2010 HO Animals

LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 254 Baller
edited May 2010 in Skis Fins Bindings
My '07 Animals are finally starting to fall apart and need to be replaced. Has anyone tried the new '10 Animals?
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    I know they quit making the Approach. It looks like I am back to Wileys when they are all gone.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,037 Mega Baller
    I've got some good, used Approaches if anyone is interested - cheap !!!
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
    You can very often rebuild a boot like an Animal for much less than the cost of a new boot: unless you really want to buy new bindings, then obviously price is not as much an object. Wileyski.com, they can help you figure out if it will be economical to rebuild.
    Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 6,015
    My ski partner replaced his 07 animals with 10 models and really likes them.  He said he has the same basic feel, but they don't cramp his feet as quickly as the previous versions. 
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • raynrayn Posts: 380 Baller
    Funny, I just bought the 2010's and they are alot stiffer than my (granted old) 2001's and cramp my feet more right now. I am hoping they break in, because I still love the feel
    Ray Newmark -
  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 254 Baller
    I ended up getting a pair of '09 Animals from Bennett's close out bin. $200 total, includes tax and shipping.
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  • DWDW Posts: 1,951 Mega Baller
    The overlay material changed frequently on these boots over the years.  The early versions had some quality problems where the overlay material frequently ripped, but HO was very good at warrenty replacements.  Subsequently, the overlay was changed to a thicker but stretchier rubber with more robust eyelets for the pull strap.  That was 2005-2007.  The 2008-09 version changed the overlay again with a less stretchy overlay which had a leather like appearance and the new style graphics.  Sounds like the overlay is a bit thinner for 2010 based on the website.
  • londonskierlondonskier Posts: 190 Baller
    I just bought the new Radar Vector boots.  Try them instead of Animals.  I decided to keep my hardshell front (Reflex), but the Vector back boot is like wearing comfy sneakers. Just dont overtighten the bungee cord. I used to use animals, I liked them but vector is better.
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