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5 5

Like a nice, progressive flexing GLOVE!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These boots are by far the best boots I have ever owned. Unbelievably so! I came from a 29.5 Titan, which is stiff for sure but like a brick wall stiff and doesn't flex progressively. I should note, that as much as I love Dynafit, their boots just dont fit me well. My Titans also broke in many ways in one summer of guiding (60 days). So far, I have used these for 2+ foot days, on resort crud, and on manky mount hood slush and they perform excellent in a 28.5 with stock, molded liners. I first tried the 29.5 and thought they were surprisingly large and then felt the 28.5 was way tight and short, but after molding the liners, I have the perfect, all day fit. Only caveat, they might not be the cold, multi-day big mountain boot as I think in this size they would prove cold. So far, they exceed ever expectation in terms of fit and touring.

Finally, they ski even better than they fit or tour (and they are excellent at both of those). They are progressively stiff, not over ly stiff, fun, nimble, offer excellent rebound and i am a much happier, better skier in these than i was in Titans. These boots allow me to do everything I want. Well worth the costs, especially when compared to the costs all across the touring boot market! Enjoy!

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I am torn between these boots and Titans right now and have a couple questions for you... How do you feel this boot handles driving bigger skis through chop/variable snow compared to the heavier Titan? Could this be a solid charging in-bounds boot as well? Also, how do you think the flex compares between the two? And finally, any idea of how it compares to Dynafit ZZeros or Salomon Quest 120s?

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Zach, I used the Titans for a couple years. Excellent boot, but hell if you have a wide foot. I recently purchased the Maestrale and am using it both in the back country and in bounds with Dynafit bindings on DPS Wailer 112s. The Maestrale is awesome! The fit is stunning--even felt great before heat molding. The boot is flexible in walk mode and stiff going down. The Titan may be a bit more stiff, but for the reduced weight, the stiffness is fine and allows you excellent control. You have a simple decision in my opinion---Maestrale.

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Prophet, I'm looking at the same size you bought. I can't try any on where I live, so need some help with the size. My alpine boot is a 28.5 Lange RX LV, which fit me tight but perfect. I use a 12 US shoe normally and have two pairs of Scarpa mountaineering boots, both are 46.5 European/12.5 US. Any help? Thanks.

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Sorry, I don't get emailed when someone responds and hence I am about 6 months late. Get the 28.5 and they will fit perfect. I use a Lange RS130 in a 28.5 too.