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    How wide is "slightly?" My foot measures about...

    How wide is "slightly?" My foot measures about 103-104mm and I have a large bunion on the right which makes it around 110mm total across the met heads. I heat molded the shell and punched it...
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    First year version, but a friend who got the...

    First year version, but a friend who got the Grilamid version had similar results. Toe and heel were pretty mangled, big divots formed above the toe lug where the binding (STH2 or Warden) arms hit.
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    Comparing Grilamid crossover boots in alpine...

    Comparing Grilamid crossover boots in alpine bindings (I used Warden 13's almost exclusively when not touring) is interesting - the Grilamid formulas are all different. None of them are anywhere near...
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    I am pretty sure the stock boot comes at 15...

    I am pretty sure the stock boot comes at 15 degrees and can be set to 17. The optional "dogbone" gets it to 13.
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    If you have to ask on TGR, it probably won't be a...

    If you have to ask on TGR, it probably won't be a $300 difference. The added breathability of Gore Pro is really nice when you're near aerobic maximum for hours in weather that requires a hardshell;...
  6. That took a while. When I warrantied a pair for a...

    That took a while. When I warrantied a pair for a customer two seasons ago, they first claimed they'd never heard of the problem (diagonal cracks in the toe emanating from the direction of the tech...
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    Tecnica says "Polyester" for the cuff on the...

    Tecnica says "Polyester" for the cuff on the Scout, but probably it is a polyurethane-ester TPU, likely purchased from the German company Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science). To be Pebax you...
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    That boot isn't made of Pebax.

    That boot isn't made of Pebax.
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    They are no more accurate (consistent) in their...

    They are no more accurate (consistent) in their finishing than comparable skis from the Atomic or Elan factories. They are still cut apart by some guy with a bandsaw and finished with a variety of...
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    Good point about the forward lean on the F1,...

    Good point about the forward lean on the F1, North. If OP has a very thin calf and/or loves the stance of the Redster, they might be fine though. I think it is about 18 degrees, and would be hard to...
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    PS When I say "at least a size" it's because I'm...

    PS When I say "at least a size" it's because I'm not sure if the Scarpa sizes you reference are actually even 27 and 28. A Scarpa 27 is the same as a 26.5, a 28 is the same as a 27.5.
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    You have to make a decision on weight class, and...

    You have to make a decision on weight class, and I assume you want to go lighter because every boot you mentioned above is a tank. It's not that easy to decide; each time you drop weight the downhill...
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    The Hawx Ultra XTD (I have the first generation...

    The Hawx Ultra XTD (I have the first generation boot and I don't think the last has changed) combines a medium high instep with a very small diameter cuff. People who complain that it is tight in the...
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    PS Vulcan/Mercury had tons of space above the...

    PS Vulcan/Mercury had tons of space above the toebox; I had to glue 1/4" of foam on top of the liner toes to make it feel like the MTN Lab. The instep, on the other hand, was quite low.
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    You should look beyond the fit of any of these...

    You should look beyond the fit of any of these boots in the shop, especially before heat molding the liners (and shells in the case of the S/Lab MTN (or 2nd gen MTN Lab). A decent bootfitter should...
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    PS If you go to the Czech SIDAS site, it is the...

    PS If you go to the Czech SIDAS site, it is the curved brace pictured on the right in this photo:

    https://www.sidas.cz/odstranene-produkty/1523-bootfitting-kit-deform-75-3661267050336.html
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    I'm not sure what SIDAS calls it; it's a nice...

    I'm not sure what SIDAS calls it; it's a nice stainless steel curved bridge with an offset mount point and rotating pads at the ends. It works well but the pads come off (should have designed a...
  18. Agree. Light, lively and not without guts when...

    Agree. Light, lively and not without guts when going fast.
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    Yes, yes and yes. TNF didn't think electrospun...

    Yes, yes and yes. TNF didn't think electrospun was catchy enough and decided to call it "Nanospun."
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    I made a wood one once, designed to fit over an...

    I made a wood one once, designed to fit over an existing Superfeet/Blademaster oval, but it cracked quickly; if you had machining and welding capability it would be a worthy project but I would make...
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    I used the DonJoy Iceman after my knee surgery in...

    I used the DonJoy Iceman after my knee surgery in May and if worked great. You need to make sure you have a few layers between you and the pad or it gets too cold.
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    My boss is back from Chile and wore a Futurelight...

    My boss is back from Chile and wore a Futurelight kit all week.

    No new snow and windy in Chillan, not atypical for South America, with hard chattery snow and no precip. He said the clothes were...
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    Where did you see this? TNF never quotes column...

    Where did you see this? TNF never quotes column inch specs, and only occasionally quotes PSI figures, IME. They sent us some samples and my boss is field testing a kit in Chile this week, but I'm not...
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    Have worked on a couple pairs of 130's for...

    Have worked on a couple pairs of 130's for employees.

    Shell is PU, cuff is Pebax, walk mode looks like a knockoff of Atomic's XTD external lever (that's a good thing, IMO), boots ship with...
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    You guys know you can put a GORE-TEX (or anyone...

    You guys know you can put a GORE-TEX (or anyone else's) membrane on any weight of fabric, right? With Arc'teryx the options are 40, 70, 80 and 100 denier in GORE-TEX hardshells. If the light fabric...
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    Beta LT jacket and Sabre pants have been great...

    Beta LT jacket and Sabre pants have been great for me for about 90 days . . .
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    At Crystal they are in the Snorting Elk. You are...

    At Crystal they are in the Snorting Elk. You are looking in the wrong lot at Stevens.
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    It's not as fiddly as a conventional race-type...

    It's not as fiddly as a conventional race-type strap, and you can do it with gloves on.

    Personally, I took the one off my Mach 1 LV's and put a blue and orange Lange velcro one on (sewed Tecnica...
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    11 week update: Still not "as good as new,"...

    11 week update:

    Still not "as good as new," but pretty damn good. Doc says one more week and we can start on more serious strength training and some jumping - weeks 6-12 is a "danger zone" when...
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    Grifen Moller?

    Grifen Moller?
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    Markus Eder and George Rodney (Völkl) and Leo...

    Markus Eder and George Rodney (Völkl) and Leo Slemmet (Blizzard) use Markers. Don't know if anyone on the FWT is on K2. When we mounted Berkeley Patterson's Rustler 11's last year, he brought in a...
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    Most folks on TGR would use them if they got 2-3...

    Most folks on TGR would use them if they got 2-3 free pairs a year, or if their ski sponsor had a relationship with Marker and they came with the skis . . . which I bet is the case with a lot of the...
  33. No love for Pimsleur? I've used it for German,...

    No love for Pimsleur?

    I've used it for German, Mandarin and now Czech, and always as an adult.

    It's "listen and speak" only, they emphasize not to try to read or write, but it's a good crash...
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    It depends on where the dents are, how deep, how...

    It depends on where the dents are, how deep, how sharp, etc.

    My guy is Ryan Snider in Bellevue (206. 399. 0344) ryanpdr@gmail.com

    He came to my house in Lake Forest Park and did an...
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    Marker is totally capable of making a heel that...

    Marker is totally capable of making a heel that doesn't require a ton of forward pressure and is a snap to step in to. The TCX 12 is super easy to get in to. For that matter, my 20 DIN Marker Comp...
  36. Memory Fit (Atomic) and Custom Shell (Salomon)...

    Memory Fit (Atomic) and Custom Shell (Salomon) heat moldable shells work great for the vast majority of people, even with moderate downsizing (.5 to 1 mondo smaller than you measure on the Brannock)...
  37. Hard to say. How much do you ski? How much...

    Hard to say.

    How much do you ski?

    How much do you value skiing really well?

    The closer you can keep the shell to your foot, the better it will ski. Will you notice the difference? Chances...
  38. It's true. The old guys with tons of experience...

    It's true. The old guys with tons of experience aren't teaching the young guys what they know, and many of them haven't kept up with the newer materials. The new bootfitters are understandably...
  39. Almost all new boots will be more upright than...

    Almost all new boots will be more upright than older Raptors. If you needed to shim them to reduce volume, you bought them too big in the first place. There are a bunch of newer plastics that change...
  40. abraham, we've met in Lot 4 but not skied...

    abraham, we've met in Lot 4 but not skied together.

    Summer is now until whenever regular people start thinking about skiing, usually around October. Downside is the selection at most shops is...
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    Cat tracks?
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    Rear entry is back next season . . .

    Rear entry is back next season . . .
  43. It's done all the time - it's not uncommon for...

    It's done all the time - it's not uncommon for someone to need extra width all the way from the styloid to the fifth metatarsal. You just need to find a bootfitter who's worked out a system for...
  44. If it still pressures you on the metatarsals,...

    If it still pressures you on the metatarsals, find someone to punch it more.

    If it is a volume issue (losing circulation) or instep issue, look at thinner sock, thinner liner, thinner footbed or...
  45. For two different types of skiers. If you only...

    For two different types of skiers.

    If you only ski 10 or 12 days a year, need the boot to fit "right away," don't have access to good bootfitting, and aren't too picky about performance, it might...
  46. At present the maximum width for alpine boots is...

    At present the maximum width for alpine boots is 69mm plus or minus 2mm, as specified by ISO 5355 (actually there is a new ISO 5355 document this year, but I don't want to spend 138 Swiss francs to...
  47. Much more weight for a dubious increase in...

    Much more weight for a dubious increase in leverage is my guess.
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    It is there. Page 8 of the 18-19 tech manual...

    It is there.

    Page 8 of the 18-19 tech manual under Marker/Volkl non-current rental bindings.
  49. Will tune in for sure. Getting this straight from...

    Will tune in for sure. Getting this straight from you is $$$. Should be required listening for anyone who calls themselves a bootfitter.
  50. Have you tested any of the new Francesco...

    Have you tested any of the new Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri stuff, or is that the "outlier" you talk about?
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