Jake D

Jake D
Height:5' 4"
Weight:140 lbs
Shoe Size:US 12.00
Skier Type:Type II - Moderate
Ski Frequency:N/A

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This pack feels close to wonderful but misses the mark on a few points for me. Like: - Light weight for the volume - Fast ski carry that can fit larger-than-race skis - Mesh pockets are convenient for quick storage of extra layers, gloves, skins, drinks Don't like: - Lid is fixed in such a way that it does not tuck in to the main compartment very well. Consequently flops around when full and main compartment is not. - No way to mount a bottle holder securely. What looks in the product photos like a pote...
If you haven't been able to fit into this boot in the past, this is your year. I fit into this boot with only the slightest punch, which is almost unheard of for me. Very comfortable. It is incredibly stiff for how light it is and has excellent no-resistance ROM (seems substantially better than my Aliens). The power strap design is also very efficient, if you aren't going to rip it off. All I could ask for is an Alien-style lever that didn't require messing with pant cuffs (or cutting holes in them), but I'...
I bought these specifically because I weigh a bit more than the typical racer and I'm not a great skier, hoping the burlier construction and rocker would help me out on the downhill. I was not disappointed! I've skied them on groomers, wet and heavy new snow, chopped up mank, absurd wind formations, breakable crust, and corn. Pretty much everything except powder, since we haven't seen much of that this year. I expected to get tossed around more in the garbage conditions with jello legs and a backpack, but ...
I didn't try the 290. Even if they fit though, I don't think you would want to use them, since they would put the boot into ski mode.
I picked up this boot because my feet are too wide to fit into TLTs or similar current offerings. I still had to punch them but now they are very comfortable. For now I'm trying it out as my only boot. Rearward ROM is excellent. Forward could be a little better, but it isn't a problem and is still better than most boots. With the strap loose there is nearly zero resistance in tour mode. Getting in and out of the boot is initially a pain but isn't so bad once you figure it out. SCARPA has also suggested som...

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