Sledskiing boots?

 

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Hey guys, I'm "newer" to sledskiing.  I've been out a few times, but typically the 2 sports have been in seperate boxes, until NOW!  Anyway, I'm curious about how other guys are dealing with the ski boot issue and the tunnel on my 'Doo etc.  I have the idea of slipping around with my ski boots on, but havn't found an ideal solution.  I do own a pair of AT boots (Garmont) with the vibram sole, but they just are NOT as strong as a good pair of DH boots.   Ho hum.   I also have my lovely boot heaters in my DH boots (-:

 

Thanks!

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Wound up buying Salomon's

Wound up buying Salomon's latest AT boot, quest max 130.  Lots of rubber on the instep and replaceable rubber walking soles.  I'm stoked.

 

i was tempted by the Ghost Max 130 also , but the Ghost didn't have the custom mouldable shell and no walk mode.

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Solomons

How do you like them on the sled?


Did you go with the rubber rocker sole or the normal DIN sole?


I have the original 120's and they are a bit soft

Those who like it, like it a lot.

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So far so good.  I am just

So far so good.  I am just using the standard sole (normal DIN, I guess) for now, or until I have trashed that set!

As far as stiffness of the boot goes, I like the flex pattern of the 130.  They seem to handle the big skis well.  I also have a set of X Max 120s for alpine/resort.  The Quest 130 seems fairly similiar with the moldable shell etc.

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So far so good.  I am just

So far so good.  I am just using the standard sole (normal DIN, I guess) for now, or until I have trashed that set!

As far as stiffness of the boot goes, I like the flex pattern of the 130.  They seem to handle the big skis well.  I also have a set of X Max 120s for alpine/resort.  The Quest 130 seems fairly similiar with the moldable shell etc.

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Use to use regular dh boots

Use to use regular dh boots and you will get use to them. Also worth turning up your running board tabs as ski boots flaten them out quite often, this will help with grip. I now us touring boots, and they are ideal. but yeah you kill the soles quicker...worth it though..

 

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I have garmont AT boots as

I have garmont AT boots as well. Deliriums. I usually sled out to the zone in my sledding boots and have my ski boots in a bag. I change at the base camp and then do the doubles in ski boots. This saves you alot of wear and tear on the soles. the CFR D wrack has a bag that fits in it perfectly and is sized to fit ski boots in there. It is a great solution for transporting your boots to the DZ.