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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Oberin View Post
    I hear there will be a new boot fitting shop at Perisher this winter, staffed and managed by Andy who was the fitter at Jindy sports.
    I know Andy is an exceptional boot fitter.
    Peter, the guy who owns Jindy sports is recognised as a mean fitter... Andy used to work up at blue cow in the ski school and race department, he and his wife are phenomenal skiers!

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    oh and I agree with JD ^^

    (what's the world coming to?)

    Glen,

    If you want to buy boots online and OS, then be prepared for them to not fit and be in the same world of hurt you are in now with hire boots.

    If you do as JD has suggested and be open and honest with a fitter about your financial situation, poor uni student etc, you never know what they might have lying around hoping to be able to get out of stock.

    It's worth trying so you don't end up with the same old problems you've been having and you might actually forget about your feet hurting and enjoy yourself all day skiing instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podlettte View Post
    Peter, the guy who owns Jindy sports is recognised as a mean fitter... Andy used to work up at blue cow in the ski school and race department, he and his wife are phenomenal skiers!
    Peter Clarke was one of the original 12 Masterfit boot fitters in Australia, along with Simon Bright, Greta Bishop, Craig Steadman, Richard Mould and myself so I know he is also a good boot fitter as well as a really nice guy to go with it.
    Peter and his family run a great tuning shop in Jindy also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podlettte View Post
    It's worth trying so you don't end up with the same old problems you've been having and you might actually forget about your feet hurting and enjoy yourself all day skiing instead.
    Get up early, ski hard all day, go home happy....thats what its all about when its on....sore feet is a bad excuse to sit in the pub...bad snow is an acceptable excuse.
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Hi there. First post for Footpro and Paul, I hope you are well. Talking about the original 12 Masterfitters has a certain Jedi feel to it. Those early days of the MF program were good fun.

    This thread has touched on some interesting issues, one of them being buying trends. No two feet are the same and based on that I expect modifying ski boots will still require good old customer service. Maybe bootfitters should charge even more for their time and increase the price of custom insoles / footbeds? That might be what ends up happening.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to more ski boot and foot related chats and contributing to Snowatch forums wherever its appropiate
    Footpro- In the name of happy feet

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    Hi Simon, I see there is a very good clinic coming up for Sidas, I am hoping to attend if I can get away from the shop, it will be at Perisher when the snow is on the ground, I like the clinics Symon and Ian run.

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    So does anyone know who is fitting Strolz boots in Australia other than Larry Adler in Sydney and Jindabyne.

    I will try to get my next set from the makers in Lech or Zurs, but just in case circumstances conspire against me like last time*, I need to know who fits them in Australia preferably in Victoria.

    * Got helicoptered off the mountain (Albona) above Stuben having just made an appointment to be fitted in Lech the next day.
    Fortunately Gebi did a great job ahead of my next trip, but he has retired now.

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    Georges at Buller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Oberin View Post
    Georges at Buller.
    Thanks Paul.

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    Strolz are exxy for what they are. Go and see a good fitter with a good range and get some real boots and a real price
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Strolz are good if you have super broken feet (like me)
    Snow White, Ski Black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowie Meli View Post
    Strolz are good if you have super broken feet (like me)
    Strolz shell and basic design are so old and function is poor for what you are paying, you would be much better off getting a modern shell like a Tecnica and have a foam liner put into that shell.
    Better still get one of the new Zip fit cork liners rather than foam, the new cork liners will outlast a foam liner twice over and are way more comfortable, they are remouldable and can go from person to person or boot shell to boot shell, it is quite likely a cork liner could last the rest of your skiing life for most people.
    Strolz are living in the past and need to bring their boots up to the modern age.

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