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    So far this year it's new thermals, jacket, goggles oh and skis [img]graemlins/cold.gif[/img] .

    But my boots leak so they need to be replaced.

    And I should get a helmet.

    Gear *****? Me never. [img]graemlins/cold.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by Tobi:
    So far this year it's new thermals, jacket, goggles oh and skis [img]graemlins/cold.gif[/img] .
    Skis? You're not going to the dark side are you?

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    Not any time soon.
    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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    Sorry to be controversial but I get annoyed with these posts. TB stands for Torture Boots.

    My experience for deciding . Performance, price and current year do not live in the same universe.

    Bought two years past RACER boots at a grand discount. Guess what -didn't work out!! Weird, Ive never raced but..That aside they were well fitted, just not well suited.

    The best and worst day I ever had is when they literally snapped in half far from help, long story but one ski skiing, limping and walking to civlisation cemented my hate for these puppies.

    Anyway I got new ones, long fitting appointment, confident with my fitter, own a pair starting with "d" that all would sniff at.

    They fitted however, for a while. 50 skis later in Jackson, they didn't. Found a fitter God (wilderness ski I think).My story-"these **** I need new ones", him, "no they don't", 2 min adjustment and we are friends again.

    For the techy minded, it was wedges, apparently my feet have zip flex and they had packed a bit.

    I have footbeds, they are twenty years old, my fitter,(and fixer) told me they are fine-keep em. Not everyone needs them, high foot arch for me.

    Anyway, this was a long post. My point, a good fitter speaks to you, they ask you questions, they make you try different things. If they are rushing you out for a sale then they are not that good. They don't necessarily reside in Wodonga.

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    I really don't understand your post TB...what are you trying to say
    No such word as can't, I can do whatever the hell I like !!!!

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    Originally posted by Crystal:
    I really don't understand your post TB...what are you trying to say
    I was wondering the same thing, but I think he is trying to say some boot fitters will try to fix the boots you already own rather than just sell you a new set, which is good, I know I also do that, except when they are the wrong size, which is quite often the case.

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    TB that was the most confusing post I have ever read.

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    mmmmmmm I sort of read it that way too...but really not sure
    No such word as can't, I can do whatever the hell I like !!!!

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    Job done

    Boots final fitting yesterday and now ready for the +1 to test out this Sunday up @ Hotham.

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    Originally posted by powderhog:
    TB that was the most confusing post I have ever read.
    I didn't find it confusing at all. But then I've got kids. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

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    Default Re: Boot Question

    15mm Shell gap is the way to go at present, very few skiers can tolerate anything less, and for Alpine touring I have found closer to 20mm shell gap keeps the customer happy.

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