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Anyone else torturing themselves with a post-season/summer gear purchase?

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Bye step-ins... for now?

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Nice! Looking forward to your review.

This is the first year in 3 or 4 that I haven't picked up a board shortly after the season ended. That's making it much easier! 

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2 hours ago, Jack M said:

Anyone else torturing themselves with a post-season/summer gear purchase?

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Aaaaaaaaugh!

Bye step-ins... for now?

Tried em on yet? 

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Yes I am. I did get one day on mine and the wife got 3. Winter is further away today then it is tomorrow! Enjoy the summer, visualize the carve and pray for ❄.

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2 hours ago, Jack M said:

Anyone else torturing themselves with a post-season/summer gear purchase?

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Aaaaaaaaugh!

Bye step-ins... for now?

How easily can you touch your toes? Time to start doing hamstring stretches so that the change from stepins doesn't strain your lower back next winter. 

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I was already buckling/unbuckling my UPZs every run, so I figured what’s one more clip?  I got some standards this past winter to see if I could tolerate them. I can. I will miss the step-ins, but I just have to try these boots! #yolo #midlifecrisis

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I unbuckle my UPZs too but from painful experience standard bindings are a step too far for my hammy's and lower back. 

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@Jack M are you going to roll with the liners or get new fellas?

If you buckle/unbuckle you're in for a treat, the ladders aren't very umm hooky and after I unbuckle, especially the ankle one, they have a tendency to go pop and the strap comes off the ladder, infuriating after it happens a few times haha. Fixed it with a little clip thing though to mimic the gstyle ones. At least a little handle thing on the strap like on deeluxe would be nice.

Just a heads up, not sure if this will affect you. The new F2 bindings fit perfectly, a little too perfect. So perfect that any snow build up in the boot heel binding receiver thing will mean the boot will disengage while riding. Happened to me. Didn't die but was a shock. Kept my idiot strap out of my mitts to clear the receiver of any buildup from then on.

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Damn man... 951's man?  Those are some sweet boots...

We will deff be waiting for the review if they are all that they are said to be man.

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Unboxing...

They arrived late last night and I was finally able to try them on this morning.  They feel great.  I got just the right size, 28.0, which puts me at the end of the range for the "C" shell.  I have a perfect one finger of space between my heel and the shell with the liner out and big toe touching the front.  As far as I can tell without having a board to clip into, I'm glad I got the World Cup version.  Straight out of the box, forward flex is much softer than my UPZs with gray tongues.  It is very even and seems to be mostly controlled by the BTS-like spring mechanism, not by boot deformation.  I foresee myself switching to the supplied stiffer yellow springs by lunchtime on day one.  I can't tell lateral stiffness without a board.

The boots are remarkably lightweight.  This is striking while walking around and just holding them in your hand.  This should be a welcome performance upgrade.

The stock liner is moldable and seems worth a try.  Can't wait to mold them with my custom footbeds and ride!  I'm not ruling out switching to Intuition or maybe Zipfit though.

Included in the box were stiffer yellow forward flex springs, thin flat sole shims to take up a little more space if needed, and eccentric ankle hinge carriers to change cuff cant.  Boots came with centered carriers installed.

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School Bus Yellow.

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feeling good.  The tongue hinge is slotted such that it slides forward a bit as you flex the boot.

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The sole board, which fits into the depression in the bottom of the boot, below.  I think I will keep my 6 degree toe lift on the front foot.

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Very excited to try them.

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Zipfit make a real good combo in the MS (for me anyway). Since you seem to like stiff, you might look into GP Sidewinder. I have regular GP and I use red springerooniess.

That top strap though...

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18 hours ago, Jack M said:

Anyone else torturing themselves with a post-season/summer gear purchase?

 

Oh heck yes:

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I torture myself also with a fresh pair of 951 wc. Done the switch from standard ones.

Second torture is a brand new allflex sitting and waiting.

I am also pondering an amicss slalom board...

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I've decided after 30 years of riding burton 3 strap bindings and K2 step ins with powder boards to take it to the next level and go alpine with hard boots. Donek 175 Secret with F2 Titanium step in and Upz RC12 boots. 

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The last pair of 206s came to my door a few days ago. I've been on Salomons before(Equipe 10 in classic and skate) and these S-Labs are supposedly the king's horses' meow. A buck and a quarter +/- to my door?! MMMMM......eeeooowwwww.

 

https://www.skis.com/Salomon-S-Lab-Classic-Cold-Soft-Cross-Country-Skis/497438P,default,pd.html

 

Wax-hoarding for the boards fill the rest of my carts on queue.

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1 hour ago, AgassizSkidder said:

My new UPZ RC12’s arrived yesterday. The liner is actually comfortable now!

Do your RC12 have the new spring mech? 

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5 hours ago, snowburn said:

I've decided after 30 years of riding burton 3 strap bindings and K2 step ins with powder boards to take it to the next level and go alpine with hard boots. Donek 175 Secret with F2 Titanium step in and Upz RC12 boots. 

All in. I like it.

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9 hours ago, AgassizSkidder said:

My new UPZ RC12’s arrived yesterday. The liner is actually comfortable now! It’s going to be a long summer!

Liner feels comfortable to me too. but since i'm new to hard booting what do I know. Ha.

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1 hour ago, snowburn said:

Liner feels comfortable to me too. but since i'm new to hard booting what do I know. Ha.

Probably enough to know what comfortable feet are!! :ices_ange ...until you get on the mountain and die in pain. haha

On 6/6/2019 at 1:09 PM, snowwjob1 said:

Yes I am. I did get one day on mine and the wife got 3. Winter is further away today then it is tomorrow! Enjoy the summer, visualize the carve and pray for ❄.

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What's the board on the left? Kinda looks like a women's hardboot bxfr or something of the like?

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10 hours ago, daveo said:

Do your RC12 have the new spring mech? 

Same springs as usual. 

 

2 hours ago, snowburn said:

Liner feels comfortable to me too. but since i'm new to hard booting what do I know. Ha.

I actually pulled the old original liners out of the closet last season and tried them again. Instant pain. The new liners are really nice. Even the footbed is decent. 

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4 hours ago, daveo said:

 

What's the board on the left? Kinda looks like a women's hardboot bxfr or something of the like?

You are correct. It is my wife's transition board from soft to hard boots

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howdy snowwjob1

don't forget me... when your wife's transition to hardboots is complete... I would like to try/buy her board...

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