticeably heavier. The Megarides feel like running shoes now. But the Radium skis much better. Garmonts agree with my feet, couldn't make Dynafit boots work and the Scarpa Skookum didnt feel much stiffer than my Megaride. Never tried the Dalbellos, they look interesting.
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07-21-2010, 05:38 PM #3
I never liked my megarides and just upgraded to Dabello Virus.
Love them so much that I sold my Garmont Axons as well as the megarides. They felt stiff enough that I felt I didn't need my Axons to power my big powder sticks mounted with Dynafits.
Now I have Full Tilts for Resort and Virus for my dynafit mounted skis.
I posted a quick review a few weeks back.
They defininatley dont have as much forward flexibility as megarides so on a steep skin track you feel the tongue but on moderate skin tracks they are great and the rear lean is the most of any AT boot I've seen which allows a long stride .
The flex dosen't collapse like the Megarides and they feel more like the flexon type boot.
Switch over from tour to ski and ski to tour is the quickest and easiest. Makes transitions so much simpler.
Only one problem I have had to date is that I have skinny ankles and the top wire was a bit long and I couldn't get the top buckle as tight as I wanted.
I called Dabello and they have had a few reports of this and are supplying a new shorter wire for free. They told me to get the shop I bought them from to call and order. They came in about two weeks and took me 5 mins to install.
Those with Plake size cankles will probably be OK.
Just love the boot and the design.
A worthy boot for your consideration.Hugh Conway is my moral compass.
07-21-2010, 05:54 PM #4
BD Prime looks like a nice Megaride replacement. Thinking about the Quadrant myself but I do't have a stiffer AT boot.
07-21-2010, 07:11 PM #5
Are you definately gonna change? I have a 29 I wore for 2 days in pow and didnt dig em. From SAC a couple years ago. pm me if you want them.A woman reported to police at 6:30 p.m. that she was being "smart-mouthed."
07-21-2010, 07:23 PM #6Registered User
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If you want a great boot that is very similar to the Megaride in fit, try the Dynafit Zzero series. I have the Carbon 4's. They are lighter and stiffer than the Mega's. According to Paul Parker, who until recently worked for Garmont, the design team behind the Megaride was hired by Dynafit to create the Zzeros, hence the similarities. I really like the Zzero c4 for touring. It is not as stout on the down as the Radium which I tried for a season, and is the Megaride replacement, but tours way better. I found the Radium much different from the Mega's, bigger in the heel and over the arch and smaller in the toe. I could never get a good fit. If you fit in the Titan's you may like the Zero's.
07-21-2010, 07:33 PM #7Registered User
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07-21-2010, 08:32 PM #8"Buy the Fucking Plane Tickets!"
-- Jack Tackle
07-21-2010, 09:08 PM #9
07-21-2010, 09:47 PM #10
try the zzero's if you haven't. They fit the closest to the megarides for my foot, and the weight to performance ratio is hard to beat.