So much better than a pro
- Dec 2, 2015
Do they make one with Sworovski crystals on it and fur trim?
Amazing, revolutionary, like nothing ever done! ?Forget the shell for a minute, what's the liner like?
If it was done in carbon fiber would you try it? That shell would be easier to do in CF than the Apex, especially since you wouldn't need to provide extra room for the foot to go through the throat.You first!
I baked and skied the Salomon X Pro 130 and am very pleased with the performance. I really like that they are so easy on and off for me. Light boot that fits me well.I am so up for a new boot design with expert level performance. I have high arches and a wide 106mm last and ski a 130 flex boot. I am currently on the Atomic Live Fit 130 boots that say wide fit on them. I have to be a contortionist to get them on and off and actually split them both where they overlap. I purchased the Salomon X Pro 130 but have not skied them yet. I would love a high performance boot that fit me that is also easy to get in and out of. I would demo them in a heartbeat if I could. If they met my performance criteria and solved my comfort and entry/exit issues I would buy them immediately if I could get a decent (perhaps maybe even not decent) deal on them. It is sad to me that my existing wide fit boots that fit me well do not solve my on/off problems and get unavoidable boot damage.
Not far off from my experience..I will say I am told a lot has changed since then. Where the old frame was about a 20mm differences, most 26.5's are around 305mm, the Apex was over 325...the new one is within a 5-10mm of the traditional size.Amazing, revolutionary, like nothing ever done! ?
When I demoed the Apex...
First, I lied about my size because, and I was warned about this, they insist on sizing you up for some odd reason. (Maybe the Boa issue?) It's already a taco in a burrito in a cage, now I shove a chalupa in there? So instead of a 27 I got a 26. Bsl was huge.
"Scotty!, can we handle it??"
- "I doon kno Cap'n she's nearly off da tracks!"
"Scotty, give me more track now dammit!"
-"Ookay Cap'n bhut it meeght brayk off! Dere's ohnnly soo muuch a biihndin can taake!"
Despite my worse fears, and bringing my regular boots, I skied all day in it. Ironically, it wasn't that comfortable. If tightened where I wanted. The buckle lines up with the plastic Boa cable holder of the liner, pressing down and causing instep pain. It did ok, but expectations were about as low as I could go. Like as a 13 year old we bought one of those ginzu knives advertiised on tv. Hey it cut through a cinder block and metal! Surely it'll cut through a parking meter pipe? Epic fail.
So, it worked better than a ginzu knife on a parking meter... The only disconcerting time was on a relatively steep pitch making a turn across the fall line. I committed, and... and... nothing's happening! Eventually I got them around before face planting down the slope, but I avoided those type of turns thereafter. In general, the toe lifts inside the skeleton. Well, it also moves side to side, but you really notice up down in the liftline. Taking them off you have a little pile under the front of the boot.