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Old 08-23-2004, 11:04 AM
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Double Boots vs RTP

Okay I'm not trying to open pandora's box here, but I'm in the market for a new ski. I have a VERY old Jobe with only a rear toe piece (not even a plate) Yesterday like my back foot was moving too much. What do you all use, and what do you see as the pros and cons of both.
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:25 AM
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It's really a matter of personal preference. Once I started using double boots, I never looked back. In fact, I feel uncomfortable on a RTP nowadasy (except on the Maha)! Currently on Double HO Animals w/ superfeet. Love them. Wife has the venoms and doesn't like them so much. I think she's going to try the Wiley's highwraps next. I hear great things.

So the answer is. Try them both and stick with what's most comfortable to you. Obviously, you can be a world record skier without double boots. Look at Mapple.
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:53 AM
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Doug, Not only is he not using double boots,but he on that "Twitchy" Mapple too. Well this year he was on the Sixam.
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:09 PM
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I use double boots. The O'Brein Contact with rear lace up.
They ripped last week and I'm going to order a pair of the O'Brein Bio boots front lace up today.
The last time I skied with a RTP I fell and my back foot came out and my front did not.
It hurt my ankle bad, I could not ski for three months
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:24 PM
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I don't know how much my opinion matters here since I have only slalomed about 7 times now, but...
I got an HO Phantom Truth with double HO Phantoms and love it. I started with a Pahntom front and RTP and didn't care for it. I have been wakeboarding for about 3 years and for me I think I needed the secure feeling of both feet being strapped in. I am by no means tearing up the couse, but I am having fun...
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:29 PM
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How many of you that use the RTP start with the back foot out?
I think that will be the biggest change for me. I've always started with the back foot out and put it in once I'm up.
AAAggghhhhh.......Can't wait to get my new ski!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:35 PM
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bcampbe7,
Don't belittle yourself,your opinion means just as much as everyone else.
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:41 PM
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Andy,
That is how I learn to ski, and why I did not want double boots.
But after I hurt my ankle I learn how to get up with both feet locked on to that ski.
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Thanks John B...
Love the pics BTW, keep them coming.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:59 PM
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RTP for me. It's how I've been doing it since I was young. The lake that I learned on was so shallow in most places that you either did a shallow water or jumping pier start.
I tried doubles last year and realized that I shift my back foot before the turns.
I don't like the RTP's with padding under the foot. I use the standard RTP from Bart's and it holds my foot in really well. Only good for about two seasons and stretches out.
I am going to try that HO at the cottage with the doubles just to give it another shot. I am always open minded to new things. It seems like most really like doubles once they get used to them.
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