Does anyone have experience with these relative to the TLT 5 performance? They seem like they have similar purposes. The differences appear to be that the spitfire is slightly lighter, without a flex toe, and they seem less cluttered visually. But the TLT has the great reputation of being light AND skis half-decent. Can anyone comment on how the Spitfire skis?
Just skied the Spitfire's for the first time today on a couple groomer laps. They skied great, I was very impressed with the stiffness (all the power I could ask for, even without the booster strap) comfort out of the box (I'd say they have a narrower fit), and buckle system (very easy to change from uphill to downhill - and no need for a booster tongue like the TLT 5's)
Be aware however, that the actual weight of my size 26's is 1160g, or just over 5lbs per pair. I checked with La Sportiva about this, and they revised the weight on their website. Hopefully Backcountry and other retailers will follow suit!
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@R Roy: what skis/bindings are you pairing with these boots?
I've only skied them with my lightweight race skis skinning at the ski area so far (no snow in CO to speak of). My backcountry setup is a pair of La Sportiva Lo5 skis.
Looks like the weight comparisons are (size ~27, from web sites):
Dynafit TLT5 Mtn 1225g
TLT5 Mtn TF 1065g
TLT5 Perf 1050g
Sportiva Sidereal 1180g
I think Sportiva has incorrect weights as I believe these are supposed to be lighter than Sidereal.