Hey Lonz! It's tough to explain without having the boot in person, but basically the "duck-footed stance" means the heel mold is turned in a few degrees on the vertical axis; it's kind of leaning in a little bit, if that makes sense. It doesn't really prevent an accidental pizza, but it is one of the reasons why it's been a recent hit among hardbooters...and skiers, for that matter. Imagine squatting a lot of weight at the gym, getting into a starting position for a 100M Sprint, or prepping for a standing b...
Hey Aaron, thanks for reaching out. I'd say it may depend on which boots you are skiing in. I think the Helio 88 in a 158 could be perfect for approaches and steep skiing, though the 168cm ski would be nice if it was going to be your only ski for all conditions. The Helio 95 in 163cm would be awesome as well though.
Hey Lonz! Thanks for reaching out! Yeah, this is a fantastic splitboarding boot and we've had a few really fast hard-booters put it through its paces this season. Forward flex is relatively soft compared to some other boots in its weight class (note to skiers reading this, a soft flexing boot doesn't mean it's not a powerful boot, the Travers carries a very impressive amount of power-per-gram) so it's splitboarder friendly. One feature that's unique to Fischer is the boot is designed around a duck-footed st...
Hey Paul, we got the majority of our skins replenished at the beginning of this season so whatever the latest version Contour has available in the US is what we've got on the shelves!
Hey James, if skins are included then it's likely listed in the description. We'll usually sell them together if we have the matching set. Everything is run on a case-by-case basis and if you're interested in buying a demo ski send me an email and I'll see if we can hook you up!