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Advice for boots needed

Postby Fotisa2006 » Thursday 2 March 2017, 17:05

I already own a pair of deeluxe free 69 with bts . Do you think I should upgrade to new ones like upz atb or rc8 for extreme carving ?
Thank you in advance
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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby Aracan » Friday 3 March 2017, 10:07

Flex can be tuned. This is more a question of fit than anything else. And the UPZ shell is shaped quite differently from the symmetrical Deeluxe shell. You can only try them and see if they fit better.
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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby jax » Friday 3 March 2017, 21:51

Why you wish to change?
Free 69 are supposed to be better than rc8.
An upgrade could be the rc10.
All according to your feet shape.
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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby christian61 » Sunday 5 March 2017, 15:17

Fotisa2006 wrote:I already own a pair of deeluxe free 69 with bts . Do you think I should upgrade to new ones like upz atb or rc8 for extreme carving ?
Thank you in advance

If your Deeluxe boots don't cause you any pain, there is no reason why you shouldn't use them for EC, especially if you already have a spring system fitted.
As long as you are able to get down till your rear buttock (the upper part of your rear leg) touches your boot, everything works fine.
Of course, for some people UPZ boots may be better than Deeluxe boots. But don't expect any miracles.
So the bad news is: New boots won't automatically improve your EC capabilities.
But the good news is: Riding with the right people (instructors or friends or just people you meet on the slope) can teach you a lot in only a few hours.
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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby Fotisa2006 » Monday 6 March 2017, 13:13

i really appreciate your replies to my topic . the boots fit me well but the reason i wanted to change to rc8 is that when laying down at the the backside turns the spring system protrudes and touches the snow causing me an edge loss. the angles that i use are 48 back 58 front. maybe i should go to higher angles?

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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby Wouter » Monday 6 March 2017, 13:33

Is that with a swoard? If so which one? I have your boots (albeit size 27 with no springs) and a gen 2, 168H board. This doesn't happen to me even with a lower front stance.


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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby Fotisa2006 » Monday 6 March 2017, 15:53

No unfortunately I haven't got one swoard yet . Still not available for sale .
I have a silberfeil vantage 169 2016 model
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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby Wouter » Monday 6 March 2017, 16:00

Ok. It's a "sin" in the EC world but I have step-in Burton bindings from a few centuries ago which enable me to stand a bit higher up. Maybe that makes the difference.


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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby joemzl » Monday 6 March 2017, 17:13

Fotisa2006 wrote: ... maybe i should go to higher angles?

Yes - as far until you will have no boot(spring)out.
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Re: Advice for boots needed

Postby Fotisa2006 » Tuesday 7 March 2017, 12:12

So as I understand there are not "ideal " boots for extreme carving . It's more about comfort than function
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