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 Post subject: Why is everyone riding Salomon Malamutes?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:36 pm 
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i thought you wanted a forgiving boot for skinning. i heard that boot is stiff and similar to the Burton Driver X? is that true? DriverX is SUPER STIFF!! is the malamute true to size??


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:34 pm 
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I just bought new boots yesterday (DriverX). I was looking for stiff boots for 2 reasons: 1) I'm getting older and my ankles hurt more every year, and 2) traversing hardpacked or icy sideslopes on a splitboard in ski mode with soft boots is really tough. Stiffer boots should make traverses a little easier.

I looked at Malamutes based on the endless number of good reviews I've read but settled on Drivers because I liked the lacing system better, I liked the sole better, I liked the liner and internal ankle strap better, and my last pair of Salomons fit too narrow for my feet.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:27 pm 
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Malamutes are the bomb! SO stiff and don't crap out after 100+ days on the hill...true- maybe more for narrow feet, but well worth the trip to the shop to try them on. Heel hold is excellent w/ no slippage and the traction on snow and ice is great! I've had 'em East coast, West Coast and everything in between and have held up to many a day of long hikes w/out a split!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:36 pm 
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I chose the Malamutes because they are stiff. I rode (and still do on ocassion) hardboots, so I wanted something that had good support, but gave me the ability to flex in the boot. I also am learning to ski downhill in ski mode, so the stiffer boot works well for those situations.

I've not tried the DriverX, so I cannot compare.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:51 pm 
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My Malamutes are on their 4th season, and they rule.
I use intuition liners.
The last time I was happy with the performance/durability of a Burton product was the Backhill I got for Xmas in 1981.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:24 pm 
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hey malamute riders....

did you buy your boots in the same size as your street shoes? found a used pair and wanna know if they might fit.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:13 am 
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Yep, my 11.5 malamutes are same as my 11.5 street shoes.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:12 pm 
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I wanna pick up a pair of malamutes since my northwave apx5s are on their last legs...exactly how narrow are they? In fire boots(whites) i wear a 13AA, so i have some skis for feet(heck, maby i should just go barefoot downhill:P) and im sick of having to wear a couple pair sof socks to get a tight fit


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