A snowHead HI, I have always had unisex or presumably mens boots and skis and found these to work well for me, I am just thinkiung about replacing my boots after 10 yrs good service and seem confronted with the option of ladies boots and skis?
Are these a marketing gimmick or would it be worth considering? Realise I might sound a little cynical but interested in views P. I am not a 5ft 2 petite girly but neither a 6'4 rugby player build, just kind of average really! Denise Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person There is no such thing as Ladies or mens ski boots, only cilour changes and liner changes.
Eitherway the boot must fit your foot. Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see? You need to Login to know who's really who. Alexandra, Women have different shaped feet Women's skis are, however set up, the most part, for a womens center of gravity and should be paid close attention to.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do. No matter the boot, no matter the foot, a fit is a fit? I was seriously thinking of getting the Il'moro for myself in the 24 shell because I believe the Krypton 24 is a Krypton I'm happy to be shown where I'm wrong if you would be so kind You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course. I found ladies boots fitted me much better but have so far prefered mens skis. Each time I have tried the equivalent male and female ski or boot in the range and gone with what suited me best regardless of the marketing eg. Then you can post your own questions or snow reports SZK I'd heard that women's boots were wider at the top, as women's calves tend to be lower and broader than men's? Also, you say women's skis are set up for women's CoG - how does that differ from mens?
Surely women are all different, and probably vary in shape more than men do: If CoG is important to where bindings are set, shouldn't there be some kind of individual assessment so they're placed in the optimum position for that person? Or is it really something that only matters at the extremes and for people who are expert skiers? Is it something that should concern novices like me? After all it is free After all it is free SnowHot, There are no male or female shells.
Dalbello do not account for 'Zeppa' angles through sizes and therefore need to be assessed by 'Bootfiiters'. NewSkier, Let's get down to brass tacks, men are hunters, women are baby carriers, this effects the COM. Women have the COM around the hips, men around the shoulders, us men are fine tuned killers, so this effects the way we ski. Power coming from the shouler opposed to the hips. Womens COM is lower, around the pelvic area, mens, around the shouders.
This effects the timing of 'Tip' presure and needs assesment. There are 'NO' hard and fast rules, but this is a major consideration. You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net. More like, something that matters at the extremes of shapes and sizes instead. I find little difference in HOW men's and women's ski of similar size behaves on snow. But I'm just small enough weight-wise not able to find much choice in men's ski.
They're mostly not short enough for my weight. I heard similar complains occasionally from small statue men also. Over time, I've own two pairs of women's ski and one pair of men's. Boots, my feet don't find a comfy home in men's boot. So I'm on my second pair of pink boots! Not trying to be argumentative but I thought using your shoulders to turn was very bad. I agree that the avergae man has much more upper body strength than the average woman but I didn't think you were supposed to use this to ski???
Which is why I did not get the Il'moro, just for the sake of getting it. I'll get another season out of my storms before I'll need to get new boots. Then I'll look and see whats on the horizon for me. And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Yes, technique dictates it's wrong, but that's why, on average, women are technically better skiers than guys. Err - mine isn't and I'm a woman! I am "top heavy" and have very strong shoulders but relatively small hips! You know it makes sense. Boy was I surprised to read this! Unless you've got very slim calves I think you should have a preference to ladies boots, the liners in men's boots can be very long.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name: Is it that there simply wouldn't be a big enough market for them? A snowHead Thanks for the help. Yeah same here apart from the strong shoulders, I have absolutely no upper body strength but fairly strong legs but I think thats more to do with the fact I cycle everyday rather than my natural feminine charms Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
They told us that there are in fact only 38 different lasts for ski boots, and all boots are made from these. This is why so many women have problems with ill-fitting heel areas, or backs that are too high. A ladies slalom ski is cm not cm This ski boot could be any colour and not always 'Marketed' as a mens or womens model.
Hey that name sounds vaguely familiar, can't place it, quite.