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    Shortydude, I used a pair of Kneissl soft boots for years. Got them for $70 (they were X-display). I found them a superb skiboard boot and used them on everything including my Sherpas. They were comfortable, easy to walk in (no different to a hiking boot) and comfortable to stand in for long periods of time. Sure they were heavy but that never bothered me. I am a big guy anyway.

    Then, a few years ago, I splashed out on a pair of made to measure Strolz boots from Austria. These are almost the complete opposite - stiff and hard - but actually extremely comfortable as they are made for your feet. The liners are a work of art. It was interesting comparing the difference between and soft and hard boot. It took me a while to get use to them but now I love them. I know that they wouldn't be for you, and a lot of other folks, but you do get a very precise feel plus subtle control that I don't think you can get with a soft boot. One other think I did noticed. These boot are less effort to ride - I don't get quite as tired at the end of a hard day. Are they worth it? I'm not sure but they are certainly good!
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    Salomon Kreation ski boots. My boots I got at the end of last season. ♥ them. nice wide 2 buckle design and big power strap. EASY in/out. colors are reversed which is cool also = red toe, black upper on one & black toe, red upper on other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valmorel View Post
    Just recently I have bought a few pairs of old rear entry boots from ebay. Typically they are around 15 to 20 years old and cost around 25 to 40 dollars. I have become very disillusioned with being forced into seudo race boots for recreational skiing and wanted to re-visit what I remembered as comfortable easy to live with boots. So far, DELIGHTED with the results.
    This is what I mean by easy to live with......

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    Many years ago, I tried Salomon SX60 rear entry boots and loved them! They were so easy to put on as shown in your video. Then I bought Salomon SX90 rear entry boots and used them for about 20 years. I am not sure what happened to them, I must have donated them somewhere when I moved. Your comment matched to a tee, what I felt many years ago when I bought my first rear-entry boots. I have since fought with every ski boot I have bought just to get it on in the morning and to get it off at lunch. Great video, btw. I think I shall consider getting another pair of rear entries again. I am currently skiing on Head World Cup RS110 boots because I love to go fast, but they are exhausting in powder and I need something medium flexed, yet stiff enough to go fast on Sherpas with Spruce Pro Prime Risers and braked bindings. Any suggestions in the rear-entry boots style?
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    Salomon SX 7 and up series all have adjustable flex. You can set them anywhere from full on to mushy. That should suit you fine. It is all a question of finding a good used pair on ebay or craigs. The second number SX 7(0-1-2-3) represents the model year, thus an SX 71 is an earlier boot than an SX73. The 3 series had the best liners, so if you could find agood pair of maybe SX83s, you would be set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chacend View Post
    i've got the same Head I Type 10s on order and hope i have the same success, for $120 bucks if they are a comfortable as people say they're a steal.

    Where did you get them for $120 and how do you like them? Also PM'ed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahatma View Post
    I'm lovin' my Head i-10's. Nice and wide toebox, firm but not painful, super easy walking, getting in and out is almost as easy as a regular pair of boots, nice upright stance. Plus, the single top buckle solves my biggest problem with ski boots - very real pain from the pressure the #3 buckle normally places just above the ankle. I snapped off my left tib and fib right at the ankle some years back and that 3rd buckle makes life hell.

    I think this weekend I'll get custom liners cooked in over lunch on Sat or Sun. All depends on how juicy the pow is.
    I am thinking of getting these boots but love the high speed. I am currently riding on Head World Cup RS110 racing boots, but found them too stiff in powder. Would you go with a stiffer flex, the I Type 12 instead? How would the stiffer flex work in powder with Sherpas on Spruce Pro prime risers and brake bindings? PM'ed you as well.
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    Haha, don't start me on boots!

    But if you need to try out some, I have 4 or 5 pairs of 27.5's I'd be willing to part with cheap/ free


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    The SX91 was a high end rear entry boot for that time. good adjustments: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ344313311

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkibordNoob View Post
    The SX91 was a high end rear entry boot for that time. good adjustments: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ344313311

    I had the previous model in my old days of skiing- Salomon SX90 which I liked a lot. The rear entry was simply one of the best boots around. Thanks for posting a pic of the SX91s. I remember these clearly in the days! I was initially considering getting a pair of intuition liners for my current boots which are starting to hurt after about 15 ski days, but at $220, they seemed to be overpriced. Maybe I can buy new boots instead! Sure enough, I have actually just bought a pair of new Head I type 12 online for $199 and am waiting for them to arrive. I am so looking forward to getting out of my Head World Cup RS110 into these new rear-entry boots. So much more comfortable and easier to put on, at least they say! Can't wait to see how they perform on Sherpas with Pro-Prime bindings for the rest of my spring season pass. 1 mth 3 wks to go of riding here- looking forward to it! Woohoooo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by valmorel View Post
    Salomon SX 7 and up series all have adjustable flex. You can set them anywhere from full on to mushy. That should suit you fine. It is all a question of finding a good used pair on ebay or craigs. The second number SX 7(0-1-2-3) represents the model year, thus an SX 71 is an earlier boot than an SX73. The 3 series had the best liners, so if you could find agood pair of maybe SX83s, you would be set.
    Thanks for the information Valmore! I ended up buying a pair of Head I Type 12 online new. They were a good deal and rear entry and feature a walking mode to make it easier to walk when not skiing. I do like the idea of adjustable flex in the Salomons, however. If the Heads don't work out, I will look for these. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Haha, don't start me on boots!

    But if you need to try out some, I have 4 or 5 pairs of 27.5's I'd be willing to part with cheap/ free


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    Zach, I happen to be the same size as you! I've already bought the Head I Type 12s but out of curiosity, could you list the boots you have and would be willing to sell, with the price? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerRider View Post
    Thanks for the information Valmore! I ended up buying a pair of Head I Type 12 online new. They were a good deal and rear entry and feature a walking mode to make it easier to walk when not skiing. I do like the idea of adjustable flex in the Salomons, however. If the Heads don't work out, I will look for these. Cheers!
    Surely the i-Type 12 is a front entry boot? The 10 series is RE, but the 12 is FE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by valmorel View Post
    Surely the i-Type 12 is a front entry boot? The 10 series is RE, but the 12 is FE?
    I thought the I-type series; 8, 10 and 12 were all the same 'modified rear entry' system but with different flex ratings?

    http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-...lack-Ski-Boots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I thought the I-type series; 8, 10 and 12 were all the same 'modified rear entry' system but with different flex ratings?

    http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-...lack-Ski-Boots
    In the picture, check out the tongue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valmorel View Post
    In the picture, check out the tongue.
    I see, it looks like the '12's' use a conventional liner :-)
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