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I owned 2 pairs of Hanson. Spyders and Exhibition. Here's the former, still down  The basement and autographed by Steve Mahre. 


http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=./gear/hanson/boot.jpg&dir=./gear/hanson


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> On Dec 9, 2016, at 3:42 PM, Skip King <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> On 12/9/2016 3:27 PM, Iski Stowe wrote:
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>> http://retro-skiing.com/2015/12/rear-entry-ski-boots-the-impossible-dream/
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> Interesting article.
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> I had a pair of the Hanson Exhibitions my first year as a pro patroller (1977) and really liked them until a ski instructor convinced me (rather easily) that the design of the boot was really having a negative impact on my skiing. I switched to Cabers and my skiing immediately improved.
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> I did like seeing them on patients with lower leg fractures, though, because you could literally unscrew them and take them apart in the first aid room. Made removing the boot a lot easier on the patient. We even kept a "Hanson Boot Removal Kit" in a drawer in the aid room at Stratton - it consisted of a Philips head screwdriver and an Allen wrench.
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> I stayed with conventional design boots until the Salomon SX 92s came out - and skied in them for a number of years. For a working patroller, they were great - they performed well enough, they were reasonably warm, but the thing I liked best about them was that you could partially unlatch them so that you weren't locked in with forward lean. This made them far more comfortable for sitting around in a top shack than any boot I've had before or since. They really were a great patroller's boot, and I'll admit to being disappointed when Salomon decided to get rid of that concept and go with a more or less conventional overlap design.
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> No question that they skied better. But they weren't as comfy when you were riding pine.
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