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by Johnny
Tue May 24, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022

Thank you @Johnny for the review! These boots definitely are on the top of my list now. Insane weight, just insane. And even more control than the Alaska XP? Sold! Insane! That is the right word! Would you happen to have an update of the planned release of the boots? I do not really know how up-to-...
by Johnny
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alfa FREE A/P/S GTX XPLORE Boot Review 2022
Replies: 80
Views: 27258

Re: Alfa FREE A/P/S GTX XPLORE Boot Review 2022

satanas wrote:
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:52 am
I've heard vague rumours that Fischer and possibly others could end up making boots with Xplore soles, perhaps from next (northern) winter, so maybe there might be hope eventually.
So far, the confirmed ones are the Fischer BCX Traverse and the Lundhags Abisku... 8-)
by Johnny
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 494
Views: 461063

Re: Gear Basket

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373987415303

This one "can be used not only for leather shoes but also for hard use with plastic boots!"

But most importantly, they are only 221 $ USD plus shipping
by Johnny
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022

Johnny, how would you describe the longitudinal stability of the boot and binding combination in comparison to a similar NNN-BC boot and binding combination? NNN-BC has a rail, and that is what I’m trying to wrap my head around. I guess what you mean by longitudinal stability is what I call sole st...
by Johnny
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alfa FREE A/P/S GTX XPLORE Boot Review 2022
Replies: 80
Views: 27258

Re: Alfa FREE A/P/S GTX XPLORE Boot Review 2022

Johnny I really enjoyed your last post clarifying this. Coooool thanks! The idea is always the same, to share knowledge... 8-) I'd probably get away with an Alaska XP - Still my personal favorite! the edges catches quite a lot easier on the FT imo They would even catch A LOT easier without nordic r...
by Johnny
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022

Curious how are you seeing these compared to the ALFA Free — these two boots compared to each other? Maybe going so far as to include use of the hard flexor in the comparison… Skiing the Pioneer is quite similar to the Alaska XP... But very different than the Alfa Free! The main differences are the...
by Johnny
Wed Mar 16, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022

A little update after 10 days (and a nice snowstorm!) on the Pioneer. Ok I found it. I found the right word to describe the Pioneer Pro: DELIRIOUS. Totalement délirantes! as we say in french. Delirious, like in the sense of "wild excitement or ecstasy." Despite their quite neutral and pioneer look, ...
by Johnny
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alfa FREE A/P/S GTX XPLORE Boot Review 2022
Replies: 80
Views: 27258

Re: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022

Maybe I missed it, but how does the Alf Free come out 2 points lower than the Pioneer Pro for “Downhill,” when the “Support” “Stiffness” and “Control” numbers are “10” for each boot? That makes the Free equal to the Guard (both 7), which seems very surprising. Just a few more words here to clarify ...
by Johnny
Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bit of a scare with the Rottafella Xplore on a longer tour.
Replies: 9
Views: 2598

Re: Bit of a scare with the Rottafella Xplore on a longer tour.

On the sixth day of our ski tour in Norway my wife had a (thankfully) small problem with the Xplore pins in her Alfa Skaget boot. One of the spring pins in my one-week old Alfa Frees jammed after I took off my skis to peel skins at the top of a run last Sunday. I am sorry to hear that... But thanks...
by Johnny
Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: Alpina Pioneer Pro Vital XP Discoverer XPLORE boots Review 2022

I read that as: Because the flex point is further back in the Alaska XP and Pioneer Pro they have better downhill control than the Free, which has the flex point further forward. Partly. The flex point itself is different, but also the flex of the sole is different, and the construction of the uppe...