Answering the question about World Cup racer technology for recreational skiers is easy. If you are using PMTS technique on Dodge Boots, your skiing will be enhanced, you will get more out of your skis, your edge hold will improve and you will ski with more confidence. I have no doubt this is the case.
The better you can tip your feet and ski on the edges, rather than steering and skidding; the better the boots will serve you. However, I'll make some exceptions, some skiers don't like immediate edge feel, or instant power on the edges. It throws them off and scares them. Evaluating the type of skier and how aggressive you ski is part of the equipment decision. I hope no one on this forum thinks (just because carbon boots are made, available and they have proven themselves as outstanding performers) we are going to put or sell every skier a Carbon ski boot.
If you drive a Porsche GT3 to get groceries, you will never experience what a GT3 can do. You will still get to the store, pack the grocers and you might even like the seats and the sound of that beautiful flat six engine, as you drive home with them; but you will be using 10% of what that car can do. I'll guess 90 percent of the GT3's in this country are used this way. If you really want to experience what a GT3 is made for; you have to go to the track and go for it.
With the Carbon boot, the Dodge boot (only alpine carbon boot made) there is a strong feeling for the edges, but to learn tipping, and improve; is it "necessary" to have carbon boots to do this, no. Skiing on steeper slopes, on ice or groomed, you will hold better, be able to increase your angles, ski loading, and rebound, sure, but you will have to want to go for it to benefit from the product and get these responses.
I don't think using or comparing Tiger Wood's golf equipment to World Cup Skis or boots for the weekend skier is a useful or fair comparison. Other players on the tour can't play with Tiger's equipment, who can? He can't even get to grips with it right now. However golf equipment has evolved, every golfer has benefited, even duffers, from the same technology the best players are using.
I have set up plenty of recreational skiers on World Cup boots, fit like world cup skiers and they saw immediate improvement.
In skiing, boots that the World Cup skiers use, strangely enough, have and do benefit the recreational skier, especially for skiers who want to push their performance. I said in one of my earlier posts, "The Dodge boot or carbon boot may not be for everyone". But don't rule out the possibility that it could change your life on snow. I will still sell and fit hundreds of classic, PU/plastic ski boots. The fact that Carbon is now a material that will change skiing performance forever, (and there is no doubt about that statement) does not make it a them verses us or carbon verses plastic situation. Carbon ski boots have just become a new tool and they happen to be at the top of the performance ladder. Just as the Porsche GT3 is.
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