Ruapehu Season Rentals - Any Good?

Postby hinsonberger on Mon 17/May/10 6:43pm

Evening all,

Has anyone tried the Mt Ruapehu season rental gear? http://www.mtruapehu.com/winter/season_rentals/

I was wondering about ski boots. I realise they won't be really high spec'd gear, but can't stretch to purchasing my own boots at the moment so thought this might be worth a try?

I always have a hard time getting boots to fit my feet, so if I can find some that do fit well, it'd be nice to hang onto them for the entire season, & maybe longer?

Cheers ;)
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Re: Ruapehu Season Rentals - Any Good?

Postby disoriented on Mon 17/May/10 7:02pm

I have used a pair of their boots for a day and the were pooze way to soft and flexi, I think they were their advance boots as well, would never do it again. Though I think It would be a great way to get in to the sport.

I'm in the same situation as you and I need to by my self some new boots, as the lining is ripped and falling out, and am going to have to front up the 4 figures to replace them :(

The other option is look for second hand kit, just make sure you try them on before you buy.
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Re: Ruapehu Season Rentals - Any Good?

Postby CrustyMTB on Tue 18/May/10 8:54pm

If your shells are still going ok then get a new liner. Rental boots, uuurghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :crazy:
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Re: Ruapehu Season Rentals - Any Good?

Postby cassina on Tue 8/Jun/10 5:32pm

You will never regret buying top end boots as from my experience having them has reduced the number of falls I have in a day to about 2 or 3 at the most due to the
improvement in ski control especially long skis over 180cm. Think of the money spent as being a safety investment. There is a trade off they are not as warm but the
safety thing is more important to me. It would depend on how fast you like to ski too.
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