Ready to rip.
Tecnica's Mach1 130 MV Men's Ski Boot isn't the tightest-fitting boot on the market—MV signifies medium volume, and the 100mm last is made for wider feet—but it's still designed to rip. The 130 flex won't be overwhelmed unless you're a 180-pound World Cup dreamer, and the ratcheting power strap and micro-adjustable buckles lock the shell and cuff down solidly against the liner, so you won't have to suffer slop just to enjoy killer performance.
You won't have to fight through pain, either, because Tecnica designed the Mach1 to be as customizable as they come. It features a C.A.S. Ultrafit Pro Race heat-moldable liner for serious personalization, along with a C.A.S. bootboard and C.A.S. shell that are designed to be ground and punched by bootfitters to improve fit and alignment (C.A.S. stands for custom adaptive shape, if you're wondering). The Mach1 also sports Tecnica's Quick Instep panel, a softer piece of plastic around the instep that makes it easier and less painful to get your boots on and off.
- 130 flex
- 100mm last
- C.A.S. shell
- C.A.S. Ultrafit Pro Race heat-moldable liner
- Quick Instep panel
- C.A.S. bootboard
- Four micro-adjustable buckles
- Ratcheting power strap
- Item #TEC001F
- Q & A
Great Fit/Performance - Durability Issue
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So far this season I have 70 days on these boots. I have a 270mm length foot, 101.6mmwide, high arches, and thick calves; and I found these boots to provide all-day comfort and responsive/precise performance out of the box. (Sized down for 260-265 size) I have been pleased with the performance: carving fast on steep hardpack, slicing up steep pow in the bowls and trees, bumping through moguls, and just pivoting around when my legs are out of gas. (I am an aggressive skier and am 170lbs) I have a racer background and enjoy these boots for all mtn skiing, and have not found them to have a speed limit on the steepest terrain Snowbird has to offer.
I had two issues with my first pair which I have replaced with a new pair of this same boot.
#1: the shell stiffness is quite temperature sensitive, with the boot becoming more pliable than other boots when temperatures approach the 40 degree Fahrenheit range, and less pliable when temps enter the single digits. It's not a serious problem, but users who want precise control may find themselves fiddling with buckles as temps change.
#2 the lower shell cracked at the center compression point on both of boots. (Pic below)
I am hoping I had a defective pair regarding issue #2, and will post any issue if any on my second pair.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It was time to upgrade the boot situation and these Tecnica boots rock, the liner is super snug and the boots are just what the foot doctor ordered. Better fit and lighter than any boot I have owned, would recommend these to my friends.
They fit, they're fast, they work!
Wanted to wait to write a review after I have used them a few days. Believe they hype, the fit of these bad mothers is for real. I've had them for a little over a month and finally was able to use them at our local ski hill. When I first purchased them I wore them around the house to break them in and start the process of that everyone dreads, getting used to new ski boots. They felt pretty good around the house, ratchet them down and fold laundry for a while. Let them begin to hurt and loosen them up and repeat. Worked pretty well 4-5 times I did that. Went to the hill yesterday figuring it would be a day of adjusting them quite a bit trying to find the sweet spot of what works and what hurts. I was mistaken, I set them and didn't touch them until I took them off 6 hours later. They fit great! They didn't hurt! And they can drive a ski like a nobody's business. The response is unbelievable, the flex is perfect for what I want from a boot. I am super thrilled I went with the Mach1 130, wouldn't think twice about another boot. It's a great all mountain expert boot that feels like a race boot but without the hurt. I hate soft flexing boots and this does not let me down. Two different widths, I went with the 100mm medium volume for my feet.
CAS Shell Before and After Punch
No the dimples on the shell aren't for aerodynamics. They are tecnica's CAS shell technology. The dimples are in the key problem fit areas of the shell. They act as a rodemap for your bootfitter to accurately and effectively fine tune the fit for your foot. The dimples reduce the surface tension of the plastic allowing your bootfitter to quickly heat and punch the plastic. The plastic cools faster than the punch will not shrink back. Less time at the bootfitter means more time on the hill in more comfortable boots
CAS Liner Punched
If your shell needs to be punched the liner can now be punched to match the shape of the shell. Something never possible before
CAS Liner Ground
The only liner on the market that can be ground in order to accurately customize the fit
The C.A.S. liner works differently than traditional ski boot liners. Instead of a liner filled with EVA padding that has to push against your foot to hold it in place Tecnica has used a firm material called micro cell that is premolded at the factory to match the exact anatomy of the foot. This creates a foam like fit where the heal and ankle is cradled all over and locked in place but without pressure of discomfort. One of the biggest benefits to this material is that it does not break down. The heal and ankle hold will last for the life of the ski boot unlike traditional liners that break down over time. To this liner can is the most customizable liner on the market. It can be ground, punched, and easily glued to. And the best part is it's a stock liner. Gone are the days of paying $700 for a boot and $200 additional for a custom liner.
More Comfortable More Customizable
The revolutionary Mach 1 from Tecnica has evolved. Now available in two separate volumes. 100mm MV and 98mm LV. These are two distinctly different molds, that differ in not only forefoot measurement but total overall volume. The 100mm MV is 7% more overall volume than the LV. Both boots look and perform exactly the same they just differ in fit. These are most anatomical lasts that Tecnica has ever created results in a better overall fit with better performance and lower overall weight. The all new Mach1 boots also feature the C.A.S. (Custom Adaptive Shape) fit system that is the most comprehensive fit system on the market. It is made up of the boot board, liner, and shell and allows the Mach1 boots to be easily and effectively customized to any foot shape.
Are you guys getting any more 27.5s in stock?
We will be getting one more at the end of October. Feel free to reach out to me directly and I can try to put it aside for you.