A stiff, reliable boot that excels all over the mountain.
After years of skiing 80+ days a season, it's time to give your feet, skill, and abilities the respect they deserve in the form of the Atomic Men's Waymaker Carbon 130 Ski Boot. Designed for those who live, breathe, and play in the mountains, this big mountain freeride boot gives you the tools to send that massive straightline or conquer a big-mountain line in a freeride competition. With a 130 flex index, the Waymaker Carbon supplies a stiff, reliable flex while its 101mm last offers a comfortable, all-day fit.
Atomic engineers have incorporated carbon-reinforced areas into the cuff and shell for increased responsiveness and power transmission to help maintain feel and sensitivity at the front of the boot. Since the best lines on the upper mountain often require a bootpack (and your safety gear), the Waymaker Carbon 130 includes a ski/walk mode. Simply lift the lever located on the back of the boot to allow for 35-degrees of cuff rotation (it also makes it easier to take the boot off). Three aluminum buckles secure your feet so you can experience the best control and response possible.
This all-mountain slayer also comes with a Multi-Norm Chassis and DIN grip pads that help ensure solid traction on rock, icy terrain, and snowy walkways. The standard DIN grip pads can be replaced with touring grip pads (sold separately) to allow the Waymaker Carbon 130 to be used with all binding systems so you can head out to play in the backcountry. The liner uses 3M Thinsulate Platinum insulation to keep your feet responsive even on super-cold midwinter days.
- 130 flex
- 101mm last
- Atomic Silver liner with 3M Thinsulate insulation
- Live Fit shell
- PU cuff and shell with carbon spine
- Ski/walk mode
- Three aluminum buckles
- 45mm buckle power strap
- Item #ATO004N
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Super stiff, nice wide last for great comfort, switched out the soles from alpine to touring no problem, finding the replacement soles was not easy though, had to purchase from European retailer, also the power strap is too short, max out the tension too early, did not effect performance however. Overall, very satisfied.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So first off, I have Sasquatch feet, Big wide long high volume things that don't fit well into anything with a narrow last (99mm or under for me at least) and these are probably the most comfortable/best fitting boots I've had.
I bought last years model at the beginning of the season last year, and they're awesome boots. They are really stiff, as the 130 flex would suggest, and because of that these boots just want to charge everything. I haven't had any issues with these at speed, and since I'm 6 foot 220 thats a nice bonus since a lot of other boots would fold up on me. They have zero performance issues, and I used them all last season inbounds in all conditions, from weird frozen choppy conditions to fresh blower, with a few backcountry days thrown in, and a hut trip. These boots aren't super light, but they aren't that heavy either, and when you them to walk mode the cuff mobility is excellent for touring. I haven't ever maxed out the rearward cuff rotation. The heal pocket fits snugly, and I haven't experienced any blisters while touring or skiing, even when I toured on them to Bell Lake Yurt in Montana. I haven't done any truly extended trips in them but if your willing to add a bit of weight on the uphill these boots will serve you extremely well on the downhill while still maintaining a pretty decent range of motion.
They ski like dedicated Alpine Boots, as they should, but they also climb surprising well. I actually don't understand why there aren't more reviews as these are really solid alpine and sidecountry boots that do everything in bounds well and manage side country with surprising ease, weather it be boot pack or skin track with the potential to manage short or even slightly extend backcountry tours. I ski them with my 4FRNT Devastators and Hoji's and they manage both sets of skis exceptionally well. (I fit the 29.5)
where can I buy the touring grip pads for this boot?
I'm looking for the MNC WTR TLT grip pads for this boot. Can't get a answer anywhere or find where to order them.
I love the boots!
You need to talk to an atomic dealer, I used REI and they special ordered them for me... I think evo can do it if you prefer online.
I found a set on Epic TV