User Review: Fischer BCX 6
Source: bought it new
This is a great combination of support and flex in a Nordic touring boot, but has a few flaws.
- Great edge to edge support
- Better ankle support than any other touring boot
- Reasonable front to back flexion
- The sole leaks around the NNN-BC bar
- All seams need to be sealed to waterproof the uppers
- The boot liners wear out pre maturely
I am an outdoor guide and spend maybe 60-70 days a season in nordic boots. The old binding systems (75mm three pin) only last so long for me three to four seasons before the soles start to crack. The NNN-BC has been a great solution to this problem by replacing the sole flexion with a mechanical pivot point.
This boot offers some of the support that used to be available only in the older top grain leather 75mm boots without the stiffness of the plastic tele boots leaving more freedom of movement for touring. This boot has a superbe combination of edge to edge support with frount to back flex for a longer stride.
It is however not perfect, there are two weaknesses that only show up with use. The first is that the lining fabric is not abrasion resistant and will wear through to the shell in just a few dozen days of use maybe as few as two dozen for a larger skier.
The second is that the NNN-BC bar in the sole is not sealed into the boot rubber and will loosen and start to leak after a few uses where heavy edging or wider skies are used. This is a particularly frustrating problem since in the spring if skiing in wet snow like we so frequently get here in the Northwest these boots will start to fill up with cold water from the saturated snowpack.