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I have about 25 days in my .951 World Cups so far this season.  Once I got them dialed-in, I realized they're the best boots for me that I've ever had. tl-dr: I can leave them buckled all day - a

A few pieces of intel for those that prefer their information without the 'mis'.   The boot board ramp in a zise 'B' measures 9.6 degrees. The boot board is removable, and hard foam, and the

My impressions: I've ridden a bunch of boots over a bunch of years, but the most recent being about a decade on Raichle 325 (the red stiff ones) and few years on UPZ RTR (similar to a stiff RC 12

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48 minutes ago, lonbordin said:

Is the Northwave WC 120 comparable to a ski boot 120?

Does anyone have the Race series 130s?

How is everyone's .951 holding up after useage?

Well, I would say 120 ski boots will be stiffer due to construction of the boots. But, MS 120 are stiff and they are stiffer than UPZ RCR. And they are holding up great.

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On 2/20/2021 at 7:27 PM, lonbordin said:

How is everyone's .951 holding up after useage?

I have the .951's. I picked them up used last year. They were probably raced on for 1 year before that. I had a cable wire buckle strap break last week. The 2nd one from the bottom, with the longer cable. I jury rigged a fix using vinyl coated wire from the hardware store while I await a replacement pair of cables from Bola. Apparently this is the most common one to break. The same strap that broke regularly on my old Burton Furnace & Reactor boots, rear foot. I guess it gets more stress.

I don't tear boots apart from usage like you. I usually get several years out of a pair of boots. I can tell you that the original Northwaves seemed to be pretty durable, at least the plastic boot part. As you know, 15 yr old boots were selling for several thousand dollars before MountainSlope made their reproduction.

I used to see lots of them at races all cobbled together with nuts & bolts & washers. I talked to a Canadian coach whose whole team seemed to be wearing them. He showed a pic of a collection of old Northwaves that he had been collecting and hoarding. He rebuilt them in his shop.  

He told me a couple of reasons they were favored was that the flex of the plastic remained stable in varying temps and that the ankle pivot was a little higher than other boots allowing a more natural flex. I suspect that may be a factor in helping heel hold.

I recently came across this Northwave history, interesting.

https://tomasio.at/temp/NorthwaveIntroductionV1.0.pdf

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2 hours ago, Lurch said:

 

How many seasons/ days ? 

This is my second season... They've been on snow 80+ times or so... 

Please for the love of this thread don't make it about my boots. Feel free to PM me.

 

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55 minutes ago, lonbordin said:

This is my second season... They've been on snow 80+ times

Not about your boots! But if one brand outlasts another by a factor of 2 ( or more) suddenly the price point difference is less of an issue. 

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Approaching 100 days, holding up very well.  I just broke an ankle screw (my first), and the local ski shop replaced it 5 minutes for free.

Do check all screws periodically.  I lost a buckle ladder (the "teeth" thingamabob, quickly replaced at ski shop with a generic one), and I've seen a kid I coach with a loose screw for the bottom of the spring mechanism.

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