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    1kg Boot thread

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    Wondering if youíve been getting out on the dalbello quantum asolo factory boots and had any more comments on ski performance to share?
    Particularly vs the backland carbon that I know youíve used?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpnz View Post
    Wondering if you’ve been getting out on the dalbello quantum asolo factory skis and had any more comments on ski performance to share?
    Particularly vs the backland carbon that I know you’ve used?
    Thanks
    Boots, right? I only have 3 days on them so far. The last week or two I've been skiing in my Zero G Tour Pros with wider skis, as we've had powder to ski if you know how to access it without using Forest Service land. I'll get back on them as soon as it is corn season and the volcanoes open up again.

    Prelimary impressions are that the Quantum Asolo tours a fair amount better, especially as I leave the tongues in to skin with the Backland Carbons. Not sure about the skiing yet, I was pretty happy with the Atomics after adding a wider power strap from the Hawx Ultra XTD.

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    ^^ yeah, boots

    Thanks.
    I've been looking to pick up backland carbons for the lightweight slot in the boot quiver but now I'm quite intrigued by these boots for some reason.

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    So I ordered some size 27 Sportiva Skorpius, which I returned unused because I didn't want to deal with bootfitting during covid. I tried them for a while side by side with my well-used 26 Vulcans using the same broken-in 26 Intuition pro tour LV liners.

    But a least on the carpet, they are DOPE. They flex as good or better than the Vulcan without the tongue, both in terms of progressiveness and stiffness in the forward direction. The front cuff is quite a bit higher than the Vulcan, which is awesome. Can't really test lateral or rearward stiffness without skiing them. Walk mode is FAR superior to the vulcan, and I assume what little friction there is will improve slightly after skinning a bit.

    They are a fairly anatomic fit (at least for my foot) -- narrower midfoot than across the met heads, and relatively narrow heel. I had a little heel lift on the right foot, but that might be solved with some padding or it might not be an issue at all, hard to tell. I definitely need a fair amount of punching for width, but that's true for basically every boot that fits reasonably well.

    I am definitely planning to purchase a pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    So I ordered some size 27 Sportiva Skorpius, which I returned unused because I didn't want to deal with bootfitting during covid. I tried them for a while side by side with my well-used 26 Vulcans using the same broken-in 26 Intuition pro tour LV liners.

    But a least on the carpet, they are DOPE. They flex as good or better than the Vulcan without the tongue, both in terms of progressiveness and stiffness in the forward direction. The front cuff is quite a bit higher than the Vulcan, which is awesome. Can't really test lateral or rearward stiffness without skiing them. Walk mode is FAR superior to the vulcan, and I assume what little friction there is will improve slightly after skinning a bit.

    They are a fairly anatomic fit (at least for my foot) -- narrower midfoot than across the met heads, and relatively narrow heel. I had a little heel lift on the right foot, but that might be solved with some padding or it might not be an issue at all, hard to tell. I definitely need a fair amount of punching for width, but that's true for basically every boot that fits reasonably well.

    I am definitely planning to purchase a pair.
    What is the volume for the instep? This boot sounds awesome for a lightweight touring boot. I tried the Atomic Backland Carbon but the instep was too high and the Boa didn't do much to tighten it down.

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    I'd say similar to the Vulcan, maybe a little higher, but I'm not particularly sensitive to instep height (either a little high or a little low), unless it's super low.
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    Sort of(?) relevant to this thread given the mods Cody does (even if they're not weight-weenie-sh)

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    I found a cheap enough pair of Alien RSís, so Iím going to try them out. I wanted to wait for the F1lt, but fit concerns etc got me to pull the trigger. Iíll be jealous when the F1ís hit in the fall, but pretty stoked to try the Aliens for spring stuff. Appropriately safe a reasonable of course.


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    F1LT review up on wildsnow.

    Overall I would call this boot a super Alien rather than a FL LT… It walks like an Alien, does not look or feel like a traditional ski boot and still has the Alien marking on the rubber sole…Super Alien.
    My takeaway was that it is an upgrade to the current Alien but ain’t directly comparable to the F1. So pretty much as expected.

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    weird review

    making comparisons to alien without ever having skied the alien.
    lots of rad photos in extreme places showing how much of an uber hard guy he is, though

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    Yeah I reread it and I guess he’s worn and walked in Aliens but hasn’t skied them?

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    Interesting mix of useful and otherwise. Seems like maybe the fit isnít too much different after all, I guess ill ski the RS for the spring and see if I need more. Iím planning to load up on dyneema cord and keep a close eye on it, wouldnít want to be on Denali without a fix.

    At least they got somebody whoíd skied it plenty; seems like he turned up a few weak points.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TG View Post
    weird review

    making comparisons to alien without ever having skied the alien.
    lots of rad photos in extreme places showing how much of an uber hard guy he is, though
    Totally weird tone, especially for wildsnow.

    Ok, cool your buddies aliens broke in the alaska range and on the grand Teton...Will they hold up for us mere mortals. And what was that shit about how part of his season is full seasons for most?

    I've been waiting for the wildsnow review of this boot, but think I'm throwing in the towel on that site. We need a Lee Lau review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFlow View Post
    Totally weird tone, especially for wildsnow.

    Ok, cool your buddies aliens broke in the alaska range and on the grand Teton...Will they hold up for us mere mortals. And what was that shit about how part of his season is full seasons for most?

    I've been waiting for the wildsnow review of this boot, but think I'm throwing in the towel on that site. We need a Lee Lau review!
    "In terms of numbers for vertical/ mileage just assume I skied them more in the last few weeks than most will do in a season"
    Dude probably guides with a my life is better than your vacation sticker on his helmet... Insufferable twat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFlow View Post
    Totally weird tone, especially for wildsnow.

    Ok, cool your buddies aliens broke in the alaska range and on the grand Teton...Will they hold up for us mere mortals. And what was that shit about how part of his season is full seasons for most?

    I've been waiting for the wildsnow review of this boot, but think I'm throwing in the towel on that site. We need a Lee Lau review!
    I think lee only reviews real ski boots not bedroom slippers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    "In terms of numbers for vertical/ mileage just assume I skied them more in the last few weeks than most will do in a season"
    Dude probably guides with a my life is better than your vacation sticker on his helmet... Insufferable twat.
    he's exum.
    all you need to know

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    who hasnt heard the joke

    how do you tell if someone is a ski guide ?

    you don't have to ... he will tell you
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFlow View Post
    And what was that shit about how part of his season is full seasons for most?
    That was the truth.

    That dude skis at a frequency and gnarl factor that is in the 1%. Maybe 0.25%. Isnít on social media, and doesnít strike me as a guy whoís got a spreadsheet to tally his vert/mileage. Maybe he does and thought itíd sound pretentious to tell you exactly how much vert heís logged on the boots.

    I took it more as ďI donít track this stuff closely so youíll just have to trust that I get out a lot.Ē

    Review couldíve been better, sure. Strange that so many are getting hung up on perceived radness slights. ďIS THIS GUY SAYING HE SKIS MORE THAN ME AND MY FRIENDS?!??!Ē Yeah, he is. Itís almost certainly true donít take it personally.

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    ^Haha. Ok, fair enough. Point taken.

    The tone of the piece just struck me as odd for wildsnow, but it was still by far the most in-depth review i've read yet so I also guess the tone of my original post was also bit off, probably from latent frustration in the home office, sorry.

    I am curious if people are finding the f1 LT appreciably wider than the alien in the metatarsal area? That was what made me hesitant to fully invest in the alien...
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    Another Alien RS question, sorry if itís already been covered- anybody have a source for bulk dyneema cord? Iíd like to carry spare cord, but the price seems high for the short pieces on scarpaís site.
    I know its very stout dyneema though, so if the scarpa stuff is best Iíll do it.


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    Iíve never had a problem with the cord, over a lot of miles. Iíve tied a little backup knot in case the cord slips through the clamp but has rarely been needed. Iím not too concerned about a field failure - the ski/walk lever will still work, and a voile strap or 2 will provide plenty of upper cuff support instead of the cord, transitions will be just a little slower.

    main thing is to loctite the nut/bolt around which the walk ski lever pivots, and get a spare or 2 from the hardware store.

    and always have voile straps

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    Quote Originally Posted by TG View Post
    and always have voile straps
    this is essential advice no matter what boot you have

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    For sure! I always have two of the 18Ē xl voiles for power straps, and a handful of others for just in case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by riff View Post
    For sure! I always have two of the 18Ē xl voiles for power straps, and a handful of others for just in case.


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    since a boa failure that I didnt want to fix a few weeks ago, one of my boots has a voile strap threaded through the end of the walk ski lever, and when in ski mode i tighten it over my ankle/instep. the strap is lighter than the boa hardware i removed, when Iím less lazy Im gonna cut all boa stuff out of both boots and be full time voile

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