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  1. #1
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    Full Tilt Boots

    I bought a pair of Full Tilt Conflicts from ebay a while ago and have just got back from the French Alps and thought I would share my thoughts as quite a few bol members have shown interest in Full Tilt's/Dalbello Krypton's. I have been looking for a boot to board and ski in for ages. My first effort was Upz with din adaptors, found them to soft for skiing and they gave me the worst shin bang ever. Next up was a pair of Dalbello carvex with bts(thanks to Blueb's thoughts and posts) and found these great but was worried the bts might explode from my dremmel work and be left bootless in the Alps. So a while ago I managed to get some new Full Tilt's for roughly $80. I am riding a SG full race pro 163, Cateks 55 49 with a 19" stance(my inseam is 31"), a little inward canting on both feet and a bit of toe lift front and a little heel lift back. I did not have time to mold the intuition liners so used my thermoflex liners which made the boots softer. From the onset they felt very good. Forward flex was nice and progressive. I was a little worried about the lateral flex as have heard it to be stiff from older posts, but this did not seem to cause me any problems. In fact I found it a bonus to power round my shorter carves. As for the skiing they were great to. I am lucky to have small feet so overhang was never a problem, but for those people with bigger feet this will be a problem unless you are using squall angles. So in conclusion if anyone is looking for a boot to use for both sports I would recommend them. Also if anyone has chance to buy a SG do it. As you would expect edge grip is amazing on ice but what I love is the carving ability on soft/slushy snow. I would expect to get high sided on my old glass boards on this type of snow but on my board I can carve very aggressively with no worries. I expect its the same on all the new metal boards.
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    Great, thanks!
    How do you compare the width of the CarveX and Full Tilt shells? Old Flexons are too narrow for me... Any difference on Full Tilts?
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    narrow

    Good question
    How do you compare the width of the CarveX and Full Tilt shells?
    narrower. Thanks for reminding me, I need to get the shells blown out around the small toe area. My feet are some what problematic as they have been crammed into climbing shoes from an early age and the closest resemblance is an Ent's foot. Knarled is probably the best description. I will get some measurements/comparisons/photos.
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    I tried them on recently and they are a really tight fit. I can usually wear 27 or 27.5. But with the 27s, I could get my foot into the boot but I couldn't get the buckles done up. The buckling system does not have a lot of room.

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    not beating dead horses, but would these boots be an alternative?
    Some more info on Full Tilt hardboots used with snowboards:
    http://news.fulltiltboots.com/2010/0...on-full-tilts/
    http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...oftening-boots
    If anyone else used them on alpine boards, please share some light with the rest of us....
    `cause snow is coming

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    I switched to the dalbellos last winter. The reasons for the change were # 1. Durability, every year and a half I was cracking my deeluxes. Not only were they breaking, but I could feel the plastic breaking down within the first 10-15 days of use. Never mind the warm days, useless! They would continually loose support, and by the end the boots life, allot of added stress was put on my ankles. NOTE; I actually tore my dalbellos with about 20 days on them, so throw the durability factor out of the equation. Dalbellos replaced them without any questions, which was good. #2 being able to use the same boot all day, weather teaching my 4 yr old how to ski, or snowboarding with my AGING snowboarding crew T32. 3rd reason is because Kildy uses them and Kildy knows best !!!!!!!!

    The PRO's;
    Many adjustment options, you could get away with using flat bindings, and using the adjustments with just your boots. Beacuse these boots are allot stiffer, the adjustments are true adjustsments. The boot is no longer the weak link in your set up, it has become the drivers seat on basically a freight train!!! Laterall stiffness is awesome, and the power you can generate in your turn is scary. You know that feeling you get when you have your new boots for a couple days? the deeluxes have great lateral stiffness, but then they breakdown very quickly. These are stiffer, and will remain stiff, you just have to get used to the power, or that freight train feeling between your feet.

    CONS;
    These boots will require many adjustments from what your used too. The toe to heal length is allot longer, so adjusting bindings will be required, trying to make them fit on your snowboard without over hang. I wear a size 26 an run 50 in the rear and 55 in the front. A 20 cm width board was too narrow, without a plate system.

    IMO the pros out weigh the cons, and I would recommend the switch to anyone, who feels like they are blowing through their snowboard boots, or can honestly feel the boots breaking down within the 1st season of use.
    DON'T HANG EM UP...............LACE EM UP !!!!!

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