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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 21-03-19 15:08
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We experienced the same in early February. The queue was all the way to the entrance revolving door! Made worse by people 'joining' the queue from by the other queue pretending they didn't realise!
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Fri 1-02-19 10:36
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Rivington for me too. Just been for some tweaking on mine. Graham knows every boot shape and style inside out.
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Fri 25-01-19 18:09
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The regular Atomic Hawx range is now pretty damn light compared at least to standard of 5 or so years ago. Is the Ultra just one of the regular boots and the XTD the even lighter touring version - the brand extension of the Hawx name is utterly confusing. I think the Ultra is the narrow/lower volume version?
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Tue 15-01-19 7:26
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Having just returned from our first trip with our 6yr old the first thing we did after day one was get a locker by the lift. She'd been to xscape quite a few times so was used to wearing the boots but having to walk about in them, especially after skiing wasn't good. Either that or you wear a rucksack big enough to carry a change of footwear (not ideal obviously). It was bitterly cold and all the snow canons were in use by the nursery slopes which highlighted the fact that neckwarmers weren't up to the job. Get balaclavas and spare gloves.
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Sun 13-01-19 18:46
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http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff466/Whitty3372/DSC_0475.jpg Hmmmmm . . . Getting rid of the nail fungus is as equal as boot fitment and your 'little piggy' looks like you may be better off without it :shock: You may want to get yer feet fixed before you worry about boot fit :? :D Definitely no fungus! It's bruising, think I'm going to lose my nail again :(
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Sat 12-01-19 16:06
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@Whitty, that hot storage is like slow cooking them all summer, at least they will be tender! :D I'm no bootfitter! I just like to know how things work. Will get them looked at professionally. At least no one has said they're horrendously wrong sized! Thanks for all the input guys/girls.
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Fri 11-01-19 21:33
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Were the boots stored in your loft all summer or in a cool garage? They may have suffered in the heat. Unfortunately they have been in a ludicrously hot spare upstairs bedroom in a 'chalet style bungalow'. It's that hot we can't use it during the summer as the roof is in the sun all day! I'm guessing that's not done them any favours?
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Fri 11-01-19 17:23
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Fri 11-01-19 17:22
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Just had another measure of my feet as been on them all day. They're definitely wider and longer at the big toe! 100mm unsupported and just over 27cm with back of ankle touching skirting board to tip of big toe. Just wearing the liner on its own is scrunching my big toe inwards. Tried my foot in the shell and I reckon there's about 15mm max gap at the ankle. Think I might need new boots in next shell size up :(
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Thu 10-01-19 21:55
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@Whitty, if the boot has been ground out then it cannot revert back, if it has been stretched then it should t come back, but if stored at a higher than normal room temperature long term then they can regress a little, my best guess is 1 you have not had them on for 10 months 2 your running has tightened your calf muscle so you are not at the back of the boot so being forced into the toe box 3 a gremlin has stuck an extra insole in them or swapped all your thin ski socks for thicker ones I've been to Chill Factor a couple of times and although they felt a bit tight I thought, as you say it was because I'd not had them on since March. As I just mentioned in my previous post I've bought some thin socks to try and ended up wearing them all week :oops: My calf muscles are definitely tighter as I can't touch my toes as easy as I could. You may be on to something there! Best get stretching! And a visit to rivvy alpine as I'm from oop North.
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Thu 10-01-19 21:47
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@Whitty, Maybe a stupid question but... Were you using the same socks that you normally use? Different socks (whether slightly thicker or newer, so fluffier) have my feet complaining. Actually bought some of the really thin smartwool PhD ones which I'm embarrassed to admit I had to wear all week! Tried my regular solomon ones on the 2nd day and had to go straight back and change them as I couldn't feel my toes by the time I'd got to top of the first lifts :(
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Thu 10-01-19 15:22
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@Whitty, My understanding is that some of the more modern plastics, especially those advertised as custom moldable shells, need to be heated under tightly controlled conditions, and if they are not, the stretched plastic reverts to its previous shape after a while. Of course, this may be a myth. Hopefully, someone who knows better, like CEM, will be along soon. Sounds plausible. I think they just ground some out last time. Maybe for that reason? When you look at the liners out of the boot they don't look to allow hardly any room for the big toe. They look almost symmetrical as if they fit either foot :D
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Thu 10-01-19 14:55
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@Whitty, not so much as make them bigger, but they will have changed shape, especially the forefoot. Your running shoes have allowed the ligaments to stretch and the foot/toes to splay. Your foot like your hand has very few muscles and they are all under your arch . . . and depending on your running style/technique they may have developed or even atrophied . . . again this can change the shape of your foot. It may help to have new footbeds made but your forefoot is going to feel uncomfortable for a long time. Add to that if you continue to run as exercise you may need to find a boot with a little more width to the 'last' Give CEM a message. He's a snowHead with a real and professional foot fetish ;-) He can advise you properly. It may just mean a gentle easing of your current boots sideways. Not changing the volume, just helping them fit yer new foot shape. Think another trip to Rivington Alpine may be needed. I've measured my feet again and the widest part is still 95mm barefoot, unsupported so nothing changed there. I think, like you said that the toes have 'spread'. Especially the big one and they seem to have turned up at the end. They were really helpful last time even though I bought the boots elsewhere.
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Thu 10-01-19 14:46
Replies: 31
I had a friend with Lange boots, which he had stretched when he bought them. They were always too tight on the first week of the winter, so he'd have them stretched again, and they'd be OK for the next few weeks. Over the summer, they would shrink again, and the process would have to be repeated each winter. He was told it was something to do with the memory of the plastic. Eventually, he gave up and bought new boots. Never heard of that before!
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 9-01-19 12:58
Replies: 31
@Whitty, i reckon yes it has made a difference to the strength / rigidity of tissues within the foot. Running may have also 'splayed' out the toes, maybe relaxing the connective tissues - i guess! I do a lot of walking and some jogging. On average 5 km per day minimum - normally 2000km / yr. In my feet i see stronger bigger tendons and stronger arches. Best looking bits of my body are my feet! If you're squeezed into a LV boot ( as i do ) it doesn't take much to change from a tightly snug to an uncomfortable squeeze and then a cold boot. It might just be a single 1mm that has made all the difference. My boots were a very snug fit to start with but not painful. Running wise, I started the year off steadily but really ramped it up from summer. Probably been doing 20-30 miles a week with a mix of trails and roads.
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Wed 9-01-19 12:33
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Pregnancy can change your feet size, permanently sometimes. All to do with the hormones that relax ligaments and stuff. I'm definitely not pregnant, think Mrs Whitty would be as shocked me
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Wed 9-01-19 11:03
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Wed 9-01-19 11:02
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Just returned from Kaprun (just before the snow road closures!) and my boots have been killing me. I have narrow, low volume feet. Wearing lange rx100lv 26.5 with custom footbeds. I'm a UK 9 but sometimes an 8. The boots have done about 4 weeks of skiing and have had a toe box grind by rivvy alpine. All was well last year and though a snug 'performance' I could wear them all day. In the last year I've upped my running a lot due to fracturing my arm and not being able to mtb much. Done over 500 miles and wondering if it's made my feet wider? The toe box feels like it's from a kids shoe with my big toes being crushed sideways and downward pressure on the nail! I've read lange have a small toe box but they were OK last season. How many times or how far can you widen them? The rest of the boot such as the ankle still feels good.
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Mon 19-11-18 22:20
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@Whitty, Its on the anticlockwise circuit but gets very flat Instead turn left just after the hut at the start of the run (16) The next lift and an extra run will take you back on to the circuit without poling Some nice reds under the Zehnerk Lift Not may black runs but a couple are proper steep Most huts on the mountain seem to be independent with decent food though the menus are typical Austrian Ski pass also covers other small area down the valley that's worth a day trip about twenty minutes on bus (free) Cheers, will make a note of that. 👍
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Mon 19-11-18 18:04
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Looks like it's shaping up ... https://www.bergfex.at/obertauern/webcams/c919/ 👍
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Mon 19-11-18 7:49
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Great kebabs! Kebabs became a bit of a habit on our last few saalbach trips! 'Punctuated' with pizzas 👍
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Mon 19-11-18 7:47
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Avoid blue run 12a Ounce you've been on it you will find the alternative :D We have been to Obertauren a few times over the years and are heading back this winter Sounds ominous! 😂
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Mon 19-11-18 7:46
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Après is great - Edelweiss on mountain, Luzeralm, Latzchenalm (spelling) and igloo bar etc. If you are on half board anywhere you may struggle to get back in time for evening meal. Pistes - all are great. Our favourite ski resort. Those first two keep popping up 👍 We are bb so will just grab whatever is available depending where we've ended up.
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Wed 14-11-18 15:20
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Large group of mixed ability male skiers booked for February. Apres livelier the better. Any tips/advice on pistes, food and apres welcome.
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Thu 15-03-18 6:31
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{IMG16156_703_right} looking down to Leogang from the Grosser Asitz at 1pm yesterday, @Whitty, missed the hailstorm , did have snow at the top of Wildenkarkogel around 3.30, aiming to do 68 today, agree on the slushy bit, though the reds are in better condition Had our first Experience of the Hinterhag! Sorry, only just seen your question. There was a very light dusting. Did you manage to do blue 68? The run down to the bus stop from Hecherhütte was pretty sketchy. The waiter there said they were winding down as the run was nearly 'finished'. Just looking out of the window now and it's bright sunshine. Need to get out early before the slush fest begins!
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Thu 15-03-18 6:21
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@Whitty,sat at home having lunch just thinking about the fun we had in saalbach last week . im presuming you will going back up and of to claim your spot early doors on the balcony at the hinterhag, Of course 😀
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Tue 13-03-18 11:48
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Sat in the Hecherhütte having lunch right now. First time down blue 68. Doesn't disappoint! Very quiet and even though mild temperatures, not cut up at all. Bottoms of most runs were mogul filled slushy stuff late on yesterday and raining ☹️ We also got caught in a hailstorm on the way back from the chicken man yesterday which was' interesting 😨
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Thu 8-03-18 18:58
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Quick update, I went on Monday evening 19.30-21.30 and was pleasantly surprised. No ice and none of the weird slush like last time. Probably about a year ago! Not much queuing and not too cut up 👍
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 27-02-18 17:40
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Don't know of any up your neck of the woods but I've had good service from Rivington alpine (North West based). I took a gamble buying on some lange RX100lv for my narrow feet but needed the toe box tweaking and some footbeds. I will go straight to them next time rather than online.
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Thu 15-02-18 15:22
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I thought i had narrow low volume feet! After a lot of measuring and research I went for the lange RX100lv. Luckily they seem to measure true to size as i bought online (which i wouldn't recommend, i just got lucky) . Im probably reasonable intermediate level and will tackle most things. I find the flex and fit just right for me.
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Mon 12-02-18 12:04
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Yes, definitely rent separately. Done it myself with own kit.
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Tue 6-02-18 12:07
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Erm... don't worry about them and just get them trodden on... After several ales you won't give two sh*ts :D :D 👍
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Tue 6-02-18 10:42
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Tue 6-02-18 10:39
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Fri 2-02-18 16:04
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That sounds more like it. A bit of fun instead of just being told how bad you are! If I were expert level I wouldn't be having a lesson!
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Fri 2-02-18 15:39
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Hope technology mountain bike parts bobble for me for apres. Fancy one from this lot next. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155574216738999&id=126121417439626
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Fri 2-02-18 15:34
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Hope you have a better experience than I had. Usually really enjoy a lesson or ski school. I had a private lesson with Ski School Furstauer. Got a fairly mature lady (obviously makes no difference to me). Lesson started at the office in town so included walking through the streets during which I was berated (not politely advised) about the way I carried my skis, I don't carry them horizon trying to decapitate per by the way. .All she did was moan about it being too cold, about other out of control skiers and how busy the slope was she took me to. Then seemed to get instantly frustrated with my lack of flexibility (even though I told her I'm late 40s with dodgy knees). Constantly looked at her watch and only cracked a smile in the last ten minutes as we returned to resort! Don't know whether she'd just got out of wrong side of the bed that morning or she's in the wrong job? In 2minds whether to get a lesson this time in saalbach, she's put me right off!
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Fri 2-02-18 10:15
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@Whitty, have via the power of the internet suggested to them (son and dil) that they are not living up to the standards expected of saalbach regulars, however they tell me that they did venture out again last night and eventually got back t hotel just before midnight and then today according to skiline have skied 62 km and 10790 vertical without venturing to fieberbrun and only did 1lift twice( the ski area in saalbach is truly amazing), however as they stopped in the bergeralm for happy hour the bit after time from there to hinterhag is not recorded from which I presume they were on route to before bauers or burgis 👍 They just needed educating a little 😀
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Wed 31-01-18 10:42
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Conditions have been very spring like since we got here on Saturday. Soft snow that moguls up easily on the busier runs, which oddly enough means that a lot of the blacks are easier than the blues. Black 1 off the Schattberg was lovely this morning while on the other side of the road and a few hours later Blue 52 felt like hard work. I'm hoping the weather will cool down in the next few days. I'm also hoping that my wife will recover enough from her chest infection that she'll be able to ski before the end of our fortnight here. Took her to the Doctor yesterday and he gave her a letter to go get a refund on her lift pass! She's gutted. Meanwhile I've had a couple of decent days skiing but I seem to be developing a very similar cough to what she had a week ago. :cry: We had similar conditions last year (first week of February) The slushy/icing sugar moguls were very hard work coming down to the hinterhag and down to the nursery slope. It was loads better just to stay higher up. We're not going till March 10 this time so kind of expecting same or worse. Hope your wife manages to have a go before you have to head home!
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Wed 31-01-18 10:36
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son and dil enjoying to the full their trip to saalbach arrived sunday and were skiing by 1pm full day monday and according to their skiline report have today tried to follow the full circus trip but missed magic 6 on the way from leogang to saalbach so only manged 31 lifts 11700 mt uplift and 63km travelled in a total of 7hr 46mins including a stop for lunch and a drink or 2 en route this means that when we get out there in 27 days 13hours and 27mins,not that im counting, have a target, however yesterday they managed route 68 which in several trips to saalbach thus last few years have never managed due to conditions oh and they have been entertained in hinterhag, bauers, burgis, eva alm, and various other hosteleries on the apres before retiring to their hotel and not venturing out after dinner, The youth of today just dont have the staying power like us oldies!!! What is this "retiring to their hotel and not venturing out after dinner" you speak of? When we set off in the morning, in the words of Mickey Flanagan.) We're out, out. 😀 And at 48 I'm far from being the oldest in our group.
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