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  1. #201
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    tlt 8 is a cave but such a cool boot. if only they made it fit like the old ones

  2. #202
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    Is there a boot in the 1kg class that fits like the Traverse with a lower volume heel?

    I have a medium volume forefoot (C width), high instep, lower volume heel, and narrow calves. Atomic Hawx Prime XTD fit me perfectly in the beef boot category. Inbounds I ski a Tecnica Mach 1 MV with a spoiler.

    I've been to a bootfitter, but options later in the season were limited. I've tried on:

    Atomic Backland Carbon (too narrow in mid and forefoot, but maybe shell molding could solve?)
    Fischer Traverse (too roomy in heel, tons of heel lift)
    Scarpa F1 (felt too low volume all around)

    Any others I should take a look at? Planning to try to find a bootfitter who caries other brands.

  3. #203
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    Quote Originally Posted by gman321 View Post
    Is there a boot in the 1kg class that fits like the Traverse with a lower volume heel?

    I have a medium volume forefoot (C width), high instep, lower volume heel, and narrow calves. Atomic Hawx Prime XTD fit me perfectly in the beef boot category. Inbounds I ski a Tecnica Mach 1 MV with a spoiler.

    I've been to a bootfitter, but options later in the season were limited. I've tried on:

    Atomic Backland Carbon (too narrow in mid and forefoot, but maybe shell molding could solve?)
    Fischer Traverse (too roomy in heel, tons of heel lift)
    Scarpa F1 (felt too low volume all around)

    Any others I should take a look at? Planning to try to find a bootfitter who caries other brands.
    It will be difficult to find a boot with a lower volume heel that can also accommodate a high instep. The Quantum Asolo might be worth a try, its pretty narrow but GregL was able to give it some big punches.

    When you say the F1 felt too low volume, was that the regular F1 or the F1 LT?

  4. #204
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    Gman, your foot description sounds like mine, and the F1 is the best fitting AT boot I’ve tried over the years (incl an afternoon at skimo SLC trying on everything). It’s literally the only one I haven’t had to add pads to in the heel/ankle zone. Did you try the next larger size?

    Our high insteps rule out a few models.

  5. #205
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailwind View Post
    Whatís the biggest ski itís reasonable to press with some Alien Rs boots? I just picked up a pair and Iím new to lightweight boots.

    What about a 4frnt raven in a 177 (or even 184cm). Iím about 6í2Ē and 160lbs.

    I might just skip the Raven and go with a 1200 gram ski but Iím curious what consensus is.
    I frequently ski 191 renegades with my aliens. All good, especially in the deep snow that warrants bringing out the 122ís in the first place. Zero g 105s/aliens is my daily driver setup and they have held up well for two seasons (150-200 days)

  6. #206
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    I'm very interested if anyone has info for gman321, although it seems like there is not much hope (sorry gman321).

    I just got a used pair of 25.5 Fischer Travers Carbons (~20 days), and I have the following problems:
    - Toes squash the front of the boot in walk mode
    - Too much volume in the ankle - probably attributable in part to the liners being very worn in the ankle - holes developing
    - Noticeable pressure right below the boa buckle, on top of the arch, but no pain at the end of the day
    - Too much volume above toes and in front of arch
    - Minor, but the cuff digs into my calf. Definitely noticeable.

    I measure as a 25.5 Mondo, although I know that doesn't mean much when going between brands. My other boot is a 26.5 TLT6 which is too big all around but also too narrow in the mid-foot.

    I'm wondering if the toes squashing into the front of my boot may be due to the vast volume above the front half of my foot? In ski mode, they don't touch the front of the boot. I'm a bit torn on whether I should get a new liner for these boots, which I bought for $330, or if I should just go in and get an actual bootfit from the skimoco guys/gal. A $180 liner would get me decently close to the price of a new boot with no guarantees of fixing anything.

    If I did get a liner, should I just get the Palau Tour Lite? That seems to get recommended as the substitute, or at least it is actually the substitute for the stock. But then I'm worried it won't fill in enough volume or I will still have toe problems.

    I'm leaning towards getting an actual bootfit because that just seems like a good idea for a one-season-old skier, and probably looking for something beefy enough to ski my current powder ski, which is an unmounted Voile Hypercharger. Too bad the 1.3kg boot thread is already dead....

  7. #207
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    Quote Originally Posted by CirqueScaler View Post
    I'm very interested if anyone has info for gman321, although it seems like there is not much hope (sorry gman321).

    I just got a used pair of 25.5 Fischer Travers Carbons (~20 days), and I have the following problems:
    - Toes squash the front of the boot in walk mode
    - Too much volume in the ankle - probably attributable in part to the liners being very worn in the ankle - holes developing
    - Noticeable pressure right below the boa buckle, on top of the arch, but no pain at the end of the day
    - Too much volume above toes and in front of arch
    - Minor, but the cuff digs into my calf. Definitely noticeable.

    I measure as a 25.5 Mondo, although I know that doesn't mean much when going between brands. My other boot is a 26.5 TLT6 which is too big all around but also too narrow in the mid-foot.

    I'm wondering if the toes squashing into the front of my boot may be due to the vast volume above the front half of my foot? In ski mode, they don't touch the front of the boot. I'm a bit torn on whether I should get a new liner for these boots, which I bought for $330, or if I should just go in and get an actual bootfit from the skimoco guys/gal. A $180 liner would get me decently close to the price of a new boot with no guarantees of fixing anything.
    Hard to vote against going to SkiMo for a proper bootfit. Those guys are awesome.

    That said, I hated the stock liner in my Travers. Just way too insubstantial and thin.

    I’ve skied my Travers CS 27.5 with both a 27 Tour Wrap and a 27 Pro Tour HV. The Wrap skis a bit better and walks a bit worse. But both were significantly better for my foot than the stock liner. Especially for downhill heel/ankle hold. Are you using a footbed in the stock liner? Even green Superfeet helped improve my fit noticeably as well.

  8. #208
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGamms View Post
    Hard to vote against going to SkiMo for a proper bootfit. Those guys are awesome.

    That said, I hated the stock liner in my Travers. Just way too insubstantial and thin.

    I’ve skied my Travers CS 27.5 with both a 27 Tour Wrap and a 27 Pro Tour HV. The Wrap skis a bit better and walks a bit worse. But both were significantly better for my foot than the stock liner. Especially for downhill heel/ankle hold. Are you using a footbed in the stock liner? Even green Superfeet helped improve my fit noticeably as well.
    Thanks. Yeah, I'm using a footbed that I swapped over from my other boots.

    The Intuitions would be the other obvious option. They do seem more substantial than the Palau liners. Although as I look again, maybe the Tour Lite Pro Evo (???) liner would give me the fill-in that I'm looking for.

  9. #209
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    I also just got a pair in my normal boot size. I think they run a bit short, so may end up punching the toe a bit.

  10. #210
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    ^or i should say my toes are also hitting the front of the boot, but it's a less than 1 finger shell fit so not unsurprising.

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