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Old 03-09-2010, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default need your help asap: Salomon F20 vs Northwave Decade SL

Hi all,
finally today I tried F22, F20 and Northwave decade.
The F22 were fine as I said in the other thread but I felt a bit of pressure behind the calf this time, I dont think it's lacing too tight, just my foot.
The F20 is equally comfortable, more flexible, and I didnt feel any pressure point. It is very compact, it was very snug.
The northwave decade sl is comparable for weight, very well built, a bit bulkier but not too much, and way better for lacing system, as it is easier to both close and open. I would say the flex is comparable to F20.
While with the Salomon it's like you insert your foot in the boot, whit the northwave I had a different feeling, it was like if the boot would wrap around my feet, it was a nice feeling.

So at the end tomorrow i'd like to buy either of them: any idea? how do they compare? I like the Salomon for the look (white, very cool), because it is compact and light, but I dont like the lacing that much and the fact you cant remove the liner. The northwave seems to have great reviews all over, and to be quite reliable, and I liked as well the way it was when I had it on.
I might still give it a try to the F22 though...
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the F20s and did try on the Northwaves prior to. The Northwaves definitely are some of the most comfortable boots around but the F20s won out because of the small footprint. Anyhow, I don't think you could go wrong with either Salomon or Northwave. If you buy the Northwaves, keep an eye on the laces where they slip through the metal guide cylinder as this is a wear point on the laces. There is a review of Northwaves on this site and the potentially bad CS of the company you might want to check out.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Found the reviews:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...html#post90461

and the issue with the laces:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...peed-lace.html
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks
I am in italy, so hopefully i can get replacement laces more easily
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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got the northwave!
it's 28.5 size. Do you think i need WIDE board? i plan to get union Flow or Drake Czar bindings and Nitro Team or K2 Podium board
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