Aggressive up, Aggressiver down.
- Athletic 98mm lasted chassis for performance and comfort
- 55mm dual strap for a tight fit that won't slip
- Power Control Release for comfort on the way up the mountain
- Intuition thermomoldable liner for a perfect custom fit
Share your thoughts
I'll take a Mulligan!
I got these a few weeks ago and my experience has been more similiar to PMulligan's than to Leigh's. I'm no expert at flex patterns, but I can tell you that these are much stiffer than my Agent 110s they replaced. I would have given them 5 stars but for the walk mode...is it even there? Since I bought these for resort and short side country, I'm not to concerned...but if you're gonna hike around a bunch or do multi-day tours, you will want to look elsewhere.
Note: I wear a size 12.5 or 13 in a street shoe and got these in a 29.5 (335BSL); they were tight as shit when purchased (even painful for longer than an hour or so), but packed out nicely and feel great.
I have yet to ski these in deep snow, but am very excited by my experience to date. They have been warm, comfortable, and do indeed ski as a stiff boot. Regarding Leigh's comments, I've found that current boots have more forward flex than old school boots and often times the 130 flex in new school boots seems much less impressive and stiff. However the boots are tortionally stiff as hell and have skied very well. The walk mode is a great compromise for a sidecountry boot and it walks well, but won't replace my scarpas for longer tours. They're light for something this beefy.
Be Very Careful
Seriously, I do not think this boot should be marked as a 130 flex - maybe a 90 flex instead? In the shop, I was a bit surprised by the very soft flex but figured, heck, my boots have probably been to stiff for 5+ years. But, if you think these are soft at first in the shop and they will "stiffen when it's cold", think again. After the lining heating process (with the intuition liner in the boot to prevent wrinkling?), every time I flexed the buttery smooth flex, the arch buckle almost popped open because of the boot deformation - causing them to dig into the lowest regions of my shin. I thought the boots must still be warm from the liner heating. But, same thing happened when I skied today for the first time on them. Okay, so it was 48 degrees... So then I went out with my old Lange 130 race boots with vibram screwed on. Much heavier but it's nice to be able to ski. All I can think is there must have been a manufacturing defect in the pair I bought. Let's hope so because, if it's not, 130 means nothing. It now means "if you think you rock, buy these...sucker"
Does anyone know what the weight of this...
Does anyone know what the weight of this boot is in 28.5?
I don't know what this boot weighs in a 28.5, but in a 26.5 my boots each weigh 4.1 lbs.